Wow. Four books read this month. That is so bad. There is several years since I read so little in one month. But I have just not had the time. With the house and everything, reading has not been a priority. Now that we are starting to get settles, I due hope that I will find time for more reading in August. 😀
Favorite book this month: Rhythm, chord & Malykhin – Mariana Zapata
Least favorite book this month: Whiskey and gunpowder – Liliana Hart
Number of physical books: 1
Number of e-books: 1
Number of audiobooks: 2
Total pages: 1343
Female authors: 3
Male authors: 1
|The husband’s secret – Liane Moriarty
Pages: 402 Published: 2013
Genres: Fiction, mystery, chick lit, romance, adult.
My rating: 4/5
|Rhythm, chord & Malykhin – Mariana Zapata
Pages: 398 Published: 2015
Genres: Contemporary, romance, New Adult.
My rating: 4/5
|Whiskey and gunpowder – Liliana Hart
Pages: 217 Published: 2018
Genres: Chick lit, romance, contemporary, crime.
My rating: 1/5
Book 6 in The Addison Holmes Mysteries series.
|Save me from dangerous men – S.A. Lelchuk
Pages: 326 Published: 2019
Genres: Mystery, thriller, fiction, suspense
My rating: 3/5
Book 1 in The Nikki Griffin series. (Maybe)
Due to to big move and renovation of our new house, I do not count on getting that much reading in as I would like. I’m not even sure I will be able to listen on some audio books. So for July I have only picked four books, all in my kindle, since my physical books are in boxes. Here is what I have.
Rhythm, chord & Malykhin by Zapata. She is one of my absolute favorite authors and I always saves her books and reads them when I need it the most. For an example when I’m sick, depressed or now in July, probably very, very stressed.
Whiskey and Gunpowder by Hart, the sixth book in the series about Addison Holmes. I need to read it to know if the series is finished or not. I don’t know if I want to know the answer though.
Escape from the green by Gadziala. She usually don’t write fantasy but her first book “The Green” totally knocked me flat on my ass and I have been saving this one for the perfect time. Lets see if July is the time.
Next of kin by Sala. I feel that I probably will need some old time fashion romantic suspense and hope that this one will bring that to the table. 😀
What are you planing on reading in the month of July?
| GOODREADS | MY RATING: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥|
Goodreads synopsis: A new novel in the New York Times bestselling series: Coroner JJ Graves and her husband Sheriff Jack Lawson are back on the job when the body of an elderly woman is found in Bloody Mary.
Rosalyn McGowen is everyone’s favorite great-grandmother. She always has baked treats in her bag, she smells of roses, and she takes in stray cats. No one knows who could hurt a sweet old lady. But Rosalyn isn’t exactly as she seems. Every Thursday at noon Rosalyn secretly posts The Bloody Mary Tattler on social media, and it has everyone in town both captivated and horrified.
When Rosalyn’s secret is discovered along with her body, it’s not easy for JJ to determine her death as a homicide. But it’s not long before they discover the list of suspects is endless and Rosalyn didn’t exactly take all of her secrets to the grave.
“There relationship is so well written, it feels natural and realistic and it is easy to connect with.”
Another brilliant J.J Graves story from Liliana Hart. I read book 4.5 in the series several years ago and then I quite forgot about the series while waiting for book five. It was nice to pick up the thread again. I really like Harts writing where you get this warm, fuzzy feeling and even though the book about murder, death and human eating cats, there is also an aura of a feel good book at the same time. Mostly because I love JJ and Jack. Their relationship is so well written, it feels natural and realistic and it is easy to connect with. This time the book also has the feel of a mix between “desperate housewives” and “Midsomer Murders”. Such a fun story and plot to follow.
The conclusion in the end was however somewhat rushed and rich in details. It was a little hard to keep up with it to understand who the killer was and the why’s. It also ended on a major cliffhanger and we still haven’t received the whole truth around JJ’s dead parents. There is just so many loose threads floats around and it is time to knot some of them and be done with it. It is time to reveal those secrets.
Every month I pick 2 eBooks from my kindle, 2 physical books from my bookshelf and 1 book from my to buy list, that I’m allowed to buy (yeah I’m on a buy books ban again) and planning to read them in the following month.
In March I had a reread and Breathe by Kristen Ashley left to read but at the time I’m writing this, I plan to start Breathe as soon as I’m done with the book I’m currently reading and it will probably happen before the end of March.
But anyway, following books are what I plan to read in the month of April. As usual there are a sixth book but that one I will not know what it will be until the meeting of my book club in the beginning of April.
The first book I chose, I’m looking forward to read since it is the forth book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. That series has been “out of this world, great” so far.
The second book is highly anticipated which had its release in March. It is a high fantasy on almost 1000 pages. It is almost a little frighting to start even though I usually loves big books.
The third book is one in a series I follow written by Jessica Gadziala, one of my favorite authors, where we finally suppose to be told what really happened to Eli.
The fourth book is the one I’m allowed to buy in April. It is a continue on a series I last read back in 2017 and wish to pick up again.
The last one is a book by a Swedish author that I received as a Christmas present from my mother-in-law. I wish to read it so that I can say the next time I meet her that I finally have read it. I received this one several years ago so it is about time. Haha Note: The book is translated to English and it’s title is “Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All” if you are interested.
What are you planing on reading in the month of April?
| GOODREADS | AMAZON | MY RATING: ♥ ♥ ♥|
Goodreads synopsis: Cat Randolph is the best cat burglar in the world. But when a job goes wrong and she’s shot, it’s Doctor Thomas MacKenzie that comes to her rescue. Unfortunately, it’s a lot harder to keep secrets when you’re risking the life of someone you love.
Thomas MacKenzie knows Cat is keeping secrets, but getting her to trust him with them is a slow and steady process. But time isn’t on his side. Convincing Cat to stay in Surrender, Montana is harder than he could have imagined. He just has to make sure that their lovemaking is more addictive than the adrenaline rush she craves.
My thoughts: Yeah I know that it is a short story and it suppose to be a short, erotic story. But in this one I could not stop thinking on how fast it was going. One minute she was one place and he another, next they where together and before you know it, they have sex and says I love you. Come oooon! It just got a little to much unrealistic for me to really enjoy the book. But if I try to not think about that and just the story itself it was great. Cat is a knock out girl with a lot of courage and skin on her nose. Thomas is a little meek and careful bot overall the book is okey.
| GOODREADS | AMAZON | My rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ |
Goodreads synopsis: This is book #1 of the MacKenzie Brothers Quartet!
Bad boy, Dane MacKenzie, is coming home to Surrender, Montana. It’s been ten years since he left the woman he loved behind to make a name for himself, and now he’s bound and determined to claim her once and for all.
But Charlotte Munroe has no desire to welcome home the Prodigal Son with a fatted calf. The bitterness of Dane’s betrayal runs deep, and she has no plans of letting him back into her life.
Especially since she’s trying to protect the son Dane isn’t aware exists from heartbreak, since she’s sure he’s only going to walk out of their lives again.
My thoughts: A nice story. Perfect book for those terrible book hangovers you can get sometimes after a book. And other times when you read a really long or heavy book, this is a great book to catch a quick break in the middle of the book with. I really liked it. Unfortunately it was also to short for me. Everything happens a little to fast and i would have loved to have just a couple of pages more. But hey, thats me.
However i still recommends it to everyone i know. And on top of that, don´t miss the great deal at amazon (as of august 2017) and get the first five books for just $1.24.