Thursday, January 12, 2017

2016 IN REVIEW: Reading List

Reading Goal for 2016: 175
Books Read in 2016:
167
Re-reads: 7
Audiobooks: 3
Library Books: 45
Series Started: 42
Series Completed: 11
2016 Releases Read: 66
New-To-Me Authors: 26

JANUARY
1. One-Eyed Dukes Are Wild (Dukes Behaving Badly #3) by Megan Frampton (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
2. Ninja at First Sight (Knitting in the City #4.5) by Penny Reid (contemporary romance) -- 4 Stars
3. Focus on Me (In Focus #2) by Megan Erickson (contemporary romance) -- 4 Stars
4. It Takes a Scandal (Scandalous #2) by Caroline Linden (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
5. Listen to the Moon (Lively St. Lemeston #3) by Rose Lerner (historical romance) -- 5 Stars
6. Emma, Volume 2 (Emma #2) by Kaoru Mori (historical manga) -- 4 Stars
7. Emma, Volume 3 (Emma #3) by Kaoru Mori (historical manga) -- 4 Stars
8. Dark Craving (Dark Kings #0.1) by Donna Grant (paranormal romance) -- 3 Stars
9. My American Duchess by Eloisa James (historical romance) -- 3.75 Stars
10. Wicked Temptation (Nemesis Unlimited #3) by Zoe Archer (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
11. Emma, Volume 4 (Emma #4) by Kaoru Mori (historical manga) -- 4 Stars
12. Radiance (Wraith Kings #1) by Grace Draven (fantasy romance) -- 4.5 Stars
13. All's Fair in Love and Scandal (Scandalous #2.5) by Caroline Linden (historical romance) -- 3.75 Stars
14. Forbidden (Old West #1) by Beverly Jenkins (historical romance) -- 4.5 Stars
15. Emma, Volume 5 (Emma #5) by Kaoru Mori (historical manga) -- 3.5 Stars
16. Lord Dashwood Missed Out (Spindle Cove #4.5) by Tessa Dare (historical romance) -- 3.5 Stars
17. The Score (Off Campus #3) by Elle Kennedy (NA contemporary) -- 4 Stars
18. Happily Ever Ninja (Knitting in the City #5) by Penny Reid (contemporary romance) -- 3.75 Stars
19. A Summer to Remember (Bedwyn Prequels #2) by Mary Balogh (historical romance) -- 5 Stars *re-read*
20. Emma, Volume 6 (Emma #6) by Kaoru Mori (historical manga) -- 3.5 Stars

FEBRUARY
21. Emma, Volume 7 (Emma #7) by Kaoru Mori (historical manga) -- 3.5 Stars
22. The Sword Dancer (Tang Dynasty #4) by Jeannie Lin (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
23. Kings Rising (Captive Prince #3) by C.S. Pacat (fantasy romance) -- 4.5 Stars
24. Stars Above (Lunar Chronicles #5) by Marissa Meyer (YA science fiction) -- 4.5 Stars
25. Full Exposure by Amy Jo Cousins (contemporary romance) -- 3.5 Stars
26. Magic Rises (Kate Daniels #6) by Ilona Andrews (urban fantasy) -- 4.5 Stars
27. How the Cookie Crumbles (Bluewater Bay #12) by Jaime Samms (contemporary romance) -- 3.5 Stars
28. The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie (Highland Pleasures #6) by Jennifer Ashley (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
29. Emma, Volume 8 (Emma #8) by Kaoru Mori (historical manga) -- 3.5 Stars
30. Emma, Volume 9 (Emma #9) by Kaoru Mori (historical manga) -- 4 Stars
31. Emma, Volume 10 (Emma #10) by Kaoru Mori (historical manga) -- 4 Stars
32. Tycoon (Knickerbocker Club #0.5) by Joanna Shupe (historical romance) -- 3.5 Stars
33. Clockwork Heart (Clockwork Love #1) by Heidi Cullinan (steampunk romance) -- 4 Stars
34. The Rogue Not Taken (Scandal and Scoundrel #1) by Sarah MacLean (historical romance) -- 3.25 Stars

MARCH
35. Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels #7) by Ilona Andrews (urban fantasy) -- 4.5 Stars
36. Magic Tests (Kate Daniels #5.3) by Ilona Andrews (urban fantasy) -- 3.5 Stars
37. The Hunter (Victorian Rebels #2) by Kerrigan Byrne (historical romance) -- 4.5 Stars
38. The Princess Wore Plaid (Oxenburg Princes #2.5) by Karen Hawkins (historical romance) -- 3.5 Stars
39. Sleeping With Her Enemy (49th Floor #2) by Jenny Holiday (contemporary romance) -- 4 Stars
40. Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels #8) by Ilona Andrews (urban fantasy) -- 4.5 Stars
41. The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1) by Graeme Simsion (contemporary romance) -- 4.25 Stars
42. Love Me Like a Rock (Bend or Break #6) by Amy Jo Cousins (contemporary romance) -- 3 Stars
43. Hard Candy (Bend or Break #7) by Amy Jo Cousins (contemporary romance) -- 4 Stars
44. Duke of My Heart (Season for Scandal #1) by Kelly Bowen (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
45. Magic Stars (Kate Daniels #8.5; Grey Wolf #1) by Ilona Andrews (urban fantasy) -- 3.5 Stars
46. Act Like It by Lucy Parker (contemporary romance) -- 4.25 Stars
47. The Study of Seduction (Sinful Suitors #2) by Sabrina Jeffries (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
48. Fortune Favors the Wicked (Royal Rewards #1) by Theresa Romain (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
49. Because of Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys and Bridgertons #1) by Julia Quinn (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
50. Luck Is No Lady (Fallen Ladies #1) by Amy Sandas (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
51. Us (Him #2) by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy (contemporary romance) -- 4.25 Stars
52. Pairing Off (Red Hot Russians #1) by Elizabeth Harmon (contemporary romance) -- 3.5 Stars

APRIL
53. Love in the Time of Scandal (Scandalous #3) by Caroline Linden (historical romance) -- 3.75 Stars
54. Hot Stuff (Hot Zone #1) by Carly Phillips (contemporary romance) -- 3 Stars
55. Murder of Crows (The Others #2) by Anne Bishop (urban fantasy) -- 4.25 Stars
56. The Heart As He Hears It (Perspectives #3) by A.M. Arthur (contemporary romance) -- 4 Stars
57. Temptations of a Wallflower (Wicked Quills of London #3) by Eva Leigh (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
58. Bound by Flames (Night Prince #3) by Jeaniene Frost (urban fantasy) -- 3.5 Stars
59. Indigo by Beverly Jenkins (historical romance) -- 4.25 Stars
60. Magnate (Knickerbocker Club #1) by Joanna Shupe (historical romance) -- 4.5 Stars
61. A Fashionable Indulgence (Society of Gentlemen #1) by K.J. Charles (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
62. A Seditious Affair (Society of Gentleman #2) by K.J. Charles (historical romance) -- 4.25 Stars
63. Devil in Winter (Wallflowers #3) by Lisa Kleypas (historical romance) -- 5 Stars *re-read*
64. Blood Kiss (Black Dagger Legacy #1) by JR Ward (paranormal romance) -- 3.5 Stars
65. Vision in Silver (The Others #3) by Anne Bishop (urban fantasy) -- 5 Stars
66. Leveling the Field (Gamers #4) by Megan Erickson (contemporary romance) -- 3.5 Stars
67. Six Degrees of Scandal (Scandalous #4) by Caroline Linden (historical romance) -- 4.25 Stars
68. Archangel's Consort (Guild Hunter #3) by Nalini Singh (urban fantasy) -- 4.25 Stars
69. Duke of Sin (Maiden Lane #10) by Elizabeth Hoyt (historical romance) -- 4.5 Stars
70. Lessons in Pleasure by Victoria Dahl (historical romance) -- 3.25 Stars
71. Out of Frame (In Focus #3) by Megan Erickson (contemporary romance) -- 4 Stars
72. Only Enchanting (Survivors Club #4) by Mary Balogh (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
73. Turning It On (Red Hot Russians #2) by Elizabeth Harmon (contemporary romance) -- 2.5 Stars
74. Z (Demonica #11.8) by Larissa Ione (paranormal romance) -- 3.25 Stars
75. Come What May (All Saints #1) by A.M. Arthur (contemporary romance) -- 4 Stars

MAY
76. Diary of an Accidental Wallflower (Seduction Diaries #1) by Jennifer McQuiston (historical romance -- 4 Stars
77. On the Edge (The Edge #1) by Ilona Andrews (urban fantasy) -- 4 Stars
78. Angels' Flight (Guild Hunter) by Nalini Singh (urban fantasy) -- 4 Stars
79. The Captive (Captive Hearts #1) by Grace Burrowes (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
80. Only a Promise (Survivors Club #5) by Mary Balogh (historical romance) -- 4.25 Stars
81. Saving the CEO (49th Floor #1) by Jenny Holiday (contemporary romance) -- 4.5 Stars
82. Archangel's Blade (Guild Hunter #4) by Nalini Singh (urban fantasy) -- 4 Stars
83. Hamilton the Revolution by Jeremy McCarter and Lin-Manuel Miranda (nonfiction) -- 5 Stars
84. A Year Without a Duke by Kate Pearce, Suzanna Medeiros, Genevieve Turner, Jennifer Haymore, Sabrina Darby (historical romance) -- 3.5 Stars
85. A Gentleman's Position (Society of Gentlemen #3) by K.J. Charles (historical romance) -- 4.25 Stars
86. Archangel's Storm (Guild Hunter #5) by Nalini Singh (urban fantasy) -- 4 Stars
87. Beauty and the Rake (Rookery Rogues #3) by Erica Monroe (historical romance) -- 4.25 Stars
88. The Ruin of Gabriel Ashleigh (Society of Gentlemen #0.5) by K.J. Charles (historical romance) -- 3.75 Stars
89. In the Middle of Somewhere (Middle of Somewhere #1) by Roan Parrish (contemporary romance) -- 4 Stars

JUNE
90. Only a Kiss (Survivors' Club #6) by Mary Balogh (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
91. Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James (contemporary romance) -- 4.25 Stars
92. Truth or Beard (Winston Brothers #1) by Penny Reid (contemporary romance) -- 4 Stars
93. Bayou Moon (The Edge #2) by Ilona Andrews (urban fantasy) -- 4.5 Stars
94. Short Stay (Love Lessons #3.5) by Heidi Cullinan (contemporary romance) -- 4 Stars
95. The Spinster's Guide to Scandalous Behavior (Seduction Diaries #2) by Jennifer McQuiston (historical romance) -- 3.5 Stars
96. Forevermore (Darkest London #7) by Kristen Callihan (historical-paranormal romance) -- 4 Stars
97. How the Duke Was Won (The Disgraceful Dukes #1) by Lenora Bell (historical romance) -- 3.75 Stars
98. Once She Was Tempted (Honeycote #2) by Anne Barton (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
99. Fate's Edge (The Edge #3) by Ilona Andrews (urban fantasy) -- 3.5 Stars
100. Once Upon a Moonlit Night (Maiden Lane #10.5) by Elizabeth Hoyt (historical romance) -- 3.75 Stars
101. The Suitor (The Survivors' Club #1.5) by Mary Balogh (historical romance) -- 3.75 Stars
102. The Traitor (Captive Hearts #2) by Grace Burrowes (historical romance) -- 4.5 Stars

JULY
103. How to Rescue a Rake (Book Club Belles #3) by Jayne Fresina (historical romance) -- 3.5 Stars
104. Roped In by Marie Sexton and L.A. Witt (contemporary romance) -- 3.5 Stars
105. Getting It Back (Red Hot Russians #3) by Elizabeth Harmon (contemporary romance) -- 3.5 Stars
106. Only Beloved (The Survivors' Club #7) by Mary Balogh (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
107. The Unleashing (Call of Crows #1) by Shelly Laurenston (paranormal romance) -- 4.25 Stars
108. To Love a Thief by Julie Anne Long (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
109. The Laird (Captive Hearts #3) by Grace Burrowes (historical romance) -- 3.75 Stars
110. A Duke to Remember (Season for Scandal #2) by Kelly Bowen (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
111. The Highlander (Victorian Rebels #3) by Kerrigan Byrne (historical romance) -- 4.25 Stars
112. Big Vamp on Campus (Half-Moon Hollow #4.5) by Molly Harper (paranormal romance) -- 4 Stars
113. The Undoing (Call of Crows #2) by Shelly Laurenston (paranormal romance) -- 4 Stars
114. Cold-Hearted Rake (Ravenels #1) by Lisa Kleypas (historical romance) -- 3.5 Stars
115. Marrying Winterborne (Ravenels #2) by Lisa Kleypas (historical romance) -- 4.25 Stars

AUGUST
116. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter #8) by JK Rowling (fantasy) -- 4 Stars
117. Reforming Lord Ragsdale by Carla Kelly (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
118. To Kiss a Thief (Runaway Desires #1) by Susanna Craig (historical romance) -- 3.5 Stars
119. To Charm a Naughty Countess (Matchmaker Trilogy #2) by Theresa Romain (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
120. Status Update (#gaymers #1) by Annabeth Albert (contemporary romance) -- 3.5 Stars
121. Steel's Edge (The Edge #4) by Ilona Andrews (urban fantasy) -- 4 Stars
122. If I Only Had a Duke (Disgraceful Dukes #2) by Lenora Bell (historical romance) -- 4.25 Stars
123. Hannah and the Highlander (Untamed Highlanders #1) by Sabrina York (historical romance) -- 3.5 Stars
124. Something About You (FBI/US Attorney #1) by Julie James (contemporary romance) -- 4.25 Stars
125. A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #1) by Amanda Bouchet (fantasy romance) -- 4.5 Stars
126. A Scot in the Dark (Scandal & Scoundrel #2) by Sarah MacLean (historical romance) -- 3.5 Stars
127. No Mistress of Mine (An American Heiress in London #4) by Laura Lee Guhrke (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
128. Archangel's Legion (Guild Hunter #6) by Nalini Singh (urban fantasy) -- 4.25 Stars

SEPTEMBER
129. The Governess Was Wicked (Governess #1) by Julia Kelly (historical romance) -- 3.25 Stars
130. Say It Right (All Saints #2) by A.M. Arthur (contemporary romance) -- 4 Stars
131. Archangel's Shadows (Guild Hunter #7) by Nalini Singh (urban fantasy) -- 4 Stars
132. Archangel's Enigma (Guild Hunter #8) by Nalini Singh (urban fantasy) -- 4 Stars
133. Highland Warrior (Campbell Trilogy #1) by Monica McCarty (historical romance) -- 3.5 Stars
134. Level Up (Fandom Hearts #1) by Cathy Yardley (contemporary romance) -- 4.25 Stars
135. Do You Want to Start a Scandal (Spindle Cove #5) by Tessa Dare (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
136. The Perks of Loving a Scoundrel (Seduction Diaries #3) by Jennifer McQuiston (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
137. Fullmetal Alchemist -- 3-in-1 Edition, Volume 1 (Fullmetal Alchemist #1-3) by Hiromu Arakawa (fantasy manga) -- 4 Stars
138. To Steal a Heart (Secrets and Spies #1) by K.C. Bateman (historical romance) -- 4.5 Stars

OCTOBER
139. Miss Goodhue Lives for a Night (Winner Takes All #2.5) by Kate Noble (historical romance) -- 3.5 Stars
140. First Star I See Tonight (Chicago Stars #8) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (contemporary romance) -- 4 Stars
141. The Danger of Desire (Sinful Suitors #3) by Sabrina Jeffries (historical romance) -- 3.75 Stars
142. The Mane Event (Pride #1) by Shelly Laurenston (paranormal romance) -- 4.25 Stars
143. Magic Binds (Kate Daniels #9) by Ilona Andrews (urban fantasy) -- 4.5 Stars
144. What Happens in Scotland (Second Sons #1) by Jennifer McQuiston (historical romance) -- 3 Stars
145. A Raven's Heart (Secrets and Spies #2) by K.C. Bateman (historical romance) -- 4.25 Stars
146. Baron (Knickerbocker Club #2) by Joanna Shupe (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
147. The Debutante is Mine (Season's Original #1) by Vivienne Lorret (historical romance) -- 3.5 Stars
148. Sweet Little Lies (Heartbreaker Bay #1) by Jill Shalvis (contemporary romance) -- 3.5 Stars

NOVEMBER
149. Saving Grace by Julie Garwood (historical romance) -- 4 Stars 
150. The Engagement Game (49th Floor #3) by Jenny Holiday (contemporary romance) -- 4.25 Stars
151. The Secret Mistress (Mistress Trilogy #3) by Mary Balogh (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
152. A Rake's Guide to Seduction (Reece Family Trilogy #3) by Caroline Linden (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
153. Duke of Pleasure (Maiden Lane #11) by Elizabeth Hoyt (historical romance) -- 5 Stars
154. The Trouble with Mistletoe (Heartbreaker Bay #2) by Jill Shalvis (contemporary romance) -- 4 Stars
155. Pleasure Unbound (Demonica #1) by Larissa Ione (paranormal romance) -- 4.5 Stars *re-read*
156. Desire Unchained (Demonica #2) by Larissa Ione (paranormal romance) -- 4 Stars *re-read*
157. Passion Unleashed (Demonica #3) by Larissa Ione (paranormal romance) -- 4.5 Stars *re-read*

DECEMBER
158. Ecstasy Unveiled (Demonica #4) by Larissa Ione (paranormal romance) -- 4 Stars *re-read* 
159. Archangel's Heart (Guild Hunter #9) by Nalini Singh (urban fantasy) -- 4 Stars
160. Sin Undone (Demonica #5) by Larissa Ione (paranormal romance) -- 4 Stars *re-read* 
161. A Grosvenor Square Christmas (Sons of the Revolution #3.5; Stanton #4.5) by Shana Galen, Vanessa Kelly, Anna Campbell, Kate Noble (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
162. One Snowy Night (Heartbreaker Bay #2.5) by Jill Shalvis (contemporary romance) -- 3 Stars
163. His Heart's Revenge (49th Floor #4) by Jenny Holiday (contemporary romance) -- 4 Stars
164. Four Weddings and a Sixpence by Julia Quinn, Elizabeth Boyle, Stefanie Sloane, Laura Lee Guhrke (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
165. Like a Wolf with a Bone (Pride #0.5) by Shelly Laurenston (paranormal romance) -- 4 Stars
166. A Study in Scandal (Scandalous #3.5) by Caroline Linden (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
167. A Kiss for Luck (Sweetest Kisses #0.6) by Grace Burrowes (contemporary romance) -- 3 Stars

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