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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

MBS January 2016 Reading Wrap-Up

I have certain goals to reach my challenges and reading total for 2016.

The YEARLY reading goals:
Total = 180
Audio =  72
NetGalley = 42
Print = 12
Tours = 24
Ladies Book Club (LBC) = 12
Mixed in (hopefully includes TBR books I've won) = 18

My TBR goal is to read at least 100 from my shelves, whether Audible, Kindle, other ebook or print.

This breaks down roughly to 15 books on a MONTHLY basis in these formats (with TBRs, print, LBC and others overlapping at times):
Audio --  6
eBooks -- 2  (author review/tour or TBR)
NetGalley -- 3.5
TBR Print  --  1
TBR eBook -- 1
LBC -- 1
Other -- 1

I feel like I got off to a good start in JANUARY with this summary:
Total read = 17
Audio/Audible = 8
eBook = 2 (author/publicist/tour requested reviews)
NetGalley = 6
Print (LBC) = 1
TBR = 17 (All obtained prior to 2016)
New to Me Authors = 13
Series Continued = 3

There were three 5.0 rated books in January and six 4.5 starred.

Code for the list is:
A = Audio/Audible
E = eBook
NG = NetGalley
P = Print

    JANUARY 2016
  1. A-- Audible Book Reviews: Three X Minus One #VintageSciFi Stories; Vintage Sci Fi; X Minus One: Protective Mimicry (October 3, 1956) by Algis Budrys, Ernest Kinoy - adaptation; my rating 4.5.
  2. A-- X Minus One: Cold Equations (August 25, 1955) by Tom Godwin, George Lefferts - adaptation; my ratings 4.25.
  3. A-- X Minus One: Target One (December 26, 1957) by Frederik Pohl, George Lefferts - adaptation; my ratings 4.25.
  4. P-- Book Review: Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball: A Novella by Donita K. Paul; Romance, Fantasy, Inspirational; my rating 4.5.
  5. E-- Book Review: The Colossus by Ranjini Iyer; Action, Adventure, Mystery; my rating 3.75.
  6. NG-- Book Review: The Dirt on Ninth Grave (Charley Davidson Book 9) by Darynda Jones; Fantasy; my rating 4.25.
  7. A-- Audible Book Review and #Giveaway: Time Heist: Firstborn Saga Volume 1 by #Anthony Vicino. Sci Fi, Mystery; my rating 4.5.
  8. E-- Book Review: The Feral Sentence: Part One by G. C. Julien ; Dystopian, Sci Fi; my rating 4.0.
  9. NG-- Book Review: Jessica's Christmas Kiss: (Christmas Kisses Book 3) by Alison May ; Romance, Holiday; my rating 4.5.
  10. A-- Audio Book Review: Buster: The Military Dog Who Saved a Thousand Lives by Will Barrow, Isabel George; Personal Memoir; my rating 4.25.
  11. A-- Audible Book Review: The Very First D**ned Thing: An Author-Read Audio Exclusive by Jodi Taylor; Fantasy; my rating 4.5.
  12. NG-- Book Review: Night Study (Study Series) by Maria V. Snyder ; Paranormal, Fantasy; my rating 5.0.
  13. NG-- Book Review: Brilliance (The Brilliance Trilogy Book 1) by Marcus Sakey; Sci Fi, Suspense Thriller; my rating 5.0.
  14. A-- Audible Book Review: To Live Forever by Jack Vance; Vintage Sci Fi; my rating 4.0.
  15. NG-- Book Review: Extreme Honor (True Heroes) by Piper J. Drake; Romantic Suspense; my rating 4.5.
  16. NG-- Book Review: Steamborn (Steamborn Series) (Volume 1) by Eric R Asher; Sci Fi, Fantasy, Steampunk; my rating 4.25.
  17. A-- The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein; (Review to be linked) Vintage Sci Fi; my rating 5.0.


  1. Great reading month Martha and good to knock a good number of the TBR!

  2. Very thorough wrap-up! Happy February!

  3. A good reading month for you Martha. I hope February is just as good for your or even a better month.


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