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Finishing up the Finished the Series Challenge

I finished 6 of the 8 series I wanted to finish this year.

The Lonely Lords by Grace BurrowsBuchanan by Julie Garwood Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate JacobsKell Sabin by Linda HowardEloisa's Fairy Tales by Eloisa JamesFBI/ US Attorney by Julie James

I didn't get the chance to pick up with the James Bond series by Ian Flemming and plan to read those in 2016.

I called it quits on the Belador series by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love. I didn't realize it was turning into such a long series and I just didn't think an extended series could keep my attention.

Calling it Quits - 2015 TBR Pile Challenge

The Results: I failed to read all 12 of my books. I did start and finish 6 books (linked below). I started and did not finish 3 books (crossed out below). I didn't get to 3 of the books on my list and will try to read those in 2016.  

I'm always upset by not finishing books, and this year was no different. I had really high hopes for the 3 DNFs and was upset that I just couldn't get into them. I will start a book and if it takes me more than a week to pick it up (but I keep starting new books) then I know I'm not going to get into the book and that's what happened with all three.  They'll stay on my TBR list on Goodreads, but the books themselves have already been passed on to others who may enjoy them. People of the Book by Geraldine BrooksWolf Hall by Hilary MantelThe Dead Beat by Marilyn JohnsonAmerican Wife by Curtis SittenfeldTruth about Mr. Darcy by Susan AdrianiThe Physician's Irish Lady by Susan MacateeAgainst the Tide by Elizabeth CamdenMaximilian St…

Book Review - Broken Resolutions by Olivia Dade

Broken Resolutions by Olivia Dade
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I'm a sucker for any romance novel starring a librarian.

Things I liked:
1. That the hero, Jack, was a famous author.
2. The idea of a singles night at the library and the librarian, Penny, didn't understand why they were hosting such an event.
3. That is wasn't a story where Penny had to change to win Jack.

Things I didn't like:
1. That Jack brought up the stereotypical "library of the past" with the old lady librarian with a bun who shushes people.
2. The rushed feeling of the book, I would have liked a longer novel instead of a novella.
3. The location of their of nightly activities while in the library. That just didn't sit well with me.

I've already got book 2 waiting for me to read and review!

I received this ebook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.