2019 Challenges

2019 Library Love Challenge

Hosted by Angel’s Guilty Pleasures, this challenge seems perfect for me to do next year  since I love libraries and so many of the books I read are sourced by them. I’m signing up for Overdrive Junkie (36 books).   Here are the details Runs from January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019. You can… Continue reading 2019 Library Love Challenge

2019 Challenges

2019 Historical Reading Challenge

  I’ve decided to sign up for my first 2019 reading challenge. It’s hosted by Amy @ Passages to the Past and thanks to Mackey @ Macsbooks for making me aware of the challenge. I’m beginning to read more of this genre and am currently participating in a Goodreads group read of the Gaslight Mystery… Continue reading 2019 Historical Reading Challenge


The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen

This is another series I’m reading with a group on Goodreads. We’re a bit further along but I’m posting the earlier reviews. This book series was developed into the television series Rizzoli & Isles that aired on TNT starring Angie Harmon & Sasha Alexander. The books are much grittier than the television show, however.  … Continue reading The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen

Historical Mystery

Murder on Waverly Place by Victoria Thompson

  This is another series I’m reading with a Goodreads group and we absolutely love it. It’s set in late 19th century New York City and we learn something of historical significance with each book.         Sarah Brandt receives a strange request from her mother, Elizabeth Brandt. She wants Sarah to accompany… Continue reading Murder on Waverly Place by Victoria Thompson

Historical Romance, Holiday

The Laird’s Christmas Kiss by Anna Campbell

For five years, 20-year old Elspeth Douglas has pined over Brody Girvan, the rakish Laird of Invermackie. He’s also friends with her brother, Hamish, and Fergus Mackinnon’s cousin. Now, she’s decided that it’s time to put childish feelings behind her and move on. Brody, however, has spent the past year taking stock of himself and… Continue reading The Laird’s Christmas Kiss by Anna Campbell

Audiobook, Contemporary Fiction, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding

  Frances Metcalfe is a married, stay at home mother of an 11-year old son who is struggling socially, as is she. She’s slightly overweight and doesn’t fit in with the other mothers of the children attending her son’s private school who go out of their way to make her feel socially unacceptable. Enter Karen… Continue reading Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding


Saturdays at the Café

Saturdays at the Café is a weekly feature hosted here to talk about and discuss the books I’ve discovered during the past week, added to my shelf and am excited about reading. They may be new/scheduled releases I’ve seen on NetGalley, at the library, or from publishers or they may be older titles my friends have reviewed… Continue reading Saturdays at the Café