I hope you have all had a good month of reading. I surpassed my usual monthly read total this month. Yay! Here is what i managed to knock off the TBR pile this month:

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A Court of Thorns and Roses  by Sarah J Maas – 5 stars of YA aweseomness!

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The Faraway Smell of Lemon  by Rachel Joyce – 3 stars. Humorous and light contemporary short story. Love the writing style.

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Scent of a Mate (Sassy Mates 1) by Milly Taiden – 3 stars. Paranormal romance. It was enjoyable bu not as engaging as others in the genre. Not hooked yet but we will see how the series progresses.

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Return to Blackcrek (Blackcreek 3.5) by Riley Hart – 3 stars. Short story. I liked it but not as much as the individual stories that preceded it.

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Burnin’ Up Memphis by Delilah Devlin – 3 stars. Hot romance. It lost some stars for me because while it was enjoyable I failed to connect to any of the characters. Also it felt as though it ended just as it was beginning.

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F*cking Awkward by Taryn Plendl and others – 4 stars of hilariousness

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Being You Is Enough by Josh Langley – 5 stars. Great little kids picture book.

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Shades of Midnight (Midnight Breed 7) by Lara Adrian – 3 stars. Great paranormal romance series. I liked it but didn’t totally love this one. I much preferred the previous books in the series.

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Nightmare in Berlin by Hans Fallada – 4 stars. Historical fiction. Wonderfully atmospheric and gritty.

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Season of Salt and Honey by Hannah Tunnicliffe – 4 stars. Wonderfully sweet little read.

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Vampire Dating Agency by Rosette Bolter – 3 stars. Meh.. it was okay. Being a shortie I am assuming it is a teaser for a series.

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Protecting His Own (Masters of the Shadowlands 11) by Cherise Sinclair – 4 stars. Cherise is a pro at creating great leading alpha men and wonderfully strong and compelling female leads.

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Long Time Coming (Hot Rods 8) by Jayne Rylon – 4 stars. It was a good addition to the series but I wasn’t as interested in Toms story as I was in the remainder of the Hot Rods crew.

I can’t believe this wrap up is still going… I read way more than usual this month…

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The Fighting Season by Bram Connolly – 4 stars of high adrenaline action

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Pick Your Pleasure 1 by Jayne Rylon – 4 stars. Choose your own adventure for grown ups yay!

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Rock Solid Construction by Riley Hart – 4 stars – my first Riley Hart book and it was a good one.

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3013 Asylum  by Kali Argent – 3 stars – an enjoyable short story addition to the 3013 sci fi romance series

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3013 Scarred by Susan Hayes – 3 stars – I love that even though this series is written by different authors there is still cohesion as the series progresses. Another great short story addition.

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Maggies Kitchen by Caroline Beecham – 3 stars – historical fiction – It was a good read but I struggled to become invested.

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3013 Synergy by Laurie Roma – 4 stars – another engaging short story to add to this compelling sci fi romance series

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Cowboy Take Me Away (Rough Riders 16) by Lorelei James – 4 stars – the last rough riders book, and I liked that we got to see the parents backstory.

I clearly spend way too much time reading. I also have about 8 small novellas that I read on my ereader but I am not going to list them.

As for July…. My tbr pile is massive and I hope to make a bit more of a dent in it.

I plan to start with A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

Then maybe The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

If there is time I would like to add In the Month of the Midnight Sun by Cecilia Ekback

And i might attempt to tackle the massive 1000+page epic conclusion to the Centruy Trilogy by Ken Follett, The Edge of Eternity

But I guess we’ll find out how far i get at the end of the month.

What are you hoping to read in July?

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