Monday, November 25, 2019

Monday Reading List

It is Monday again, and time to update with what I read last week, what I am currently reading and what to look forward to next week.

Reviews Posted Last Week:
Links will take you to my review

I Am Thankful by Suzy Capozzi (Early Reader)
To Build a Fire by Christophe Chaboute (Graphic Novel)

 Books Finished Last Week:
Reviews will be posted at a later date

The Guinevere Deception
The Christmas Advent Story
Scrooge of Loon Lake
Think of Those in Need
Construction Site on Christmas Night
Loving My Actual Christmas
'Twas the Night
You Can Thank Me Later

Currently Reading:
Winterhouse by Ben Gunderson - Print/Audio - on page 32 of 400
Molly and the Cat Cafe by Melissa Daley - Print - on page 26 of 320

Pages Read/ Time Listened
554:07 Hours Listened (6:27 listened this week)
32,139 Pages Read (1,581 this week)

Books Added to Shelves Recently: TBR
Year One
Girl Who Drank the Moon
King of Scars
Dactyl Hill Squad
The Darkdeep
Lord of the Fading Lands
Shadow of Doubt
Gates of Stone
A Conspiracy of Truths
Vortex Visions
Through the White Wood
Descendant of the Crane
Dark Harmony
The Sea Queen
The Mountain of Kept Memory
Misfits of Avalon Vol. 1
Misfits of Avalon Vol. 2
The Sea King
Ride Hard
Ride Rough
Ride Wild
Force of Attraction
Primal Force
Rival Forces
A Rogue by Any Other Name
A Scot in the Dark
The Day of the Duchess
The Pirate Bride
Man Made Boy
Dear Santa
An Endless Christmas
Christmas Magic
Falling Softly
Christmas Town
The Christmas Star
We Hunt the Flame
Dreaming the Bear
Ghostly Tales from the Lost Summer of 1816
Storm and Fury
Honeybees and Frenemies
Master & Apprentice
The Chosen
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
Mortal Engines
Evvie Drake Starts Over
Merciful Crow
The Bridge Kingdom
A Crash of Fate
Black Spire
The Testaments
The Warrior Moon
Klaus Vol. 2
Molly and the Cat Cafe
Plum Crazy Vol. 2
Plum Crazy Vol. 3
Plum Crazy Vol. 4
A Walk One Winter Night
Loving My Actual Christmas
The White Christmas Inn
There Will Come a Darkness
Shadow Frost
How to Love a Duke in 10 Days
How to Catch a Wicked Viscount
Three Days on a Train
Destiny of the Wolf
Leave the Lights On
Marshmallows and Mistletoe
Cocoa & Carols
The Prince's Son
At Last
The Last Huntsman
Forgotten Love
Mae's Cafe
Within the Captain's Hold
Elusive Dreams
Christmas & Cannolis
Fated Mates
Take My Breath Away
Stolen by the Viking
Destroyed by Magic
Abducted by Magic
Rise Like a Goddess
Out Like a Goddess
Finding Her Dragons
Freeing Her Dragons
When the Lady Lies
The Guinevere Deception
You Can Thank Me Later


As much as I tried to stay away from blogging, I still stepped in a few times to add new reviews but I definitely took it a bit easier this month and thank goodness I did because the office was totally insane! As crazy as it has been, I am so proud of how much reading I got done this last week. I am also so proud of myself for controlling my book buying! I am also nearly done planning out my Advent Reads for December (can you believe that it is nearly here?) and have read more than half the books for the month as well.  I hope you are all as excited as I am for December to begin!

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Tome Topple Wrap Up

I have been participating in the Tome Topple Readathon that was hosted as a Goodreads Group.  It was a 2 week challenge from the November 9th to November 22nd, and your goal was to read books over 500 pages. You can see my original sign up post HERE.

I had definitely set myself up with an overly ambitious TBR but I am still happy I managed to even finish one.  What I am more pleased about is the fact that it got me over that big book fear again.  I am now ready to pick up a few more tomes before the end of the year!

I only finished one book, Valor at a whopping 688 pages long.
I am so glad I was able to pick this one up, and am once again kicking myself for waiting so long to read it! Once I finish a couple more requested reviews and holiday books I plan on diving back into this world with Ruin and then finally Wrath, hopefully before the end of this year.

My biggest tip for having a successful Tome Topple is to read the book in multiple formats! You will be surprised by how quickly the pages pass when you listen to the audio book in the car and while doing chores, or reading the ebook on your phone while waiting in lines. 

Did you participate in Tome Topple? What books did you read? Did you enjoy reading a big book or did you find it to be difficult to read?