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It’s Reading Report Time! (August 2016)

Monday, August 1, 2016

Happy First Monday of August, 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?

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 or for more info on the book.

    The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson

  • The Red Door Inn (Prince Edward Island Dreams #1) by Liz Johnson (contemporary inspirational romance | 4 stars)
  • 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 | 4 stars (story), 4.5 stars (audio performance)]
  • Tempting Mr. Weatherstone (Wallflower Weddings, #0.5) by Vivienne Lorret (novella, historical romance—Regency | 4 stars)
  • Bleak House by Charles Dickens, audiobook read by Simon Vance [classic British Lit—Victorian | 4 stars (Esther’s part of the story), 4 stars (audio performance), ~2.5 stars (non-Esther part of the story)]
  • My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira (historical fiction—American Civil War | 2 stars)
  • Dog on It (A Chet and Bernie Mystery, #1) by Spencer Quinn (contemporary mystery | 4 stars)

What are you currently reading and/or listening to?

  • Scene & Structure by Jack Bickham (writing craft book for current blog series | 9%)
  • False Start (Assignment: Romance #1) by Barbara Valentin (contemporary romance | 5%)

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 J, L, O, and Q and am working on V. I have two books on hold at the library (on a waiting list) for U:

  • Angel Fire (Lydia Strong #1) by Lisa Unger (contemporary mystery/suspense)
  • Diamonds Or Donuts by Lucie Ulrich (contemporary romance)

  • And then I have a list of books that can fulfill X, Y, and Z. (Yes, the X list is very short. Only one book, in fact.)

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

And according to Goodreads, I am 18 books ahead of schedule to meet my overall goal of reading 60 books this year, with a total of 52 read already.

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

  1. Sylvia M. permalink
    Monday, August 1, 2016 1:47 pm

    Here’s what I read in July. July Books

    Book Review for Her One and Only. Book Review Link

    I am currently reading Every Bride Has Her Day by Janice Thompson.

    Up next is The Cautious Maiden by Dawn Crandall and With This Ring by Mary Connealy, Karen Witemeyer, Melissa Jagears, and Regina Jennings.


  2. Monday, August 1, 2016 10:59 pm

    Goodreads says I’m waaay behind my target for the year. Maybe 200 was too ambitious …

    I do a monthly roundup of my favourite books (with links to reviews). Here’s my July post:

    I’m currently reading Evan and Darcy, a modern Australian retelling of Pride and Prejudice with the added twist of a gender swap. It’s lots of fun, although it’s general market which means there is some language which Aussie farmers would call everyday vocabulary, but conservative Christians wouldn’t like.

    Next on the list is The Name I Call Myself by James Rubart. Yes, a bit of a change from my normal reading.


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