Sunday, December 9, 2018

*Review* Queen of Draga by Emma Dean


Genre: Science Fiction/Romance
Published: October 9, 2018
Pages: 297



Book 5 of the Draga Court series.


I was hired to proofread this book. The only aspects of the book that I influenced were the spelling and grammar. If you feel that my connection to the book makes my review untrustworthy, so be it, but this is my honest review.

Sweet Adelina, the seemingly submissive third-born daughter has taken the throne and shed much of the sweet submissiveness that characterized her life before the Neprijat threat. She has been an intriguing character since the beginning of the series, what with her secret escapades outside the palace walls, but in this story she turns into an undeniable badass. She takes charge as if she'd been training for it her whole life and she gets what she wants, everyone she wants.

I was thrilled that the Drakesthai were willing to work with Adelina to hopefully rid the universe of the Neprijat threat once and for all, and she showed that she is up to the task in a few different action-packed battle scenes. But it will certainly not be easy if the ending is anything to go by.

Overall I give Queen of Draga 4.879 stars. - Katie 



Emma Dean lives and works in California with her husband and son. She loves romance but needed something different so Draga Court was born. With too many stories to write the schedule has been filled through 2018.

When she’s not writing she’s reading, or spending time with her family.
With publishing now at least she has an excuse for not folding the laundry ;)


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*31 Days of Christmas* Once Upon a Holiday

Thanksgiving is over and the countdown to Christmas has officially begun (at least in my house). I don't limit myself to just reading cheesy Christmas romances during this time of year. Oh no. I also find myself binge watching Christmas movies on Netflix and the Hallmark Channel. And I thought, why not incorporate that into my blog as well. So I give you the 31 Days of Christmas (which will be much easier to accomplish with movies than books like I've tried to do in past years).

Next up is Once Upon a Holiday.



Watched on: Hallmark
Duration: 1 hour, 24 minutes
Originally aired on: 25 November 2015
Directed by: James Head
Starring: Briana Evigan, Paul Campbell, and Greg Evigan
Please see IMDb for full cast and crew info.

Synopsis

A princess visiting New York during Christmas escapes her royal entourage to experience the city. She is saved from muggers by a handsome man, and romance blooms when he shows her his side of the city.

Review

Once Upon a Holiday utilizes the small country royalty trope. Much like in The Princess Switch, Katie is a princess who just wants to shirk all of her royal responsibilities to be normal for a little bit. Although I've never been royalty myself (much to my chagrin) it was easy for me to relate to Katie (and not just because we have the same name). All she really wants to do is spend one hour visiting an art gallery with never before seen work while she's visiting New York for the holidays, but there's no time in her busy schedule. So she takes matters into her own hands. 

I liked how pretty much all of the conflict in this story derived from Katie just wanting to do her own thing for a little bit, and even though she wouldn't tell Jack who she was exactly or why she seemed to be running from people, he helped her anyway without getting all suspicious and moody about it. And even though he's a bit heartbroken when he finds out who she really is, he doesn't really hold her secrecy against her. 

This movie includes a run-away princess, last minute tree decorating, and a magical wardrobe. 

I'd watch the movie again if I caught it on tv, but I wouldn't necessarily make sure to catch it on tv if I knew it was going to be airing, if that makes any sense. 

My Rating
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Cancel Christmas starring Judd Nelson, Justin Landry, & Natalie Brown
Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe starring Lacey Chabert, Brendan Penny, & Genevieve Kang
The Princess Switch starring Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, & Nick Sagar
The Holiday Calendar starring Kat Graham, Quincy Brown, and Ethan Peck
The Christmas Switch starring Natasha Henstridge, Brian Kraus, and Cedric Smith
48 Christmas Wishes starring Khiyla Aynne, Elizabeth Ellsworth, and Maya Franzoi
The Spirit of Christmas starring Thomas Beaudoin, Kati Salowsky, and Steven A. Miller
A Shoe Addict's Christmas starring Candace Cameron Bure, Luke Macfarlane, and Jean Smart
Mingle All the Way starring Jen Lilley, Brant Daugherty, and Lindsay Wagner
A Majestic Christmas starring Jerrika Hinton, Christian Vincent, and Adaya Ariana
Finding Santa starring Eric Winter, Jodie Sweetin, and Jay Brazeau
It's Christmas, Eve starring LeAnn Rimes, Tyler Hynes, and Gwynyth Walsh
Christmas Next Door starring Jesse Metcalfe, Fiona Gubelmann, and Brittany Bristow

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

*Platypire Read-A-Thon* December '18

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December is here, and partially over, but I'm getting to this sooner this month than I did last month, so progress! I'm all about progress right now, and with any luck I'll be able to stick to this progress thing I've got going on for a few months, or maybe permanently (probably not permanently). Without further ado, let's see what I've got planned for December (and what I've got already accomplished). 

R - Read
C - Currently Reading
T - To Be Read
NR - Needs Reviewed

Read

Reviewed
*Titles link to reviews*
Blood Holiday by Ginna Moran (November '18)
Holiday Waters by Ginna Moran (September '18)
Take My Heart by Lisa Suzanne (November '18)
Lies by T.M. Logan (July '18)
Code Girls by Liza Mundy (March '18)
Children of the Fifth Sun: Echelon by Gareth Worthington (March '18)
All Foxed Up by Emma Dean (October '18)
An Echo of Darkness by Kristen Banet (October '18)

Needs Reviewed

NR - Mary Ting Proofread (Not yet listed on Goodreads)
NR - Alexandrea Weis Proofread (Not yet listed on Goodreads)
NR - Bicycle Thieves by Mary di Michele (March)
NR - Alexandrea Weis Proofread (Not yet listed on Goodreads)
NR - Love's Embrace by Mary Reason Theriot (October)
NR - Charlie Foxtrot by Jillian Ashe (December)
NR - Jasmine of Draga by Emma Dean (November) 
NR - Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (February '18)
NR - The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck (May)*
NR - Steal the Stars by Jillian Ashe (March '18)
NR - Here to Stay by Suanne Laqueur (March '18)
NR - 180 Seconds by Jessica Park (March '18)
NR - The Invisible Thread by Lisa Suzanne (April '18)
NR - Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg (April '18)
NR - I Know What I'm Doing -- And Other Lies I Tell Myself by Jen Kirkman (April '18)
NR - Alpha Wolf by Emma Dean (April '18)
NR - Eight Goodbyes by Christine Brae (April '18) (GR link)
NR - Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera (April '18)
NR - Mercedes M. Yardley Proofread (May '18) (Not yet listed on Goodreads)
NR - Heir of Draga by Emma Dean (May '18)
NR - The Royal Order of Fighting Dragons by Dan Elish (May '18)
NR - The Journal of Angela Ashby by Liana Gardner (May '18)
NR - Book of Watchers by Mary Ting (May '18)
NR - A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro (May '18)
NR - Tell Me No Lies by A.V. Geiger (March '18)
NR - Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings (June '18)
NR - Magic Waters by Ginna Moran (June '18) (Not yet listed on Goodreads)
NR - Heart of the Pack by Kristen Banet (June '18)
NR - Broken Wolf by Emma Dean (June '18)
NR - Bible VR: Understanding VR for Faith Based Education and Entertainment by Dr. Pearry Teo, Ph.D. (June '18)
NR - Death by the River by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor (June '18)
NR - True Connection by Rachel Walter (July '18)
NR - A Nature of Conflict by Kristen Banet (July '18)
NR - Blood Match by Ginna Moran (July '18)
NR - For Fox Sake by Emma Dean (July '18)
NR - Forgiveness for My Mate by Terri A. Wilson (July '18)
NR - It Started with a Lie by Lisa Suzanne (July '18)
NR - Soul Promise by Rachel Walter (August '18)
NR - Vintage Perfumes by Jan Moran (August '18)
NR - Blood Rebel by Ginna Moran (August '18)
NR - Halloween Waters by Ginna Moran (September '18)
NR - Blood Debt by Ginna Moran (September '18)
NR - Wild Pride by Kristen Banet (September '18)
NR - Wild Fire by Kristen Banet (September '18)
NR - Wild Souls by Kristen Banet (September '18)
NR - Wild Love by Kristen Banet (September '18) (Kingson Pride Boxset link)
NR - It Ended with the Truth by Lisa Suzanne (September '18)
NR - Queen of Draga by Emma Dean (September '18)
NR - Alexandrea Weis Proofread (September '18) (Not yet listed on Goodreads)
NR - Catching Breeze by Rachel Walter (October '18) (GR Link) 
NR - Mary Ting Proofread (September '18) (Not yet listed on Goodreads)
NR - The Gladiator's Downfall by Kristen Banet (October '18)
NR - Mary Ting Proofread (November '18) (Not yet listed on Goodreads)
NR - Kristen Banet Proofread (November '18) (Not yet listed on Goodreads)
NR - Snow Covered Moon by L.M. Adams (November '18)
NR - Terri A Wilson Proofread (November '18) (Not yet listed on Goodreads)
NR - AnnaLisa Grant Proofread (November '18) (Not yet listed on Goodreads)
NR - Yuletide Crimson by L.M. Adams (December '18)

Currently Reading

C - The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (2015)*
C - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (2016)*
C - Sweetwater: The Kihn by Rivi Jacks (2015)*
C - The Voyage by Tammie Painter (2015)*
C - Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning by Timothy Snyder (2015)*
C - The Road Home by Kathleen Shoop (2015)*
C - Troll by Ashley C. Harris (2015)*
C - The Sanctum of Souls by R.K. Pavia (2015)*
C - The Travelers by Chris Pavone (2015)*
C - Back of Beyond by Neeny Boucher (2016)*
C - The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen (2016)*
C - Letter's From Paris by Juliette Blackwell (2016)*
C - An Exaltation of Larks by Suanne Laqueur (2016)*
C - River of Ink by Paul M.M. Cooper (Jan)*
C - The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco (Jan)*
C - My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni (Feb)*
C - Everything Belongs to Us by Yoojin Grace Wuertz (Feb)*
C - Eleanor Roosevelt: The War Years by Blanche Wiesen Cook (Feb)*
C - What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty (April)*
C - Handbook for Mortals by Lani Sarem (Sept.)
C - Beauty and the Mustache by Penny Reid (Sept.)
C - The Salt Line by Holly Goddard Jones (September)
C - The Christmas Tree Guy by Rainy Stone (November)
C - The Gift by Cecelia Ahern (December)
C - Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle (August)
C - Every Dog Has His Day by Jen McKinlay (November)
C - The Red Umbrella by Christina Gonzalez (January '18)
C - Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (January '18)
C - Gods of Howl Mountain by Taylor Brown (January '18)
C - A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft (April '18)
C - Love and Ruin by Paula McLain (February '18)
C - Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge by Lisa Jensen (May '18)
C - Sugar Spells by Lola Dodge (October '18)
C - The Devil's Right-Hand Man by Stephen G. Michaud and Debbie M. Price (November '18)
C - Someone to Trust by Mary Balogh (October '18)
C - Fate of Draga by Emma Dean (December '18)

To Be Read

T - The Devil's Prayer by Luke Gracias (Feb)
T - Courage to Soar by Simone Biles (March)
T - In Such Good Company by Carol Burnett (March)
T - The Idea of You by Amanda Prowse (April) 
T - The Radium Girls by Kate Moore (April)
T - Betwixters: Once Upon a Time by Laura C. Cantu (June)
T - Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker (July)
T - Everything We Left Behind by Kerry Lonsdale (July)
T - Zoonauts by Richard Mueller (July)
T - Cooking for Ghosts: The Secret Spice Cafe by Patricia V. Davis (July)
T - The Scary Train Ride by Marlene Bischoff (July)
T - Skyward Bound: Hot-Air Ballooning by Alese & Morton Pechter (July)
T - Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home by Jody A. Dean, Ph.D. (July)
T - Gerome Sticks His Neck Out by L.S.V. Baker (July)
T - The Adventure of Thomas the Turtle by Stuart Samuel (GR) (July)
T - The Fable of the Snake Named Slim by Doug Snelson (August)
T - How to Behave in a Crowd by Camille Bordas (August)
T - Ramses the Damned by Anne Rice & Christopher Rice (August)
T - Nyxia by Scott Reintgen (August)
T - Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi (August)
T - A Thousand Rooms by Helen Jones (August)
T - The Border by Steve Schafer (August)
T - Berserker by Emily Laybourne (August)
T - Nemesis by Anna Banks (August)
T - The Vengeance of Mothers by Jim Fergus (August)
T - Sneak Peek: The Returning Tide by Liz Fenwick (September)
T - Sneak Peek: Little Sister by Isabel Ashdown (September)
T - Lords of the Underworld Sampler by Gena Showalter (September)
T - The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud (September)
T - Sneak Peek: Nadiyah's British Food Adventure by Nadiyah Hussain (September)
T - How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry (September) 
T - A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas (September)
T - Sneak Peek: The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (Oct.)
T - Sneak Peek: Children of the Fleet by Orson Scott Card (Oct.)
T - Sneak Peek: Origin by Dan Brown (Oct.)
T - A Darker Sea by James L. Haley (Oct.)
T - Skipping Christmas by John Grisham (December)
T - A Christmas Hope by Joseph Pittman (December)
T - Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews (December)
T - All I Want for Christmas by Jenny Hale (December)
T - Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Marina Adair (December)
T - Christmas at the Vicarage by Rebecca Boxall (December)
T - A Festival of Murder by Tricia Hendricks (December)
T - The Philosopher's Flight by Tom Miller (January '18)
T - Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney (January '18)
T - Boys Keep Swinging by Jake Shears (January '18)
T - The 53rd Card by Virginia Weiss (January '18)
T - Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones (January '18)
T - The First Kiss of Spring by Emily March (January '18)
T - How to Walk Away by Katherine Center (January '18)
T - The Italian Party by Christina Lynch (January '18)
T - Indecent by Corinne Sullivan (January '18)
T - The Lightning Stenography Device by M.F. Sullivan (January '18)
T - Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini (January '18)
T - A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn (January '18)
T - The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory (January '18)
T - A False Report by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong (January '18)
T - School for Psychics by K.C. Archer (January '18)
T - White Houses by Amy Bloom (February '18)
T - The Subway Girls by Susie Orman Schnall (February '18)
T - A Tokyo Romance by Ian Buruma (March '18)
T - Nothing Left to Burn by Heather Ezell (March '18)
T - The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George (March '18)
T - Patriot Number One: American Dreams in Chinatown by Lauren Hilgers (March '18)
T - Six Basic Cooking Techniques by Jennifer Claire (March '18)
T - The Trumpets of Jericho by J. Michael Dolan (April '18)
T - I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman (April '18)
T - Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hiller (April '18)
T - Song of Blood and Stone by L. Penelope (April '18)
T - Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen by Sarah Bird (April '18)
T - The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox (April '18)
T - Flying at Night by Rebecca L. Brown (April '18)
T - The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky by Jana Casale (April '18)
T - The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil (April '18)
T - Dreams of Falling by Karen White (April '18)
T - Good Luck With That by Kristan Higgins (April '18)
T - House of Nutter by Lance Richardson (April '18)
T - The Pisces by Melissa Broder (April '18)
T - Vox by Christina Dalcher (April '18)
T - Lies You Never Told Me by Jennifer Donaldson (April '18)
T - A Short History of Drunkenness by Mark Forsyth (April '18)
T - Small Country by Gaël Faye (April '18)
T - Sneak Peek: Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson (May '18)
T - Brave Enough by Kati Gardner (May '18)
T - The Crescent Stone by Matt Mikalatos (May '18)
T - Twice Dead by Caitlin Seal (May '18)
T - Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart (May '18)
T - The Future Will Be BS Free by Will McIntosh (May '18)
T - Scandal Above Stairs by Jennifer Ashley (May '18)
T - Eagle and Crane by Suzanne Rindell (May '18)
T - Orchid and the Wasp by Caoilinn Hughes (May '18)
T - The Occasional Virgin by Hanan al-Shaykh (May '18)
T - Call Me American by Abdi Nor Iftin (May '18)
T - Sneak Peek: Lies You Never Told Me by Jennifer Donaldson (June '18)
T - Casper and Jasper and the Terrible Tyrant by Tilla Klebenov Jacobs (June '18) (GR link)
T - The Middleman by Olen Steinhauer (June '18)
T - Give People Money by Annie Lowrey (June '18)
T - Just Julian by Markus Harwood-Jones (June '18)
T - Romeo For Real by Markus Harwood-Jones (June '18)
T - Rule by Ellen Goodlett (July '18)
T - The Christmas Wishing Tree by Emily March (August '18)
T - Dear Santa by Nancy Naigle (August '18)
T - Seafire by Natalie C. Parker (August '18)
T - Becoming Belle by Nuala O'Connor (August '18)
T - Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis (August '18)
T - The Last Palace by Norman Eisen (August '18)
T - The Lost Carousel of Provence by Juliet Blackwell (August '18)
T - Be a Better Writer: For School, For Fun, For Anyone Ages 10-16 by Steve Peha and Margot Carmichael Lester (August '18)
T - Letter Tracing Book for Preschoolers & Kindergarten by Letter Tracing Practice Prep Team (August '18)
T - Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul (October '18)
T - Weird War Two by Richard Denham and M.J. Trow (October '18)
T - The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib (October '18)
T - The Christmas Star by Donna VanLiere (October '18)
T - The Revolution of Jack Frost by K.M. Robinson (October '18)
T - Paper Girl by Cindy R. Wilson (October '18)
T - Illusions by Madeline J. Reynolds (October '18)
T - Toxic by Lydia Kang (October '18)
T - War of the Wilted by Amber Mitchell (October '18)
T - Changeling by Molly Harper (October '18)
T - White Stag by Kara Barbieri (October '18)
T - The Confectioner's Guild by Claire Luana (October '18)
T - The Beast's Heart by Leife Shallcross (October '18)
T - Eggs on Ice by Laura Childs (November '18)
T - The Matchmaker's List by Sonya Lalli (November '18)
T - The Good, the Bad, and the Duke by Janna MacGregor (December '18)
T - The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray (December '18)
T - Annelies by David R. Gillham (December '18)
T - The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner (December '18)
T - Judgment by Joseph Finder (December '18)
T - Anna Elias Proofread (December '18)
T - You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up by Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn (December '18)

I've only added nine books to my TBR for this month (if we don't count the not listed Christmas books that a part of me is still hoping to have time to read before Christmas). I'm really hoping to finish reading half of the books on my currently reading shelf before the month is over (because that would allow me to meet my original Goodreads challenge goal, which I amended back in January). Theoretically it's probably possible, especially if I'm choosy about which books I attack and go for the ones that I'm closer to finished with to begin with.

So how many books do you think I'm going to get read, and more importantly reviewed, this month? Do you think I can post a review every day and really make a dent in that Needs Reviewed list? - Katie

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*Platypire Read-A-Thon* November Results

Photo Courtesy of Platypire Maribel
November has been over for a little over a week and I'm only just now getting around to getting my Platypire Read-A-Thon results list done. I fell off the reviewing bandwagon a bit last month, although I still got thirteen new reviews posted, which is progress. I'm hopeful that I will do better in December (and have been so far), although I'm still going to have backlist reviews to post in 2019 unless I post more than one review a day, which I don't want to do. 

R - Read
C - Currently Reading
T - To Be Read
NR - Needs Reviewed

Read

Reviewed
*Titles link to reviews*
The Great War: Stories Inspired by Items from the First World War by Various Authors (July '18)
The Scythian Trials by Elizabeth Isaacs (September '18)
Sunflowers and Poppies by Stephanie Kelley (September '18)
Yes Please by Amy Poehler (March '18)
Enticed by Ginna Moran (March '18)
The Power to Break by Lisa Suzanne (March '18)
Solo by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess (October '18)
Caught in the Web by Jason R. Davis (May '18)
Precious Bones by Irina Shapiro (December '17)
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (October '18)
The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis (July '18)
Coveted by Ginna Moran (March '18)
All I Want for Christmas is a Cowboy by Jessica Clare (October '18)

Needs Reviewed

NR - Mary Ting Proofread (Not yet listed on Goodreads)
NR - Alexandrea Weis Proofread (Not yet listed on Goodreads)
NR - Bicycle Thieves by Mary di Michele (March)
NR - Alexandrea Weis Proofread (Not yet listed on Goodreads)
NR - Love's Embrace by Mary Reason Theriot (October)
NR - Charlie Foxtrot by Jillian Ashe (December)
NR - Jasmine of Draga by Emma Dean (November) 
NR - Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (February '18)
NR - The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck (May)*
NR - Steal the Stars by Jillian Ashe (March '18)
NR - Here to Stay by Suanne Laqueur (March '18)
NR - Code Girls by Liza Mundy (March '18)
NR - 180 Seconds by Jessica Park (March '18)
NR - Children of the Fifth Sun: Echelon by Gareth Worthington (March '18)
NR - The Invisible Thread by Lisa Suzanne (April '18)
NR - Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg (April '18)
NR - I Know What I'm Doing -- And Other Lies I Tell Myself by Jen Kirkman (April '18)
NR - Alpha Wolf by Emma Dean (April '18)
NR - Eight Goodbyes by Christine Brae (April '18) (GR link)
NR - Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera (April '18)
NR - Mercedes M. Yardley Proofread (May '18) (Not yet listed on Goodreads)
NR - Heir of Draga by Emma Dean (May '18)
NR - The Royal Order of Fighting Dragons by Dan Elish (May '18)
NR - The Journal of Angela Ashby by Liana Gardner (May '18)
NR - Book of Watchers by Mary Ting (May '18)
NR - A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro (May '18)
NR - Tell Me No Lies by A.V. Geiger (March '18)
NR - Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings (June '18)
NR - Magic Waters by Ginna Moran (June '18) (Not yet listed on Goodreads)
NR - Heart of the Pack by Kristen Banet (June '18)
NR - Broken Wolf by Emma Dean (June '18)
NR - Bible VR: Understanding VR for Faith Based Education and Entertainment by Dr. Pearry Teo, Ph.D. (June '18)
NR - Death by the River by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor (June '18)
NR - True Connection by Rachel Walter (July '18)
NR - A Nature of Conflict by Kristen Banet (July '18)
NR - Blood Match by Ginna Moran (July '18)
NR - For Fox Sake by Emma Dean (July '18)
NR - Forgiveness for My Mate by Terri A. Wilson (July '18)
NR - It Started with a Lie by Lisa Suzanne (July '18)
NR - Soul Promise by Rachel Walter (August '18)
NR - Vintage Perfumes by Jan Moran (August '18)
NR - Blood Rebel by Ginna Moran (August '18)
NR - Halloween Waters by Ginna Moran (September '18)
NR - Blood Debt by Ginna Moran (September '18)
NR - Wild Pride by Kristen Banet (September '18)
NR - Wild Fire by Kristen Banet (September '18)
NR - Wild Souls by Kristen Banet (September '18)
NR - Wild Love by Kristen Banet (September '18) (Kingson Pride Boxset link)
NR - It Ended with the Truth by Lisa Suzanne (September '18)
NR - Queen of Draga by Emma Dean (September '18)
NR - Alexandrea Weis Proofread (September '18) (Not yet listed on Goodreads)
NR - Catching Breeze by Rachel Walter (October '18) (GR Link)
NR - An Echo of Darkness by Kristen Banet (October '18) 
NR - Mary Ting Proofread (September '18) (Not yet listed on Goodreads)
NR - The Gladiator's Downfall by Kristen Banet (October '18)
NR - All Foxed Up by Emma Dean (October '18)
NR - Mary Ting Proofread (November '18) (Not yet listed on Goodreads)
NR - Kristen Banet Proofread (November '18) (Not yet listed on Goodreads)
NR - Lies by T.M. Logan (July '18)
NR - Snow Covered Moon by L.M. Adams (November '18)
NR - Take My Heart by Lisa Suzanne (November '18)
NR - Blood Holiday by Ginna Moran (November '18)
NR - Terri A Wilson Proofread (November '18) (Not yet listed on Goodreads)
NR - AnnaLisa Grant Proofread (November '18) (Not yet listed on Goodreads)

Currently Reading

C - The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (2015)*
C - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (2016)*
C - Sweetwater: The Kihn by Rivi Jacks (2015)*
C - The Voyage by Tammie Painter (2015)*
C - Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning by Timothy Snyder (2015)*
C - The Road Home by Kathleen Shoop (2015)*
C - Troll by Ashley C. Harris (2015)*
C - The Sanctum of Souls by R.K. Pavia (2015)*
C - The Travelers by Chris Pavone (2015)*
C - Back of Beyond by Neeny Boucher (2016)*
C - The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen (2016)*
C - Letter's From Paris by Juliette Blackwell (2016)*
C - An Exaltation of Larks by Suanne Laqueur (2016)*
C - River of Ink by Paul M.M. Cooper (Jan)*
C - The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco (Jan)*
C - My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni (Feb)*
C - Everything Belongs to Us by Yoojin Grace Wuertz (Feb)*
C - Eleanor Roosevelt: The War Years by Blanche Wiesen Cook (Feb)*
C - What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty (April)*
C - Handbook for Mortals by Lani Sarem (Sept.)
C - Beauty and the Mustache by Penny Reid (Sept.)
C - The Salt Line by Holly Goddard Jones (September)
C - The Christmas Tree Guy by Rainy Stone (November)
C - The Gift by Cecelia Ahern (December)
C - Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle (August)
C - Every Dog Has His Day by Jen McKinlay (November)
C - The Red Umbrella by Christina Gonzalez (January '18)
C - Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (January '18)
C - Gods of Howl Mountain by Taylor Brown (January '18)
C - A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft (April '18)
C - Love and Ruin by Paula McLain (February '18)
C - Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge by Lisa Jensen (May '18)
C - Sugar Spells by Lola Dodge (October '18)
C - The Devil's Right-Hand Man by Stephen G. Michaud and Debbie M. Price (November '18)

To Be Read

T - The Devil's Prayer by Luke Gracias (Feb)
T - Courage to Soar by Simone Biles (March)
T - In Such Good Company by Carol Burnett (March)
T - The Idea of You by Amanda Prowse (April) 
T - The Radium Girls by Kate Moore (April)
T - Betwixters: Once Upon a Time by Laura C. Cantu (June)
T - Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker (July)
T - Everything We Left Behind by Kerry Lonsdale (July)
T - Zoonauts by Richard Mueller (July)
T - Cooking for Ghosts: The Secret Spice Cafe by Patricia V. Davis (July)
T - The Scary Train Ride by Marlene Bischoff (July)
T - Skyward Bound: Hot-Air Ballooning by Alese & Morton Pechter (July)
T - Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home by Jody A. Dean, Ph.D. (July)
T - Gerome Sticks His Neck Out by L.S.V. Baker (July)
T - The Adventure of Thomas the Turtle by Stuart Samuel (GR) (July)
T - The Fable of the Snake Named Slim by Doug Snelson (August)
T - How to Behave in a Crowd by Camille Bordas (August)
T - Ramses the Damned by Anne Rice & Christopher Rice (August)
T - Nyxia by Scott Reintgen (August)
T - Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi (August)
T - A Thousand Rooms by Helen Jones (August)
T - The Border by Steve Schafer (August)
T - Berserker by Emily Laybourne (August)
T - Nemesis by Anna Banks (August)
T - The Vengeance of Mothers by Jim Fergus (August)
T - Sneak Peek: The Returning Tide by Liz Fenwick (September)
T - Sneak Peek: Little Sister by Isabel Ashdown (September)
T - Lords of the Underworld Sampler by Gena Showalter (September)
T - The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud (September)
T - Sneak Peek: Nadiyah's British Food Adventure by Nadiyah Hussain (September)
T - How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry (September) 
T - A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas (September)
T - Sneak Peek: The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (Oct.)
T - Sneak Peek: Children of the Fleet by Orson Scott Card (Oct.)
T - Sneak Peek: Origin by Dan Brown (Oct.)
T - A Darker Sea by James L. Haley (Oct.)
T - Skipping Christmas by John Grisham (December)
T - A Christmas Hope by Joseph Pittman (December)
T - Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews (December)
T - All I Want for Christmas by Jenny Hale (December)
T - Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Marina Adair (December)
T - Christmas at the Vicarage by Rebecca Boxall (December)
T - A Festival of Murder by Tricia Hendricks (December)
T - The Philosopher's Flight by Tom Miller (January '18)
T - Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney (January '18)
T - Boys Keep Swinging by Jake Shears (January '18)
T - The 53rd Card by Virginia Weiss (January '18)
T - Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones (January '18)
T - The First Kiss of Spring by Emily March (January '18)
T - How to Walk Away by Katherine Center (January '18)
T - The Italian Party by Christina Lynch (January '18)
T - Indecent by Corinne Sullivan (January '18)
T - The Lightning Stenography Device by M.F. Sullivan (January '18)
T - Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini (January '18)
T - A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn (January '18)
T - The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory (January '18)
T - A False Report by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong (January '18)
T - School for Psychics by K.C. Archer (January '18)
T - White Houses by Amy Bloom (February '18)
T - The Subway Girls by Susie Orman Schnall (February '18)
T - A Tokyo Romance by Ian Buruma (March '18)
T - Nothing Left to Burn by Heather Ezell (March '18)
T - The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George (March '18)
T - Patriot Number One: American Dreams in Chinatown by Lauren Hilgers (March '18)
T - Six Basic Cooking Techniques by Jennifer Claire (March '18)
T - The Trumpets of Jericho by J. Michael Dolan (April '18)
T - I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman (April '18)
T - Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hiller (April '18)
T - Song of Blood and Stone by L. Penelope (April '18)
T - Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen by Sarah Bird (April '18)
T - The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox (April '18)
T - Flying at Night by Rebecca L. Brown (April '18)
T - The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky by Jana Casale (April '18)
T - The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil (April '18)
T - Dreams of Falling by Karen White (April '18)
T - Good Luck With That by Kristan Higgins (April '18)
T - House of Nutter by Lance Richardson (April '18)
T - The Pisces by Melissa Broder (April '18)
T - Vox by Christina Dalcher (April '18)
T - Lies You Never Told Me by Jennifer Donaldson (April '18)
T - A Short History of Drunkenness by Mark Forsyth (April '18)
T - Small Country by Gaël Faye (April '18)
T - Sneak Peek: Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson (May '18)
T - Brave Enough by Kati Gardner (May '18)
T - The Crescent Stone by Matt Mikalatos (May '18)
T - Twice Dead by Caitlin Seal (May '18)
T - Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart (May '18)
T - The Future Will Be BS Free by Will McIntosh (May '18)
T - Scandal Above Stairs by Jennifer Ashley (May '18)
T - Eagle and Crane by Suzanne Rindell (May '18)
T - Orchid and the Wasp by Caoilinn Hughes (May '18)
T - The Occasional Virgin by Hanan al-Shaykh (May '18)
T - Call Me American by Abdi Nor Iftin (May '18)
T - Sneak Peek: Lies You Never Told Me by Jennifer Donaldson (June '18)
T - Casper and Jasper and the Terrible Tyrant by Tilla Klebenov Jacobs (June '18) (GR link)
T - The Middleman by Olen Steinhauer (June '18)
T - Give People Money by Annie Lowrey (June '18)
T - Just Julian by Markus Harwood-Jones (June '18)
T - Romeo For Real by Markus Harwood-Jones (June '18)
T - Rule by Ellen Goodlett (July '18)
T - The Christmas Wishing Tree by Emily March (August '18)
T - Dear Santa by Nancy Naigle (August '18)
T - Seafire by Natalie C. Parker (August '18)
T - Becoming Belle by Nuala O'Connor (August '18)
T - Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis (August '18)
T - The Last Palace by Norman Eisen (August '18)
T - The Lost Carousel of Provence by Juliet Blackwell (August '18)
T - Be a Better Writer: For School, For Fun, For Anyone Ages 10-16 by Steve Peha and Margot Carmichael Lester (August '18)
T - Letter Tracing Book for Preschoolers & Kindergarten by Letter Tracing Practice Prep Team (August '18)
T - Someone to Trust by Mary Balogh (October '18)
T - Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul (October '18)
T - Weird War Two by Richard Denham and M.J. Trow (October '18)
T - The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib (October '18)
T - The Christmas Star by Donna VanLiere (October '18)
T - The Revolution of Jack Frost by K.M. Robinson (October '18)
T - Paper Girl by Cindy R. Wilson (October '18)
T - Illusions by Madeline J. Reynolds (October '18)
T - Toxic by Lydia Kang (October '18)
T - War of the Wilted by Amber Mitchell (October '18)
T - Changeling by Molly Harper (October '18)
T - White Stag by Kara Barbieri (October '18)
T - The Confectioner's Guild by Claire Luana (October '18)
T - The Beast's Heart by Leife Shallcross (October '18)
T - Eggs on Ice by Laura Childs (November '18)
T - The Matchmaker's List by Sonya Lalli (November '18)

I feel like I didn't get very many books read in November, but I proofread nine books, one of which was over 200K words (so the equivalent of about three average books). I also re-listened to an audiobook that I still needed to review because I felt like I didn't remember the story well enough to write said review. But I need to really kick things up a notch in December to end the year with a bang.

Do you think I can do it? - Katie

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