It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.
Other Than Reading...
Happy 4th of July to my fellow citizens of the USA!
I thought I'd take a quick look back at June before setting my sights on July. I read 30 books which was my goal - a book a day. I read 11,632 pages this month. It was month of big books. I read 2 with over 600 pages (Thank you, Sarah J. Maas), 1 with more than 500 pages, and 10 with more than 400 pages. Most of the adult books I read this month were from my review stack but I did get to read a few from my recent arrivals and one from deep in TBR mountain.
I have also begun house-hunting in Duluth for a retirement home. I have been pre-approved for a mortgage and have contacted a realtor. The first batch of houses she sent me to look at were misses. We've refined what I am looking for but what I am looking for just doesn't seem to be available now. Luckily, I have a year or two before I retire but interest rates are low now and it seems like a good time to buy if I can find something that will work for my brother and me.
Read Last Week
A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet was a great start to a new Fantasy/Paranormal Romance series. I really liked the characters and the world that the author created. My review for this August 2 release will be posted on July 30.
The Widower's Wife by Cate Holahan is new mystery from Crooked Lane Books. It is about an insurance investigator looking into the disappearance of a recently insured wife while on a Bahamian cruise. It is also told in flashbacks that let us get to know the husband and wife and what they planned. It was nicely creepy. My review will be posted on August 4 for this August 9 release.
The Betrayal of the Blood Lily by Lauren Willig. This one takes us to India in 1804 and is fascinating.
- The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan
- Dick Francis's Damage by Felix Francis
- Alliance of Equals by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
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