I love fun memes, I really need to join in on more of them because… fun. We should all have more fun in our lives, especially those of us who usually have a book in hand and a ton in line waiting to be read! 🙂
So let’s kick this off with “It’s Monday! What are you reading?”. From the official page, “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile!” Now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.
I gave myself permission to take a bit of a book break over the holidays. Didn’t read as much, and surprisingly, a lot of what I did read I also gave myself permission to DNF simply because I didn’t care one whit what happened to those characters. That’s a 2022 goal of mine – to stop reading a book I’m not enjoying simply because I “spent good money” on it. So. What. ? I’m really getting behind the realization that we have a limited amount of time on this blue marble in space… why continue to read a book that I’m hating just because I spent “good money on it”? No, no more.
One book I did devour was The Girl in the Mist by Kristen Ashley. This was her first novel in the Thriller genre and did she ever nail it! I’ll admit to having read all of her books and loved (to some degree) every single one… but this one went to another level of suspense, mystery, terror, and romance with an older couple who proved that age is no limit for love or sexiness! I would highly recommend it for anyone who loves a good mystery, a seasoned romance, and isn’t put off by uncomfortable subjects (or at least knows how to skim past parts of a story to enjoy the other parts).
I wrapped up one series, Dynasties: The Carey Center with two reads, and one DNF… which was sad because I’ll never know some answers in that series but I just couldn’t take one more moment of one of the main characters. Oh, well. And got caught up-to-date with Nicki Night’s series, The Blackwells of New York with a sexy, lovely, and emotionally intense romance, One More Second Chance. What this couple went through broke my heart, watching how they came together again was an amazing read.
And that was it for the last two weeks. I’m not sure what I’ll be reading this week – the TBR is just too huge, ya know? 🙂 But I’ll let you know next week. In the meantime, here are the covers and the Goodreads links for the books I loved recently.
Here’s hoping all of your book choices leave you wanting more!
The Girl in the Mist by Kristen Ashley
One More Second Chance by Nicki Night
The Wrong Mr. Right by Maureen Child