April Wrap-Up (+TBR!)

I didn’t have time to post it on the actual date, but the 23rd of April has always been my favorite day of the year. It is Saint George‘s day here in Catalonia and we celebrate it by buying roses and BOOKS. If you go out, all you see are roses and books. It’s amazing. I got 6 books! Other news: now I have a book-related Instagram! Please, follow me: @themisstery91. I’d love to follow you back!

☼ Books I Read ☼

Ragdoll (Daniel Cole)

The Escape (CL Taylor)

The Returning Tide (Liz Fenwick)

The Night She Won Miss America (Michael Callahan)

My Sister (Michelle Adams)

A Land More Kind Than Home (Wiley Cash)

Dead Woman Walking (Sharon Bolton)

Dead Scared (SJ Bolton)

You Don’t Know Me (Imran Mahmood) – Coming soon

The Girl Who Was Taken (Charlie Donlea)

‘Round Midnight (Laura McBride)

Undone (Karin Slaughter) – Coming soon

A Taste for Innocence (Lucinda Berry) – Coming soon

Becoming Bonnie (Jenni L Walsh) – Coming soon

A pretty good month overall. My favorites were Becoming Bonnie, Dead Woman Walking, The Girl Who Was Taken and You Don’t Know Me.


☼ Books I Got ☼

Publishers

Purchased (And Gifts!):

Netgalley:


 ☼ Possible May TBR ☼

  • The Lost Daughter of India (Sharon Maas)
  • The Fact of a Body (Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich)
  • The Perfect Stranger (Megan Miranda)
  • Lilli de Jong (Janet Benton)
  • Shadow Man (Alan Drew)
  • Hold Back The Stars (Katie Khan)
  • Dare To Remember (Susanna Beard)
  • Perennials (Mandy Berman)

Have you read any of these? 🙂 

March Wrap Up (+TBR!)

This month I’m pretty proud of myself because none of my Netgalley requests have been crime novels or psychological thrillers. I managed to diversify a bit… and let’s see how that goes!

☼ Books I Read ☼

The Roanoke Girls

City of Good Death

Her Every Fear

Never Let You Go

The Missing Ones

The Devil’s Daughter

Born Bad

Gone Without A Trace

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley

The Trouble With Goats And Sheep

Ragdoll

When We Danced At The End of The Pier

My favorites? The Trouble With Goats and Sheep was amazing. And while the others were great, I think Ragdoll and Roanoke Girls really stand out.


☼ Books I Got ☼

Publishers

Purchased:

Netgalley:


 ☼ Possible April TBR ☼

 

Have you read any of these? 🙂 

February Wrap-Up (+TBR)

I was so good this month! I didn’t request that many books and I discovered some great new series! #FeelingProud

☼ Books I Read ☼

Kill The Father 

The Gates of Evangeline

The Shimmering Road 

What You Don’t Know 

The Promise 

Blink 

For Reasons Unknown

Before The Rains

A Room Full of Killers

Little Bones

My favorites? The Gates of Evangeline & The Shimmering Road. And A Room Full of Killers! I also enjoyed Blink & Kill The Father quite a lot.

☼ Books I Got ☼

Publishers

Authors:

Purchased:

Netgalley:

☼ Possible March TBR ☼

  • Roanoke Girls
  • City of Good Death
  • Her Every Fear
  • Never Let You Go
  • The Missing Ones
  • Then She Was Gone
  • Born Bad
  • The Devil’s Daughter
  • Pachinko
  • Gone Without A Trace

Have you read any of these? 🙂 

January Wrap-Up (+TBR)

Last year I decided I wouldn’t request more books and I have to say that I failed miserably. February will be intense. Lots of books to read.

☼ Books I Read ☼

Dollbaby ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Good Me Bad Me ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Little Deaths ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Rattle ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Scared To Death ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Her Husband’s Lover ⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Alibi ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Girl Before ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Silent Scream ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Evil Games  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Little Girl Lost ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Trapped Girl ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

My favorites? The Trapped GirlSilent Scream, Little Girl Lost, Evil Games and The Alibi. I liked all of the books I read this month, although some not were really memorable (Dollbaby, Scared To Death, Rattle).

☼ Books I Got ☼

Publishers

  • Evil Games (Angela Marsons)
  • My Sister (Michelle Adams)
  • The House (Simon Lelic)
  • You Don’t Know Me (Imran Mahmood)
  • What You Don’t Know (JoAnn Chaney)
  • Lying In Wait (Liz Nugent) – Surprise!

Netgalley:

  • No Turning Back (Tracy Buchanan)
  • A Room Full of Killers (Michael Wood)
  • The Shimmering Road (Hester Young)
  • The Promise (Casey Kelleher)
  • The Missing Ones (Patricia Gibney)
  • Blink (KL Slater)
  • The Devil’s Daughter (Katee Robert)
  • Gone Without a Trace (Mary Torjussen)

 

☼ Possible February TBR ☼

  • Kill The Father
  • The Shimmering Road
  • What You Don’t Know
  • Blink
  • The Promise
  • A Room Full Of Killers
  • Little Bones
  • Before The Rains
  • The Devil’s Daughter

 

Have you read any of these? 🙂 

November Wrap Up (+TBR)

My most important news of the month is that I finally made my blogger dream come true!!!! My review of Distress Signals got quoted in the new edition. And if that wasn’t enough, some of my favorite bloggers got quoted as well.

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☼ Books I Read ☼

A Murder In Time ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

My Sister’s Bones ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Portraits of the Dead ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 

Love You To Death ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tall Oaks ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Close Your Eyes ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Beautiful Dead ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Before The Fall ⭐️⭐️⭐️

A Poisonous Journey ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Murder On The Mineapolis ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Liar ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Behind Her Eyes ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

What Remains Of Me  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (RTC)

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My favorites? Tall Oaks, of course, A Murder In Time and Murder On The Minneapolis. I also loved What Remains Of Me. But I actually liked them all. Before The Fall was a bit disappointing though.

☼ Books I Got ☼

Authors:

  • Hingston’s Box (Decima Blake)

Publishers

  • Behind Her Eyes (Sarah Pinborough)
  • Witches of New York (Ami McKay)
  • Little Deaths (Emma Flint)

Netgalley:

  • A Mother’s Confession (Kelly Rimmer)
  • If the Creek Don’t Rise (Leah Weiss)
  • The Magdalen Girls (V.S. Alexander)
  • The Marriage Lie (Kimberley Belle)
  • Before the Rains (Dinah Jefferies)
  • Pachinko (Min Jin Lee)
  • Ragdoll (Daniel Cole)

Friends (Thanks Kim!!!)

  • The Good Girl (Mary Kubica)
  • Eeny Meeny (MJ Alridge)

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☼ Possible December TBR ☼

Witches of New York (Currently reading)

A Mother’s Confession

The Bird Tribunal

Manipulated Lives

Hingston’s Box

Witness

Silent Scream

Miles Of Flies

The Magdalen Girls

Stalked

The Watcher

The Marriage Lie

Rattle

☼ Mini-Debate 

I’d love to debate Behind Her Eyes, but I believe it’s better to wait until more people have read it. So, what do you prefer: series or standalones? I’ve been thinking about this topic for a while, especially because I’m so behind in everything. And I think I actually prefer standalones.

Yes, I’ve loved and enjoyed amazing series these past few years and the connection is deeper when you’ve known the characters for a longer time… but it also has its disadvantages. I hate falling in love with a book and knowing the sequel won’t ever top it. And what about when someone recommends you a series that’s got already 10 installments? UGH. How am I supposed to read all of them and keep up with all the pending reviews?

I’ve been wanting to continue reading Rizzoli & Isles, start Angela Marson’s books as well as Sharon Bolton’s series… I need to read the sequel to A Gilded Grave and continue with Richard Montanari. Tana French’s novels. Read The Teacher (I read number 2). And of course, Robert Dugoni’s #4, Karin Slaughter’s #3 and Camilla Lackberg’s #9.  TOO MANY.

Have you read any of these? 🙂