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What Are You Reading? (July 2015)

Monday, July 6, 2015

Happy First Monday of July, everyone.
It’s Reading Report time!

Open Book by Dave Dugdale

Open Book by Dave Dugdale

Tell us what you’ve finished over the last month, what you’re currently reading, and what’s on your To Be Read stack/list. And if you’ve reviewed the books you’ve read somewhere, please include links!

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  • What book(s) did you finish reading (or listening to) since the last update?
  • What are you currently reading and/or listening to?
  • What’s the next book on your To Be Read stack/list?

  1. Monday, July 6, 2015 7:55 am

    What book(s) did you finish reading (or listening to) since the last update?
    Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, audiobook read by Scott Brick (4.5 stars, really glad I re-read it before seeing Jurassic World, because they seemed to have pulled some ideas from the novel into the new movie)

    The Captive (Captive Hearts #1) by Grace Burrowes (4 stars—an interesting exploration of PTSD with both characters)

    Pines (Wayward Pines #1) by Blake Crouch, audiobook read by Paul Michael Garcia (4 stars—covers about half of the currently running TV “special event” series, and I was very pleased that they didn’t make nearly as many changes to this as they did with Under the Dome.)

    Only a Promise (The Survivors’ Club, #5) by Mary Balogh, audiobook read by Rosalyn Landor (4.5 stars—my favorite in the series so far!)

    Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, #2) by Robin LaFevers (5 stars—better than Book 1!)

    The Rake by Mary Jo Putney (4 stars—click through for my full review)

    What are you currently reading and/or listening to?
    A Sword Upon The Rose (Scottish Medieval #3) by Brenda Joyce (so far, it’s about a 3-star read . . . I skimmed/skipped most of the first chapter, as it was paragraph after paragraph of history that wasn’t necessary to set up the story—a few sentences, and then the few important points could have been revealed when she meets the hero, who turns out to be on the other side of the conflict. Plus, I think it’s going to turn out to be one of those “they’re fated to be together” types of stories, which isn’t a trope I enjoy.)

    Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, audiobook read by Frances Barber (my Annual Austen pick for 2015)

    What’s the next book on your To Be Read stack/list?
    These are the library/Kindle Unlimited books I currently have on my Kindle:

    Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin, Book 3) by Robin LaFevers

    Never Less Than a Lady (The Lost Lords #2) by Mary Jo Putney

    Charming the Shrew (The Legacy of MacLeod #1) by Laurin Wittig

    Another Chance to Dream (de Piaget #1) by Lynn Kurland

    The Famous Heroine / The Plumed Bonnet (Stapleton-Downes #5&6) by Mary Balogh


  2. Dora Wagner permalink
    Monday, July 6, 2015 9:03 am

    Read/Listened to in June–All of my reviews are posted on Goodreads. Here is the link for my June, 2015 shelf.
    The Decision, by Wanda Brunstetter
    Lost Melody, by Lori Copeland
    The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest, by Melanie Dickerson
    Anna’s Crossing, by Suzanne Woods Fisher
    The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, and The Last Battle, by C.S. Lewis

    Current Reads/Listens–
    Winter is Not Forever, by Janette Oke–Really just needed some “old” favorites.
    Justified, by Varina Denman

    Next up–
    To Capture Her Heart, by Rebecca DeMarino.


  3. Sylvia M. permalink
    Monday, July 6, 2015 12:09 pm

    Here’s what I read in June. June Books

    I just finished Love Arrives in Pieces by Betsy St. Amant.

    On audio I’m listening to Irene Hannon’s Fatal Judgment. Currently I’m re-reading Celia Garth by Gwen Bristow and Vow Unobroken by Caryl McAdoo.

    Next up is Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist.


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