Friday, June 30, 2023

June Reading Wrap Up

 

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June was a five star reading month for me. I read nine books this month & five of them were five stars. 

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๐ŸŽงAll the Sinners Bleed- a Black sherif must bring down a serial killer. Riveting story. Great characters. Excellent audio narration. 

๐Ÿ“–Yellowface - I flew through this one. It drew me right in. An author steals a novel her dead friend wrote. Jealousy, racism, & a peek behind the curtain at publishing. Engrossing. 

๐Ÿ“–Prom Mom - tragedy, secrets, lies. Author Laura Lippman gives us a masterclass in slow burning character study with this one. Thank you @netgalley & @williammorrowbooks for the digital review copy. 

๐ŸŽงLady Tan’s Circle of Women- set in 15th century China, this examines the roles expectations of women in this multigenerational story. Beautifully written and an excellent narration. Thank you @simon.audio for the gifted copy. 

๐ŸŽงStar Splitter-intriguing sci fi centered around a teen meeting up with her scientist parents after years apart. In space, things can go wrong very quickly. Really unique space travel concept. 

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๐ŸŽงLong Way Back- a teenage influencer goes missing on the eve of her high school graduation. Her mother desperately searches for answers. Lots of twists and turns. Thank you @simon.audio for the gifted copy. 

๐Ÿ“–The Making of Another Motion Picture Masterpiece- enjoyed this behind the scenes look at movie making. 

๐Ÿ“–Barbed Wire Heart- a young woman is poised to take over her father’s criminal enterprise. But she has plans of her own. Love when tough guys are outsmarted & outplayed by a badass girl. 

๐ŸŽงUntamed - my book club’s read for the month. Author Glennon Doyle offers a mix of autobiography & self help. Lots of girl power. 

QOTD: how was your reading month? 

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Thursday, June 1, 2023

May Reading Wrap Up

 

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Happy June! Summer’s finally arrived! One word to describe my May reading: consistent. I read ten books & enjoyed them all. 

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๐Ÿ“–Lone Women - a mash up of historical fic, survival story & horror made for a unique story with strong female characters. 

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๐ŸŽงZero Days - a security expert is suspected of killing her husband. Ruth Ware never disappoints. 

๐ŸŽงThe Nigerwife - the wife of a wealthy Nigerian man disappears & the only person who seems concerned is the missing woman’s aunt. Loved the setting of this one. 

๐ŸŽงThe Bromance Book Club - super cute premise and spicy. 

๐ŸŽงFixit - IQ, a modern day Sherlock Holmes, races to rescue his kidnapped girlfriend.

๐Ÿ“–How Can I Help You? - how could I not like a book about a sketchy librarian?! 

๐Ÿ“–Shutter - an impressive 2022 debut about a crime scene photographer who sees ghosts. Great mix of thriller and paranormal. 

๐ŸŽงStone Cold Fox - I always enjoy a good story about a conwoman. 

๐Ÿ“–Scorched Grace - a former punk rocker turned nun investigates arson & murder at her convent. 

๐Ÿ“–Dope Thief - two ex-cons make their living by robbing drug dealers. Then they rob the wrong crew & everything goes south. 

Thank you Simon & Schuster Audio for the complimentary copies of Zero Days & The Nigerwife. Thank you NetGalley and G.P. Putnam’s Sons for the digital arc of How Can I Help You? 

QOTD: what book are you reading to kick off June? 

I’m reading Barbed Wire Heart. Should finish it soon. 

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Under Your Spell

  Author: Laura Wood Narrator: Ellie Heydon Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Year: 2024 ๐ŸŽง๐—”๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐ŸŽง Many thanks...