Just churning them out at this point.
June (11 books)
- The Big Bad Wolf Tells All – Donna Kauffman^
- The Cinderella Rules – Donna Kauffman^
- Dear Prince Charming – Donna Kauffman^
- Sleeping With Beauty – Donna Kauffman^
- Not So Snow White – Donna Kauffman^
- The Closer You Come – Gena Showalter
- Rogue – Julie Kagawa
- The Heir – Kiera Cass
- Forged – Erin Bowman
- Confess – Colleen Hoover
- The Fill-In Boyfriend – Kasie West
Well, it might not have been a huge month total wise, but it kicks ass in what I read. Clearly I found a series, the Donna Kauffman books, but, honestly, I don’t remember a thing about them. I must have enjoyed them to have kept reading them, but I’ve got nothing. Then the first in a new series by Gena Showalter, which I loved. I read the whole series last year and adored them all.
Rogue was a follow up to a new series by Julie Kagawa. I raved over Talon, which I really liked. This was….horrible. I had to force myself to finish it. Terrible sequel and killed any desire I have to continue reading this series.
Forged was the conclusion to a dystopian series I enjoyed. Solid ending. This one won’t win any awards but it was a solid story, trilogy, etc. I liked it very much.
Confess, by Colleen Hoover, I’ll just tell you right now it is on my list for best book of the year. She can do no wrong in my world. I love everything (almost, didn’t like the second perspective of Losing Hope…but that’s me, it was still well written) she writes. She blows me away.
The Heir was a spinoff series to the hugely popular Selection series, which I liked. This one is in the future and tells of the Selection winners daughter. Very surprising, and I was shocked how much I liked it. Can’t wait for the next one.
The Fill=In Boyfriend was another solid outing for Kasie West. She is another on my must read list, love everything she writes.
So, a whole host of good books in June. Maybe that’s what got my groove back.
This was a sad little month, literally. My grandmother died, I had houseguests (okay that wasn’t sad, I loved having Sara and Hadley stay with me) and I hurt my foot and was laid up for two months. End result? I barely touched a book.
May (4 books)
- Once Upon a Prince – Rachel Hauck^
- Princess Ever After – Rachel Hauck^
- Ransom – Julie Garwood*
- Wild – Sophie Jordan^
And that was it. The first two are Christian fiction, which is fine for other people, but is really not my cup of tea. Unfortunately, whilst the first was disappointing, it took me the second book to figure out why. And I was disappointed in myself for that. So I followed them with a reread of a beloved book. And a new book I’d been anticipating, so the month wasn’t a total loss.
So, I just went and checked and apparently I stopped posting lists after MARCH of last year. Yikes. That’s terrible.
I am going to post all the remaining ones and get in the synopsis for the year quickly before we move on. Without further ado…
April (7 books)
- Deep – Kylie Scott^
- Foreplay – Sophie Jordan*^
- Bridesmaid Lotto – Rachel Astor*^
- Gamble on Engagement – Rachel Astor*^
- The Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard
- Thirty Days to Win His Wife – Andrea Laurence^
- Hero – Samantha Young
And that’s all she wrote. My total for the year at this point was 22 books. After almost a year, nothing is much of a standout, but Deep was the conclusion to a series I really enjoyed. I thought The Red Queen was excellent.
And here we go. March. March was the first month of the year that I really felt like reading. I have been so off of it lately. And the last couple years, I’ve barely read at all in March. It’s a busy month for me. But this year, I sank back in to reading a bit.
March (6 books)
1. Silver Thaw – Catherine Anderson
2. The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy – Julia Quinn
3. Bedding the Wrong Brother – Virna DePaul^
4. The Duke and I – Julia Quinn*
5. Love, Lucy – April Lindner
6. Just the Way You Are – Beverly Barton
And that’s it. All new books, except for number four, which is fun and exciting. I’ve got a stack of new books at home, this a good time of year for readers. My grand total on the year is at a whopping 15…which is like what I did in January last year. If I kept at this pace, I’d read 60 books on the year. Or, less than I read in June and July last year. Yowza.
But, the weather is warming, the chair is going up, things should start to perk up. Or not, we shall see.