The very best of the books I read, I showcase in “Books That Change Me.”
I’m going for 75 books again in 2022. I’m four into that.
Here are the books that made 2021 a much better year.
Two covers aren’t showing up. They are: “Out of Poland” by Rox Burkey and Charles Breakfield, and “Ella: A Romantic novella” by Marlena Smith.
Embrace your inner child by reading a good book and leave the gift of a review after. D. L. Finn
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Stunning accomplishment, Denise.
Thank you, John 🙂
Congrats, Denise! That’s a lot of great reading!! Here’s to 2022!
Thanks,Jan 🙂 It was and I loved every minute of it. Here’s to a new year of reading.
I see so many books I loved reading. Thanks for the memories.
I picked up few from your reviews 😉
What a wonderful collection of books, Denise. You read a lot of fabulous titles in 2021. 100 books is an awesome total to hit. It looks like I read 31 out of your 100, but I see many more on my TBR!
Thanks, Mae 🙂 There was a lot of amazing stories last year and I know I found several from your blog reviews. Here’s to a great year of reading.
Bravo, Denise! This is an incredible achievement. I love your selection, many of which I’ve enjoyed as well and still others that wait on my kindle. Wishing all the best for 2022! 💗
Thank you, Gwen 🙂 You have some great reading ahead. Happy reading xo
Great achievement, Denise. Looks like some fantastic reading there. Here’s to many more great reads in 2022! 💕🙂
Thanks, Harmony 🙂 It was a great year of reading Although 2022 is starting off just as exciting.
Congratulations on reaching your goal, Denise. That’s quite a list, and I’m honored to have been among the many titles you selected. Best wishes on your 2022 challenge!
Thank you, Staci. There will be more on my 2022 list!
You’re a superstar reader Denise. I’ve no doubt you’ll reach your 2022 goal!
Thank you, Eden. It’s something I throughly enjoy 🙂 xo
Wonderful accomplishment. I’m honored to see a few of my covers in the graphic. Thank you.
Thanks! Craig. I’m slowly making my way through your catalog!
Means a lot to me. Hope you’re enjoying them.
That’s quite an accomplishment, Denise. I set a goal of fifty books again this year, although I read around sixty four last year. I started to up the challenge, but decided to play it safe.
I like to set a goal where it’s possible to exceed it:) Good luck with your reading goal, Joan!
You did great, Denise. Congrats! I love the way Goodreads tracks and presents the year of books in review. Wonderful to browse all those covers! And I’m tickled to see The Ferryman in there – thank you! I chose 100 books again this year, but I’m only two in, which isn’t good. But January has been busy, so we’ll see.
Thanks, Diana, you did too! I love the Goodreads Challenge too. It’s so nice to have my reading tracked and then to see them all together 🙂 I’m moving slow this year too, but lots of time left. Good luck this year xo
Impressive number of books read, Denise! Thank you for reading The Rise of Gadreel and for your awesome review. I plan to do a lot more reading and reviewing this year.🥰
Thanks, Vashti 🙂 I enjoyed reading it. Happy reading in 2022 xo
Lady, I envy you and your reading accomplishments! Well, let’s be honest, I envy your writing accomplishments too! 😉 I see so many wonderful books being displayed, many that are on my TBR list. I still haven’t hopped back into the Goodreads wagon but I definitely need to! Thank you so much for sharing, Denise. And a special thank you for including my book in your reading list.
Thank you, Mar 🙂 I appreciate that. Xo You have some good reading ahead! I love being a part of Goodreading Book Challenge. It keeps track of what I’m reading and encourages me to read just a little more.
I appreciate the inspiration! I spent last night updating my GR account. When I connected it to my Amazon, I was a little surprised by how many books I have actually purchased in recent years. lol Here’s to a great year! 🙂
It’s great to really see what we buy and read isnt it? It’s going to be a great reading, and writing, year!
Definitely!! And I can’t wait!
Wow! You are a reading machine, Denise. I’m jealous! Thanks for including my book. xo
I trade sleep for dome of that reading, but so worth it! I look forward to reading more of your books this year.
Denise, a fantastic selection of books and it’s lovely to see many familiar ones here and other new one to entice me! 😀
Thank you, Annika 🙂 It’s so easy to be enticed with new books!
Denise, I don’t know HOW you read so many books and still find time to write! You are a wonder! Thank you so much for reading my books and for your awesome reviews. You’re the BEST!
Thanks, Patty 🙂 I sleep less…lol. Reading is calming to me, unless the character is in trouble…
Ooh, I love all the pretty covers! Congrats on reading your goal, Denise 🙂
I love Goodreads does this. So fun to see all the books read;) Thank you, Jacquie!
The book covers are all so deliciously beautiful in a mosaic like that! You had a great reading year, Denise!
It would make a great quilt! I did have a great year.
I agree with Eden. You are a superstar reader (AND writer;)
Thanks for the inclusion:) I appreciate ya and noticed a few of our reads overlapped. Yay!
Thank you, Sandra 🙂 I picked a few up from your reviews. Hugs back xo
I signed up for the first time this year, but I was easy on myself and only signed up for 50:)
Hope your day has been creative and pleasant.
Yay! Happy reading 🙂
Did you like Stephen King’s If It Bleeds?
I did but not like his older stuff.
A wonderful selection of books, Denise. I review everything I read. I have this idea that if I review a wide variety of books, I’ll have less hassles with posting my reviews to Amazon. Not sure if it makes a difference or not, but I’ve only had one review rejected ever and that was due to something I said.
Thanks Robbie 🙂 I have the same idea, and try to review as many different authors as I can.
Weathering Old Souls looks intriguing.
YOU have a productive, pleasant day.
I like that it was co authored. You too xoxo
What an awesome selection! Cheers to more reading Denise!
Thanks Balroop 🙂 Yay to more reading!
Wow! You read almost double what I read last year. Lol! I love seeing my stories in there. <3 Thank you for always being so supporting. 🙂
It was a great reading year and your stories contributed to that! I always want to promote those good stories I read. Xo
Wow Denise, 100 books! Amazing! I noticed a few I’ve read as well. I just came from reading your newsletter. Your editing process before you send to editor is just like mine. 🙂 Such a gruel. I was so happy when I learned that Word could read test aloud (even if there is no emotion,lol), Amazing how much we pick up from hearing after we think we’re done editing. 🙂 xx
Thanks, Debby. Iit waa fun reading 😉 There are days when I only get through a couple of pages. It is a gruel, I agree. I crack up at how some of the words are pronounced in that word program, but it really does help a lot. xo
You have been a very busy woman, Denise! I loved seeing all the covers together. Plus, I was tickled pink to see so many from Dead of Winter. I’m so happy that you are part of the journeys. I hope your February is off to a brilliant start. Hugs on the wing.
Yes, always busy, happy when it’s reading time. Yes, I really am enjoying Dead of Winter. Its on a good start, hope yours is too. Hugs back xo