What Kate Read:
Best Book: These Things I’ve Done by Rebecca Phillips (I’ve actually already re-read it… I almost never do that anymore). I figured I’d like it because one of my favorite humans, Eric Smith, is Phillip’s agent, but I did not expect to love it this hardcore. It’s sad, because it’s about a girl who accidentally causes her best friend’s death, and a year later she moves back home to face the accusations (almost in a self-flagellation kind of way). But it’s her friendship with Ethan, the younger brother of her former bestie that makes this book for me. Ethan is definitely one of my favorite characters of 2017.
Least Favorite: I legit do not have a least favorite read this month. July was one of my best months ever for reading good books.
Most Disappointing: One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake, but only because I didn’t realize there’s more books left in the series, so I kept thinking… damn, how is Blake going to pull this off when we’re almost at the end? Oh, yeah, not the final book! 😉 But I am loving this series.
Most Surprising: There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins. I have to admit, I’m impressed that Perkins not only can deliver up great romance (Her Anna and the French Kiss series) but also delivers the thrills and chills! Not all authors can make such a big genre leap (wait, you mean there’s less swooning and more stabbing?!), but Perkins nailed the horror genre. As an old school YA Thriller lover, it’s like a dream come true.
July was a blast, reading wise! I read so many great books, got to hang with so many great authors (Kevin Hearne, Sarah Mlynowski, Jodi Lynn Anderson, Adele Griffin to name a few). Part of the reason I read so much this month was because I read so many unputdownable books and really cut back on non-reading time (like tv) or focused on activities (like walking, cleaning or driving) where I could listen to audiobooks. Since this is late, I can already say that August is shaping up to be awesome too!
What Kim Read:
July was a pretty good month. Read 12 months and only one dud. I also taught summer school for the first time, which went surprisingly well. I also rediscovered my love of mountain biking and have been doing that 2-3 times a week. I hope I have the time to continue doing this in the fall and pick it back up in the spring because it would be a great stress reliever. I have a hard time turning off my brain. I’ve tried yoga, which works sometimes, but mountain biking works amazing for turning off my brain. I have no choice but to focus on what is 5 feet in front of me or I might fall. (Sorry my pic looks blurry. I don’t know why and I can’t seem to fix it without starting over and I’m not starting over.)
What We Posted:
- Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz ★★★★★
- Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1) by Kevin Hearne ★★★★
- Hexed (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #2) by Kevin Hearne
- Hammered (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #3) by Kevin Hearne
- Lucky in Love by Kasie West ★★★★
- Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson ★★★★
- I See London, I See France (I See London, I See France, #1) by Sarah Mlynowski ★★★★
- Be True to Me by Adele Griffin ★★★★
- When It's Real by ★★★★
- For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund ★★★
- Trust by ★★★
- Omega by Jus Accardo ★★★★
- Midnight Hour Wrap Up
- Sundays In Bed With… Hounded and For Darkness Shows the Stars
- Sundays In Bed With… Tricked and Hammered
- Sundays In Bed With… Concealed In Death and Trapped
- Sundays In Bed With… Dating You Hating You and The Hanging Girl
- Sundays In Bed With… The Accidental Sire and When Dimple Met Rishi