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?