A switch flicked within me this month. Suddenly book reviewing hasn’t felt like such a burden, and I’ve actually reviewed (or am intending to review) every book I read this month, rather than just the ARCs or challenge books I was required to. I got back into audio books and listened to two (and a half), after not being in the mood for months! I filmed a new booktube video and I have a TBR planned for an August readathon. It feels nice to have this mojo back! I’m definitely going to make the most of it while it lasts.
PAST MONTH’S READING:
- An Unforeseen Demise (Trouble Down Under #1) by P. A. Mason (urban fantasy/cozy mystery– 4 stars – review) (read June, reviewed July)
- Murderland (Manchester Murders #1) by Pamela Murray (crime fiction/thriller – 3 stars – review)
- Devolution by Max Brooks (survival horror – 4 stars – review)
- Dead Man’s Switch by Tara Moss (historical crime fiction – 4 stars – review)
- Ariadne by Jennifer Saint (historical fiction/mythology retelling – 2.5 stars – review)
- Tuesday Mooney Talks To Ghosts by Kate Racculia (mystery/paranormal – 3.5 stars – review forthcoming)
- Hidden By Jade by Celine Jeanjean (urban fantasy – 4 stars – review forthcoming)
I have a YouTube channel where I promote Australian books using the hashtag #AusReads, and also indulge my compulsion for signing up to readathons. Here are the latest videos:
FAVOURITE BOOKISH PHOTO:
This is a combined reading/writing photo. My writing group and I had a weekend away during July, and I took this pile of books on crystal healing and witchcraft with me. I needed to some world-building for the urban fantasy I’m writing. Sitting in front of the fire over the weekend, I managed to flesh out my magical system AND write a chunk of the chapter where my main character brews her first potion!
You can see all my bookish photos (plus some RL as well) on my Instagram.
Physical book: Nothing on the go at the moment.
Ebook: This Will Be Funny Someday by Katie Henry. I am really enjoying this so far! Main character, Isabel, is coming out her shell, but she’s still got a long way to go. I’m rooting for her!
Audio book: I’ll Be Gone In The Dark by Michelle McNamara. I am about halfway through this and while it’s fascinating journalism, the fact that the narrative jumps back and forth in time means I am starting to lose track of some names and dates.
PLANNING TO READ NEXT:
I’m honestly not sure, though it will be something from my Royal Readathon TBR, which is taking place this month. Maybe Geekerella by Ashley Poston.
What are you reading? 🙂