Another book recap coming at- ya! I’m pretty confident that I have been most consistent with this type of post, I just need to find the trick to the rest of the month! It’ll help once I start reading a little bit more. Sometimes time gets away from you, or you have an extra busy month at work and blogging gets pushed to the side. I also don’t want blogging to become something that I HAVE to do but something that I’ll always WANT to do.
I have created a better blogging/ reading/ side project plan that I think will make things flow a little bit easier. I think I’ll just be sleeping a little bit less. You can sleep when you’re dead! Right? Just kidding. But seriously I want this to always be a joy to do, even the Pinterest-y part. But you’re not hear to hear me blather about my evil plans, on-to the books!
Magic for Liars – Sarah Gailey –
I loved this book! Having followed Sarah on social media for quite some time and honestly I don’t know why I haven’t read any of her work sooner. I listened to this one as an audio book from my library and my favorite narrator – Xe Sands – read her book! It felt like a double whammy. I think that this is one of the books I’m going to do a review on so be sure to keep an eye out for it.
Sugar and Spice – Lauren Conrad –
The Third and Final(?) book in this series. I add the question mark because it looks like there is three other books but ones that have either the same or similar characters from this series. I think that this was a cute little series that was probably inspired by her life a lot more than anyone probably would be able to relate to. I’m sure that’s hard having a different upbringing and not having someone to commiserate with. Besides her fellow cast mates that is. I think it’s also an inspiring series for this reason: If she can do it, then so can I. Even if my first novel or two is trash, at least I would have them done.
Sizzling Sixteen – Janet Evanovich –
Clearly the 16th book in the Stephanie Plum series. I have to say that I love Janet Evanovich. She can have such a mild humor sometimes that you may not notice it at first but then she’ll have a line that literally gives me a belly laugh. I also really enjoy that the characters have very specific personalities that you can see carry through every novel. I think that that would be hard, to keep the voices the same but to have different storylines.
Smoking Seventeen – Janet Evanovich –
Something I learned about myself in between these two books was that I love to listen to “easier” reads. Not saying that her books don’t have wonderful twists but if I’m struggling to see a picture that someone is describing, hearing it doesn’t make it easier for me. Some of those heavier duty books have to be read and reread instead of listened to as I complete a project at work. Janet’s book are like the type of books I’d like to write. A good suspense, mystery, or crime with a character that’s fully developed into an amazing, prolific series.
So another short month where I didn’t get to read as much as I normally like. To be frank my depression really hinders me from doing things I enjoy sometimes, including reading. This is something that I’ve worked to overcome my entire adult life, and will keep on working on. It’s always so interesting to me that when I’m at my most depressed, I can’t or won’t do the things that will bring me the most joy. But it seems to be that funk is over, and September is going to start with a bang!