I hope you’re all well. You may have guessed from my previous post that I’m on holiday now (finally) and I’m getting back into the swing of reading and resting!
Today I want to share with you my reading round up for July. July is my favourite month – my birthday, summer and the days are just a bit lighter and longer. It also means school is finishing. I have to say, I’ve found this July really difficult. I’ve barely read (only since I’ve been on holiday) and work was really a case of surviving and getting the job done. I’m on the road to recovery now but it’s been tough. I’ve had lots of doubts along the way but I’m pleased I’ve managed to read the books I did.
In July then, I’ve read 6 books – all of which have been after the start of the summer holiday. Don’t get me wrong, I am pleased with 6. But, it’s only now really that I recognise how much I was struggling before. Never mind! My life for the next month is the sea, sunshine, books and beach donuts! Let’s check out the shelves!
It almost seems silly picking a top three. I’ve blogged already about The Lamplighters – I still adore this by the way – and Shape of a Boy. In the interest of being fair, I’ll put the other four books in order of how much I enjoyed reading them and the narratives produced.
- The Other Passenger – Louise Candlish. I’m a huge fan of Louise Candlish. She really is the queen of plot twists and this one really kept me hanging until the very end. Perfect for the summer!
- Dial A For Aunties – Jesse Sutanto. This was really funny and I did also love the cover. A touch far fetched by the end (a murder, a freezer and a family trying to hide it) but enjoyable nonetheless.
- Counterfeit – Kirsten Chen. This was another good read really with an interesting plot. I picked it because it’s to do with real and fake handbags and the people who get mixed up in that. Really different to what I’ve read before.
- The Pact – Amy Heydenrych. Just because I’ve put this one 4th, it doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it. I really really did and I had to finish it – it was so compelling. But I did manage to work out the ending in terms of who killed Nicole. Regardless, it was a thriller of a book.
So there we have it! Another 6 books read and more on the horizon. I do like to mix it up with the thrillers and the more chic lit bits. A variety is always better. Plus I do end up getting paranoid if I read too many thriller books!
Here’s hoping for a better reading month in August! But for now, it’s beach donut time!
Until my next post, take care all! Big Love! Xxx
13 thoughts on “Reading Round-Up: July”
Six is a good number! Enjoy the beach and a month off. When does school start again for you?
I’m definitely going to check out The Lamplighters.
Aw thanks. I felt disappointed in myself really but never mind. I’m back at the start of September but I’m ignoring that fact to be honest! Let me know how you find The Lamplighters. X
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Thanks for this. I really enjoyed the Chen and Kirsten books too. Its so refreshing to finally read books from my part of the world and to see reviewers like you appreciating them.
I absolutely wholeheartedly agree. I’ve found it really refreshing too. If you’ve got any other suggestions, please do let me know.
These sound like good reads. I’ll have to check them out. Thanks for the intro to these authors.
Aw I hope you enjoy them!
Thanks for sharing the book recommendations! I just started a few so while these will have to wait in my cart for a bit, I think The Other Passenger is going to be my next read as I love a good plot twist. I hope you find the rest of your holidays relaxing and restorative!
Excellent! You’re so welcome and I’m really thrilled you like the sound of some of these. I hope you enjoy them when you get to them!
OMG I’m currently reading The Lamplighters and I’m liking it so much! I think 6 books in a month is great – I usually only read about 4-5. Happy reading, Books and Bakes!
Yes!! I’m so thrilled. I thought you would. It’s just wonderful isn’t it? Xx
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Just finished it – I really liked it! I’m hoping to get a review out tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by, Books and Bakes!
Thanks for these tips! I’m looking up The Lamplighters right now!
Oooo do let me know how you get on! I loved it.
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