July is here and the best part, online schooling ended yesterday!!! Hello morning lie-ins! I may even get about two weeks off work from the end of the month. That whole thing about teachers getting loads of time off… yeah… not always. But I’m still looking forward to that mental break.
My birthday was in June and I treated myself by ordering a few books I’ve been meaning to add to my collection for some time; will have to do a Book Mail post when they arrive, I suppose. Although we’ve opened back for the most part, I still haven’t ventured far from home, so my birthday dinner was a lovely take-away from one of my favourite restaurants, eaten in the garden. Thankfully we got a break in the rain just in time. The boys gave me ‘treats’ they had their father pick-up in his grocery store run and then told me I should get some new books because I’m “addicted to reading.” Well…. they’re not wrong on that count.
My reading list was 13 for the month (of June). On my birthday, the littlest one finally decided to spend the day with his grandparents (after I assured him there would still be birthday cake when he got back) so I got a couple hours to curl up on my recliner and just read… such a treat! Overall, I really enjoyed each of the books I read in June and scored all of my reads 4 espresso shots or over. Hopefully July will be just as delicious!
Here’s what I read in June.
The cozy mysteries were Murder at St. Margaret, A Matter of Love and Death, Desperate Covenant and To Love a Witch. I got my historical fiction fix through several wonderful stories like The Scoundrel’s Bartered Bride and It Happened One Autumn (which were also romances) and Zorro. Romance books included A Lie for A Lie, The Little Teashop in Tokyo and Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow. There was fantasy this time around in Siege and Storm and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Another Young Adult Contemporary found its way onto my list through With the Fire On High. Three of these I read via my Kindle Unlimited subscription and three came off my physical shelf… Good thing I’m restocking soon. 😉
Continuing to catching up on some series I already started, I’ve added a few of those to my list for July. I was also feeling for some heavier historical fiction so I included In the Time of Butterflies. Only one of these is from NetGalley, but I do have several I should get onto sooner rather than later!
Everlasting Covenant by Amanda M. Lee
The Clover Chapel by Devney Perry
A Vicarage Wedding by Kate Hewitt
Lineage Most Lethal by S.C. Perkins
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
I’m already into A Vicarage Wedding and Ruin and Rising and quite enjoying them both. I’m pretty sure I’ll get through these six and then will, hopefully, work on some backlist books!
What about you? What are you looking forward to reading this month? Feel free to share links to your July reading lists in the comments.