Well hello, beauthiful people! It’s reading wrap up time! I love looking back at what I’ve read and seeing if I actually accomplished my TBR for the month. Let’s see how I did, shall we?
Books 4 thru 14 of the In Death series by J.D. Robb
So, yeah. I’ve read a few of the books in this series. I still have a long way to go. But I am on my way! All these books ranked 4 or 5 stars. If you want to see specifics, check out my Goodreads page for more! And I haven’t mentioned it in a while, but this is a mystery series, and the main character lived through something horrific, so check the Trigger Warnings! Seriously. As much as I love it, I wouldn’t recommend it to everyone.
Deceived By Gargoyles by Lillian Clark
So this was one of the first Romance reads I picked up this month. It’s the story of a witch who goes to a magical matchmaker and ends up dating this really great guy, who also happens to be a gargoyle. Oh and he’s already in a committed relationship with other gargoyles. I…what? I’m not sure why I kept reading it, as there wasn’t much of a plot, but I did end up laughing quite a bit. That could be why it got two stars.
Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon
So if you were on TikTok last year, you may have seen this short spicy book mentioned. So I bowed to the peer pressure that no one was giving me and read it. It’s…interesting. Also, check the trigger warnings if you want to read this, because there is some need for them at the beginning of the book. I did end up enjoying it a little bit, so three stars.
Neon Gods by Katee Robert
This dark retelling of Hades and of Persephone was quite good. I wrote a review for it here, so check that out for my full thoughts. I did enjoy it quite a bit, so I did give it four stars.
The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren
The story about a woman who decides to sign up for a DNA-based dating service, only to find herself matched with one of the founders. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with this book. I listened to it as an audiobook and enjoyed that experience. The narrator was quite good. Four stars.
Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade
This one is all about epic fantasy shows, fanfic, and being your true self. There is also positive plus-size rep! I wrote a full review of one of my favorite books of the year here. Five stars!
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazewood
I loved this quirky story about a fake dating relationship and one of them happens to be a woman in STEM. It’s great! I wrote a review on this one too, you can find it here. Four stars!
Mickey7 by Edward Ashton
The story of a man who is an “Expendable”. He gets cloned every time he dies, and there is only supposed to be one of him at a time. So what happens when Mickey7 survives something that should have killed him and arrives home to find Mickey8 has already taken his place? I reviewed this one here. I wasn’t thrilled with this book. One star.
People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
The story of two friends who have gone on vacations together for the last 11 years, except for the last two when they had a falling out. I didn’t like one of the protagonists. I gave her 150 pages to change my mind and she couldn’t. One star. I will say I did check out other one star reviews and they all say the same thing, Beach Read was better, so I may give that a try.
Now it’s time for my favorite part, the stats! I read 19 books (I had no life!) last month and a total of 6,283 pages. Don’t be like me. Leave your house and do things. I just learned there was a mimosa crawl last month and I missed it!
I love this last stat, you can see how much I read over the course of the month. It’s crazy. I probably won’t have a month like that this month, as I am making myself slow down a little bit to make time to do other things and prevent burn out.
Also, I’m pretty proud of myself for the fact that of all the books I read, I only DNF’d two of them. That seems amazing to me.
On of the thing I am hoping to do is to listen to more audiobooks this month. I want to get back into my embroidery hobby because I miss it and it relaxes me. This way I can multitask.
What audiobooks would you recommend?