Saturday, January 7, 2023

Books Read in 2023

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    1.  Night Shift; Robin Cook - audio - 4/5 stars (January)
    2. Women Talking; Miriam Toews - audio - 3.5/5 stars
    3. It Ends with Us; Colleen Hoover - 4audio - 4/5 stars
    4. The Levee: a novella; William Kent Krueger - audio - 3.5/5 stars
    5. Looking for Me; Beth Hoffman (reread for book group) - 5/5 stars
    6. Ms. Demeanor; Elinor Lipman - audio - 4/5 stars
    7. Rough Sleepers: Jim O'Connell's Urgent Mission to Bring Healing to Homeless People; Tracey Kidder - NF/audio - 4.5.5 stars - February
    8. The Stolen Lady; Laurea Morelli - 3.5/5 stars (audio) book group read February
    9. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo; Taylor Jenkins Reid - 3/5 stars - (book group) March
    10. The Couple at Number 9; Claire Douglas - 3.5/5 stars (audio)
    11. Hello, Beautiful; Ann Napolitano - 4.5/5 stars (April)
    12. The Forest of Vanishing Stars; Kristin Harmel - 4.5/5 stars (book group)
    13. The Half Moon; Mary Beth Keane - 3.5/5 stars (audio) (May)
    14. Mad Honey; Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan  - 5/5 stars (print/audio)
    15. The Kind Worth Saving; Peter Swanson - 3.5/5 stars (audio)
    16. Soulmate; Sally Hepworth - 4.5/5 stars - (audio)
    17. The House in the Pines; Ana Reyes  - 3.5/5 stars (audio)


    • Fiction - 15
    • Non Fiction -  1
    • Children's Books - 
    • Print Books (includes ARCS) (my shelves) - 
    • Print Books (library) - 1
    • eBooks/eGalleys (my shelves) -
    • eBooks (library) -
    • Audiobooks (my shelves) - 4
    • Audiobooks (library) - 11
    • Combo (read/listens) - 1
    • Female Authors - 13
    • Male Authors - 4
    • Debuts - 
    • January Books Read - 6
    • February Books Read - 2
    • March - 2
    • April - 2
    • May - 5

    DNF - 
    1. We Should Not Be Friends; Will Schwalbe - abandoned at 27% wasn't holding my interest (May)
    2. The Book of Goose; Yiyun Li - audio abandoned at about 30% - couldn't connect with story (May)



      Sunday, January 1, 2023

      Here's to a Better 2023 and Favorite Reads of 2022

       



      Hello all! Please forgive my abrupt disappearance from the blog (and life in general.) 2022 has not been a kind year for our household. One bad thing after another and it even meant ringing out 2022 with my first case of COVID...Day 3 of isolation here.  Here is to a much better 2023.  I'm not planning on too much blogging at least the first several months of the year due to vision issues.  I'm having some laser surgery in February and then need cataract surgery in both eyes as well.  I've been just listening to audio books as a result.

      I did want to do a final 2022 recap of how my reading year went.

      I read or listened to 141 books (LIST & LINKS HERE in 2022 but, you can see below that as my vision worsen my monthly reads declined as well.  

      • Fiction - 116
      • Non Fiction - 25
      • Children's Books - 12
      • Print Books (includes ARCS)(my shelves) - 35
      • Print Books (library) 12
      • eBooks/eGalleys (my shelves) - 28
      • eBooks (library) - 2
      • Audiobooks (my shelves) - 40
      • Audiobooks (library) - 23
      • Combo (read/listens) - 16
      • Female Authors - 102
      • Male Authors - 39
      • Debuts - 19
      • January Books Read - 14
      • February Books Read - 12
      • March Books Read - 18
      • April Books Read - 15
      • May Books Read - 14
      • June Books Read - 16
      • July Books Read - 14
      • August Reads - 15
      • September - 9
      • October - 9
      • November - 2
      • December - 3
                                 FAVORITE READS of 2022  (no particular order)










                                     Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2023.