December 2016 Wrap Up

Sooooo I had high hopes for my December reading … but life is always so busy! I got a decent amount of reading done. The books I read this month were longer than most other books so there’s that.ย  But still not as much blogging as I would have liked. Maybe I should make a resolution and try to upkeep better! any tips? The books I did read were fantastic though!!

So lets see what December brought for me!


I read these in December:

The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)ย  Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)ย  Sleigh Bells in the Snow (O'Neil Brothers,#1)

Christmas Under the Starsย  Zodiac (Zodiac, #1)


Currently Reading:

I’m going into the new year with no book started! Fresh book choosing happens tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚


Favorite Book this Month:

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)


Books I bought this Month (or got as a gift since it was Christmas):

Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1)ย  Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1)ย  Three Dark Crowns ย Sleigh Bells in the Snow (O'Neil Brothers,#1)

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Seeds of Deception Review

Seeds of Deception (Orchard #10)

Title: Seeds of Deception

Author: Sheila Connolly

Release Date: October 4, 2016

Publisher: Berkley

Pages: 304 pages

Genre: Cozy Mystery

My Rating: 2star

 


goodreadssynopsis

The New York Times bestselling author of A Gala Event returns with newlyweds Meg and Seth Chapin who should be worried about writing thank you notes, not taking a juicy bite out of crime…

With the bushels of time they spent organizing their wedding, Meg and Seth didnโ€™t have a chance to plan a honeymoon. But now that winter has arrived, thereโ€™s not much to do at the orchard. So with their shared love of history and all things apple, they pick Thomas Jeffersonโ€™s orchards at Monticello as the perfect getaway.

While they enjoy the beautiful sights, thereโ€™s a rotten addition to the agenda when Megโ€™s parents discover their handyman dead in the backyard. With a bitter police chief eyeing Megโ€™s father as a suspect, Meg and Seth have to cut their honeymoon short to find the root of the problem.”


my review

We all know that cozy mysteries is one of my favourite genres to read. Unfortunately this one fell short of being really good.

Now to be fair, I’m not sure if its because this is the tenth book in the Orchard Mystery series, and my first time reading one. So maybe coming in the middle of it all wasn’t the greatest idea.

It had all the components of a great cozy mystery I will give it that. The small town feel, the scenary, everything I generally like. However for me the characters just were not up to what I usually like. It was more the dialogue than anything. I can’t imagine anyone talking the way the characters talk. Again, this could be because I jumped into the middle of the series. There was absolutely nothing bad about the authors writing.

December TBR

This is the most ambitious monthly TBR ever, but what can I say, there is something about winter that just makes me so happy! I love snow, I love everything to do with winter. I will also have two weeks off, so I think I can get a bunch of reading done then.

Chance of a Ghost (Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #4)ย  Identity Withheldย  Billionaire Blend (Coffeehouse Mystery, #13) ย Moss Hysteria (A Flower Shop Mystery #18) ย Stealing Snow (Stealing Snow, #1) ย Latte Trouble (Coffeehouse Mystery, #3)

Frostfire (Kanin Chronicles, #1)ย  Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)ย  Silent Night Standoff (First Responders #1)

Christmas Under the Starsย  The Cosy Christmas Teashopย  Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop: Sequins and Snowflakes

November 2016 Wrap Up

I am happy I had a much better November reading month than October! I’m slowly getting back into everything and it’s fabulous! I’m even more excited for December because I have two weeks off from work so I will be able to really get through a bunch of books on my TBR list!

Take a look at what November brought me! Any comments? I’d love to hear your thoughts about some of the books shown here!


I Read These in November:

The Sirenย  Signs Point to Yesย  A Premonition of Murder (Dream Club Mystery #3) ย A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1) ย Seeds of Deception (Orchard #10)


Currently Reading:

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)ย  The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)ย  Zodiac (Zodiac, #1) ย Lady Renegades (Rebel Belle, #3)


Books I bought this month:

The Flip Sideย  Sophomore Year Is Greek to Me