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It’s Reading Report Time! (July 2016)

Monday, July 4, 2016

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

Open Book by Dave Dugdale

Open Book by Dave Dugdale

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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?


Here’s my report:

What book(s) did you finish reading (or listening to) since the last update?
As always, click through on the title for my review.

    Only Beloved by Mary Balogh

  • Only Beloved (The Survivors’ Club #7) by Mary Balogh, audiobook read by Rosalyn Landor (historical romance–Regency | 4 stars)
  • The Curse of Lord Stanstead (The Order of the MUSE #1) by Mia Marlowe (historical paranormal romance–Regency | 4 stars)
  • The Ramona Quimby Audio Collection (Ramona Quimby #1-8) by Beverly Cleary, audiobook read by Stockard Channing (children’s fiction | 4 stars)
  • Wife for Hire by Janet Evanovich (contemporary romance | 4 stars)
  • North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, audiobook read by Charlton Griffin (romance, classic British lit | 3.5 stars)
  • Trouble in Paradise by Liz Ireland (historical romance—American West 1890s | 3 stars)

What are you currently reading and/or listening to?

  • The Red Door Inn (Prince Edward Island Dreams #1) by Liz Johnson (contemporary inspirational romance | 65%)
  • Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir, audiobook read by Stina Nielsen, Davina Porter, Bianca Amato, Jenny Sterlin, Jill Tanner, Gerard Doyle, & Robert Ian Mackenzie (re-read, historical fiction—Tudor era | 85%)

What’s the next book on your To Be Read stack/list?

    I’m currently in the process of working through the remaining letters in my 2016 A to Z reading challenge. This month, I knocked out E and I and am working on J. So here are the books I’m looking at for L and O:

  • Sawbones (Sawbones #1) by Melissa Lenhardt (historical fiction—American West 19th Century)
  • The Gamekeeper’s Lady (Rakes in Disgrace #1) by Ann Lethbridge (historical romance—Regency)
  • A View to a Kiss (The Bow St. Agents: Spies in Love #1) by Caroline Linden (historical romance—Regency)
  • The House of the Four Winds (One Dozen Daughters #1) by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory (historical fantasy romance)
  • Pieces of Hate (Assassin #2) by Tim Lebbon (historical fantasy)
  • My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira (historical fiction—American Civil War)


2016 A–Z Reading Challenge Update
Here are the letters (author last names) I haven’t fulfilled yet: J (in progress), L, O, Q, U, V, X, Y, Z.

And according to Goodreads, I am 16 books ahead of schedule to meet my overall goal of reading 60 books this year, with a total of 46 read already.

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My rating matrix:
5 STARS = one of the best I’ve ever read
4 STARS = a great read, highly recommended
3 STARS = it was okay
2 STARS = I didn’t enjoy it all that much, not recommended
1 STAR = DNF (did not finish)

View all my reviews on Goodreads

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Tuesday, July 5, 2016 1:03 am

    The best book I read over the last month was An Elegant Facade by Kristi Ann Hunter (the sequel to her award-winning debut).

    This blog post links to reviews of my top reads for June 2016: http://www.iolagoulton.com/read-june-2016/

    I’ve just finished Deep Shadows by Vanetta Chapman. It was excellent – now to write the review!

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