July 31, 2015

Month in Review


Welcome in, do join me by sharing your link to your look back at this month. I'm looking forward to visiting and seeing what everyone has been up to.  The link will be open for you to share your post whenever you post over the next few days.  Do visit each others' posts.

Total books read this month: 15 + 1 novella

Audio Books Read:
A Hundred Summers    Beatriz Williams
The Liar                        Nora Roberts
A Love to Call Her Own  Marilyn Pappano

Ebooks Read
Making Magic   Donna June Cooper
The Color of Light   Emilie Richards
My Very Best Friend  Cathy Lamb
Three Weeks With Lady X   Eloisa James
Brown-Eyed Girl    Lisa Kleypas
Winter's Camp  Jodi Thomas   -  novella
Safe Harbour   Helene Young

Paperbacks Read
Bitter Greens   Kate Forsyth
Summer Secrets    Jane Green
Me Before You     Jojo Moyes
The Bourbon Kings   J. R. Ward
Heavenly Hirani's School of Laughing Yoga - Sarah-Kate Lynch
The Spring Bride    Anne Gracie

Places visited through books this month:
USA, England, France/Italy, Scotland, India, Australia

Top Book for July

book cover
I read some great books this month.  The Color of Light  was the one that grabbed my heart, so it gets the nod!

Reading Challenge completed.

The Color Coded Reading Challenge.

Incoming Books.

Paperback Books Purchased:
Summer Secrets   Jane Green ( used gift card)

E Books Purchased:

Library Books:
A Love to Call Her Own   Marilyn Pappano  (audiobook) 

Books coming from NetGalley 
Brown Eyed Girl   -  Lisa Kleypas
The Bollywood Bride - Sonali Dev
Winter's Camp - Jodi Thomas
Pretending to Dance - Diane Chamberlain
Christmas in Mustang Creek   Linda Lael Miller

Hachette NZ
The Bourbon Kings    J. R. Ward

Audio Books 
Survivor in Death   J. D. Robb   1 credit at Audible

Book Spending


So how did your reading month pan out?


  1. Wow! You've had a busy reading month. I've added The Color of Light to my reading list. I'm not sure if I will read 1-3 first though. Thanks for sharing your month in review.

  2. Another great month for you! I am anxious to see what you'll think of the new Chamberlain book. Her stuff is hit or miss with me.

  3. I hope August will be good too!

  4. You had a great month for books! A few I'd like to read!
    Happy August reading!

  5. I love Emilie Richards. I'm a bit behind on her books but they're always some of my favorites. Her quilting series was my favorite - especially the first one - and I loved the Whiskey Island as well. Looks like July was a great reading month. Hope August is just as great!

    1. Katherine
      I loved her quilting series too very much. This one is excellent as well. Not quite so keen on the Whiskey Island one for some reason.

  6. Great month Kathryn!!! How was A Hundred Summers on audio? That was one of my favorite books by Beatriz Summers - though I have loved all her books!!! I still need to read Me Before You - I have it and really want to read it, but know it's a bit sad and keep putting it off. Maybe I'll take it on vacation next week - I know I'm going to love it once I start reading it! I have the new Diane Chamberlain book and the new Linda Lael Miller one, too - love that we read so many similar books!!!

    1. The audio of A Hundred Summers was very good and so that made it all the more dramatic and enjoyable. Me Before You wasn't as sad as it sounds.

  7. You had a great reading month. I want to read the Cathy Lamb book -

  8. Oh I totally agree with you about Emilie Richards The Color of Light. I love all her novels whether series or stand alones! Looks like you had a great month!

    1. Good to hear of another Emilie Richards reader fan!

  9. Hi!
    Looks like you had wonderful month of reading. This is my first time joining. Have a great day!

  10. wow, great month! only got 7 this time. I loved Bitter Greens, I hope you saw the musicall Into The Woods, Rapunzel is in it, really cool. Emma (link #8)

    1. Yes Bitter Greens was great and now she has another one out now or if not soon. Will catch up with it eventually.

  11. The Color Coded Reading Challenge looks interesting! It would take some time to figure out books with a color in the name, but maybe not, I've never really thought about it before! :) Thanks for hosting Month in Review!

    1. I just had to be alert for books that fitted. In the end it was not that difficult to find ones I wanted to read. Thanks for joining in!

  12. Great reading month. Hope you enjoyed the Eloisa James book.

    1. I did indeed enjoy it Nise. She is a marvel. I haven't read a lot of her books as I chose contemps over historical but hers are a delight.


  13. Great month! I can't wait to read my copy of Pretending to Dance. Brown Eyed Girl looks good, too.

  14. I'm always so impressed by your reading progress each month. Do you have any advice for someone (namely me ha!) who would like to increase their progress? All the best to you in August.

    1. The think is Melissa I am retired so my time is my own. I am relishing it as up until last year I was teaching. So no help! I do keep a calendar of what I have to review and then my tbr works around that. I try not to request too many reveiw books but.... And next year I am not going to enter so many reading challenges.

  15. I followed Kristin (from Always With a Book) over here. I like the idea of linking up the monthly summaries -- thanks for starting this meme. I've not read any of the books you completed in July, but I see a couple of ones that interest me, written by authors I have enjoyed. In particular Emilie Richards and Jane Green.


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