I know I say this every time I do a TBR but OMG I cannot believe we are in August!! I am getting the keys to my new flat today and I’M SO EXCITED!! 🤣 It’s also my Mum’s birthday! So Happy Birthday Mum!! ❤
I am still kind of in a reading slump and I have shamefully only read one of the books from my last TBR. But just like in June I decided I would make a TBR as a way to kick myself up the ass and maybe help to get me out of my slump, so but instead of loads of books I thought I would only put in a few so I don’t feel bad if I don’t get to them and I can always read more if I manage to escape the slump.
I started Night Owls by Jenn Bennett last month and I haven’t finished it. Hopefully I will get this done in the first few days of August. So far I’m enjoying it just like all the other Jenn Bennett romances I have read.
Meeting Jack on the Owl—San Francisco’s night bus—turns Beatrix’s world upside down. Jack is charming, wildly attractive…and possibly one of San Francisco’s most notorious graffiti artists.
But Jack is hiding a piece of himself. On midnight rides and city rooftops, Beatrix begins to see who this enigmatic boy really is.
I really want to finish is Obscured by C.M Boers. I am also still rereading this because I thought I didn’t give it a very fair review last time and I want to put my new opinions to the test with a reread. I’ve been sitting at 70% for like 3 months and I just need to get it done with!
Abby Martin thought she was an ordinary girl about to start high school. But when her mom announces that they’re moving to Arizona, vivid nightmares start plaguing Abby’s nights. As she settles into her new school and a cute guy named Pete catches her eye, she hopes that life might somehow get back to normal. To Abby’s horror, “normal” becomes a thing of the past as she’s swept up into a world of immortal protectors wielding supernatural gifts. When Abby realizes she’s a pawn in a centuries-old feud, she must figure out who she can trust before she’s caught in the crossfire. Prepare yourself for heart-pounding suspense in the world of Obscured, where nothing is as it seems and danger lurks in unexpected places.
Another book I started last month was Le Monde de Narnia, Le Lion, la Sorciere Blanche et l’Armoire magique by C.S. Lewis (The World of Narnia, The lion, the white witch and the magic wardrobe.) Like I said yesterday, I’ve been wanting to improve my French so I grabbed this up from my Library. I’m only a couple pages in but so far I’m not crashing and burning haha. I’ve read the English version and I’m pretty sure that is my saving grace.
They open a door and enter a world,
NARNIA…the land beyond the wardrobe, the secret country known only to Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy…the place where the adventure begins. Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe in the professor’s mysterious old house. At first, no one believes her when she tells of her adventures in the land of Narnia. But soon Edmund and then Peter and Susan discover the Magic and meet Aslan, the Great Lion, for themselves. In the blink of an eye, their lives are changed forever.
The last book that I started and am yet to finish is The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary. I am only on chapter 7 but the idea is really intriguing so far and the characters seem decent.
Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast.
Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash.
Their friends think they’re crazy, but it’s the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy’s at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time.
But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly-imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven’t met yet, they’re about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window…
Just like in June, I want to read is Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin. This is the sequal to Wolf by Wolf which I reviewed in March and completely adored, but I just didn’t get around to in April or May or June or July. So, why not try August 🤷♀️
There would be blood. Blood for blood. Blood to pay. An entire world of it.
For the resistance in the Third Reich, the war may be over, but the fight has just begun. Death camp survivor Yael, who has the power to skinshift, is on the run: the world has just seen her shoot and kill Hitler. But the truth of what happened is far more complicated, and its consequences are deadly. Yael and her unlikely comrades dive into enemy territory to try to turn the tide against Hitler’s army, and there is no alternative but to see their mission through to the end, whatever the cost. But in the midst of the chaos, Yael’s past and future collide when she comes face to face with a ghost from her past, and a spark with a fellow rider begins to grow into something more. Dark secrets reveal dark truths and one question hangs over them all—how far can you go for the ones you love?
The final series I plan on continuing this month is Shaken and Scorched from the Struck series by Joss Stirling (Struck #1 and Stung #2), which is another series I have reviewed and adored! I also did not get to them during the past few months, maybe now?
In a tall, narrow brownstone, in Brooklyn, New York, there is a girl with a secret. That girl is Rose Knight. She needs to raise millions of dollars to save her father’s life. The arrogant and suave Damien Castle is good at uncovering secrets. He’s even better at catching criminals. When he meets Rose he knows something is amiss but he can’t help but get distracted. It isn’t her terrible dress sense that confuses him, or even her obsession with Egyptology. It’s the fact that he has never felt this way about a girl before.
But when duty and love are both on the line, which one will Damien choose?
Love is a fire. But who will get burned? Ember Lord is facing charges for the murder of her father. She was found at the scene of the crime, holding the murder weapon, and refuses to explain herself. Joe Masters is tasked with getting under Ember’s skin, and breaking through her stony facade; to gain her trust and find out what her plans are now her father’s legally-questionable business is under her control. But as the two get closer, Joe begins to break down the wall that Ember has built around herself, and gets a glimpse of the truth behind. Is he really falling for a coldhearted killer? Or is there more to the murder than meets the eye?
I know this wasn’t very long but I just need to kick the ass of this reading slump before I set my heart on loads of books. Plus, as per usual, I will probably ignore this and pick up whatever book I feel like in that moment anyway 😂
I want to know what books you plan on reading this month or if you have read any of the ones I mentioned and think I should pick that up first?
See you soon ❤