It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a wonderful place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be, reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! Everyone is welcome. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn over at The Book Date.
Weekly Round-Up – The Non-Bookish Stuff
Thursday turned out to be quite a good day – not only was it my birthday but I was successful in gaining a promotion at work. It more than likely means I will have less blogging time, or at least will have to be smarter in how I use the time I have available.
Despite what seems to be perpetually grey skies in the UK at the moment, we finally had time to go for a Sunday walk. We won’t mention the moment I got too close to a pheasant that suddenly flew up from the grass and nearly scared the life out of me.
Weekly Round-Up – The Bookish Stuff
Read This Week
After last week where just about every book disappointed me, this was a week of books that I just couldn’t get enough of. Despite there only being a few more days left in June, I’m going to do an end of month round up next week.
Restraining Reeba was a beta read and I know the author still has some alterations she wants to make, so I won’t be saying much more about it other than it’s an awesome story.
Tools of the Trade is an introductory novella in a gaslamp/fantasy world. Despite it being quite a short read this really caught my attention, so immediately pre-ordered a copy of this arc book. I’m very much looking forward to reading more by the author as her writing soon had be spellbound. Restraining Reeba was a beta read and I know the author still has some alterations she wants to make, so I won’t be saying much more about it other than it’s an awesome story.
Max Barry impressed me with his captivating sci-fi, parallel worlds, suspense story. Not only that but I found the two female protagonists to be quite realistically portrayed, something that a lot of male authors seem to fail in doing.
I chose this as it was an “out of my comfort zone” read and it was a great reminder that I need to do so more often.
These Hollow Vows was a NetGalley request. Although I’ve heard of the author before, because she’s quite a big name in the romance world, this is the first book of hers that I have read. It’s a YA Fantasy, though really for the 15+ age group. I swear blind a lot of reviewers didn’t read to the end because some of the things they focus on were overwritten by subsequent twists and turns. I just adored this one and want every other reader to love it as much as I did!
The Controllers is rapidly becoming a firm favourite with me. Yes the world building could be more fleshed out, yes the plot isn’t overly complicated BUT the quality of writing is simply wonderful. Her characters draw me in and I can feel their emotions.
This is turning out to be a humour filled PNR. For those who read Dark Romance, Kitty Thomas is a fairly well known name. However she originally wrote as Zoe Winters and Blood Lust is a trio of novellas featuring supernatural creatures, magic and mayhem.
On The Blog Last Week
On The Blog This Week
28th June – Weekly Round-Up
29th June – Review Post – Shadow Lands by KF Breene
30th June – Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt
2nd July – Book Blogger Hop
3rd July – Let’s Talk Bookish
How was your week? Happy reading!
READING STATS FOR 2021
Books read in 2021 – 84 (79) including Phantom & Wraith beta read, Restraining Reeba & Tools of the Trade
Re-reads in 2021 – 5 (5)
Owned books from TBR list read – 16 (15)
5 Star reads – 22 (20)
DNF’s – 9 (9)