This post is a bit late but I’ve been doing them faithfully for over a year and half now, so better late than never!
July was, possibly, the best month of 2020 for me thanks to my wonderful parents who took their ahmm darling grandchildren for a week and then for another weekend, later on. I hadn’t realized how much I needed the break, but after over four months of being constantly ‘on’ it was incredibly refreshing to have the break. I even had a chance to go to the supermarket. All sanitizing and mask wearing protocols were observed. I’m also currently on two and half weeks off of work and my boss, for the most part, has managed to leave me alone. I feel like a whole new person. Haha.
Of course all the drama restarts soon enough. So far my college and the children’s school are both planning to do a hybrid face to face and remote learning combo. How those two schedules will combine/ conflict is a worry I shall try to ignore for the time being.
In terms of what I read in July, less stress resulted in less reading, ironically. Or maybe that’s not too unexpected as I read a lot to escape and relax. I spent more ‘fun’ time with the boys and worked on my own projects too. I still got in 9 books, although I haven’t finished In the Time of Butterflies yet… soon. I’m about 40% in and I’m enjoying the writing style.
Here’s what I read in July.
In terms of Cozy Mysteries, I read Lineage Most Lethal, Everlasting Covenant and The Squawking Dead. The romance stories were A Vicarage Wedding, The Clover Chapel and Devil in Winter (which also qualifies as historical fiction). The other historical fiction book was The Price of Paradise. To finish off the list, I read the fantasy story Ruin and Rising and completed a beta read for a contemporary story, Hiding Cracked Glass.
Only one of those books was via my Kindle Unlimited subscription and one from my physical shelf.
I ‘go’ back to work on Wednesday so I suspect my reading might pick back up by the end of the month (in accordance with stress levels. Lol). I haven’t even finished reading a single book for August as yet… crazy! Anyway, I will have to get back on top of things as I have a few blog tours to review for. Here’s my list of expected reads before the end of the month.
Midnight Temptation by Shari Nichols
Tea and Treachery by Vicki Delaney
Master of Illusion by Nupur Tustin
Under a Sienna Sun by T. A. Williams
The Return of the Disappearing by Lara Temple
What You Wish For by Katherine Center
I’m already into Midnight Temptation and really enjoying it. I should finish soon and move on to the next on my list. Fingers crossed I’ll finish all seven by the end of the month… and in time for their tours!
What about you? What are you looking forward to reading this month? Feel free to share links to your August reading lists in the comments.