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Thursday, January 1, 2015

MBS 2014 Reading List

MBS (Martha's Bookshelf) 2014 Reading List
Summary: 157 Total. 63 Audio Books (29 of them being from my own TBR audio libraries); 37 books through NetGalley; 12 from authors (not through NetGalley); 10 from tours (not through NetGalley); 9 from Publishers (not through NetGalley); 10 for Book Club; 16 from TBR shelf (not including Audios). 24 of the total were print books. Total TBR with audio = 45. My Goal is to increase this TBR number in 2015.
DNF - One audio that I have not listed. I will try it again in 2015 to see if I can get into it.

I posted 59 special giveaways and about 52 Friday Picks and 52 Sharing Beyond Books giveaways for a total of 163.
My author features were fewer this year with less than 20 tour features or guest posts. This was intentional due to my own health issues. I did not have the energy to do interviewing or commit to deadlines until later in the year.

I just looked at my lists from prior years to compare:
2013: Completed 212
2012: Completed 218
2011: Completed 251
2010: Completed 173
2009: Completed 188
My 2014 completed number is down a bit from the past years but I am comfortable with that. It may have been due to less energy during the Cancer treatments or it might have been due to spending a bit more time on the publishing company - which was/is needed. The 2014 numbers work out to three books a week and I had all reviewed by year-end except one novel (and the Bible which I don't review). As noted, this is comfortable so I plan to stay with this range and not push for higher numbers which creates more work and stress.

JANUARY
    2.
  • Book Review: The Wanderer by Cheryl Mahoney; Fantasy; my rating 4.5.
    4.
  • Book Review and Giveaway: White Rogue by David R. Fett M.D., Stephen Langford & Connie Malcolm; Spy Thriller; my rating 4.0. Open US; Ends 1/24.
    6.
  • Book Review: Cloaked in Danger by Jeannie Ruesch; Historical Romance, Regency; my rating 4.5.
    7.
  • Audio Book Review: Flight of the Bowyer by Kenneth R. Lewis; Political Thriller, Futuristic; my rating 4.5.
    9.
  • Book Review with Giveaway Link: Warrior's Moon by Jaclyn M. Hawkes; Medieval Historical Romance; my rating 4.25.  Ends 2/23/14.
    13.
  • Book Review with Giveaway Question: The Sheriff's Surrender by Susan Page Davis, Historical, Inspirational; my rating 4.25.  Giveaway to come soon.
FEBRUARY
    17.
  • Audible Book Review: Ghost Hunter by Jayne Castle, Paranormal Romance; my rating 3.75. 
    19.
  • Book Review and Tour Giveaway: New Frontier by Jeremy Lee; Sci Fi; my rating 4.5. GC giveaway Ends 3/2/14.
    20.
  • Book Review with Print Giveaway: Sleeping Dogs by Tony Vanderwarker; Thriller; my rating 5.0. Open US Only. Ends 2/28/14.
    23.
  • Audio Book Review: The Tempest by William Shakespeare; Classic, Dramatization; my rating 4.0.
    25.
  • Audio Book Review: Of Poseidon by Anna Banks; fantasy; my rating 4.75.
MARCH
    32.
  • Audio Book Review: A Blind Goddess by James R. Benn; World War II Mystery; my rating 4.25.
    33.
  • Book Review: Heart of a Hero by Marie Higgins; Historical Romance, Western, Inspirationa; my rating 4.25.
    36.
  • Book Review: Jaspar's War by Cym Lowell; Thriller; my rating 4.25.
APRIL
    39.
  • Audio Book Review: The Protector by Marliss Melton; Romantic Suspense; my rating 4.25.
    40.
  • Book ReviewIssachar's Heirs by Brian Chilton; Political Thriller, Christian Fiction; my rating 4.75. 
    41.
  • Book Review and GiveawayUnwilling Warrior by Andrea Boeshaar; Inspirational, Historical Romance; my rating 4.5.  Ends 4/14/14, 5pm CST.
    49.
  • Book Review and GiveawayThe Seducer by Madeline Hunter; Historical Romance; my rating 3.75. 
    52.
  • Book Review: Fair Play: a Novel by Deeanna Gist; Historical Romance, Inspirational; my rating 5.0. 
MAY
    56.
  • Audio Book Review: Harmless by Ernie LindseyMystery; my rating 4.0. 
    60.
  • Book Review: Thunder Mountain by Dean Wesley; Time Travel, Romance; my rating 4.0.
    63.
  • Audio Book Review: Erian's Lair #2 by Tony Lee Henderson; Fantasy, Juvenile Fiction; my rating 4.0.
    65.
  • Book Review: Simply Irresistible by Kristine Grayson; Paranormal  Romance; my rating 4.0.
    66.
  • Book Review and Giveaway: The Windflower by Laura London; Historical Romance; my rating 3.5.
JUNE
    70.
  • Book Review and Giveaway: The Trouble With Harry by Katie MacAllister; Historical Romance; my rating 4.25.  Open US; ends July 2, 2014.
    73.
  • Audible Book Review: Greenwillow by B.J. Chute; Classic Fiction; my rating 5.0.
    74.
  • Audio Book Review: Edge of Tomorrow by Hiroshi Sakurazaka; Sci Fi; my rating 4.25.
    75.
  • Audible Book Review plus (Audio)  Giveaway: Judgment in Death by J.D. Robb; Crime Thriller, Mystery; my rating 5.  Open US; ends July 12, 2014.
    76.
  • Book Review and (Print) Giveaway: Heading Home by John Robinson; Christian Fiction; my rating 4.0.  Open US; ends July 12, 2014.
    77.
  • Book Review: Inn at Last Chance by Hope Ramsey; Contemporary Romance; my rating 4.25.
    78.
  • Audible Book Review: Jenning's Diary by Anthony Buckeridge; Juvenile Fiction, Classic; my rating 4.0.  
JULY
    80.
  • Book Review and Comment Giveaway: Sunshine by Janet Spaeth; Contemporary Romance; my rating 4.25. Comment Giveaway Open Worldwide. Ends 7/22/14.
    82.
  • Book Review: Take Back the Morning by Evan Howard; Inspirational Fiction, Thriller; my rating 4.0.  
    84.
  • Book Review and Giveaway: Every Time I Love You by Heather Graham; Contemporary Romance with historical elements; my rating 4.0.  Open US. Ends 8/2/14.
    85.
  • Book Review: Half a King by Joe Abercrombie; Fantasy Adventure; my rating 4.25.  
    86.
  • Book Review and Giveaway: Priceless by Christina Dodd; Historical Romance; my rating 4.75. Open US. Ends 8/9/14.
AUGUST
    90.
  • Book Review and Tour $25.00 Giveaway: Son of War, Daughter of Chaos by Janette Rallison; YA Fantasy, Thriller; my rating 4.5.  Open Worldwide. Ends 8/24/14.
    93.
  • Book Review and Giveaway: The Freezer (The Tanner Sequence) by Timothy S. Johnston; Sci Fi Thriller, Mystery; my rating 4.5. Open Mixed - Worldwide and US. Ends 8/23/14.
    98.
  • Book Review: Chieftain by Command by Frances Housden; Historical Romance, Scottish; my rating 4.0.  
    99.
  • Audio Book Review: Curve of Time by M. Wylie Blanchet; Memoir; my rating 5.0. 
SEPTEMBER
    102.
  • Book Review: The Traitor by Grace Burrowes; Historic Romance, Regency; my rating 4.25.
    105.
  • Book Review: Neverhome by Laird Hunt; Historic Fiction, Civil War; my rating 4.5.
    106.
  • Audio Book Review: Dead Case at Deadwood, Deadwood Mystery Book 3 by Ann Charles; Mystery, Humor; my rating 4.0.
    107.
  • Book Review: The Night Vistor by Dianne Emley; Mystery, Paranormal Thriller, my rating 4.25.
    108.
  • Book Review: Shades of Moonlight by Karen L. McKee; Mystery, Paranormal Thriller, my rating 4.25.
    111.
  • Book Review: Global Predator by Jack Maclean; Military Thriller; my rating 4.0.
OCTOBER
NOVEMBER
    126.
  • Book Review and eBook Giveaway: Pushing the Limit (Alpha Ops) by Emmy Curtis; Military Romance; my rating 4.25. Open Worldwide. Ends 11/14/14.
    136.
  • Audio Book Review: Divided We Fall by Trent Reedy; Sci Fi, YA ; my rating 4.0.
DECEMBER
    140.
  • Book Review and Giveaway: Home for the Holidays by Rochelle Alers;  Contemporary Romance; my rating 4.0. eBook Giveaway, US and Canada; ends 12/13/14.
    146.
  • Book Review: The Heir by Lynne Stringer; YA, Sci Fi; my rating 4.25.
    148.
  • Book Review and Giveaway: Jesus Daily: 365 Interactive Devotions by Aaron Tabor #JesusDailyBook; Christian, Spiritual; my rating 4.5. Tour Giveaway book + Tshirt, US Only; ends 12/20/14.
    150.
  • Book Review and Tour Giveaway: Hope Rising (Of Love and War) by Stacy Henrie, Christian, Historical Romance; my rating 4.5. Tour Giveaway 10 copies ends 12/18/14.
    154.
  • Book Review: The Advent Bride by Mary Connealy; Historical Romance, my rating: 4.5.

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