Category: Monthly Reads

Our February 2023 Wrap Up!


February is over and so is a month of reading! Here is both Kim and I’s wrap up. Remember she had a baby come unexpectedly early, so she isn’t getting much reading in right now:


I had 8 books read in total: One audiobook short story, 5 audiobooks,  and 2 kindle reads.

This is in particular order other than where they are in the collage:

Where the Forest Meets the Stars- Glendy Vanderah- 5 stars
The Snow Storm– Triona Walsh- 2 stars
Pigeon Tony’s Last Stand (short story) Lisa Scottoline- 4 stars
Promise Boys– Nick Brooks- 5 stars
The Perfect Girl- Kelly Golden- 3.5 stars
The Suspect- Kathryn Croft- 3.5 stars
The Risk (The Mindf*ck series #1)- S.T. Abby- 4 stars
Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six– Lisa Unger- 2 stars

My favorite read was Promise Boys by Nick Brooks.  This one needs to be listened to! It was a whole production and well worth the listen!

My least favorite was Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six by Lisa Unger. It fell victim to itself! 


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling: 5 stars
Battlestar Galactica by Glen A Larson and Robert Thurston: 4 stars

It’s their first reading of a book together! And many more books to come!

Kim AND Jessica’s January 2023 Wrap Up!

Yes, you read that right! Both Kim AND Jessica are sharing a wrap up of their reads in January! Have you read any of what we read? Are any on your TBR?


I am trying something new: sharing my monthly reads!  I’m starting to learn how to use an app to do it! I guess you can teach an ‘old dog’ new tricks after all! HAAA!   I listened to 5 audiobooks, read 2 short stories, and read one long full length novel!  Here is my January 2023 reads in no particular order:

The Father Does Not Die at the End– Adam Silvera- 5 stars
The First to Die at the End– Adam Silvera- 5 stars
Dalma Does Not Die at the End- Adam Silvera- 4.5 stars
The Chain– Adrian McKinty ( re-listen)- 5 stars
Only Girl Alive– Holly S Roberts- 4 stars
Immortality– Dana Schwartz- 5 Stars
The Sun Does Shine– Anthony Ray Hinton- 5 Stars
The Doctor’s Wife– Daniel Hurst- 4 stars

My top read was a tough one, but I chose The Sun Does Shine. How can a memoir about an innocent man on death row for 30 years not bring out emotions!?!?!

For my least favorite, this was even harder!! These reads were all 4-5 stars, so I enjoyed them all!! But I have to pick one, so it will have to be The Doctor’s Wife. And that’s because I had to pick one!

**I’m really hoping to be able to keep this up and do this monthly! Maybe we can eventually get it on the first! We will have to see what happens with Kim having her baby in a few months!


January 2023! I’d call our first month a success! Sometimes brilliant, sometimes nasty, but a success nonetheless!! I read 7 books in January:

The Cloisters by Katy Hays   3 Stars
Dead Inside by Chandler Morris   3.5 Stars
The Witch and the Tsar by Olesya Salnikova Gilmore  4.5 Stars
Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein   5 Stars
One Last Gasp by Andrew C. Piazza   4 Stars
Open Heart by Elie Wiesel    5 Stars
Gallant by V.E. Schwab   4.5 Stars

And then we have favorite and least favorite! This one is a little tricky this month: My least favorite is not my lowest rated!

My favorite is Starship Troopers: brilliant book, easy to read, amazing characters!

My least favorite is Dead Inside: gross, gory, depraved to excess!

I really hope we can keep this up!!!!  Let’s bring on a new year and monthly wrap ups from both of us!


Kim’s November 2022 Reads

Kim is back with another short of the books she read in November: