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2021 was a great year in books….

I completed 136 books this year. I had a slow period from July to October. I had a lot of stress at work. After taking care of that, I got back on track. But it really slowed me down. My goal was 130 books, so I cannot complain. But I Read more

Review of “Will” by Will Smith and Mark Manson

Overall: 4.5 Stars Summary: Will Smith’s memoir goes from childhood to present day. He talks about his family, growing up, his career, and marriages. The book has serious and funny stories throughout. It starts with his childhood, siblings, and parents. He then talks about his start in the music industry and Read more

Review of “Redeeming Love” by Francine Rivers

Rating: 3 star review Summary: A re-telling of the biblical story of Hosea. It is set during the gold rush. It tells the story of Angel. She is abused by her estranged father. After her mother passes away, she is sold into prostitution at a young age (eight years old). Read more

Review of “El Deafo” by Cece Bell

Rating: 5 star review Summary: We follow Cece Bell from Kindergarten to 5th grade! Cece lost her hearing as a child in the 70s. She is fit with a hearing aid that has a box that she wears. This book follows her going to school, making friends, having boy crushes, Read more

Christmas Books

I made a list a week ago with ROM-COMs for Christmas. This list is books about Christmas that is not rom-coms. Some are dark…some are funny! But I hope you enjoy! Letter from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens The Man Who Invented Christmas by Les Read more

BOTM (Book of the Month) Club- Complete list of Books

For a checklist of all the books for main picks: BOTM-selections-1-1Download Main Pick DataTotalHistorical Fiction49Contemporary Fiction58Thriller56Romance27Fantasy19Sci-Fi13Literary Fiction62Memoir22Mystery22YA13Suspense1Short stories6History 5Historical Romance1Horror12Narrative Non-fiction 4Legal Thriller9Non-fiction11Essay6True Crime4Dystopian2Historical Fantasy1Magical Realism1Speculative Fiction 1Total405 DebutsEarly Releases124 total main picks35 total main picks0.306173% of main picks0.08642% of main picks

Christmas Rom-com/ Romance book list

In A Holidaze by Christina Lauren The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory One Day in December by Josie Silver So, This is Christmas by Tracy Andreen Mistoe & Mr. Right by Sarah Morganhaler Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Read more

Book of the Month (BOTM) winner 2021

NomineesWinsHistorical Fiction94Contemporary Fiction51Thriller40Romance20Fantasy30Sci-Fi20Literary Fiction20Memoir10Mystery10YA00Suspense00Short stories00History 00Historical Romance00Horror00Narrative Non-fiction 00Legal Thriller00Non-fiction00Essay00True Crime00Dystopian00Historical Fantasy10Speculative Fiction 00

The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling

Rating: 3 star review Summary: A young witch (Vivienne) has her heart broken. She ends up drunk and placing a curse on her ex-boyfriend, Rhys (who else would love to do this!) Go forward nine years, when Rhys returns to her town. Will they all find out about her hex Read more

The Great Peace by Mena Suvari review

Rating: 3 star review Summary: A memoir for Mena Suvari- best known for American Pie, American Beauty, and Six Feet Under. Mena talks about her childhood. Mena is an addict to sex and drugs. From being a model to starring in movies, she talks about this very little. She shares Read more

BOTM (Book of the Month) November selections and complete list

For a complete list of all their books, click here. These are only main picks. BOTM-selections-Download BOTM Data: (Next time, I am going to try to clean up my data) GenreNomineesWinsDebutsEarly ReleasesHistorical Fiction934912135Contemporary Fiction5157Thriller4055Romance2026Fantasy3019Sci-Fi2013Literary Fiction2062Memoir1021Mystery1022YA0013Suspense001Short stories006History 005Historical Romance001Horror0012Narrative Non-fiction 004Legal Thriller009Non-fiction0011Essay006True Crime004Dystopian002Historical Fantasy101Speculative Fiction 001Total400