July 31, 2016

Month in Review - July

Well July has sped by, it is scary how fast the months go by. It is winter here, although it has been rather a mild one. When it is really cold I love a good fire to sit by and read but there haven't been too many of those days.

Total books read this month: 15
Book Formats:

From TBR shelfTwo
Review BooksNine
From my New Shelf   Zero

Genres Read

Contemporary RomanceTwo
Women's FictionSeven
Historical FictionOne
Memoir Zero

Books Read.
The Forgotten Room  Beatriz Williams, Karen White, Lauren Willig
Last Ride to Graceland   Kim Wright
Looking for Peyton Place   Barbara Delinsky
Sunshine Beach   Wendy Wax   audiobook
Beach Town  Mary Kay Andrews  audiobook
I'm Still Here  Clelie Avit
The Moment She Left   Susan Lewis
Daughers of the Bride Susan Mallery
The Widows   Jodi Thomas
New York to Dallas   J. D. Robb  audiobook
I Found You   Lisa Jewell
The Angels' Share  J. R. Ward
Belgravia   Julian Fellowes
Must Love Wieners   Casey Griffin
Sweet Carolina Morning  Susan Schild (still reading this as I post, but will have it finished by August!)

New to me authors.
Kim Wright
Clelie Avit
Lisa Jewell
Julian Fellowes
Casey Griffin

Top Book for July

To be honest no book stood out for me this past month. I think this would have been one of the most eagerly anticipated and enjoyed for this month.

August Looking Forward to ...

the publishing of this one, I have it on pre-order, however I most probably will not have space to read it in August but I can anticipate.
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These are ones I have for review and they are all anticipatory joys.

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Incoming Books.
Paperback Books Purchased:

E Books Purchased:
I love the Fatal series and hope I have time in August for Fatal Identity. The Summer Bride is a series I have enjoyed and this is the last of the four brides. I have been thinking about trying B. J. Daniels for awhile and Debbie from The Reading Frenzy finally motivated me into buying one in the hope one day I will find space to read it. Just got to keep review books at bay until the end of the year.
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Library Books: 
Listened to this one and enjoyed it.
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Books coming from NetGalley or Edelweiss
Working hard to keep review books out of my line up for awhile!
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From Hachette NZ
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Audio Books Purchased
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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.


  1. You had a great month! I hope to read Sunshine Beach in August...and Family Tree is one I have on my list. Enjoy August!

  2. Thanks for participating in the Comment Challenge with me this month! I enjoyed many of the reviews you shared. Last Ride to Graceland and I'm Still Here were particularly interesting to me. Have a great August -- it's hard to imagine that meaning winter when it's 90+degrees here, but I hope you will have a lovely spring.

  3. I will keep my eye out for many of these books. It looks like you had a great round up this month!

  4. Keep winter there as long as you can, okay? Then it will take longer to come back over here... lol... You did awesome with 15 reads! Happy August!

  5. Looks like you had a great month! Pretty much all the books you have listed are ones I want to read. I really want to pick up The Forgotten Room and the new Susan Wiggs. And the Susan Elizabeth Phillips! The J.R. Ward series is really tempting me so I'm glad to see you enjoyed it. Hope August is another great month!

  6. I have been wanting to read Julian Fellowes' new book. I'll be interested to read your review on it. Have a great August!

  7. Isn’t it odd how some months we’ll have more than one book stand out to us, and then other months, nothing? A stand-out to me from my reading this month was Warriors Don’t Cry, a book that’s been out for 20 years, but I'd never heard of it until this year. It’s about school segregation in the state of Arkansas in 1957.

  8. t looks like you had a great round up this month. thanks for your post Sakura Beauty

  9. It always amazes me how many new authors you pick up every month. It's so easy to stick to the same authors, so I admire that you're always expanding your horizons. Have a wonderful August!

  10. First Star I See Tonight has such a beautiful cover. I hope you enjoy it when you get around to reading it. Wishing you a wonderful August.

  11. looks like a lot of nice reading. Have not read any of those

  12. Every month I read your round-up post and think, I'm going to start tracking my stats...then I forget till the next month. You have some great books on your list and a real mix. I wonder about Julian Fellowes. I am the only person on the planet who hasn't watched Downton I think but the book does keep catching my eye.


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