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BOOK REVIEW ROUND UP – VOLUME 3 ISSUE 20

The Family RemainsAuthor: Lisa JewellPublication Date: July 2022Genre: mystery, thrillerMethod: hardcover borrowed from TPL To recap, in October I picked up my first Lisa Jewell, this books predecessor, The Family Upstairs, and absolutely loved it. I was glued to TFU, fascinated with the characters and the psychological, familial drama that unfolded. So to say I…

BUZZWORD READING CHALLENGE 2023 – INTRODUCTION + GOALS

A look ahead to what I hope to be reading in 2023 for Kayla’s Buzzword reading challenge! JANUARY – “life” and “death” Top choices:A Quiet Life by Ethan JoellaThe Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi Arthur Ashe: A Life by Raymond ArsenaultFrom Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by…

BOOK REVIEW ROUND UP 2022 // END OF YEAR UPDATE

My year of reading in 2022! General stats Fiction: 79Nonfiction: 24 Audiobooks: 58Physical books: 45 Borrowed books: 63 → Library savings $1,283.43Personal collection: 40 2022 TBR: 302022 Release: 27Book of the Month: 17Buzzword Readathon challenge: 38Debut Work: 28 5 stars: 214 stars: 353 stars: 222 stars: 2Not rated: 23 General Goals ☒ 70 books →…

2022 Q4 | STOPPED MY SCROLL

Inspired by Elise Blaha Cripe (blog linked here), here are a couple dozen Instagram images that made me stop, pause, and save over the past 3 months Until next time, Meryn

BOOK REVIEW ROUND UP – VOLUME 3 ISSUE 19

The PushAuthor: Ashley AudrainPublication Date: January 2021Genre: thriller, fictionMethod: audiobook via TPL What a polarizing book! It seems like readers either love it for its intensity or hate it because they found it boring. I find that I’m falling somewhere in the middle, while I found it undoubtedly unsettling, based off other people’s reviews and…

BOOK REVIEW ROUND UP – VOLUME 3 ISSUE 18

The Missing YearsAuthor: Lexie ElliottPublication Date: April 2019Genre: mystery, thriller Method: audiobook via TPL I saw the words inheritance and London and I got excited. I picked this up based off of Kayla’s recommendation and she didn’t let me down. Pros: intelligent main character, well crafted pacing, character backstory and intrigue, Scottish Highlands setting, creepy atmospheric house, and a…

BOOK REVIEW ROUND UP – VOLUME 3 ISSUE 17

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the HorseAuthor: Charlie MackesyPublication Date: October 2019Genre: fiction, graphic novel Method: hardcover borrowed from TPL The art style is beautiful and unique, but the story overall felt very disjointed, or is that just me? But that begs the question, am I the target audience? Am I for half…

BOOK REVIEW ROUND UP – VOLUME 3 ISSUE 16

Fates and FuriesAuthor: Lauren GroffPublication Date: September 2015Genre: fiction, contemporaryMethod: audiobook via TPL This book was definitely not on my radar but I asked my best best friend for a book recommendation for my 2022 TBR and she handed me this, so of course I had to read it. It’s been a few weeks since…

BOOK REVIEW ROUND UP – VOLUME 3 ISSUE 15

Velvet Was the NightAuthor: Silvia Moreno-GarciaPublication Date: August 2021Genre: historical fiction, noirMethod: audiobook via TPL Like many other readers who felt meh about this book, I jumped in after loving Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s 2020 release Mexican Gothic, and clearly that was a mistake. I’m shooting myself in the foot for picking this book up based on…

BOOK REVIEW ROUND UP // 2022 Q3 UPDATE

Three quarters down, one to go! General stats Fiction: 58Nonfiction: 19 Audiobooks: 40Physical books: 37 Borrowed books: 45 → Library savings $925.61Personal collection: 32 2022 TBR: 222022 Release: 23Book of the Month: 16Buzzword Readathon challenge: 25Debut Work: 23 5 stars: 17 4 stars: 283 stars: 182 stars: 1Not rated: 13 General Goals ☒ 70 books…

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