June 30, 2016

Month in Review - June


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.

Oh my goodness. Six months of 2016 done and dusted. Going way too fast. I have a few posts to go on looking back over them, its a good time to take a short period of time to reflect and reset a few goals that might get away from me otherwise.

Total books read this month: 16
Book Formats:

Paperback               Seven
From TBR shelfTwo
Review BooksSix
From my New Shelf   Two

Genres Read

Contemporary RomanceFive
Women's FictionFive
Historical FictionTwo
General Fiction

Books Read:
Saving Ceecee Honeycutt   Beth Hoffman
Treachery in Death  J. D. Robb
Clean Break   Abby Vegas
Only a Promise  Mary Balogh
Lavender Morning   Jude Deveraux
Mystic Summer  Hannah McKinnon
Linny's Sweet Dream List   Susan Schild
Sleepless in Seattle   Sarah Morgan
Bay of Sighs   Nora Roberts
The Seven Sisters    Lucinda Riley
The Choices We Make.  Karma Brown
Better in the Morning   Fern Ronay
Allegiance of Honour   Nalini Singh
Miller's Valley  Anne Quindlen
Tempting Fate  Nora Roberts
Florence Grace.  Tracy Rees

New to me authors.
Anna Quindlen
Abby Vegas
Susan Schild
Karma Brown
Fern Ronay

Top Book for June

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Anticipating in July
I love this romantic suspense series and I think this is about #10. 
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Incoming Books.

Paperback Books Purchased:
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E Books Purchased:

Library Books:
I think this must be the first books I have taken out from the library this year. Time has been filled up by review and  my own books.
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Books coming from NetGalley or Edelweiss:
I think this is a fairly restrained list!
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Accepted to review
I am being very careful about accepting books to review. In fact I am not saying yes to anything. Well except for... I love this author's books.
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Audio Books Purchased

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So how did your reading month pan out?


  1. I can’t believe 2016 is halfway over either. Too fast! I recently looked over my 2016 reading list and had to revamp a few things (took a few books off; added a few). I’m definitely a library girl so many of my books end up being unplanned if I take a trip to the library and books pop off the shelves at me. :)

    1. It's why I don't go to the library but I must go oftener, they have some I want to read every time I go!

  2. Thanks for the update Kathryn, yikes Tomorrow is JULY how'd that happen LOL
    We've read some of the same titles and I've got some of them on my list and some in my pile. Now I just need enough hours to complete it all!!! Happy July!!

    1. It's those reading hours we need Debbie!!

  3. June had some great reads and some that didn't do much for me, but it was fine overall. That's great you've been concentrating on your own books and review copies - I love the library but sometimes it can be a mite distracting. Looking forward to the Comment Challenge next month!

    1. Me too Lory, looking forward to the comment challenge that is!

  4. You did so awesome for books. That Sarah Morgan one appeals to me greatly! Happy July!

  5. You have great diversity in your genre selection. I'm almost strictly PNR/UF. Every time I say I'm going to try something else, I have another PNR/UF that I can't put aside.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    1. Really I am only a minor Urban Fantasy/PNR reader but some authors just write great characters and I can't by pass them!

  6. Wow, you had an impressive month! I did not, at least not in terms of numbers. But I loved most of the books I read. Enjoy the new month.

  7. You had a great month, Kathryn!!! I hope you loved The Seven Sisters...one of my favorite books and series!!! I've already listened to books 1 & 2 and am not so patiently waiting for the next one in the series...have you read/listened to anything else by Lucinda Riley? I also enjoyed The Midnight Rose and The Lavender Garden. I have Sunshine Beach and The Choices We Make coming up in my reading pile. Did you ever read Karma Brown's debut book, Come Away With Me? So, so good!!! I hope you enjoy The Forgotten Room - loved it! I just finished Beatriz Williams' newest A Certain Age - just wonderful :)

    Have a great July!!!

    1. Kristin yes The Seven Sisters was good although I did not like the narrator!! I liked The Midnight Rose and listened to that I think after your review! I haven't read Karma Brown's debut novel, sounds like I should! Can't wait to get to A Certain Age and your review sealed it for me!

  8. I agree - this is a good time to reflect. We are having family medical problems - so I am not accepting books for review right now. I have plenty on my back list. Looks like you had a great month. Enjoy July!

    1. Oh dear Pat that is no good. Hope all will be well eventually. You are right to take on no more at this time. Thinking of you.

  9. You had a fantastic month! I'm trying to take a break from book tours, because I have a lot of required reading this month. Which, I'm not complaining about, because they're all books I want to read, but the pressure is heavy!

    Hope your July is a good start to the rest of the reading year!

    1. I know Kate even though they are books we so want to read it can become a pressure, so cutting out book tours helps.

  10. Congrats on another great reading month. Happy reading to you for July. :)

  11. Anna Quindlen is an author I really want to pick. I always come across these amazing quotes from her. One of my favorites: "I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves." Hope you have a wonderful July!

    1. Oh Alicia I love that quote, it is so perfect.


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