The past two weekends have been dedicated to home improvement projects which for me has been greatly satisfying with seeing the end results. Having little children in the house meant that my white walls were looking a bit dingy...but fresh coats of paint have made all of the difference! It has been tiring trying to get everything done within the weekend but so completely worth it! I'm super excited that we managed to get this all done before the holidays though and I cannot wait for my family to see it!
Reading has been going on as well but maybe a bit more slowly then I would like. I'm three books behind in my Goodreads' reading goal so I need to get moving if I am going to hit eighty books for the year. Quality versus quantity though, right?? I just need to keep telling myself that! Ha! I have also been planning on working on catching up on reviews as the end of the year is just right around the corner. And there are SO MANY books that I haven't shared my thoughts on yet! Yikes! Look for more reviews than usual from here on out as I work on catching up through my review backlog.
Here are the books that I have finished since my last Sunday post:
Better Homes and Hauntings by Molly Harper was a cute read filled with a spooky atmosphere thanks to the setting. I liked this one as I read it but I just didn't quite fully connect like I had hoped to. It was a really fun read though and fit in perfectly with the spooky reading that I was doing for the month of October.
Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur was a reread and one that I enjoyed just as much as the first time. This book was fast paced and intense which meant that I just flew through the pages. I'm eager to continue on with this series with a reread of the second book soon. This is definitely a series that I need to focus on catching up on!
H is for Homicide by Sue Grafton was another great addition to this mystery series! I adore this series and Kinsey which means that these books have turned into comfort reading at this point. This book was just as good as I have come to expect even if we saw a different side of Kinsey as she was undercover for the majority of the book. Now I just need to get my hands on a copy of the next book in this series!
Hysteria by Megan Miranda was a book that I found myself completely absorbed in. Oh my goodness but this book had atmosphere in spades. I had a hard time putting it down, was completely sucked in, and was disappointed to see it end. That being said the ending was a bit of a let down in comparison with the first 3/4ths of the book. I will discuss it more in my review but overall this is an author that I will be reading more of!
Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson was also a reread as I went to read the second book in this series and realized I had forgotten key details from this book. Another fast-paced shifter read, this one was also worth the reread. I had almost forgotten how much the ending killed me....and as I already had let the second book go back to the library unread, I am now kicking myself yet again. LOL!
I'm now currently reading the following books:
All three are new books that I am just beginning this week. The Kill List is my current read on my ipad and a beginning to a new series I believe. It is in my quest to FINALLY read this book which has been on my TBR list for ages. And Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is for the reread (besides who doesn't need a little Harry Potter in their lives?) Lots of good reading ahead for me!
I have been trying to avoid NetGalley like the plague because I do not need to request any more books. Some weeks that works and sometimes I fail miserably. Here are the two books that I have added to my TBR soon list thanks to NetGalley and the publishers.
Plans for today involve cleaning, laundry, and working outside in the yard. Happy Sunday to me! I also plan on writing up some reviews for the coming week, blog hopping, and most importantly: The Walking Dead is on tonight! Woohoo! Maybe a little reading if I can find time. I'm off to get the day started.
Happy Sunday and Happy Reading!!