‘Whiteout’ by Various Authors – Audiobook Review

After reading Blackout last year by this all star team of 6 authors, I couldn’t pass up reading Whiteout, especially when its cold out in January, perfect mood weather to read (and cuddle up) with!

Title: Whiteout
Authors: Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon
Series: Standalone
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Holiday

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‘Nine Liars’ by Maureen Johnson – Blog Tour

Thank you to Turn The Page Tours for having me on this blog tour!

This book is a HarperCollins title. The HarperCollins Union is currently on strike and has been since Nov. 10, 2022, in hopes of living wages. I was scheduled to share a review today, but due to the ongoing Union strike I will be withholding my review until HarperCollins answers those on the picket line. I will revisit this post and update with my review once HarperCollins does something.

(Spoiler though: I loved Nine Liars and gave it 5/5 stars!)

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DNF’s of 2022 – Most Disappointing Reads of 2022

In 2021, I made a “Most Disappointing Reads of 2021” list – this year, I decided to start keeping serious track of books I’m DNF-ing (did not finish) – on Goodreads, to add to my DNF shelf, I remove the “date read” so I’ve started writing it into my Goodreads reviews so I’ll know when I DNF.

I started this post back in January 2022 and now that it’s December 29th, 2022, I feel like it’s time to share! I don’t know if this will be of interest to anyone but me, but I’m listing books I DNF by month and at what percentage I stopped reading them.

Life is too short to keep reading books you aren’t enjoying and don’t care how it ends. One of my 2022 goals was to DNF books I know I’ll rate 1 or 2 stars and so far I’ve been happy with the books I’ve DNF-ed!

I DNF-ed a book at 79% and a book at 30%. It’s never too late or too early to DNF!

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‘A Merry Little Meet Cute’ by Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone – Audiobook Review

A Merry Little Meet Cute was released in September 2022, but I had been saving this waiting for December to read it – and it did not disappoint! This is a super fun, sexy, romantic, sex positive and body positive book great for any time of year – but especially the holidays!

Title: A Merry Little Meet Cute
Author: Julie Murphy, Sierra Simone
Series: Standalone
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Holiday – Christmas

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‘Long Story Short’ by Serena Kaylor – Audiobook Review

A home schooled genius girl who has to go to theatre summer camp to prove she can socialize and interact with people her own age? I was hooked right away and had a ton of fun with this story!

Title: Long Story Short
Author: Serena Kaylor
Series: Standalone
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

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‘The Weight of Blood’ by Tiffany D. Jackson – Audiobook Review

Tiffany D. Jackson is an auto-read author for me now and her latest novel, The Weight of Blood, which is a Carrie retelling, hits hard! Tiffany never disappoints – this book was a thrill from beginning to end!

Title: The Weight of Blood
Author: Tiffany D. Jackson
Series: Standalone
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Retellings

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‘Wild is the Witch’ by Rachel Griffin – Audiobook Review

In October, we read witchy books and Wild is the Witch seemed to fit that bill!
In this world, people know witches exist and the fact they have magic, which I already found intriguing – but as in any world, not everyone is so accepting of those who are different.

Title: Wild is the Witch
Author: Rachel Griffin
Series: Standalone
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal

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‘Seoulmates’ by Susan Lee – Audiobook Review

K-pop and K-dramas seem to have taken the world by storm, and the plot in this story is no different. Seoulmates was an incredibly wholesome second-chance love story that completely stole my heart!

Title: Seoulmates
Author: Susan Lee
Series: Standalone
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

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‘Lakesedge’ by Lyndall Clipstone – Audiobook Review

I’d been eager to read Lakesedge since it was released, but when I didn’t get to it last year during the “spooky season” I knew I wanted to wait until this years spooky season – and what better month to read this gothic fantasy than October!

Title: Lakesedge
Author: Lyndall Clipstone
Series: World at the Lake’s Edge #1
Genres: Fantasy, Gothic, Romance

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‘Off the Page’ by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer – Audiobook Review

Off The Page is the sequel to Between The Lines – spoilers ahead for Between The Lines! With the abrupt ending of Between the Lines, I wanted more closure and immediately jumped into this one!

Title: Off the Page
Author:  Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
Series: Between the Lines #2
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Fantasy

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