Alright, at this point you should know the drill. Because I have already read so much this year I have decided to break my favorite annual post (my reading list) into a monthly series. You can also keep up with Hunkiedorië this year as I release more book content than I have in the past. Let me know what you think. Do you have any suggestions on what I should read next?

Last month I explored the concept of ORC-tober. And let me tell you, it was a bit of a rollercoaster. I was introduced to a ton of new smutty concepts, and again felt a bit strained to get through some of these books and felt a little wrung out after making my way through Finley Fenn’s writing. But, now that I have opened up myself to the world of orc authors I found many new authors to love, whom you will find on my this month’s reading list (C.M. Nacosta, I’m looking at you <3!)

You can find my full 2022 reading list on my Amazon storefront by clicking here!

Disclaimer: there may be a few spoilers; if you read on you have been warned.

What I’ve read so far:

My January Reading List

My February Reading List

My March Reading List

My April Reading List

My May Reading List

My June Reading List

My July Reading List P1

My July Reading List P2

My August Reading List

My September Reading List

My October Reading List

And now…may I present…

My November 2022 Reading List

Tragic Bonds (The Bonds That Tie #5)

by J. Bree

Nothing will ever be the same again.

Our Bonded Group has been torn apart, and the monsters are now the prey.

But we’re not going to just wait around for our enemy to strike; the blood on his hands is unforgivable, and the god living inside of me wants her revenge paid in blood.

And a thousand souls.

We have been pushed to the limit, tested in ways that have devastating outcomes, and paid the ultimate price. Can we recover from such losses? Is the promise of a world without our enemy worth the sacrifices we’ve made?

Can we prove to everyone, and ourselves, that together our bonds are unbroken?

*Tragic Bonds is a full-length reverse harem PNR novel with material that may be difficult for some readers. This book will end on a cliffhanger. It’s recommended for 18+ due to language and sexual situations. Book 5 in the 6 book series.

Hunkiedorië Review: I LOVED books 1-4 of this series, reading them back to back about three or four times this summer. I was so devastated by the cliffhanger of book four that I decided to wait until the series was finished before reading book five so I could quickly get to book six. And let me tell you that type of discipline was a struggle but I am glad I did it. However something about that last two books left me really disappointed. I loved the building and focus on the relationships between Oli and her bonds in the first four books, the last two books fell flat in that regard which left me feeling let down after loving the first four so much.

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Unbroken Bonds (The Bonds That Tie #6)

by J. Bree

The gods live among us.

I thought that the death of the man who tortured me, broke me, and then hunted me to the ends of the Earth would be the end of our fight; but it’s only the beginning.

After thousands of years of being apart, our god bonds are reunited once again; and they’re not ready to go down without a fight.

They’ve woken up hungry.

All of the research in the world couldn’t have prepared us for what’s to come, enemies and wars fought over millennia. Now we’re being forced to act, but this time, we have the advantage.

This time, we’re Bonded.

Are we strong enough to survive the gods and their plans? Will we ever live in the peaceful world we’ve fought so hard for, or is history doomed to repeat itself?

*Unbroken Bonds is a full-length reverse harem PNR novel with material that may be difficult for some readers. This book is the final installment and will not end on a cliffhanger. It’s recommended for 18+ due to language and sexual situations. Book 6 in the 6 book series.

Hunkiedorië Review: Loved the first four, the last two were okay. Also I swear in the first few book Oli mentioned having three powers….did they ever address the third? I feel like that detail was forgotten and it drove me crazy!

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The Governess and the Orc (Orc Sworn #7)

by Finley Fenn

He’ll make all her dreams come true… but only if she can pretend to love him.

In a realm of orcs and powerful men, Geva Okoro is a proud, impoverished governess, trapped in a dismal, dead-end post — until the day the orc breaks in.

He’s a huge, insolent, arrogant brute, swaggering with smooth, shameless wickedness. But unlike the orcs from the terrifying tales, he only wants one thing from Geva…

Her employers’ gold.

There’s no escaping his devious clutches, and soon a furious Geva is reduced to raiding her employers’ house with an orc. Compromising her career, and destroying all her dreams… until the orc proposes another shocking scheme.

He’ll split the day’s plunder with her — if she’ll pretend to be his mate. For one month. At Orc Mountain.

Sharing his rooms.
Smiling sweetly at his side.
Smelling all over of his deep, decadent scent…

He’s offering more wealth than Geva’s ever dreamt of, but there’s no way she can trust this treacherous thief… can she? Let alone convince all of Orc Mountain that she loves him?!

And surely, even her best play-acting would never start to feel real… or win over an orc’s cold, broken heart?

Hunkiedorië Review: Geva was great and that idiot Orc didn’t deserve her…just like every other book in this series.

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Morning Glory Milking Farm (Cambric Creek, #1)

by C.M. Nacosta

Violet is a typical, down-on-her-luck millennial: mid-twenties, over-educated and drowning in debt, on the verge of moving into her parents’ basement. When a lifeline appears in the form of a very unconventional job in neighboring Cambric Creek, she has no choice but to grab at it with both hands.

Morning Glory Farm offers full-time hours, full benefits, and generous pay with no experience needed . . . there’s only one catch. The clientele is Grade A certified prime beef, with the manly, meaty endowments to match. Hands-on work with minotaurs isn’t something Violet ever considered as a career option, but she’s determined to turn the opportunity into a reversal of fortune.

When a stern, deep-voiced client begins to specially request her for his sessions at the farm, maintaining her professionalism and keeping him out of her dreams is easier said than done. Violet is resolved to make a dent in her student loans and afford name-brand orange juice, and a one-sided crush on an out-of-her-league minotaur is not a part of her plan—unless her feelings aren’t so one-sided after all.

Hunkiedorië Review: This is one that I saw mentioned on a ‘Books with the most ridiculous plot lines/titles’ post and I let my curiosity take the reins when I finally broke down and bought this book….And I don’t know why, or if I should even admit to it but I loved it!

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Sweet Berries (Cambric Creek, #2)

by C.M. Nacosta

friends . . . but her lack of bedroom action has left this event planner too horny to think.

When one ill-advised night at the bar leads to her giving an exhibitionistic show to an unknown presence outside her bedroom window, she thinks she’s hit a new low. When her voyeur turns out to be a nebbishly charming mothman, Grace needs to decide if she can trust her body — and her heart — with this garnet-eyed stranger before he flys out of her life for good.

Hunkiedorië Review: Pervy and sweet seems to be C.M. Nascosta’s thing. This book is another Cambric Creek tale and just like book one, I totally dug it.

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Moon Blooded Breeding Clinic (Cambric Creek, #3)

by C.M. Nacosta

Lowell Hemming is stuck.
Grounded from his job as a photographer, this globe-trotting werewolf is pulling his hair out being back in his small hometown, with no end to the current situation in sight. The first Hemming to leave Cambric Creek in several generations, he’s feeling the pressure from his mother to move back home permanently, is chafed by his inescapable family name, and hasn’t gotten laid in months. When he picks up an intriguingly-worded flyer, he hopes that his boredom is about to come to an end.

For the first time in her life, Moriah has an open door of possibility before her. Recently divorced, she owns her own home, her interior design business is thriving, and she’s free to do what she’s always wanted — travel the world. There’s only one thing holding her back — the desire to have a child. After trying for years, to the erosion of her marriage, she ready to put her dreams of travel aside and take drastic measures to get the one thing her heart desires above all else.

Moon Blooded Breeding Clinic offers a unique service — trigger a heat, and breed with a werewolf in a controlled setting, right before the full moon. Their success rates are higher than multi-species IVF, cheaper than adoption, and more enjoyable than most trips to a clinic.

When Moriah picks a handsome, dark-haired werewolf out of a catalog, it seems as easy as buying a pair of shoes. She doesn’t count on liking him. He’s funny, he’s sexy, and once she takes his knot, Moriah isn’t sure if she’ll ever be able to see their relationship as a transaction.

When Lowell gets the call that he’s been chosen by a clinic patient, all he’s looking forward to is scratching a physical itch and possibly unlocking a new medical kink. Catching feelings is not part of the contract. But when he meets the gorgeous little redhead who’s picked him, walking away from her after he’s fulfilled his end of the contract is harder than he thought.
Hard to think of leaving . . . and it’s not the only thing she makes hard.

Hunkiedorië Review: Another Cambrick Creek story, this time readers finally get a peek into the infamous Hemming family dynamic. This book takes place after the events of ‘Run, Run Rabit’ but doesn’t have to be read in that order.

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Run, Run Rabbit (Cambric Creek After Darkverse #1)

by C.M. Nacosta

When Vanessa attends an exclusive Lupercalia celebration just outside of Cambric Creek, she knows exactly what to expect. She’s been to these parties before, after all. The whole town knows what goes on at the invitation-only werewolf soirées, and every last one of them is eager for an invite.

The Lupercalia festivities are an ancient rite of fertility and carnality, of sex and sweat and celebration, and she knows one of the wolves will have her before the night is done. One of them will have her, but only one wolf will do . . . the one she’s been leading in chase for years. One wolf, one knot, one set of teeth at her back . . . but he’ll have to catch her first.

Run, Run Rabbit is a part of the Cambric Creek After Darkverse and can be enjoyed as a standalone. Content includes: primal play, power play, public sex, voyeurism, inappropriate workplace romance. Full content advisory will be available on author’s website at the time of release

Hunkiedorië Review:I prefer Nascosta’s fluffier works. This one was a little too painful for me. I do not, nor will ever enjoy books that feature commitment issues and cheating as a tactic for revenge or attention.

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Girls Weekend (Girls Weekend #1)

by C.M. Nacosta

A weekend with friends, fun in the sun, and huge, naked orcs. What could be better?

That’s what three suburban elves think when they book a trip to an orc nudist resort, well known for its libidinous residents and hedonistic parties. Ris, Lurielle, and Silva arrive with plans to sample the DTF locals and work on their tans, not catch feelings.
When Lurielle meets a syrupy-voiced gentleman who seems interested in more than just a weekend fling, she finds sticking to the plan is easier said than done. From a public bathhouse to a back alley pub, the trip has unintended consequences on the lives of the three work friends and the orcs they meet.

Can a weekend of no-strings sex actually end in love?

Hunkiedorië Review: A Cambric Creek spin off series. It’s okay but not my favorite

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Parties (Girls Weekend #2)

by C.M. Nacosta

Several months after a weekend girls’ trip, suburban elves Lurielle, Ris, and Silva are still affected by their experiences at the resort and the orcs they met there.

Lurielle discovers that being in a multi-species relationship presents its own unique challenges: meeting Khash’s family, introducing him to hers, and facing the harsh realities that lie ahead if they stay together. A lifetime together or a lifetime apart — she must decide if she can bear all that the future holds.

When Ris returns to the resort on a whim, an unexpected encounter with a slightly familiar face upends this elf’s desire to be a free as the wind. Ainsley is simultaneously everything and nothing that she’s looking for – smart and sexy and completely unattached, and happy to stay that way . . . but how long can they “keep things casual?”

Silva struggles juggling her two halves: Daytime Silva, crushed beneath the expectations of her family and snobbish Elvish society, and Silva of the Nighttime, unfettered and free, seeing Tate in secret. When her web of lies tangles beyond her control, she must make a choice — will she follow the carefully mapped life of privilege her family has planned for her in their Elvish community . . . or throw it all away to follow her heart, for a man with his own heart full of secrets.

Hunkiedorië Review: Book two in this series, again it was okay, but not my favorite.

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The Mabon Feast (Wheel of the Year, #1)

by C.M. Nacosta

In an aging Victorian on a tree-lined street in Oldetowne, the Brackenbridge witches have practiced the craft for generations in a circle unbroken — until the chain was passed to her.

Ousted from her coven, hurting for clients, and struggling to keep her aging family home from falling into disrepair, painfully awkward witch Ladybug is at the end of her rope. When she rents the attic bedroom to an unsmiling, spider-like araneaen, she hopes her fortunes are making a change for the better. But Ladybug knows nothing about the secretive spider-folk; not what they eat, what goddess they worship — or anything about their mating needs. The blustery winds of Autumn usher in the rain and the second harvest . . . and a strangely enticing smell that seems to permeate the seams of Ladybug’s very existence. The darkness beyond her bedroom door hungers, and she is helpless to offer herself up as its feast.

Hunkiedorië Review: Love me a sweet shy guy. This was my first spider person PNR book, I was wary going in…It couldv’e been longer, I would’ve liked to see more character development. But this book was sweet in it’s own way.

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There Arose Such a Clatter: Tales from the Naughty List

by C.M. Nacosta

Everyone knows that Santa keeps a list of who is naughty and who is nice . . . but what happens to those on the naughty list? What happens when naughty girls grow up and stay naughty? A lump of coal is the least of their worries when Krampus comes knocking with horns and hooves, his basket filled with branches he knows how to wield in the most delicious way . . . He’s here to punish misdeeds with lashes and pain — and dark, unspeakable pleasures that last the whole night through. How can a naughty girl think of repenting when the punishment is just so good?

Hunkiedorië Review: Terrible, the absolute worst! C.M. Nacscosta, I trusted you…your books were so good when they were light and fluffy…this was just uncomfortable.

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A Bump In Boohail: A Mead Realm Tale

by Kimberly Lemming

Samhain was the biggest festival of the year. It was the time that the veil between our world and the otherworld thinned, meaning any manner of spirits could come through and wreak havoc. Not that I had anything to worry about with a dragon at my side. This year the festival would be the perfect excuse to snuggle up with my partner and enjoy Fall in full swing. Or at least it would have been, if I could find him.

This is a short story set in the Mead Mishaps series featuring Cinnamon and Fallon and is not a stand alone. It should be read after That Time I Got Drunk And Yeeted A Love Potion At A Werewolf.

Hunkiedorië Review: I need more Kimberly Lemming, but at least I had this darling little short to get me through until she publishes another book. I wish I would’ve known about this book a month earlier as it is a Halloween themed book.

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Two Scoops Of Hellfire

by Kimberly Lemming

It took about two weeks into the pandemic lockdown before I went stark raving mad. In a bold attempt at a new skill, I decided to give baking a try. However, I took to the new venture like a fish to astrophysics and ended up with a battle demon in my kitchen.


Will Kain The Destroyer end my life, or end my everlasting boredom?

It’s an Erotica. Take a wild guess.

Hunkiedorië Review: Sweet and spicy. Really gets down to business fast-wish this was a full length book instead as the concept was a fun one.

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Ensnared (The Spider’s Mate, #1)

by Tiffany Roberts

He’s spent years as a hunter, but now he’s the one ensnared in a creature’s trap.

Ketahn did not want a mate. Fate has a different plan for him. When the queen he despises declares her intention to claim him, he retreats into the jungle.

What he finds there changes his world.

Small, delicate, and pale skinned, Ivy Foster is nothing like the females Ketahn has known. She’s not of his kind at all. Yet the moment he sees her, he knows the truth in his soul—she is his heartsthread.

And now that he has her, he won’t let anything take her away. Not the jungle, not the gods, not the queen and her warriors.

Whether Ivy agrees or not, their webs are entangled. No one will ever sever those threads.

Hunkiedorië Review: After reading ‘The Mabon Feast’ I was curious about spider people books. This series popped up for me often enough in my ads that I decided to give it a try. Readers are dropped into a world with a lot of terminology and social structures that are difficult to navigate at first but if you are willing to stick with it the story is a great adventure.

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Enthralled (The Spider’s Mate, #2)

by Tiffany Roberts

He conquered her, but he is the one enthralled.

Ketahn hadn’t wanted a mate. Fate gave him Ivy Foster. Now, he wants nothing more than to enjoy his little human.

But fate is not content to make things so simple.

With an enraged queen searching for him, Ketahn knows the Tangle is not safe for his mate. They need to leave. Yet Ivy will not forsake her people, and he cannot condemn her compassion. When they wake the other humans from their death sleeps, Ketahn now has more mouths to feed, and the strands of his web are in danger of snapping.

To keep Ivy and her people safe, he must placate the queen that hunts him. He must venture into Zurvashi’s domain and face her wrath—and her desire.

The strength of his heartsthread, his bond with Ivy, will be tested.

Ketahn refuses to let that thread break. Even if he must sever all the rest.

Hunkiedorië Review: Book two, and at this point readers should have a firm enough understanding of this world and its socio-political structure that following along will be much easier…but brace yourself for a heartbreak of an ending

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Bound (The Spider’s Mate, #3)

by Tiffany Roberts

Ketahn will protect his mate at any cost.

Queen Zurvashi will not rest until everything Ketahn cares about is gone and he belongs to her.

His sweet, compassionate Ivy, his sister, his friends, his new tribe of humans—all are in danger. He fears nowhere is far enough away to escape the queen’s wrath.

But Ketahn will see the whole jungle burn before he lets any harm befall his mate. Even if he must stand against Zurvashi and her army, even if he must face every beast in the Tangle, even if he must defy the gods themselves, he will not surrender his female.

Ketahn and Ivy are bound, and no force in the universe will sever the threads that connect them.

Hunkiedorië Review: It all comes to a clean close but I have a lot of questions or threads felt untied by the end of the series, all of which I am sure will be addressed in the upcoming spin-off series.

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Silent Lucidity (The Infinite City, #1)

by Tiffany Roberts

He’s an alien assassin who has never known a female’s touch—until hers.

Abella hasn’t allowed four years of slavery to break her spirit, but after numerous failed escape attempts, the chances of making it home to her family seem bleak. That is until she shares a passionate, forbidden dance with a silent stranger. His piercing silvery eyes haunt her with a taste of hope.

Intense, mysterious, and deadly, Tenthil may be the key to Abella’s freedom. But as she finds herself increasingly drawn to him, she realizes the truth—Tenthil has no intention of taking her home.

Hunkiedorië Review: I was introduced to Tiffany Roberts with the Spider’s Mate Series, which I liked, so I decided to check out more of her writing. It is fun to be reading alien romance again and I can’t wait to read more of this series.

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Shielded Heart (The Infinite City, #2)

by Tiffany Roberts

Arthos, the Infinite City, is a place of alien wonders and indescribable beauty—and, most importantly for Samantha, it’s also halfway across the universe from her abusive ex-fiancé. She came to the city desperate for a fresh start, but she finds herself downtrodden on a world of aloof alien beings with little hope of finding her place—and a good chance of being kidnapped or killed before she can even settle in.

At least until she is saved by an irresistible alien with piercing eyes and a seductive smile.

Alkorin is the living embodiment of temptation, and he makes no effort to disguise his desire for her. But when his past threatens to drag her into a dangerous underworld, she discovers he isn’t who he claims to be. After enduring so much suffering, can she bear to take a leap of faith with this mysterious alien? Can she trust him with not only her life, but her heart?
**Warning: This book contains sexual content and sexual violence.**

Hunkiedorië Review:

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Vengeful Heart (The Infinite City, #3)

by Tiffany Roberts

When his mate is threatened, nothing burns hotter than his wrath.

Against all odds, Arcanthus found Samantha, his beautiful, sweet terran mate. His fated one. Her love shattered the barriers around his heart.

After defeating a ghost from his past, Arc thinks he and Samantha are safe to move on with their lives. But she has a past of her own, and it refuses to let her go.

He nearly lost her once. He will not take that chance again.
Important Note: Vengeful Heart is not a standalone. This story features Arcanthus and takes place after Silent Lucidity and Shielded Heart, both of which should be read to enjoy this.

Hunkiedorië Review:

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Untamed Hunger (The Infinite City, #4)

by Tiffany Roberts


It should have been an easy job—deliver the ID chip, get paid, and get out. But when Drakkal sees a beautiful human in his client’s private zoo and instantly recognizes her as his mate, the situation gets complicated. The motto he’s long lived by—don’t be stupid—is cast aside as the beast in him demands he take this female and make her his no matter what he must do. And when she runs from him, the hunt is on.

After being impregnated by her dirtbag ex-boyfriend, abducted, and sold to be a breeder in a rich alien’s basement menagerie, Shay has to admit things aren’t looking great. But she’s determined to give her unborn child a decent life. Her first opportunity appears in the form of a gruff but insanely attractive azhera who forces Shay’s owner to sell her to him. Refusing to trade one alien master for another, she escapes him at her first chance. Yet Shay can’t forget the intense azhera and his heated stare—and soon realizes that he’s not going to forget her, either.

But Shay’s former owner also remembers, and he’s determined to retrieve his prized possession—and have his revenge on the azhera who took her

Hunkiedorië Review:

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Savage Desire (The Infinite City, #5)

by Tiffany Roberts

He’s violent, volatile, and loves a good fight. She’s small and sweet—and everything he craves. But can he make her his without hurting her?

Thargen wanders the sprawling Undercity streets with one goal—a drink. Well, maybe a few drinks and a good old-fashioned bar fight to let off some steam. But the moment he sees Yuri working behind the bar, he’s overwhelmed by a new desire—her.

Yuri is his opposite in so many ways—delicate, soft, beautiful—and he knows the primal, uncontrollable rage in his heart makes it too dangerous for him to have her. But he wants her. He needs her.

And when an unexpected series of events sees them stranded on a hostile, unknown planet together, it becomes almost impossible for him to resist her. Lost on a mountainside teeming with ravenous skeks, Thargen must rely upon his survival skills and the ferocity burning at his core to protect Yuri until they can get back home.

But who will protect her from him? 

Hunkiedorië Review:

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Tethered Souls (The Infinite City, #6)

by Tiffany Roberts

Kier and Kayl only foresee one fate for themselves.

For Kier is wrath.

And Kayl is vengeance.

They have but one purpose—slay the pirate Vrykhan at any cost. They expect to give their own lives in pursuit of their revenge…

But they never expected her. Aileen.

Their na’diya. Their mate.

Their missing piece.

They never imagined a different fate. Is it too late to claim the future they never dared hope for?

Hunkiedorië Review:

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I have absolutely loved all that BookTok is throwing my way and I can not wait to share my monthly reading list with you all as we move through 2022. If you have any suggestions please let me know!

My Top 5 Reads of 2022 (thus far)-Counting series as one because it is getting too hard to choose just one (or five) book(s)

  1. Corsair/Corsair Brothers/Risdacverse (series)
  2. Ice Planet Barbarians/Ice Home (series)
  3. The Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac (series)
  4. Bonds That Tie (series)
  5. Dragon Kin (series)

My Top 5 Reads of 2021

  1. The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter (Theodoa Goss)
  2. The Viscount Who Loved Me (Julia Quinn)
  3. The Toll (Neal Shusterman)
  4. The Midnight Library (Matt Haig)
  5. The Immortals (Jordanna Max Brodsky)

My Top 5 Reads of 2020

  1. Mr. Dickens and His Carol (Samantha Silva)
  2. Scythe (Neal Shusterman)
  3. Thunderhead (Neal Shusterman)
  4. The Vine Witch (Luanne G. Smith)
  5. Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)

My Top 5 Reads of 2019

  1. The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaiman)
  2. Strange Practice (Vivian Shaw)
  3. Dreadful Company (Vivian Shaw)
  4. Grave Importance (Vivian Shaw)
  5. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)

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