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message 1: by Jonetta (last edited Mar 29, 2016 05:43AM) (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10422 comments Mod
March Plan
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2-3-4 Challenge
✔Barefoot with a Stranger (#2) by Roxanne St. Claire (Barefoot Bay Undercover) ★★★★1/2
✔Barefoot with a Bad Boy (#3) by Roxanbe St. Claire (Barefoot Bay Undercover) (AR) ★★★★★
✔Show No Fear (#7) by Marliss Melton (SEAL Team 12) (GR - TDD) ★★★★
Immortal in Death (#3) by J. D. Robb (In Death) (BR - JDR)
✔The Soul Catcher (#3) by Alex Kava (Maggie O'Dell) (GR - 2-3-4) ★★★★
✔Why Mermaids Sing (#3) by C. S. Harris (Sebastian St. Cyr) (GR - 2-3-4) ★★★★★
Forever Alexa (#4) by Cate Beauman (The Bodyguards of L. A. County)
✔Just Give Me a Reason (#2) by Rebecca Rogers Maher (NG) ★★★★
Wildest Dreams (#9) by Robyn Carr (Thunder Point)
☞ Whatever it Takes (#2) by Christy Reece (Grey Justice)
Wilde at Heart (#3) by Tonya Burrows (NG)
✔Running Blind (#3) by Cindy Gerard ★★★

Author Review Requests
✔Stripped Raw by Prescott Lane (AR) (Blog: March 8) ★★★★
✔Her Safe Harbor (#3) by Holly Bush (Crawford Family) (AR) ★★★★★
✔Tempting Mr. Townsend (#2) by Anna Campbell (Dashing Widows) (AR) ★★★★
Back Again by Susan May (AR)
Dangerous Games (#1) by Tess Diamond (O'Connor & Kincaid) (AR)

Group Reads/Other
✔What We Find (#1) by Robyn Carr (Sullivan's Crossing) (NG) ★★★1/2
14 Days to Die by A. B. Whelan (NG)
Mrs. John Doe by Tom Savage (NG)
✔In the Waning Light by Loreth Anne White (NG) ★★★★

Audiobooks to Consider
✔What You Need (#1) by Lorelei James (Need You) (PR - Tantor) ★★★1/2
✔Hidden Bodies (#2) by Caroline Kepnes (You) (PR - Simon & Shuster) ★★★★1/2
✔Unlawful Contact (#3) by Pamela Clare (I-Team) (BR - TDD) ★★★★1/2
✔The Widow by Fiona Barton (PR) ★★★1/2
✔The Striker (#10) by Monica McCarty (Highland Guard) (PR - Tantor Audio) ★★★★1/2
☊Biting Bad (#8) by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires)
Tuesday's Gone (#2) by Nicci French (Frieda Klein) (Audible)
The Torment of Others (#4) by Val McDermid (Tony Hill/Carol Jordan)
Beneath the Bleeding (#5) by Val McDermid (Tony Hill/Carol Jordan)
I Am Pilgrim (#1) by Terry Hayes (Pilgrim) (GR - LOR)
Lord of Darkness (#5) by Elizabeth Hoyt (Maiden Lane) (RA - Narrator)
After the Crash by Michael Bussi (PR - Hachette Audio)
Coming Home (#1) by Mariah Stewart (Chesapeake Diaries) (Romance Audiobooks)
Raven Black (#1) by Ann Cleeves (Shetland)
Between the Devil and Desire (#2) by Lorraine Heath (Scoundrels of St. James)
Midnight Bites (#8.5 & #10.5) by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires) (PR - Tantor Audio)
The Bourbon King (#1) by J. R. Ward (The Bourbon Kings) (PR - Penguin/RH Audio)
☊The Lost Girls by John Glatt (PR - Tantor)
Magic Breaks (#7) by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels)
Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas
Bound to Darkness (#13) by Lara Adrian (Midnight Breed) (PR - Tantor Audio)
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
Kiss of a Demon King (#7) by Kresley Cole (IAD)
The Fault in our Stars by John Green

Reviews
Barefoot with a Stranger (Barefoot Bay Undercover, #2) by Roxanne St. Claire Stripped Raw by Prescott Lane What You Need (Need You, #1) by Lorelei James Why Mermaids Sing (Sebastian St. Cyr, #3) by C.S. Harris Unlawful Contact by Pamela Clare Show No Fear (SEAL Team 12, #7) by Marliss Melton What We Find (Sullivan's Crossing, #1) by Robyn Carr The Widow by Fiona Barton The Soul Catcher (Maggie O'Dell, #3) by Alex Kava Her Safe Harbor (Crawford Family, #3) by Holly Bush Hidden Bodies (You, #2) by Caroline Kepnes Running Blind (One-Eyed Jacks, #3) by Cindy Gerard Barefoot with a Bad Boy (Barefoot Bay Undercover, #3) by Roxanne St. Claire The Striker (Highland Guard, #10) by Monica McCarty In the Waning Light by Loreth Anne White Tempting Mr. Townsend (Dashing Widows, #2) by Anna Campbell Just Give Me a Reason by Rebecca Rogers Maher

Barefoot with a Stranger
Stripped Raw
What You Need
Why Mermaids Sing
Unlawful Contact
Show No Fear
What We Find
The Widow
The Soul Catcher
Her Safe Harbor
Hidden Bodies
Running Blind
Barefoot with a Badboy
The Striker
In the Waning Light
Tempting Mr. Townsend
Just Give Me a Reason


message 2: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10422 comments Mod
I'm now officially backed up! Time to get serious and catch up.


message 3: by Laura (new)

Laura | 2115 comments Amazing list!


message 4: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10422 comments Mod
Impossible. I've got some rescheduling to do but until then, I've got to keep them on this plan.


message 5: by Deb (new)

Deb (deb605) I think your monthly list is longer than my yearly list!


message 6: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10422 comments Mod
Yeah, it's embarrassing. I'm reading far under my normal monthly average and getting behind. I'll be paring it down once I reschedule some stuff:)


message 7: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 4015 comments Mod
That is one LONG list, but it has some good books on it :0)


message 8: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10422 comments Mod
They're all calling to me!! But, when I look at the list I grow weary. I'm fixing this within the next couple of days.


message 9: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 4015 comments Mod
Jonetta wrote: "when I look at the list I grow weary."

Toward the end of last year, I realized that I was reading fewer and fewer of the books on my plan, and planning was actually decreasing my motivation to read.

So this year, I've decided to keep my planning to a minimum (only group and buddy reads) and just read whatever grabs my fancy.

I've also limited my challenges as they were also forcing me to read books that I wasn't really into. It's working so far *crossing fingers*


message 10: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10422 comments Mod
I'm not sure what my issues are these days. I'm liking what I'm reading and what's next to read. Just finding myself getting distracted a lot. I've gone from about 17 books/month to 12 or 13. So, I'm now 10 books behind because of commitments I made.

The good news is I seem to be finding my mojo again. I'm halfway through the current book and just might finish today.


message 11: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 4015 comments Mod
Jonetta wrote: "The good news is I seem to be finding my mojo again.."

Glad you've got your mojo back. It is really distressing to lose it.


message 12: by Sunny (new)

Sunny (wkonsunshine) | 412 comments Jonetta wrote: "I'm not sure what my issues are these days. I'm liking what I'm reading and what's next to read. Just finding myself getting distracted a lot. I've gone from about 17 books/month to 12 or 13. So, I..."

I'm in the same boat. I've been more and more distracted by t.v. I've become addicted to binge serial watching. Also, I made a decision to be more "present" this year, so I'm reading less while on the run.


message 13: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10422 comments Mod
Sunny, is it better?


message 14: by Laura (new)

Laura | 2115 comments Reading should be fun and something you escape to, not something you need to escape from.


message 15: by Sunny (new)

Sunny (wkonsunshine) | 412 comments Jonetta wrote: "Sunny, is it better?"

Yes, I'm more present in the world. It prompted me to join a women's jiu jitsu class on Women Empowered and I LOVE it. I'm finding that I'm liking the books I'm reading more as well.

@Laura, I agree. I let reading and reviewing start to become a burden. Not sure how that happened, but it snuck up on me.


message 16: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10422 comments Mod
Very true, Laura! I'll wear that as a mantra this month.


message 17: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10422 comments Mod
I'm determined to read 14 days this month.


message 18: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10422 comments Mod
I've seriously pared down this list (except for my audiobooks as I like being able to choose from those I've targeted for the year).

Feeling better. Still not realistic but I wanted to list the 20 books I'd most like to choose from.


message 19: by Tracey (new)

Tracey (trakka) | 1363 comments Glad you're feeling better!


message 20: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10422 comments Mod
I am! Thank you, Tracey. Last night, I could not stop reading! Feeling better, thanks to all the encouragement here. Words matter and those above certainly made a difference.


message 21: by Tracey (new)

Tracey (trakka) | 1363 comments Excellent! I think sometimes it helps to be told that it's OK that you don't feel like reading much and then that sparks off the reading again!


message 22: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10422 comments Mod
That's pretty close to what happened:)


Kris - My Novelesque Life (mynovelesquelife) | 2440 comments You can do it, Jonetta!!!


message 24: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10422 comments Mod
Thanks, Kris:)


message 25: by Mary Beth (new)

Mary Beth  | 974 comments Ive been distracted too Jonetta. I hate when it happens but feel better now because I just finished Catch Me by Lisa Gardner Detective DD Warren Series #6. I loved it.

By the way I loved The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson.


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