I hope you have all had a good month of reading. I far surpassed my estimated number of reads for the month – I managed to knock 23 books of the tbr in July. Yay! How many did you get through?

Below is a brief look at the books I discovered this month:

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer: 5 big beautiful stars. This book made me yearn for the days of letter writing.

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Broken Pieces by Riley Hart – 3 stars – enjoyable but not as engaging as some of her other works.

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A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas – 5 shooting stars of wonderfulness. My favourite book so far this year. Madly in love with the night court and it’s High Lord.

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In the Month of the Midnight Sun by Cecilia Ekback – 3 stars         . Nordic Noir meets historical mystery.

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For 100 Days by Lara Adrian – 4 stars – something a bit different for Ms Adrian but an enjoyable steamy romance.

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Better Than Sex: Women Write About Sex & Romance in the Digital Age by Samantha Trenoweth. 2 stars.  It was okay but not what I was expecting.

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The Fate of Ten by Pittacus Lore – 4 stars. Another compelling instalment in the series.

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Eyes only for me by Andrew Grey – 3 stars. Not as engaging as previous works I’ve read by this author but okay.

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The Year of Taking Chances by Lucy Diamond – 3 stars. A decent addition to the chick lit genre.

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The Debt Club Alpha book 4 by Kelly Favor – 2 stars. I am trying to like this series but I just can’t. Think I am letting this one go.

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Fire Down Below by Debra Anastasia – 3 stars. Enjoyable and at times laugh out loud funny but I little on the crass side and a tad gross at times.

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Summer Lovin Blues by Peter Styles – 1 star. Sorry but I just couldn’t get interested in the story.

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Open Seating by Mickie B Ashling – 3 stars. It was okay. Light and entertaining.

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Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah – 3 stars. A lovely story but it failed to really grab me.

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Taken by Midnight by Lara Adrian – 3.5 stars. Another compelling instalment in the series but I felt it was a little light on the heat this time around.

 

With this Memo by Nalini Singh – 5 stars. Nalini can do no wrong, even with tiny little short stories.

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The Witch of Duva by Leigh Bardugo – 3 stars. An interesting prequel although after reading book 1 I am unsure how it all ties in.

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Bad Blood by Gary Kemble – 3 stars. Part crime fiction, part supernatural mystery with a dash of eroticism thrown in.

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Samael (the Lost Angels book 5) by Heather Killough-Walden – 3 stars. Not as compelling as the first 4 in the series but still an enjoyable read.

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The Sin Eaters Daughter by Melinda Salisbury – 4 stars. A compelling new YA fantasy novel. Looking forward to more in the series.

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Eternal Love by Peter Styles – 2 stars. I have a feeling this author just may not be for me. Sorry 😦

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Shadow and Bone (the Grisha Book 1) by Leigh Bardugo – 5 dark stars. Loved every second of it. Devoured it in one sitting. Rushed out to by books 2 and 3.

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Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin book 3) by Robin LeFevers – 4 stars. This series and this author are seriously underrated and deserve more recognition. A great series. Loved the twist with Mortain and Balthazar.

 

Okay so that was it for July… only 3 book hangovers so not too bad:-)

Up next on the TBR pile are a couple of great looking reads:

The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Milkwood Hargrave (the prettiest cover I’ve seen in a while)

The Drowned Man by Brendan James Murray (Australian non fiction)

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (I know I know… I am way behind)

Bumped by Megan Mcafferty (I know nothing about this one)

And it was on my July list but it intimidated me again so I still have to get to the edge of eternity by Ken Follett. (Ken I love you but 1000+ pages is rather daunting).

What are all my fellow book lovers reading and loving at the moment. Did you meet your target for July? Have a great week everyone.

 

 

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