This month was all about fun reading. I refuse to beat myself up for not reading the two classics I have started. I ended up reading a lot of the freebies that I downloaded years ago, getting some library books, and catching up on some series.
- Innocent in Las Vegas by A. R. Winters 3/5
- The Seven Steps to Closure by Donna Joy Usher 3/5
- Anything for You by Kristan Higgins 3/5
- At Last by Jill Shalvis 3/5
- Big Boned by Meg Cabot 4/5
- The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood 2/5
- Once a Soldier (eARC) by Mary Jo Putney 3/5
- The Pursuit by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg 4/5
- Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosch 4/5
- The Bride Says No by Cathy Maxwell 3/5
- Calamity Jayne and the Sisterhood of the Traveling Lawn Gnome by Kathleen Bacus 3/5
Considering how easy the above were to read, this was not a good month for reading. My guess is that all the readathons that I participated in during July burnt me out. I don’t consider this month a failure by any means! Next month I really need to finish Dubliners and Great Expectations. I’m also participating in #RYBSAT, so I’m starting September with a bang!
This summer is making me crazy. I’m in a funky reading mood. My classics reading challenge has me slumpy and cranky. Work is busy. I need a vacation. But I did manage to read these books this month and I attempted participation in Booktube-a-thon. And I started a Booktube channel!
- Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan 3/5
- Adventures in Funeral Crashing by Milda Harris 2/5
- An Event to Remember…Or Forget by Melissa Baldwin2/5
- Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman 3/5
- Results May Vary (eARC) by Bethany Chase 4/5
- Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch 4/5
- Stolen Fury by Elizabeth Naughton 3.5/5
- Lumberjanes, Vol 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson 4/5
- Walk On Earth A Stranger by Rae Carson 3/5
- Longbow Girl by Linda Davies 5/5
- Only The Good Spy Young by Ally Carter 5/5
- Size 14 Is Not Fat Either by Meg Cabot 4/5
- Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch 3.5/5
- Dance Diaries: Learning to Ballroom Dance by The Girl With The Tree Tattoo 5/5 🙂
I’m currently reading both Dubliners and Great Expectations. I’ve put them on hold because I really feel like reading light stuff right now. Chick lit, romance, and cozy mystery are my healing words. It helps if they make me laugh out loud. 😀
Over the next few months I’d really love to read some dance books and do a huge review of them all, but we’ll see what time and my brain have in store. If you’re interested in my Booktube channel, I’ll leave a link below. No obligation. I’m still learning how to film, edit, and not feel like an idiot. As always, I hope everyone has a lovely reading month, and a delightful rest of summer.
This month I started a lot of books that I still haven’t finished. It also was a library month; all but one book came from the library.
- The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon 4/5
- One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean 4/5
- No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean 2/5
- Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover by Sarah MacLean 3/5
- Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley 5/5
- Stars Above by Marissa Meyer 4/5
- Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys 5/5
- A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett (audiobook with daughter) 4/5
- The Forgotten Room by Karen White (and two others) 4/5
- Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard 3/5
- Good at Games by Jill Mansell 4/5
I read one, lonely owned book this month.
- Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson 4/5
I’m in the middle of four books that I’m going to carry over to March. I linked up by Instagram account ( dance_read_homeschool ) for this page somewhere- if anyone is interested. I did post a picture of my March TBR on there. No surprise that I have a ton of library books out with five more on the way. I’d better get reading.