Read and TBR for July and August

Another new month is here. Work-wise, I’ll be a bit busier over the next six weeks as we get ready for and settle into a new academic year. The kids will be back to school soon and lazy-ish mornings will once again be relegated to Sundays only. Such is life sometimes. I’ve been missing my blog buddies’ blogs as bloghopping has become almost a distant memory for me. I’m so sorry and I know I’m missing out on some great posts! Hopefully I can start again soon. On the slightly brighter side, my TBR isn’t a trembling mountain as I haven’t been able to peruse your delicious reading lists!

I think between travel time at the beginning of the month and then a few days in bed due to a not-so-little cold, I managed to get through a lot more books than I expected. Admittedly one was a book I started in June but finished in July. Another was a novella and a third, a book of poems. Those helped me to end the month with 12 books under my belt.

Here’s what I read in July.

Back in the Cozy Zone on the Cozy Pages, half of July’s reads were cozy mysteries. Left Fur Dead was a blog tour read but I also got to enjoy some favourite series additions in Swap Spook, Flip the Witch Switch and Freaky Rites. Pride, Prejudice and Poison is a NetGalley I wanted to read before publication and Saved by the Spell is a prequel novella for Erin Johnson’s new series! On the romance front, I read When Polly Met Olly and Royal Heir. Both The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and A Keeper mixed current day happenings with some historical fiction. Ten Women and Every Love finished off my July reading list.

For August, I’ll have to read When Sally Comes Marching Home (which was really on my list for last month) and then I’m going to continue catching up with a few series I follow. I have another NetGalley coming up for publication and I will most certainly finish Corelli’s Mandolin so I can start on the next book in my Classics Challenge. Here’s my list for the month:

Buried in the Stacks by Allison Brook

A Merciful Fate by Kendra Elliot

Freaky Witches by Amanda M. Lee

Hollywood Heir by Ruth Cardello

Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres


What about you? What are your reading plans for the month?

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  1. Sorry to hear about your cold being so bad you needed to stay in bed, Nina, but hurrah that this meant more reading time! Hope the prep for the new academic year goes well. Wishing you all the best with the reading. I have learned something new from your classic. I had always assumed that the book had the same title as the film with a ‘Captain’ at the start so there you go; something new learned every day! x

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    1. And now you’ve cleared up a mystery for me. I kept saying Captain Corelli as well and couldn’t figure out why that was stuck in my head as the title when the book cover clearly leaves out the captain bit! Hahaha. Guess I was remembering the movie title.

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  2. Glad you weren’t down for too long Nina. Looks like you had a good month even if you haven’t had time to read blog posts. Freaky Witches looks really freaky. Enjoy the rest of your summer before you head back to school. I know what that is like and I don’t miss those hectic days at the end of the summer.

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