July in Nova Scotia is a lovely month in which I spend most of my time at our cottage in beautiful Cape John, Nova Scotia. Located on the Northumberland Shore, it is just yards from the ocean, I spend my days puttering in the garden, entertaining friends and family, and of course… reading. It is in the summer when I truly appreciate being retired.
I am working on my #20booksofsummer challenge. Interestingly, I have already read two titles that I did not list on my challenge, so I guess you could say my “20 books of summer” list is in flux. LOL
I am now reading #7 of 20
I received the following four titles from NetGalley in June
I was invited to read “Girl last seen” by Hachette/Grand Central Publishing who sent me a NetGalley widget.I was invited to read “Blame” by Hachette/Grand Central Publishing who sent me a NetGalley widget.
Attracted by the cover, I requested this title from House of Anansi Press.
I requested this novel because SHARON BOLTON !!!!! I have loved all of her novels and only have to see her name to know I badly want to read it. I don’t even have to read the blurb.
I received the following three titles via Edelweiss
I downloaded this title from Edelweiss after I received an invitation to read/review it from G.P. Putnam’s Sons
I requested this title after reading the reviews of some of my fellow bookbloggers:
I received “Exquisite” by Sarah Stovell directly from Orenda Publishing.
I requested it after reading some very glowing reviews by my fellow bookbloggers.
These are just some of the reviews which persuaded me to request it:
I received the following title directly from Inspired Quill Publishing after accepting their invitation to read and review it:That’s nine more review commitments!
I purchased the following book in Kindle format from Amazon.ca
I purchased “Finding Alison” after reading some glowing reviews from my fellow bookbloggers:
A friend of mine just participated in her first ever Book Launch! See the promo here:
Deborah Pearce has it all. The former Miss America lives an enviable life in La Jolla, California, with a modelling career, a doting husband, two kids and all the fashionable clothing money can buy.
Somehow, it isn’t enough. Image-obsessed Debbie is plagued by dissatisfaction, anxiety and an unquenchable desire for admiration. Her once-promising career is stagnant, the value of her brand diminishing with every passing day. Her two children, neither beautiful nor charming, become petulant and resentful in the face of her ill-concealed disappointment, acting out in ways that have far-reaching consequences for the entire family. But Debbie refuses to let that stop her from striving toward the life she craves … until one day her seemingly perfect world pulls her under, threatening to drown her in disappointed hopes.
Told from the perspectives of eleven interconnected characters, Plastic is a story of loneliness and longing, of alienation and acceptance, and of the never-ending pursuit of the American Dream.
In case you missed it, your can read my interview with Margaret Gracie HERE
So another great book haul in June. I am valiantly trying to get my TBR under control and I’m working toward my 80% NetGalley badge. There have been many tempting titles listed on NetGalley recently, but until I get that danged 80% I refuse to request them.
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