Books that I rated a 5:
Books that I rated between a 3.5 and a 4.5:
Books that I rated between a 2.5 and a 3.5:
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
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.