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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Eleni's Reading for June 2018

Here are my June reads.

Read: 9               (down 1)
Series: 6               (down 2)
TBR: 4                 (down 2)
Audio: 4                (up 3)
AWW: 4                (up 4)
Graphic novels: 0 (down 2)

Historical Romance

Let Love Find You (Reid Family #4) by Johanna Lindsey (audio narrated by Anne Flosnik) | 4 stars
A Person of No Consequence by Alison Stuart | Short story | 4 stars

Paranormal Romance /SciFi Romance

Winter Born (Dark-Hunterverse # , Were-Hunter #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon | short story | 4 stars.
The Undead Next Door (Love at Stake #4) by Kerrelyn Sparks (audio narrated by Deanna Hurst) | 4.5 stars .
Atrophy (Atrophy #1) by Jess Anastasi | 4.75 stars

Contemporary Romance / Romantic Elements

Pretty Shore (Astonvale #2) by  Carla Caruso | 4.25 stars
Action Man Meets Miss Adventure & other romantic short stories by Claire Baxter | 5 stars (short story collection)
The Time of My Life by Cecelia Ahern (audio narrated by Amy Creighton) | 4.25 stars

Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods (Underland Chronicles #3) by Suzanne Collins (audio narrated by Paul Boehmer) | childrens | 4.75 stars

~Until next time, Happy Reading!~

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Eleni's Reading for May 2018

Here are my May reads - finished off a few on my TBR pile this month. Yay!

Read: 10               (down 1)
Series: 8               (up 2)
TBR: 6                  (up 6)
Audio: 1                (down 5)
AWW: 4                (up 4)
Graphic novels: 2 (down 2)

Historical Romance
  • Bound for Eden (Frontiers of the Heart #1) by Tess LeSue | 4.75 stars - good fun
  • The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy by Julia Quinn (audio) | 3.75 stars

Paranormal Romance
  • Magical Redemption (Myth & Magic #3) by Nicola E. Sheridan | 4.75 stars 
  • The Crocodile Virgin: A Short Story by Jenny Schwartz | 4 stars

Graphic Novels
  • Smile (Smile #1) by Raina Telgemeier | graphic novel | 4 stars
  • Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files: Storm Front, Volume 1: The Gathering Storm (The Dresden Files Graphic Novels #1.1) by Jim Butcher et al. | 4 stars

  • Lost Cause (Daisy Dunlop Mysteries #1) by J.L. Simpson | 4.5 stars
  • Missing You (Missing #5) by Meg Cabot (writing as Jenny Carroll) | 4.5 stars - YA and Romantic Elements

  • Focus 2012: highlights of Australia short fiction by Tehani Croft Wessely (editor) | 4 stars

  • The Last Colony (Old Man's War #3) by John Scalzi | 4.5 stars

Happy Reading!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Reading for April 2018

Here are my April reads - a varied read this month.

Read: 11
Series: 6
TBR: 0 (was that type of month were my TBR reading is continuing but no books were finished).
Audio: 6
AWW: 0
Graphic novels: 4

Paranormal Romance/ Urban Fantasy

  • The Beginning (Hunter Legends Series 0.5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon | short story | 4 stars
  • The Mystery of Grace by Charles de Lint (audio narrated by Tai Sammons & Paul Michael Garcia) | 5 stars - Favourite book of the month. Loved the style and the audio version was really good.


  • A Test of Wills (Inspector Ian Rutledge #1) by Charles Todd (audio narrated by Samuel Giles) | 3.5 stars
  • The Lost Days of Agatha Christie by Carole Owens (audio narrated by Wanda McCaddon) | 4 stars

Graphic Novels

  • Snow White: a graphic novel by Matt Phelan | 4 stars
  • Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Circus of the Damned, Volume 2: The Ingenue (Anita Blake Graphic Novels) by Laurell K. Hamilton,  Jessica Ruffner, and Ron Lim (Illustrator) | graphic novel | 4 stars
  • Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Circus of the Damned, Volume 3: The Scoundrel (Anita Blake Graphic Novels) by Laurell K. Hamilton,  Jessica Ruffner, and Ron Lim (Illustrator) | graphic novel | 4.5 stars
  • Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier | graphic novel | 4 stars

  • I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) by Malala Yousafzai  and Patricia McCormick (audio narrated by Malala Yousafzai and Neela Vaswani) | non-fiction | YA | 4.5 stars - fascinating and has an outlook of hope. 


  • The Marvelous Land of Oz (Oz #2) by L. Frank Baum (audio narrated by Tara Sands) | children's | 3 stars


  • Carry On, Jeeves (Jeeves #3) by P.G. Wodehouse (audio narrated by Jonathan Cecil) | 4 stars - Chuckling read.  A few stories was in the the previous Jeeves compilations.

Happy Reading!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Eleni's January to March 2018 reads

I'm falling a bit behind in my goal of 110 books but I've managed 20 books so far in 2018. Here is my reading for January to March.

  • Equal Rites (Discworld #3) by Terry Pratchett | 4.5 stars
  • Rhio's Dancer (The Four-Sided Pentacle #2.5) by Denise Rossetti | novella | 5 stars
  • Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth (audio narrated by Emma Galvin and Aaron Stanford ) | 4 stars

Paranormal Romance/ Urban Fantasy/Dystopian Romance
  • Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood #10) by J.R. Ward | 4.5 stars
  • Skin (Flesh #2) by Kylie Scott | 4.75 stars
  • What Trouble Is: A Short Story (Flesh #2.6) by Kylie Scott | 5 stars
  • Devil to Pay (Night Huntress #3.5) by Jeanine Frost | 4 stars | novella
  • Love by Premonition by Holley Trent | 4.5 stars - humorous elements
  • Free Fall (Retrievers #5) by Laura Anne Gilman | 4.75 stars
  • Summer Knight (The Dresden Files #4) by Jim Butcher (audio narrated by James Marsters) | 4.25 stars
  • The Lost (Celestial Blues #2) by Vicki Pettersson (audio narrated by Kevin Fabian) | 4 stars

Historical Romance
  • A Rogue of My Own (Reid Family #3) by Johanna Lindsey (audio narrated by Rosalyn Landor) | 4 stars
  • Deception on Sable Hill (Chicago World's Fair Mystery #2) by Shelley Gray (audio narrated by Tavia Gilbert) | 4 stars
  • Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander #2) by Diana Gabaldon | re-read | 5 stars
  • Miss Tonks Turns to Crime: A Novel of Regency England (Poor Relation #2) by Marion Chesney (M.C. Beaton) (audio read by Davina Porter ) | 4 stars

  • Flying Too High (Phryne Fisher, #2) by Kerry Greenwood (audio narrated by Stephanie Daniel) | 4 stars
  • His Majesty's Hope (Maggie Hope Mystery #3) by by Susan Elia MacNeal (audio narrated by Susan Duerden) | 4.25 stars

Graphic Novels
  • Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Circus of the Damned, Volume 1: The Charmer (Anita Blake Graphic Novels) by Laurell K. Hamilton,  Jessica Ruffner, and Ron Lim (Illustrator) | graphic novel | 4 stars

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson (audio narrated by Roger Wayne) | non-fiction | 4 stars
  • The Bletchley Girls by Tessa Dunlop (audio narrated by Anna Bentinck) | non-fiction | 4 stars

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Eleni's Reading for 2018

As mentioned in my previous post, my results from last year were mixed. While I read over 126 items, they were mainly audio books and books in series not always in the TBR pile. That is I borrowed them from the library to read or listen to.

While that's fine-it allows me to discover new authors-that's not so good for the TBR piles and mine are in absolute Mt. Everest sized proportions.

So in 2018, while I will continue listening to audio, it won't be the main focus. The TBR piles will be the ones I concentrate on.

Here is a list of the challenges I will be doing. Click the image to links to the challenge page.

This is the overall 2018 TBR list.

Of course, I'll continue to read series, which should fall into one or more of the challenges above.  To see the series I'm currently reading, click HERE.

I'll also list any Graphic Novels I'm reading on a seperate page.

Happy Reading! Yia!

~Eleni x

Friday, January 26, 2018

2017 Reading Wrap Up!

I can't believe we're at the end of January and I haven't mentioned how I did n 2017.

Here's the run down, which you can also find in the Past Challenges page.

image courtesy of Pixabay

100 Book reading Challenge - ACHIEVED
Aim: 100  |  Read: 126

Audio Challenge- ACHIEVED
Aim: 45 | Read: 49

Australian Women's Challenge - ACHIEVED
Aim: 25 | Read: 26

All good so far, now is where we fall down...

DarkSider A-Z Challenge - FAILED
Aim: 24 | Read: 8

Graphic Novels/Comic Books list
Read:  8 (down from 2016)

TBR Author Name Challenge - FAILED
Aim: 24 | Read:   12

Aim: 24 | Read: 19 

TBR Book Title Challenge - FAILED (though this one was a 'leftover' challenge for books that didn't fit in the Author Name Challenge.)
Aim: 24 | Read: 1

Aim: 24 | Read:  3

Out of the 126 books, 93 were series books. This combined with audio books was where my main reading was focused in 2017, and not all of these were from the TBR piles, hence why those numbers were down. 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

December 2017 reads

My reading picked up a little at the end of the year. All entertaining books.

Romantic Suspense
  • Never Surrender by Rosie Miles | 5 stars
  • Down Among the Dead Men by Claire Baxter | 4.5 stars 

Paranormal Romance
  • Magical Creations (Myth & Magic #2) by Nicola E. Sheridan | 4.25 stars
  • Mind Raider (The Anomaly #2) by Anna Hackett | 5 stars

Contemporary Romance / Romantic Comedy

  • The Frog Prince by Elle Lothlorien | 4.5 stars


  • Self-Publishing: Absolute Beginners Guide by Imogene Nix & Suzi Love | 4 stars

Happy Reading!

~ E