My Reading Progress 2014

by Maryse on January 1, 2014 · 0 comments

in Reading Progress, What I am reading today

This is my list of the books I’ve read (am reading) this year, to help me keep track.

(P.S. I’ll leave quick summary/feeling notes next to the ones I haven’t reviewed yet. I do intend on reviewing the majority of ‘em. In fact, reviews for ALL of them would be great!)

  1. Marked by J.M. Sevilla – 4 stars
  2. Raw by Belle Aurora – 4 stars (reviewed) – dark contemporary romance
  3. Brutally Beautiful by Christine Zolendz – 4 stars
  4. Let It Be Me by Toni Aleo – 3.5 to 4 stars
  5. Break In Two by MJ Summers <— got to 63% and put it down for now. I’m not connecting to the love story unfortunately, even though there has been angst. Something about the dialogue and story flow and frequent sex scenes had me skimming a lot. Normally I would have put ti down at about 40% but I had to know what the jaw-dropping twist was (that i was told about) at 61%. Okay I got to it. Potentially interesting and will surely get even more angsty but for now, I’m taking a break.
  6. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma – 5 stars
  7. Fighting for Irish by Gina Maxwell <— put it down at 68%. Good writing, but I found myself starting and stopping it too frequently. I was lacking a certain connection to it overall, so I put it down and will pick it back up later.
  8. Remembering Us by Stacey Lynn <— reviewed – 4 to 4.5 stars
  9. Used by Lynetta Halat <— reviewed – 3.5 stars
  10. Come to Me Quietly by A.L. Jackson <— reviewed – 4 stars
  11. Mine to Lose by T.K. Rapp <— reviewed – 4 stars
  12. Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan <— reviewed – 5 stars!!
  13. Leo by Mia Sheridan <— reviewed – 3.5 to 4 stars
  14. Reaper’s Legacy by Joanna Wylde <— reviewed – 4 stars
  15. The Dumont Diaries by Alessandra Torre <— 3.5 to 4 stars
  16. Twist Me by Anna Zaires <— 3 stars
  17. Transcendence by Shay Savage <— 4.5 stars
  18. The Plan by Qwen Salsbury <— 4.5 stars
  19. Unravel by Calia Reed <— got to 52% and put it down. Good writing but I just can’t connect to the story for some reason. I’ve started and stopped it over the course of a few days, and I’ve already figured it out. However, that said, TONS of people are loving it like crazy.
  20. Can You Keep A Secret? by Sophie Kinsella <— 4 stars!
  21. Her Master’s Courtesan by Lily White <— 3.5 to 4 stars
  22. Hero by Leighton Del Mia <— 3.5 stars
  23. No Turning Back by Tiffany Snow <— 3.5 stars
  24. Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros <— 4 stars
  25. Bad Things by R.K. Lilley <— 4.5 stars
  26. Rock Bottom by R.K. Lilley <— 4.5 stars
  27. Lovely Trigger by R.K. Lilley <— 5 stars
  28. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover <— 4.5 stars
  29. Beg Tease Submit – Sequence One (Songs of Submission) by C.D. Reiss <— 4 stars
  30. Dominic by L.A. Casey <— 3 stars (I didn’t review it because I was a bit perplexed by it – I enjoyed the first half well enough (lots of alpha-jealousy & push and pull) but 2nd half lost me some what. A bit too much name calling and smacking between two people that say they are into each other for me to stay connected, plus a crazy “out there” twist to introduce danger).
  31. Play by Kylie Scott <— 5 stars
  32. The King by J.R. Ward <— 3.5 stars (loved the Wrath & Beth parts… and enjoyed the other romance angles well enough, but not unputtdownable for me).
  33. Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher <— 5 stars
  34. Book Review – The Will by Kristen Ashley <— 4 stars
  35. Book Review – Veiled Innocence by Ella Frank <— 4 stars
  36. Book Review – Hard Time by Cara McKenna <— 4.5 stars
  37. Book Review – Crazy Good by Rachel Robinson <— 4.5 stars
  38. The Unwanted Wife by Natasha Anders <— 3.5 stars (good story, but I struggled with the heroine somewhat. Understood her, but found her a bit “much” at times). I didn’t review yet…
  39. Book Review – Love, in English by Karina Halle <— 5 stars
  40. Book Review – Jahleel by S. Ann Cole  <— 4 stars
  41. The Resistance by S.L. Scott <— 3.5 to 4 stars
  42. It Ain’t Me, Babe by Tillie Cole <— 3.5 stars
  43. Push by Claire Willis <— 4.5 stars
  44. Look After You by Elena Matthews <— 3.5 stars
  45. Loving Mr. Daniels by Brittainy C. Cherry  <— 5 stars
  46. Carnage by Lesley Jones <— 3.5 stars
  47. Taint by S.L. Jennings <— 3 stars (The blurb gave me a jolt, but the story didn’t give me near that excitement or anticipation). Quick read, not much by way of emotion or connection for me. I didn’t review yet.
  48. The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen <— 4 stars!
  49. Changing Course by Aly Martinez <— 4.5 stars
  50. Stolen Course by Aly Martinez <— 4 stars
  51. Against the Cage by Sidney Halston <— 3.5 stars <— I was told this one was hilarious and lighthearted and one of the best MMA books out there. I enjoyed it well enough, and did have chuckles here and there, but didn’t feel myself (or even the characters) connecting as much as I expected to considering the high reviews… (I haven’t reviewed yet).
  52. Addicted to You by Krista & Becca Ritchie <— 3 stars!
  53. Hate to Love You by Elisa Alden <— 4 stars!
  54. Checked by Jennifer Jamelli <— 4 stars!
  55. Checked Again by Jennifer Jamelli <— 3 stars
  56. Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire <— 4 stars!
  57. Under Locke by Mariana Zapata <— 3.5 to 4 stars!
  58. Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid <— 4 stars!
  59. All of Me by Gina Sorelle <— tried reading this one twice (put it down about half way through)- not bad, but I’m not meshing with the writing style. Reviews are great, though.
  60. Rainfall by Melissa Delport <— 4.5 stars
  61. The Promise by Kristen Ashley <— 20% put it down temporarily. Liking it but finding not enough tension or “chase” in the relationship right from the start…
  62. Coming Home by Priscilla Glenn <— 4 stars
  63. Puddle Jumping by Amber L. Johnson <— 4 stars!
  64. After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid <— 5 stars!
  65. Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid <— 4.5 stars!
  66. Fighting Destiny by Amelia Hutchins <— 3.5 stars
  67. Statistic by Dawn Robertson <— Intriguing, exciting sounding story (and I hear the ending is KILLER awesome!) but I’m having a hard time connecting to the dialogue. Not enough contractions… has somewhat of a stilted feel in conversations. I’ll try again in a bit…
  68. Lead by Kylie Scott <— 4 stars!
  69. Six of Hearts by L.H. Cosway <— 3.5 stars
  70. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover <— 4.5 to 5 stars!
  71. Beloved Healer by Bonnie Dee <— 20% put it down temporarily. Liking it but looking for something with a different feel today.
  72. Offside by Shay Savage <— 35% and put it down temporarily. Liking it but looking for something with a different feel today.
  73. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica <— currently reading – left it at about 25%… a bit of a slow start for me…
  74. Liberating Lacey by Anne Calhoun <— 3.5 stars!
  75. The Wild Side by R.K. Lilley <— 4 stars!
  76. Iris by R.K. Lilley <— about 3.5 stars. This is part #2 and I enjoyed it but didn’t feel as excited about the two main characters as book #1.
  77. Breathe by Kristen Ashley <— 3.75 stars!
  78. The Tied Man by Tabitha McGowan <— 4 stars!
  79. Be My Hero by Linda Cage <— 4 stars!
  80. Black Lies by Alessandra Torre <— 4.5 stars!
  81. Beauty and the Mustache by Penny Reid <— 4 stars!
  82. Room 212 by Kate Stewart <— 4 stars!
  83. Bright Side by Kim Holden <— 4.5 stars!
  84. Rule by Jay Crownover <— 4 stars!
  85. Uncivilized by Sawyer Bennett <— 3.75 stars!
  86. Drowning Instinct by Ilsa J. Bick <— 4.5 stars!
  87. Worth the Fall by Claudia Connor <— 4 stars!
  88. 53 Letters For My Lover by Leylah Attar <— 4.5 stars!
  89. The Wright Brother by Marie Hall <— 3 stars!
  90. You by Caroline Kepnes <— 3.75 stars!
  91. I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre <— 3.5 stars!
  92. Relentless Rhythm by Michelle Mankin <— 3.5 stars!
  93. Deeper by Robin York <— 5 stars!
  94. Harder by Robin York <— 4 stars!
  95. Prisoner by Skye Warren and Annika Martin <— 3.75 stars!
  96. Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn <— 3.5 stars!
  97. Frenched by Melanie Harlow <— 4 stars!
  98. Incandescent by River Savage <— 3.75 stars!
  99. Starting Fires by Makenzie Smith <— 4 stars!
  100. Alarm by Shay Savage <— 4 stars!
  101. A Winter Dream by Richard Paul Evans <— 4.5 stars!
  102. Roam by Kimberly Stedronsky <— 4 stars!
  103. Around The Bend by Britney King <— 4 stars!

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