What a manic month July has been! Coming at you a few days late is my wrap up post, I worked nights this week so I was basically dead to the blogosphere, but I come with good news: only one more day (Monday) to go and then my clinical placement is finished and I can bask in six full weeks of nothing until uni resumes towards the end of September – when I embark on my final year of my Mental Health Nursing course.
Anyway, let’s get back to the bookish, I read 14 books last month, which I’m happy with. I always tend to wish I read more and there were so many books I wanted to read but just didn’t have the time to. But I’ve got some exciting planned reads ahead of me this month, namely my buddy with Beth @ bibliobeth – we buddy read a book every month, and so far all our selections have turned out to be five stars reads for both of us, so let’s hope that continues. Also, this month, I’m finally tackling The Stand by Stephen King in a five week readalong on Instagram. But before all that, let’s wrap up July….
The standout 5 star books of the month were:
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
A Patient Fury by Sarah Ward
Read, and recommended, this month:
Her Name Was Rose by Claire Allan
Gone to Ground by Rachel Amphlett
Dortmund Hibernate by CJ Sutton
Pretty Ugly Lies by Pamela Crane
Believe Me by JP Delaney
Toxic by Jacqui Rose
Do No Harm by L V Hay
In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward
A Deadly Thaw by Sarah Ward
Read this month, but weren’t for me:
Clean by Juno Dawson
Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil
The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
Other bookish posts this month:
Criminally Good Book Club:
Looking for an online book club? Come and read some criminally good books with us over on Instagram – @criminallygoodbookclub. For August, we’re ‘going indie’ – independently published by Urbane Publications:
Imperfection by Ray Clark
Imperfection is a new crime series featuring D.I. Stewart Gardener and D. S. Sean Reilly, and set in the West Yorkshire city of Leeds. A haunting message scrawled on the dressing room wall of a theatre: the scene of a murder. It had been written using the blood from the victim, previously drained in a separate location. At the autopsy, D.I. Gardener and D.S. Reilly are shown a riddle carved into the chest of the corpse, informing them there would be more. Their efforts to find out why are continually blocked by a wall of contradiction, with little in the way of evidence to support their cause. Steered back to the scene of the crime and a disused prop room, Gardener and his trusted sergeant find another puzzle. The murderer, it seems, is playing games. It soon becomes clear to Gardener and Reilly that to find the killer they need to solve the clues, and to do that, they must tunnel their way into the past, where the streets were paved with gold, and to a man who had terrified people before either of them had even been born…
And that’s a wrap, folks!
What were your reading highlights of last month?