Sunday Wrap-Up #45

Sunday Wrap-Up is all about sharing the books and book related items that Iโ€™ve picked up recently. I also recap what went on last week and let you in on whatโ€™s coming up. I link up my post to Sunday Post, and Stacking the Shelves.


This week on BSA:
This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp (Review)
Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn (Review)
The Rock by Monica McCarty (Review)



My bad on not doing a 2015 wrap-up post. I told you I wouldn’t be on much because of the holidays. However, what I didn’t expect was my father being admitted into the hospital the day after Christmas. Unfortunately, he’s still there and they aren’t sure what’s wrong. Every time they think they have it figured out, something happens and he ends up back in the ICU again. Needless to say, this past week has been stressful and reading has been the last thing on my mind.

Onto bookish related things. I didn’t reach my Goodreads goal for the year. Waah Waaaaah. I did get really close though. I set out to read 175 books and made it to 169 by the new year. I think what brought me down was all the holiday things I was doing, and probably the disappointing books I was reading. There were times where I was ready to throw in the towel and take a break from reading because I just wasn’t liking anything I read. I have yet to set a goal for next year. I’m thinking I will do a smaller number considering I was trying to crash read the last couple of weeks of the challenge. I just don’t want to put that kind of pressure on myself.

This year I’m still going to stick to reading more of my neglected books than ARCs. Obviously that doesn’t mean that I won’t be reading the latest upcoming books, but they just won’t be my main focus. I will also be hosting a lot of giveaways soon to help clear out my shelves of books that I’ve collected over the years. A lot of them are signed and brand new. I’ll be giving away books both on the blog,ย  Twitter, and Facebook. So, if you have accounts on those network sites keep an eye out for the giveaways. I figured I’d make it a little more interesting for those who follow me on the other channels. ๐Ÿ˜‰




By: Margaret McHeyzer
Published: Oct. 26, 2015
Genre: Dark New Adult

If I were dead, I wouldn’t be able to see.
If I were dead, I wouldn’t be able to feel.
If I were dead, he’d never raise his hand to me again.
If I were dead, his words wouldn’t cut as deep as they do.
If I were dead, I’d be beautiful and I wouldn’t be so…ugly.
I’m not dead…but I wish I was.



By: Candace Camp
Release Date: Jan. 19, 2016
Genre: Historical Romance

When Coll Munro finds himself supervising an archaeological dig on the sprawling Highlands estate of Duncally, the handsome Scotโ€™s only worry is his former crofter friends, who seem to delight in making his job as hard as possible. Little does he know his biggest problem comes in a much smaller package. Gorgeous Violet Thornhill is an exasperating, meddling bluestocking who came to the site to examine the ruins and instead finds herself studying Coll. The unyielding Highlander and the headstrong English beauty clash at every turn. But when a midnight intruder threatens Violet and the excavation itself, these polar opposites must work together to solve a decades-old mystery. As Coll and Violet race to decipher long-buried clues, will they discover riches hidden years ago…or an unbridled passion more precious than gold?



My friend made me this awesome wine glass for Christmas. Obviously, I love it! The back has a quote from George Gissing that says, “I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things.โ€

BSA glass



Did you get any awesome books to start the new year with?
What was your favorite book of 2015?


7 Thoughts on “Sunday Wrap-Up #45

  1. Ugly sounds good, hope you enjoy. Happy reading and have a good upcoming week.

  2. Sorry to hear about your dad. Hopeful they will figure out what is going on. It’s always stressful around the Holidays, but when a relative goes into the hospital things get more crazy. Take some time for your self and don’t over stress.
    I’m going to be reading more books that I want to and limit my request from NetGalley and Authors. Good luck in whatever reading challenges you do for 2016 and Happy Reading!

    • Thanks. It’s really hard since I’m on the west coast and he’s on the east. I’ve had a bag packed on stand-by since he went in. It seems like every time I’m ready to purchase a plane ticket he gets better. Then my family starts talking about him being able to come home soon and something happens. Needless to say, there has been quite a few glasses of wine consumption on my end.
      I haven’t signed up for any reading challenges but maybe I should. I don’t normally do them so it may help change things up for me. Thanks for giving me the idea. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. That’s not good about your dad. I hope everything is OK. You still read a ton of books. Awesome!

  4. I’m so sorry about your dad! I hope he recovers quickly and completely.

    Enraptured sounds fun! I haven’t heard of it, but I think I’ll have to seek out a copy. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think I’m going to be like you and work on my older books and less on accumulating review copies–because that’s mostly what I do, accumulate. ๐Ÿ™‚

    That wine glass is adorable! Your friend did such a good job, too!

  5. Oh man. Lots of good thoughts and prayers for the daddy. Hope they’re able to get him on the mend and home soon!

    I made my goal for next year smaller as well. I’m sure I’ll pass it by before the year ends but rather not stress over it.

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