For this week, I managed to read and review 12 novels. I actually also finished another, A Lesson in Vengeance, but I could not get my thoughts together enough today to include it for this week. Instead, I hope to include it next week.
My week has been insanely busy with multiple high priority work projects, so listening to audiobooks was a nice balance as I could work and listen to a good book at the same time. My current read is Iron Widow and I hope to finish it over the weekend. It is incredibly interesting, so I hope it turns out well. I have a few audiobooks that I hope to listen to next, such as, It Happened One Summer and The Trouble With Hating You. For Summer, it has been awhile since I have tried a Tessa Bailey, so I am curious to give this novel a try. It also is the first in a series, so it would be nice to see if I should add the sequel, which publishes later this year, to my TBR. Now Trouble is the first novel in a series where I have the second novel as an ARC. Since I enjoy reading series in order when I can, I want to try out the first novel before starting the next, First Love Take Two.
My audiobooks for this week were an interesting mix as they were all very different from each other. I completed the duology, The Kinder Poison and The Cruelest Mercy. While it was fantastic, I really hope that it is expanded to a trilogy as there is still a lot that could be done for the characters. Since I read/listened to both Scholomance novels, I decided to try a back-log title for Naomi Novik. I went with Uprooted as it was published the earliest and look forward to trying Spinning Silver next. A fun romance novel was Satisfaction Guaranteed. This was a very enjoyable novel and I appreciated how positive it was. My final audiobook was The Maleficent Seven. This was my most surprising novel in a long time as it was action packed and there was a nice touch of humor among the villainous characters.
For my book blog tours, I participated in three of them. Hot Desk was a new-to-me author and had a lot of interesting elements, but was not quite perfect for me. Snowflakes Over the Starfish Café was filled with a lot more emotion than I was expecting. This was my second Jessica Redland read and, so far, I enjoy her style. My final tour novel was From Ireland with Love. This novel is the fourth Hiverton Sisters book, which are all standalone novels featuring one sister in each. I greatly look forward to trying the others that I have not read yet.
My ARCs were nicely mixed as two were shorter and two were full-length. Once More Upon a Time was a delight and very entertaining while The Santa Suit was heart-warming and very enjoyable. When Sparks Fly was a sweet novel and makes me want to keep reading Helena Hunting novels. My favorite read is Under the Whispering Door. While it may not be above The House in the Cerulean Sea, which, for me, is above five stars, it was incredibly enjoyable and full of heart.
~ My Reviews ~
The Kinder Poison (Kinder Poison #1)
The Cruelest Mercy (Kinder Poison #2)
From Ireland With Love
Snowflakes Over the Starfish Café
When Sparks Fly
The Maleficent Seven
Under the Whispering Door
The Santa Suit
Once More Upon a Time
~ My Other Posts ~
- Weekly Wrap-up #35
- Six for Sunday – Fictional Schools
- Goodreads Monday – The Maleficent Seven
- Top Ten Tuesday – Heartwarming Novels
- Last Year I Was Reading – #15
- First Lines Friday – #15
- Book Blogger Hop – Covers vs Synopsis
Per Goodreads, this novel published on September 7th. The Charm Offensive was very heart-warming. It was full of love – romance, friendship, and yourself.
Thank you for reading my wrap-up! Happy 2nd Saturday of September! How was your week? Did you read or do anything good?