July 2018 Recap & What’s Coming Next

Books that I rated a 5:


Books that I rated between a 3.5 and a 4.5:

 EleanorOliphant Wall Winnipeg Latakia In other words murder Into Drowning Deep

Books that I rated between a 2.5 and a 3.5:

Year One


Carry the Ocean

The High’s & Low’s!

Oh my gosh, the best book I read was DEFINITELY Ravensong!  It was amazing, being back with Ox and Joe, reading about Mark and Gordo’s past and future.  It was exactly what I’d been hoping for.  I honestly can’t rave about it enough, so expect to see it on a lot of lists in the coming months.

I also listened to the audio of Carry the Ocean.  It was so beautiful.  Iggy Toma is definitely up there as one of my favorite audio narrators ever.  It made me fall in love with Emmett and Jeremey all over again.  I’m clamoring to get the sequel, because I’m not ready to let go of his narration.

I’m also very proud of myself for revisiting a book I quit a few months ago.  I don’t remember why I didn’t continue reading Into the Drowning Deep at the time.  Something must have been going on in my life that prevented me from really connecting to the story.  Thankfully I was ready for it this time around, and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment.  It reaffirms how much I love Mira Grant’s books, and her imagination for horror.  Who would have ever thought the scariest book I’ve read would be about mermaids!  It definitely makes me want to go back and try some other stories I quit.

Next Month Reads

On the Schedule

Magic Triumphs Keeper Bees

I decided to try something new for August.  I’m not picking any potential reads.  Last month I didn’t read any of the books I selected.  I’ve been mood reading, and it’s been wonderful.  I stand at my shelf, peruse the options, and select what calls to me.  I feel like it’s reinvigorating me.  I’m also not requesting a lot of books either.  It’s been nice not having a huge backlog of books to read.  (I do have some, and they are on my radar, but I need to decompress a bit.  Or, as my husband likes to say, I need to decompose a little bit.)

I do have Magic Triumph’s on the horizon, and I’m both elated to read it and heartbroken at the same time.  I feel like losing Kate and Curran will be the end of an era and I’m just not ready to say goodbye.  I don’t think I’d ever be ready.

I also requested Keeper of the Bees, on a whim.  The cover stopped me, and the synopsis hooked me.  I hope it’s not a bust.

Was your July as good for you as it was for me?
I want to hear all about it!  Don’t hold back.  🙂

Do you have any special plans for August?
It doesn’t even have to be about books?  Tell me anything.

About Birdie

Don’t look for her in any bar, club, crazy raging party, or anywhere there may be a large gathering of strangers. She’s more likely to be found tucked into the corner of the couch watching one of her favorite shows, or preferably under a comforter with her current novel.

19 Responses

  1. Beware Of The Reader

    Keeper of the Bee is on my list too! And ravensong has been preordered but with what TJ Klune said about Amazon cancelling etc I will have to check it again!


  2. My birthday is in August so those are basically all the plans I have! I also have a few people in my family who have birthdays too so I’ll have plans with them!

    I’m also planning on reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, have you read it? 😌


  3. Fingers crossed Keeper of the Bees is a good read for you as well! I think I might have requested that too now that I’m thinking about it and OOPS, I did not remember until now. Glad to hear about Mira Grant’s book, because I was slightly intrigued with that one. I’m sooooooooo here for scary movies, and you have me officially hyped up more. Great post, Birdie, and hope August is amazing!! 🙂


  4. malanielovesfiction

    oh god I can’t wait for Ravensong, Ox is my favorite boy in the whole world c: It’s going to be so sweet to see him form Gordo’s POV bc he adores him like meeeeee. POOR DEAR GORDO.

    I’m immediately adding all your 3.5-4.5 books to my TBR skdfjlskjdf


      1. malanielovesfiction

        *cries softly*
        quick!! I need another rec while I sit in this Ravensong waiting purgatory
        I want to buy the kindle edition so much, bc the physical copy is taking 20 years. I think i”m going to do it


      2. malanielovesfiction

        I have not heard of PsyCop, but THAT TITLE!!! it already sounds amazingggg, what’s it about?
        && thank youuuuuuu so much i’m so excited, especialyl for Carry the Ocean
        *adds others to tbr immediately*


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