Tuesday, August 1, 2023

July Reading Wrap Up

 

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Happy August! Hope your reading was as hot as the temperatures! 

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๐ŸŽงAlias, Emma - it’s a race against time when a British spy must keep her asset safe from Russian assassins & get him across London in one harrowing night. Really loved this tightly plotted, fast paced thriller! 

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๐ŸŽงThe Searcher - a retired Chicago cop moves to rural Ireland to get away from it all. Instead he ends up helping a young teen find out what happened to their missing older brother. Really enjoyed this one & loved the setting. 

๐Ÿ“–What We Were Promised- family drama involving a Chinese couple who return to Shanghai after living in the US for many years. A very layered story of family, love, & one’s place on the world. 

๐Ÿ“–North of Nowhere- a mix of crime fiction & survival story. Two kids are on the run in the Montana wilderness just as a blizzard hits. Thank you @netgalley & @minotaur_books  for the digital arc. Out next week. 

๐Ÿ“–Second Shot - a retired CIA assassin goes on the hunt after being targeted & discovering there might be a traitor in the agency. There’s also a serial killer on the loose. 
๐ŸŽงA Solitude of Wolverines - a wildlife biologist, studying wolverines on a preserve in rural Montana, uncovers a nefarious enterprise. 

๐Ÿ“–Salvage the World - after her partner disappears, a woman & her young son flee to her father’s house in the hurricane ravaged Deep South. In the meantime, a religious zealot who’s been capturing the attention & money of the storm weary people becomes increasingly violent. 

๐Ÿ“–Sing Her Down - a gritty modern day Western. Florida Baum isn’t the doe-eyed naive young woman who got mixed up with the wrong man & ended up in jail. Her cell mate Dios knows deep down Florida is hiding a violent personality. Dios’s obsession with Florida begins a violent cat & mouse game through pandemic locked down LA that can only end in bloodshed. 

๐ŸŽงFourth Wing- booksgram made me read it. Harry Potter+Game of Thrones+enemies to lovers wide open door romance. The dragons were cool. 

๐ŸŽงThose Empty Eyes - Alex’s family was murdered one night when she was a teen. Accused of the crime & hounded by the media, she’s forced to change her name & appearance. But she never stops searching for the real killer.

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