Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Shon's Monthly Wrap-Up & Book Haul | March 2021



Happy Wednesday Bookworms!  I'm back with my March wrap-up. I read 17 books and added 4 eBooks to my collection.

eBook Haul

Leather and Lace (Southern Gothic #1) by Magen Cubed
Crimson Born (The Crimson Accord #1) by Amy Patrick
Fatal Shadows (The Adrien English Mysteries #1) by Josh Lanyon
She's Got the Guns (The Suite #45 #1) by M.O. Mack 

Wrap-Up

Crybaby by Marina Vivancos (Rating: 2/5 stars)
The Murder Between Us by Tal Bauer (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Handled (Handled #1) by Romilly King (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Cleansed (Handled #2) by Romilly King (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Polished (Handled #3) by Romilly King (Rating: 3/5 stars)
Elements of Retrofit (Thomas Elkin #1) by N.R. Walker (Rating: 3/5 stars)
Clarity of Lines (Thomas Elkin #2) by N.R. Walker (Rating: 3/5 stars)
Sense of Place (Thomas Elkin #3) by N.R. Walker (Rating: 3/5 stars)
Beneath the Opal Arc by Lee Colgin (Rating: 3/5 stars)
Dirty Forty (Friendship and Desire #1) by Mia Monroe (Rating: 3/5 stars)
Working Out West (Polished P & P #3) by Lila Rose (Rating: 2/5 stars)
Bossy by N.R. Walker (Rating: 4/5 stars)
His Mistake (Gemini Warlocks #1) by Pandora Pine (Rating: 3/5 stars)
A Breath Apart by Christina Lee (Rating: 2/5 stars)
Featherbed (Vino & Veritas #1) by Annabeth Albert (Rating: 3/5 stars)
Cinders & Ashes: Book Three (Cinders & Ashes #3) by X. Aratare (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Heartscape (Vino & Veritas #2) by Garrett Leigh (Rating: 3/5 stars)

Format Break-Down

  • 0 Physical books (Purchased)
  • 0 Audiobooks (via Audible)
  • 17 eBooks
    • 1 (Purchased)
    • 16 (Kindle Unlimited)

How was your month? What was your favorite book you read in March? What books did you add to your collection? Let me know in the comments!

xoxo,
Shon

Monday, March 1, 2021

Shon's March 2021 TBR



Hello Bookworms!!  How was everyone's reading month?   I had a great reading month in February, reading 12 books.  I am hoping for another great month in March. My goal is to read between 10 to 15 books.


In February, I started several books that I would like to finished this month.  Also, last month I read a couple of M/M Fantasy, I would like to find some more to read this month.  As usual this TBR is bound to changes, so this is what my TBR is looking like at the moment.

Currently Reading

Want to Read


Do you guys have any of these on your March TBR?  If you have read any of these what did you think?  Are you participating in any challenges this month?  Let me know what your TBR looks like for this month.

xoxo,
Shon

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Shon's Monthly Wrap-Up & Book Haul | February 2021



Happy Sunday, Bookworms!  Hope you’re warm and well wherever you are.  I'm back with my February wrap-up.  I read 12 books and added 6 eBooks to my collection.  This month started off with a couple of low ratings reads.  So I decided to reread some favorite.  Somehow how ending the month reading book with fae, shapeshifters and BDSM.  Feel free to throw a link to your own monthly wrap ups in the comments and we can discuss!




eBook Haul

Blood Heir (Aurelia Ryder #1)by Ilona Andrews
Keeping Casey (Keeping Him #1) by Amy Aislin
Dark Flame (Flame Born #1) by Kat Silver
The Gilded Ones (Deathless #1) by Namina Forna
A ​Sky Beyond the Storm (An Ember in the Ashes #4) by Sabaa Tahir
Wings of Ebony (Wings of Ebony #1) by J. Elle

Pre-Ordered

Working Out West (Polished P & P #3) by Lila Rose
Burn Notice (The Sanguine Crown Book 4) by Susan Harris

Wrap-Up

Laying Pipe (Blue Collar Hearts) by Kiki Clark (Rating: 3.5/5 stars)
Right as Raine (Aster Valley #1) by Lucy Lennox 
(Rating: 3/5 stars)
Bad Blood (Cartel Wars #1) by Ashlynn Mills (Rating: 2/5 stars)
Try (Temptation #1) by Ella Frank (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Halo (Fallen Angel #1) by Ella Frank, Brooke Blaine (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Viper (Fallen Angel #2) by Brooke Blaine, Ella Frank (Rating: 5/5 stars)
Angel (Fallen Angel #3) by Ella Frank, Brooke Blaine (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Face the Music (Replay #1) by K.M. Neuhold (Rating: 3/5 stars)
Cinders & Ashes: Book One (Cinders & Ashes #1) by X. Aratare (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Cinders & Ashes Book Two (Cinders & Ashes #2) by X. Aratare (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Cup of Joe (Bold Brew #1) by Annabeth Albert (Rating: 3/5 stars)
The Hawk Soul (Soul Stones #1) by Amy Sumida (Rating: 3.5/5 stars)

Format Break-Down

  • 0 Physical books (Purchased)
  • 0 Audiobooks (via Audible)
  • 12 eBooks
    • 0 (Purchased)
    • 12 (Kindle Unlimited)

How was your month?  What was your favorite book you read in February?  What books did you add to your collection?  Let me know in the comments!

xoxo,
Shon


Sunday, January 31, 2021

Shon's Monthly Wrap-Up & Book Haul | January 2021



Happy Sunday, Bookworms! Hope you’re warm and well wherever you are. I'm back with my first wrap-up for the year. I read 15 books and added 14 eBooks to my collection. Feel free to throw a link to your own monthly wrap ups in the comments and we can discuss!

eBook Haul

Love & Other Inconveniences by Catherine Cloud
Unfettered Journey by Gary F. Bengier
Dirty Little Secrets (J.J. Graves Mysteries) by Liliana Hart
Pawn (Fae Games) by Karen Lynch
Mirage: A Novel (Mirage) by Somaiya Daud
The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy) by S. A. Chakraborty
Him by Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy
Us by Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy
The Hand on the Wall (Truly Devious) by Maureen Johnson
The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper
Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson
The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles) by Mary E. Pearson
The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #1) by Erika Johansen
Sky in the Deep (Sky in the Deep #1) by Adrienne Young

Pre-ordered

Scoring With Him (Men of Summer Duet #1) by Lauren Blakely
Winning With Him (Men of Summer Duet #2) by Lauren Blakely

Wrap-Up

Pretty Boy (Perfect Boys #1) by K.M. Neuhold(Rating: 3/5 stars)
Maybe This Time (One Time Only #0.5) by Lauren Blakely (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Heartstopper: Volume Two (Heartstopper #2) by Alice Oseman (Rating: 5/5 stars)
Mr. Big Shot (Suits & Sevens #1) by Isla Olsen (Rating: 3/5 stars)
The Happy List (Better With You #1) by Briar Prescott (Rating: 3/5 stars)
Roommate by Sarina Bowen (Rating: 4/5 stars)
One Time Only (One Time Only #1) by Lauren Blakely (Rating: 3/5 stars)
The Dating Game by Rebecca Norinne (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Topping the Jock (Blue Harbor #1) by Jaclyn Osborn (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Stars Collide (Written in the Stars #1) by Mia Monroe(Rating: 2/5 stars)
The Faker Rulebook by Baylin Crow(Rating: 4/5 stars)
Stripped Love (Guys Next Door #1) by Baylin Crow(Rating: 4/5 stars)
Precious by Roe Horvat (Rating: 3/5 stars)
Winter Waites (Aster Valley #0.5) by Lucy Lennox (Rating: 3/5 stars)
Play With Me by Brittany Cournoyer (Rating: 4/5 stars)

DNF

Dating the Boss (Blue Harbor #2) by Jaclyn Osborn
Hot Mess by Zane Menzy


Format break-down 

  • 1 Physical books (Purchased)
  • 0 Audiobooks (via Audible)
  • 14 eBooks
    • 3 (Purchased)
    • 11 (Kindle Unlimited)

How was your month? What was your favorite book you read in January? What books did you add to your collection? Let me know in the comments!

xoxo,
Shon

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Shon's Most Anticipated Book Releases of 2021!



Admittedly, I haven’t seen a great deal of books coming out this year that have caught my eye but there are certainly a few!  Here are the ones I am most excited about.


Roommate by Sarina Bowen














The Gilded Ones (Deathless #1) by Namina Forna  


Featherbed (Vino and Veritas) by Annabeth Albert 

Heartscape (Vino and Veritas) by Garrett Leigh 


Headstrong (Vino and Veritas) by Eden Finley   


Malice by Heather Walter 


Witches Steeped in Gold (Witches Steeped in Gold #1) by Ciannon Smart 


Heartstopper: Volume Four (Heartstopper #4) by Alice Oseman


Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé



Blood Like Magic (Blood Like Magic #1) by Liselle Sambury



Empire of the Vampire (Empire of the Vampire #1) by Jay Kristoff



All of Us Villains (All of Us Villains #1) by Amanda Foody, Christine Lynn Herman

What are some of the books are looking forward to reading this year?


xoxo,
Shon




Monday, January 11, 2021

Shon's 2021 Reading and Blogging Goals


Happy Monday Bookworms! I hope you’re all doing well.

Ah, it’s that time of year again – to discuss my goals for the year. I think this will be a pretty short post because things are simple this time around since I’m trying to stick to mood reading for most of the year and my blogging will follow suit.

Goodreads Challenge – 115 Books.

Continue to read sequels / work on finishing off series I’ve started. This is a goal of mine every year. Because I start so many new series each year it feels like this will always be a reoccurring goal.

No more monthly TBR’s. I’m just going to read what I feel like reading.

Sparse Book Buying. Last year, because of the craziness of 2020, I purchased a lot of books that I have yet to read. This year, I am going to be very selective about the books I will be purchasing for my physical collection. I have little room left on my shelves for new books, and want to fill the remaining space up with only books that I will be reading immediately and will most likely enjoy.

Those are all of the reading goals I have made for myself to complete this year! I’m trying not to stress myself out over blogging and reading this year.

Do you have any goals this year? Leave a comments, I’d love to chat!

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting on Wednesday #128


Title:
 The Boyfriend Spree (Crimes of the Heart #3)
Author: Elle Keaton
Expected Publication: November 19th 2020
Genres: M M Romance

Charley would never sleep with his ex again, right?

And he certainly wouldn’t fall back in love with him.

Charley is a committed fake boyfriend, helping out those who need a man by their side. A client approaches him for a museum gala date and Charley can’t resist even though he knows it’s risky. His ex, Simon Ellison with likely be there.

A treacherous bait and switch occurs and the client turns out to be his ex, will Charley flee or fight?

Fight of course.

What are you waiting for this Wednesday? Let us know in the comment section below.

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking The Spine.