My NOOK and Kindle got quite a work out this month. I am so glad to have participated in the Romance Bingo, as I was given an incentive to read a lot of books from the very bottom of my TBR.
Highlights, Lowlights, and Challenges
Best books of the month: The Just Desserts set from D.F. Mello were great. Highly recommend. Really loved To Defy a Sheikh by Maisey Yates as well.
Worst books of the month: Celtic Viking - Danish Celtic Viking having coffee before plundering a barely formed England in 876 AD...and puts the "mis" in "mishistorical romance". His Ring Is Not Enough by Maisey Yates was just a waste of time.
Disappointment of the month: Key of Knowledge - Nora why did you put me through that?
Romance Bingo: 10/25
Library Love Challenge: 1 - but will be making it up come March
Diseases and Disasters: 0 this month, as I concentrated on bingo
BL/GR Reading Challenge: 32/150
Pop Sugar Challenge: 4 this month
1. To Defy a Sheikh by Maisey Yates (Romance Bingo - Secret Billionaire) - 4 stars
2. Dangerous Allies by Renee Ryan (Romance Bingo - Rogue) - 2.5 stars
3. His Ring is Not Enough by Maisey Yates (Romance Bingo - Virgin) - 0 stars
4. The Sweetest Thing (Just Desserts #1) by Deborah Fletcher Mello (Romance Bingo - Free Space; Pop Sugar Challenge - Author is POC) - 4.5 stars
5. Craving Temptation (Just Desserts #2) by Deborah Fletcher Mello (Romance Bingo - Eyeshadow and Bosom; Pop Sugar Challenge - MC is different ethnicity than reader) - 4.5 stars
6. Beauty and the Rake by Erica Monroe (Romance Bingo - Fairy Tale Re-telling) - DNF
7. Key of Knowledge (Key Trilogy #2) by Nora Roberts (Romance Bingo - Key to the heart; Library Love) - 1.5 stars
8. Lighting the Flames by Sarah Wendell (Romance Bingo - Guy/Girl Next Door; Pop Sugar Challenge - holiday setting other than Christmas) - 2.5 stars
9. A Lady Dares by Bronwyn Scott (Romance Bingo - Pirates) 2.5 stars
10. Celtic Viking by Lexie Timms (Romance Bingo - Man in Kilt) - .5 star
11. Courting His Countess by CJ Archer (Romance Bingo - Gothic) - 3 stars