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January: Calendar Girl Book 1 | Audrey Carlan
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“Fresh, fun, and unbelievably hot, Audrey Carlan's Calendar Girl series will have you falling in love over and over again and craving the next installment." –Meredith Wild, #1 NYT Bestselling Author Synopsis It’s really simple. I needed money. A lot of money. One million dollars to be exact. The amount didn’t matter. All that mattered is that at the end of that price tag held my father’s life. No money. No life. The time limit was one year. On January 1st I had to pay up or my Father was going to be killed. When you’re faced with an ultimatum like this, you do whatever you have to do. And that’s exactly what I did. The job…Exquisite Escorts. My role, serve as high priced arm candy to anyone that can afford the $100,000 price tag for a month of my company. Sex is optional (for me) and a 20% increase on the price. *** Mia Saunders just barely escaped a paltry life back home in Las Vegas until she gets the call that her Father has been beaten to within an inch of his life for not paying his gambling debt. Problem is, the lone shark is her lousy, ruthless ex-boyfriend. Another guy in a long line of men she’d fallen head over heels for. Not anymore. Mia’s mission is simple. Serve as a high-priced escort for her Aunt’s company and pay monthly against her Father’s bad debt. A month with a rich man who she doesn’t have to sleep with if she doesn’t want to? Easy money. At least that’s the way it was supposed to go. Each installment in the Calendar Girl Serial will release every month throughout 2015. The stories will feature Mia, told from her perspective as she continues her journey as an escort to twelve clients in twelve different locations. Warning: This book is designed for audiences 18+ due to language and graphic sexual content.
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Finally doing my #JanuaryWrapUp!
I didn‘t the start the year going through my exact TBR list, but that‘s ok; I‘ve decided I can‘t get upset about that!
I read one from my #Booked2019 list (I‘d Rather Be Reading), and read a whole load of review copies, and learned a lot about moles.
I also went to #ALAMW here in #Seattle and accumulated about 170 books for me and for the school library. That‘s a lot of reviewing.
Several 4-5 ⭐️ books this month!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great job!! 📚💕 5mo
gibblr What was your favorite of the ones pictured? 5mo
kamoorephoto @gibblr It‘s got to be #SongOfTheDead! 💀💗 Only slightly biased because I‘m in the acknowledgments and Baroness Katerina (in the book) is named after me. Very close second was Lady Smoke! 5mo
kamoorephoto @gibblr Oh and ‘A Danger to Herself and Others‘ was great too...a haunting, emotional read. 5mo
gibblr I‘m legit blind and didn‘t see the number 1 on the book. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Also you have such a huge role, that‘s amazing!! Is the author a friend? I really like the title of Danger. Prob gonna add that to my tbr! 5mo
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Thought I‘d see how I did against my January reading plan. Read 11/18 of the books on my plan, and was part way through two of them when the month came to an end. Also Read 9 which were not on my original list. Shows I don‘t always keep to a plan. 🤣

Ms_T Well done! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
dgingo So impressive! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 6mo
Andrew65 @Ms_T @dgingo 😊Thanks. 6mo
dgingo You‘re welcome! 6mo
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Books read: 10
Pages read: 3,580
DNF: 0
Women authors: 10
POC authors: 4
Favorite: Nevermoor
Longest: Wundersmith - 521 pages
Shortest: Mrs. Dalloway - 197 pages
⭐️: 0
⭐️⭐️: 3
⭐️⭐️⭐️: 2
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: 5
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: 0

#januarywrapup #wrapup #readingwrapup

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My final stats for January. I‘m pleased!

Kaye Great numbers and very organized ! 6mo
Librarybelle Thanks, @kaye ! 6mo
kspenmoll Loved Charing Criss Road! What a great month for you! Congrats!!!🎉 (edited) 6mo
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I have seen a lot of people post "monthly summaries" and thought that I would try that this year.

To be honest it might only last one month ?

Hope January was a good reading month for you too!

Daisey I wasn‘t sure if I would keep it up when I first started, but I‘ve found I really enjoy taking a look back at what I‘ve read during the month. It was also interesting at the end of the year to compare monthly favorites with books that truly stuck with me for months. 6mo
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January Books! I feel terrible that I‘m bailing on A Very Large Expanse Of Sea but it‘s just not clicking with me right now. 😞

BarbaraBB What was your favorite? 6mo
BarbaraBB I already stacked that because of your recommendation. A must have I guess! 6mo
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RealLifeReading Nevermoor was a cute read! 6mo
LauraBeth @RealLifeReading I LOVED Nevermoor! 6mo
AlaMich Every time I see that book, The Borrower, I think of the children‘s series, The Borrowers, about the tiny people who live in big people‘s houses. Those were wonderful! 6mo
LauraBeth @AlaMich she references The Borrowers in the book! 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego A great month!📚💕 6mo
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January Reads: 21 total
9 Print, 11 Audio, 1 digital.
0 ⭐️
1 ⭐️ ⭐️
3 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
11 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
4 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Top 2 were definitely Girls Burn Brighter and Where the Crawdads Sing.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Looks like you had a great month. 📚💕 6mo
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 6mo
Reviewsbylola Killed it! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 6mo
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JennyM January was a good month!!! 6mo
BarbaraBB Crawdads 💜 6mo
Addison_Reads Great job! I'm just starting Where the Crawdads Sing for my library book club. I read Girls Burn Brighter last year and loved it. It's such an amazing read. 💚 6mo
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#JanuaryStats #2019RoundUp

A little hard to see but I had a great reading month. Verity was my only 5⭐️ read, most others earned a respectable 4⭐️ rating. I hope the rest of 2019 continues to rack up the reads.

Crazeedi You did really good!👏👏 6mo
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Total - 9
Female Author - 6
POC Author - 1
Memoir - 3

Was trying to get to 10 books, but didn't make it. Still a good start to 2019 nonetheless.

JaclynW Great start! 6mo
booksandsympathy I read Circe this month too! 6mo
Crazeedi Great job! 6mo
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Weaponxgirl That‘s still awesome! Besides it‘s not how much we read but how much we get from what we read 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @booksandsympathy So good. I think I still like Achilles more, but I do love her story telling. 6mo
britt_brooke Nicely done! 6mo
AnneFindsJoy Awesome reads! I‘ve read and loved 4 of these! Circe was 5⭐️ 6mo
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Day 2 - #2019readinggoals #anewchapter

My goals for 2019 is to read 200 books and to read a mystery book published for every year for 100 years.

#January2019 - These are the books I hope to read in Jan.

kplovesbooks Ohhh that's a really cool idea about the mystery ones!! Love that! 7mo
vkois88 I love that plan! It sounds so cool. Can't wait to see what you choose! 7mo
Bookwormjillk Cool goal! 7mo
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Susanita Wow! What a fun goal! 7mo
Cinfhen Awesome goal... are you reading any author/ any mystery ??? Love that idea!! 7mo
EadieB @Cinfhen I am actually doing one mystery and another one for fiction. Just to see if I can do the 100 years in each category. Don‘t think I‘ll finish both categories but will see how far I can go. Andrew is keeping track on LibraryThing for a group list of all our friends. 7mo
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My provisional list for January Reads. I will be looking to choose most of my books from one of these. #JanuaryReadingPlans

Andrew65 @Lmstraubie Yes, I‘ve only recently noticed it. I wonder where the author will take it. (edited) 7mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Looks like a great month! 7mo
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Andrew65 @EadieB Yes and a good start. Close to finishing the second Victoria Thompson Book. 7mo
LazyDays Nice! 7mo
MinDea 😳 where's 7mo
MinDea So jealous of all the books you read each month! Looks like a great start to the year? 7mo
Andrew65 @LazyDays Thanks. 👍😊 7mo
Andrew65 @MinDea I know, I realised when I did this I missed that one off. Not certain that I will get to ALL these. They are just the pile I aim to choose from. 7mo
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Definitely not I expected. Of course it is simple story, but besides the 'Mr. Grey' story, it is a heart warming story about a young woman who searches her own position in life.

Some good looking men are mentioned in the book aswell, is that a problem? I don't think so... 😂😂😂

julesG Isn't there a book (series) that is called Calendar Girl? Is this it? My friend keeps telling me about it and I haven't checked it out yet. 13mo
tournevis That's Rob Lowe? 13mo
Sarah83 @julesG indeed. I posted about the German edition yesterday. 😊 13mo
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julesG @tournevis In all his glory, I'd say. 13mo
julesG @Sarah83 So it is a series? 13mo
Sarah83 @julesG yes. 12 Stories for each month one. 13mo
julesG Oh goodness. Down the rabbit hole I go. 🐇 13mo
Sarah83 @julesG ? Why? 13mo
Gissy Sometimes we need to take out our inner hallmark romance side!😌 13mo
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After an awful week at work I just need some chewing gum for my brain. It's not the kind of series I normally read, but it was on sale, so I grabbed it for days like this.

Boyfriend isn't at home, so I might finish this one pretty soon.

Avanders Hope your weekend helps heal your week! 💖 (edited) 13mo
Jess_Read_This Awwww! Sending you a hug! ❤️ I hope your reading and relaxation today make up for the prior week‘s troubles. 13mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder I hope Leibniz cookies help too. Delicious! 😋 Butterkeks 13mo
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Sarah83 @Avanders @Jess_Read_This @RestlessFickleBookHoarder Thank you so much. Yes, reading and cookies will help. 😊 13mo
rubyslippersreads Those cookies look delicious! Hope next week is better. 😘 13mo
julesG Have a good weekend, Sarah! 13mo
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When you need a quick read of sexy time. 3.5/5 stars

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In January alone I read 5 books that easily match or surpass the quality of ones I chose for my 17 in '17 picks...The only possible outcomes now are that the rest of the year is a real let-down, reading-wise, or I have a super tough time picking 18 as my faves come December. 😳 #youshouldreadthesebookstho

Readerann #TOB Yeah! 1y
Natasha.C.Barnes @Readerann Oh yeah, you're so right! I didn't even intend that! 1y
MelissaSue81 I wanna read most of these 1y
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These number are crazy, I cannot believe I read so much this month! 😲😄🤓 #wrapup #readingstats

annahenke Wow! 1y
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January Stats: 8 books read, 1 poetry, 1 nonfiction, 1 YA, 1 young reader, 1 classic, 2 thriller, 1 contemporary

britt_brooke I loved Into Thin Air! 1y
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A quick January recap. 5/50 of my reading challenge.

The Raven Boys was my favourite, a very pleasant surprise. The story was not what I was expecting but so much more! And also Carry On ❤️ it was awesome. Big disappointment, Furyborn. Unfortunately I don't get the hype.

#2018readingchallenge #reading #bookish #bookstagram #books #carryon #furyborn #theravenboys #instabook #igreads #recap #yafiction #youngadultfiction #fantasy #reader #january

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So I didn‘t finish too many books in January but I‘ve got quite a few I‘m in the middle of so hopefully I‘ll be back on track for my #mountTBR challenge in February.
Life has kind of gotten in the way of reading this month after I returned to work from maternity leave but things are settling down now so hopefully more reading time for me!

Phlamboyant The struggle is real. My reading took a major dip after returning to work from maternity leave. 1y
LoveToReadLiveToRead @Phlamboyant yep, work is a major inconvenience really! 1y
Phlamboyant @LoveToReadLiveToRead I though maybe I could read during my pump breaks, but that was all kinds of fail. 🤣 1y
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#yearofthechunkster #ListyAToZ #MountTBRChallenge #LitsyPassport #SeriesUpToDate #SeriesFinished #NewSereis
A great first month, but behind schedule for #LitsyPassport (aiming to read 1 book a month), and started more series than I finished or got up to date on! 😳😂 Whoops!
Will have to target these in February.

AmandaL WOW! Great month! 1y
Andrew65 @AmandaL It was, targeting bigger books is definitely working for me! Thanks 👍 (edited) 1y
Mdargusch Nice! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1y
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Andrew65 @Mdargusch Thanks 😊 1y
merelybookish Impressive!! 1y
Andrew65 @merelybookish Thanks 👍 1y
robinb OK, now you‘re just showing off! 😳😱😮🤭😂😂😂 (and justifiably so!) Congratulations, amazing numbers!! 👏👏👏🎉🎉🎉👍 1y
Andrew65 @robinb 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🙈 Thanks Robin 🙌🙌🙌 1y
robinb @Andrew65 I wish I read faster (like a lot of folks on here). But I think it also depends on how much I‘m invested in a book too. Currently, not so invested....at all....sigh. 1y
Andrew65 @robinb This is where the big books have got me invested, been difficult to put them down. 1y
robinb @Andrew65 totally understand! 👍 1y
batsy Very nice! I'm a bit behind on challenges, too :) #bestlaidplans 1y
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Less books read than last year and slightly less pages but #yearofthechunkster has certainly increased my average rating, average number of pages per book, and number of favourite books. That‘s what I call a success! 😍

Bambolina_81 How many stars did you give Pillars of the Earth? I read it years ago and remember loving it! 1y
Andrew65 @Bambolina_81 Like you loved it and it got five stars and a ❤️. Starting Book 2 World Without End tomorrow. 1y
emilyhaldi 4.5 is a great average! ⭐️ 1y
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Andrew65 @emilyhaldi My best ever by some way! Definitely put a large part of it down to the Chunksters! 1y
britt_brooke Nicely done!! 1y
Andrew65 @britt_brooke Thanks 😊 1y
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OMG !😱 I just discovered this book ! I'm in ❤️ with thos saga ! Can't wait to read the next novel ! 😍💘

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I may be a little over ambitious... but these are my January tbr.

bunny What an awesome looking TBR stack! I love the Fairyland books. Hope you enjoy your reading! 2y
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My tentative reading plans for January include:

📚2 paperbacks
📚2 ebooks
📚1 ARC from NetGalley

(Potential) Challenge progress: 4 books towards #MountTBR, and 1 towards #1001books & #litsyclassics


Andrew65 Reading and enjoying A Man Called Ove at the moment. 2y
Lacythebookworm Solid plans! Good luck 😊 2y
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Calendar girl-verfürt habe ich am Montag beendet💘🙈 ich fand es ganz okey aber trotzdem konnte es mich irgdwie nicht packen... Obwohl ich Wes ganz heiß fand😂💘 was sagt ihr zu dem Buch?🙊💘

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Feeling fantastic with 10 completed this month! It's a great start to 2017 for me - especially with a non-bookish full-time, crazy career, and life! Hoping to match or double that amount in February. Really super excited for the new Neil Gaiman being released next week! (FYI - Signed pre-order copies available for sale on The Strand's website!) 😊

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Wishing all of you a fabulous 2017!!! I seriously love Litsy! I've read more books this past yet than ever in my life. Time to start planning for challenges, setting reading goals, etc. Bullet journaling anyone? 😊

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Read it as an ebook last night. Was surpricingly good - better than expected.