Weekend Update — Welcome July

The year is half over, and so is summer vacation. Nooo! It’s going by too quickly. Even though I’m not a fan of the heat, I am enjoying the extra reading and blogging time. I’m also one month done with the 20 Books of Summer reading challenge. So far, so good! In June, I read:

  • 9 books total, including
  • 8 review books from NetGalley;
  • 5 of those were “backlist” titles, and
  • 3 of those were audiobooks.

I’m listening to audiobooks again! My ears are very sensitive, and earbuds and regular headphones don’t work for me. But luckily I found some soft headband headphones that work perfectly. I think they’re meant for sleeping, but I use them for walking. They even fit comfortably under my sun hat. :-)

On the blog, I added pages for “Books Read in 20xx,” beginning in 2010 when I started blogging. The tabs are at the top. Some of the pages are still under construction, but the project should be done this week.

Also, Bloglovin’ is working again, after I complained about it last time, lol.


Read Since Last Time:

THE FAVOR by Nora Murphy

THE ANATOMY OF DESIRE by L. R. Dorn

THE DEAD ROMANTICS by Ashley Poston

142 OSTRICHES by April Dávila

IN ANOTHER LIGHT by A. J. Banner


Posts Since Last Time:

THE GIRL IN THE MIRROR by Rose Carlyle [Review]

THE FAVOR by Nora Murphy [Review]

THE ANATOMY OF DESIRE by L. R. Dorn [Review]

THE DEAD ROMANTICS by Ashley Poston [Review]

THE IT GIRL by Ruth Ware [Review]


Currently Reading:

THE SAFE PLACE by Anna Downes

Superbly tense and oozing with atmosphere, Anna Downes’s debut, The Safe Place, is the perfect summer suspense, with the modern gothic feel of Ruth Ware and the morally complex family dynamics of Lisa Jewell.

 

THE HOUSE ACROSS THE LAKE by Riley Sager

Be careful what you watch for…

Packed with sharp characters, psychological suspense, and gasp-worthy plot twists, Riley Sager’s The House Across the Lake is the ultimate escapist read…no lake house required.

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful week! — 𝓓𝓲𝓪𝓷𝓪

7 thoughts on “Weekend Update — Welcome July

  1. New follower here! I’m happy to see that you’ve had such a great reading month in June! I hope you’ll enjoy The House Across the Lake – I’m definitely going to be reading it this summer.

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  2. I’m so glad that you found a way to listen to audios! I love them and am always listening when I’m out walking. Sometimes I’m so involved in the story that I don’t notice when a neighbor says Hi! I did that the other day and I think the woman thought I was nuts. I told her that I was in Ireland and the sleuth was about to solve the murder. She just looked at me. Ha! You understand what I mean, right? LOL

    I’m planning on reading the two that you are currently reading, so I’ll watch for your thoughts on them. Have a good week!

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  3. Glad you find a way to enjoy listening to audiobooks. They can make book so much more enjoyable at times.
    Have a great week.

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  4. I am glad you found a headset that work for you. I should look into getting something like that for my husband. He’s not a fan of earbuds. I hope you are enjoying your reading and have a great weekend and week ahead!

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