Monthly Wrap-Up : July 2020 & Weekly Wrap-Up

Hello Readers! This month was best month in 2020 for me. I got max views this month, read more books than I expected and for first time I was nominated in award. I don’t think I made it to voting but being nominated is more than voting or winning. And there were loads of family drama this month. Thank goodness I’m not involved in it.

Reading stats:

Books Read : 11
Pages Read : 3619
Reviews written : 9

Blog Stats:

Views : 2972
visitors : 1481
Likes : 1337
Comments : 313

Books Read:

Flying Solo by Zoe May — [Review] — ★★★★☆ / / Romcom, chick-lit / / Story of Rachel’s unplanned trip to Indian ashram. entertaining, dramatic and lovely romcom with amazing setting and some hilarious scenes.

Dark Waters (Monica Kennedy #2) by G.R. Halliday — [Review] ★★★★★ / / Thriller, Scottish Noir / / clever, horrifying, fast paced and well written sequel with vivid and gruesome description and beautiful yet dangerous setting.

What You Wish For by Katherine Center — [Review] ★★★★★ / / Women’s Fiction, Romance / /  meaningful, inspiring, feel good and entertaining emotional roller coaster with beautiful setting and amazing characters. If you still haven’t read any Katherine Center’s book, just get this one and start reading.

Happy & You Know It by Laura Hankin — [Review] ★★★★★ / / Women’s Fiction / / story of newbie mothers, their playgroup and a playgroup musician. entertaining, dramatic, a little dark and deep, and lovable women’s fiction.

Tiny Imperfections by Alli Frank, Asha Youmans — [Review] ★★★★★ / / Women’s Fiction / / revolved around Josie’s life and school admission season. laugh out loud, feel good, and diverse women’s fiction with great characters and many hilarious scenes. 

Paris on Repeat (Wish & Wander #1) by Amy Bearce — [Review] ★★★★★ (4.5 Stars) / / Middle Grade, magical realism / / interesting spin on Groundhog Day. fast paced, both fun and sad magical realism fiction about friendship and courage. I recommend this to upper middle grade/teen readers.

Don’t Turn Around by Jessica Barry — [Review] ★★★★☆/ / Thriller / / Story of Cait and Rebecca’s 322 miles journey from Lubbock to Albuquerque. riveting and fast paced thrill ride with amazing characters and thought-provoking theme. I definitely recommend this.

Cynthia Smart’s Midwife Crisis by Liz Davies — [Review] ★★★★★ / / Romcom, chick-lit / / fun, amusing and feel good chick-lit that made laugh and giggle throughout the book. 

Rags-to-Riches Wife by Catherine Tinley — [Review] ★★★★★ (4.5 Stars) / / Historical Romance / / delightful and absorbing, well written regency romance with likable characters and plot.

Best of the month:

Other posts:

2020 Mid Year Freak Book Tag

#2020BOOKBLOGGERAWARDS : Nominations

Last week was good. I read 2 books. I would have read 3 but then Lucifer Morningstar happened and I’m so into Lucifer series, it’s addictive. I can’t think of any better Devil than Tom Ellis, he is so very tempting and I love celestial family drama. I finished first season and half second season in weekend.

What I read last week-

Judenrein by Harold Benjamin

This was interesting thriller, plot driven story with many characters but one cannot expect to connect with them. It was more like action movie, like Rambo where ex-military main character tries to stop sinister plan of villains in dystopian world dominated by whites. I enjoyed this one.

Girls of Summer by Nancy Thayer

Story of Hudson family in which Lisa and her children have complicated love life. They had trust issues because of past and weren’t sure what to do with their feeling until they get together for summer and storm loomed over Nantucket island. I’m not sure what to rate this. It was bit slow in second half but layer of environmental crisis was really good.

Currently reading-

A hilarious and charming read that had me turning the pages until I’d devoured the whole book in one sitting… Sweet, heart-warming and full of gorgeously escapist descriptions… A must-read.’ Daily Express, 5 stars

Natalie Jackson might keep up appearances on Instagram, but in reality her fiancé has just jilted her after the birth of their baby and she’s moved back in with her mum. Life isn’t exactly going to plan!

So when she enters the village raffle for the holiday of a lifetime, she thinks she has no chance of winning. But her name is pulled out – and, as luck would have it, so is a ticket bought by her childhood nemesis: Will Brimble.

Surely a romantic holiday for two is the worst idea ever…right?

Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Sophie Ranald and Lindsey Kelk.

I’m 60% through this book. So far it’s entertaining. My stop is on 5th.

Next I’ll be Reading-

Bound to You (The Demon Knights Series, #1) by Alyson Caraway

Coriel is determined to rid the world of demons and prove she has what it takes to be archangel. But when a fierce battle ends in tragedy on her orders, she is banished from the Heavens–and finds herself at the mercy of Hell’s sexiest and most powerful demon knight.

He’s the demon knight who wants her

Rather than take his rightful place on Hell’s throne, Zagan prefers to spend his days in the human realm corrupting souls–and he’ll end the life of any angel who tries to stop him. But rather than slay the beautiful battle angel when he has the chance, he binds her to him with his life-saving kiss, forcing her to obey his every command.

The line is drawn

Coriel has no choice but to submit to her captor, though the curse of his kiss is not what lures her to him. While Zagan takes great pleasure in exerting his dominance over the Heavens’ fiercest warrior, he soon wants her to do more than just his bidding. As the war between angels and demons rages, he wants her by his side … to rule Hell as his queen. 

Who doesn’t like story of Angels and Demons! Actually, I haven’t read many books in this theme but I would love to after watching Lucifer. This book is releasing on 7th and I’ll be reviewing this on same day. I have to limit watching Lucifer to 1 episode a day so I can finish this book on time.

This Was a Man (The Clifton Chronicles #7) by Jeffrey Archer

This Was a Man is the captivating final instalment of the Clifton Chronicles, a series of seven novels that has topped the bestseller lists around the world, and enhanced Jeffrey Archer’s reputation as a master storyteller.

This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives and who dies?

In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife Karin from the Cabinet Secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game?

Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus, while his wife Emma completes her ten years as Chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary, and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job.

Sebastian Clifton becomes chairman of Farthings Kaufman bank, but only after Hakim Bishara has to resign for personal reasons. Sebastian and Samantha’s talented daughter, Jessica, is expelled from the Slade School of Fine Art, but her aunt Grace comes to her rescue.

Meanwhile, Lady Virginia is about to flee the country to avoid her creditors when the Duchess of Hertford dies, and she sees another opportunity to clear her debts and finally trump the Cliftons and Barringtons.

In a devastating twist, tragedy engulfs the Clifton family when one of them receives a shocking diagnosis that will throw all their lives into turmoil.

Last book of the series and this time I won’t read it simultaneously. I’m planning to read this in weekends.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know in comments if you have read any of these book, which was your favourite book of the month, and what are you planning to read this month.

Happy Reading!

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Hi, I'm Yesha, an Indian book blogger. Avid and eclectic reader who loves to read with a cup of tea. Not born reader but I don't think I’m going to stop reading books in this life. “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”


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