Well this month I felt like I read a lot, but at the same time I felt like I didn’t. I did end up reading 5 books during a readathon, but other than that I did not read so much. I feel like that is going to start to become a pattern. We shall see what happens.
Rating: 4 stars!
On a research mission in one of the most remote regions of the world, former Navy SEAL Eric Slade and Dr. Anna Fayne are caught in a mysterious storm. Catapulted through a rift in space-time, they are marooned on a lost world.
Struggling to survive and desperate to find a way home, they must confront the dangers of this savage land—a dark wizard and his army of undead—a warrior queen and her horde of fierce Neanderthals that stands against him—and a legendary treasure with the power to open the gateway between worlds, or to destroy them all: the Eye of the Storm.
Rating: 4 Stars!
Adam Young is a devout, young Mormon following the pious path set forth for him by his church and family. But when his mission trajectory sends him to Barcelona, Spain, with a handsome mission companion named Brandon Christensen, Adam discovers there may be more to life and love than he ever expected.
Rating: 5 stars!
Since these poems, written at the fairly constant rate of four or five a year since 1914, are offered to a public considerably larger than they reached in hard-cover form, I have omitted the more baffling or shocking ones. The order is roughly chronological.
REVIEW | And It Came to Pass by Laura Stone
REVIEW | Eye of the Storm by Frank Cavallo
I managed to get 2 bingos, next time my goal is to get 3.
What did you read this month?
I really enjoyed this book if you could not tell from my 5 stars. I did a review of this book, you can find it here: Review | The Way Back to Florence by Glenn Haybittle
This is the first book I read by Marie Kondo and I had to go to the library right away and get the first book she wrote right away.
I loved this book and the manga version of the book very much. I even decided to give KonMari method a try. I started a short series on this. You can find the first post I wrote on the book and my experience here: Decluttering | The Start of it All
I have to say I enjoyed this book much more that I anticipated. Don’t get me wrong Stephen King is my favorite author, but I love him for his horror. This series isn’t horror, but it gets you freaked out and on edge anyway. I would say it is more suspense.
Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
This was better than the last book in the series, I have to say while I enjoyed this I had to push myself through the book. At times it just felt too long.
Another good edition to this series, there were definitely a few turns in the story I was not expecting to happen. While I enjoyed it I might not read the next one in the series for some time because I think it put me into a bit of a book slump.
This was a cute read that I got through very quickly. It tugged at my heart strings and took a look at human nature and family dynamics.
I have not had a single bingo yet, but I have set myself up to get quite a few during the month of August. If you have any recommendations for the squares that are not open please share them with me in the comments.
WHAT DID YOU READ THIS MONTH?
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So I was reading some blogs and came across Summer Bookish Bingo. The creator is Bekka from Pretty Deadly Reviews. You can click her name to find the original post if you want some more details. When I saw the newest bingo board I knew I had to take part, it seems like fun. It is also a bonus that it adds some motivation too.
The Bingo Board
Lasts the months of June, July, and August.
Get as many Bingos as you can (any directions counts)
One square per book.
*Bekka is very helpful and has a list of books that could count for each square if you need some inspiration.*
I decided to first use the books I have on my TBR, then if I read all of those I can get some books from the library that would fall into the other categories. If you have a book recommendation that would fall into any of these categories, please share!
- Royalty – A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
- Ace Rep – TBD
- Over 5 Years Old – IT by Stephen King
- Thriller – The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
- Read Cover – The Circle by Dave Eggers
- Latinx MC– TBD
- A Book About Fandom – TBD
- Sci-Fi – TBD
- LGBTQ+ – The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember
- Summer Release – TBD
- While Cover – The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
- Family Drama – First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen
- Blue Cover – Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
- On Your TBR Forever – Hiding Places by Diane Wyshogrod
- Revolution and Rebellion – TBD
- A Sequel – A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas
- Name in the Title – Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King & Richard Chizmar
- A Book With A Map – TBD
- Author from Another Continent – TBD
- Flowers on the Cover – The Last Days of Magic by Mark Tompkins
- Travel – TBD
- Outside of your Comfort Zone – TBD
- Romance – TBD
- Award Winning – TBD
What books could you recommend to replace my TBD?
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