I did something stupid this month: I got Kindle Unlimited. I felt like a kid in a candy store and kind of went overboard with romance novels (again but this time for less money). I might have finally reached the end of that particular binge though – because many of these books I did not enjoy. And the books I loved this month were in different genres. So I might actually be back with my regularly programmed reporting next month (I keep saying that but it is bound to be true at some point).
Books I read in July:
- Mouth to Mouth by Tessa Bailey: 3 out of 5 stars
- The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley: 5 out of 5 stars (review)
- Heat Stroke by Tessa Bailey: 3 out of 5 stars
- Behind the Veil by Kathryn Nolan: 3,5 out of 5 stars
- The Trouble With Love by Claire Contreras: 3 out of 5 star
- Meant to be Kept by Amelia Foster: 2 out of 5 stars
- My Life in Shambles by Karina Halle: 4 out of 5 stars
- Remedy by Kaylee Ryan: 1 out of 5 stars (review)
- Whiskey Chaser (Bootleg Springs #1) by Lucy Score and Claire Kingsley: 4 out of 5 stars (mini-review)
- Untouchable by Sam Mariano: 2 out of 5 stars
- Catching Him by Aurora Rose Reynolds: 3 out of 5 stars (mini-review)
- Awayland by Ramona Ausubel: 3 out of 5 stars (review)
- After All by Karina Halle: 4 out of 5 stars
- Vera Nabokov by Stacy Schiff: 4 out of 5 stars (review)
- Sidecar Crush (Bootlegs Springs #2) by Lucy Score and Claire Kingsley: 2 out of 5 stars
- Moonshine Kiss (Bootlegs Springs #3) by Lucy Score and Claire Kingsley: 2 out of 5 stars
Favourite of the Month:
The Mere Wife, hands down. I just really loved that book.
I read the ridiculous amount of 16 books (and partly read around a million more). Of these books one was literary fiction, one was a biography, and another was a short story collection. The rest were all romance of some kind.
Books I should get to soon:
It’s Women in Translation-Month (find more info here)! I won’t be completely participating (everybody knows how much I suck as TBRs) but I am hoping to get to these three books at least:
I also have a trunk-load of unread ARCs that I really should be getting to. I feel like the worst blogger! I will be going on holiday in Scotland for 10 days and will only be taking my kindle in an effort to finally make a dent here.
(Some of the) blog posts I loved:
Naty wrote a brilliant review of The Secret History by Donna Tartt, a book I have been meaning to get to for some time.
Rochelle’s TBR for WiT-month is wonderful and I cannot wait to hear her thoughts!
I love Rachel’s book prize coverage and even though I am not planning on reading many of the Booker longlisted books, I cannot wait for more of her thoughts.
Callum has an impeccable taste and I am super excited to see his WiT-month recommendations – he also is going all in this month and I cannot wait to read his thoughts.