|Poolside Reading Every Day!|
However, when we got back I found out my Gran died and this week we had the funeral. Lots of family over from around the work, but far too soon after losing my Mum. It's been a real blow and one of the reasons that I have thrown myself into reading rather than catching up on writing my reviews in the last couple of weeks.
So what reviews have I managed to publish this month?
Shakespeare's Champion - Charlaine Harris
The Lady of Rivers - Phillippa Gregory (British Book Challenge)
Poison - Sarah Pinborough (British Book Challenge)
The Long Earth - Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (British Book Challenge)
Brush With Death - Karen MacInerney
The Disgrace of Kitty Grey - Mary Hooper (British Book Challenge)
Always There - Carol Ann Albright Eastman
Zenn Scarlett - Christian Schoon
The Boleyn King - Laura Andersen
Immortal Eclipse - Sherry Soule
Forbidden Fruit - Ann Aguirre
Silver Borne - Patricia Briggs
What I Did On World Book Night
Holiday TBR Pile
It was also Sarah's birthday this month and the now annual help-me-get-her-a-book-for-her-birthday giveaway!
I'm happy to say Sarah has chosen a winner...drumroll please....
I'm keeping the actual book secret from Sarah for now but the words that persuaded her to try this particular book were...
Thrice Dead Foretells Divine Opening
A quick note from Sarah...
Congratulations to the winner of my birthday book competition, I look forward to reading your recommendation! There was some stiff competition for the prize, and I procrastinated on no fewer than four of the 5-word entries – you lot certainly know how to tempt a reader! However, Helene’s entry reminded me so much of the sort of cryptic description Mel would come up with, and that was what swung it in the end. Mel won’t even tell me what the book is called, I am to wait (im)patiently for it at home for it. I’ll let you know what I thought of it in due course. Thanks again to everyone for entering.
So does anyone want to guess what book these words refer to? :)
So updating the challenges -
British Books Challenge - 19 Read
Best of the Bunch: Always There just hit me emotionally - highly recommended!
Honorable Mentions: The Boleyn King and The Lady of Rivers really got my historical groove on this month, while Poison was a fun and sexy retelling of Snow White!
So what was your month like? :)