Happy Saturday all, I hope wherever you are reading this you are happy and healthy and that you have sunshine. Sunshine always makes us feel good. Although I have noticed in this sticky London heat there are a lot of miserable people floating around.
Anyway, enough of that. On my Twitter account I asked if I should do a July wrap up. Since I first started actually posting these back in May I have had a really good response so thank you to everyone who has commented liked and shared via here or Twitter. It’s all very much appreciated and it’s made me realise sometimes I feel like I haven’t read much but in actual fact I have done pretty well.
This time I have decided to kind of cheat I’m going to talk about what I read plus I want to mention a few titles that I hope to read in August.
My blog post hasn’t happened yet as I had that crazy week that was on the tail end of it but I participated in a readathon. I didn’t manage the 48 out of 24 but I did come in about half way and considering life had been crazy and I had worked all weekend I’m pretty chuffed with my efforts. I had hoped to have added a few novellas to that list but during the readathon I finished reading….
Never Greener was an audio read that I had been dipping in and out of on my way to and from work and at quiet moments. I haven’t reviewed that yet but it’s in the making. I’m a huge fan of Ruth Jones and what I will say is if you like her pick it up it’s funny, it’s heartbreaking and it’s real.
Somewhere Beyond the Sea – now I feel bad that it had taken me so long to finish this as I had agreed to many other things and life got in the way but Miranda said some lovely words to me about not rushing and taking my time with the characters and I’m truly glad that I did. I must admit once I closed the book I instantly missed Seren Jack and the gang. I have to mention Kieran as I feel in love with him back before Christmas when I read Christmas in St Ives. A Miranda Dickinson novel is always so much more than a book. You’re taken on a journey that has you thinking about your life, your choices and what you want. It’s always a treat and an eye opener and I truly loved this seaside based novel.
Forgive Me Not is Samantha Tonge’s Canelo effort and wow this is a novel and a half. It focuses on a number of real subjects in such a good way I was on the cover reveal and the blog tour for this one.
Samantha was also good enough to do a guest post for me you can read that Here
I also read….
As states many times before I’m a huge fan of Katey Lovell and her meet cute series is almost over for me Boy with the Board
I was on a fabulous blog tour for The Distance by Zoe Folbigg you can read my thoughts Here
Onto August I’m only going to highlight a few things I’m reading.
I’m currently listening to this. I’m thinking Giovanna Fletchers Some Kind Of Wonderful will be my next audiobook.
I’m hoping to get onto this bad boy. I love Kathryn and I’m so grateful for her kind words yesterday.
I have meant to be a book club captain for Poppy Loves Book club and I have failed consistently this month I’m determined to hold a meeting and to read the book suggested and today I joined the library again and picked this up.
I also found this…
There are many others I hope to get round to but seeing as this is not essentially a TBR post.
There will Be August releases that I hope to get to, let me know if there’s anything I should be reading.