You’ve probably noticed I’ve had a few slow reading months lately. There’s just been a lot going on, and my motivation for doing anything I enjoy took a dip. My reading suffered, and so did my blog (it’s hard to write reviews when you haven’t read anything to review). I haven’t been getting to a lot of the books I’ve wanted to read, so I decided to keep this list fairly short. Here are the books I’m hoping to read this month:
The Mermaid by Christina Henry. I really need a fun book I know I’ll enjoy, and Henry never disappoints. I know it’s going to be dark – so maybe not exactly ‘fun’ – but Henry’s books are so compulsively readable and engaging that I know I’m going to fly through it.
My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton. I loved My Lady Jane and I love Jane Eyre, so I have high hopes for this one. It just came out and has already gotten great reviews. I’m looking forward to seeing what “the lady Janies” do with this one.
Kismet by Luke Tredget. This might just be the month of light summer reads, and I am completely okay with that. Kismet is described as Black Mirror meets Bridget Jones. Totally different things, but I love them both. I couldn’t not request it, right? (It’s also nice to see a protagonist the same age as me who isn’t married or getting married or hugely successful in her career or dealing with two men fighting over her or traveling the world. Just saying.)
All’s Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare. I went with a semi-random pick for my Shakespeare play of the month. I decided it was time for a comedy, and just picked the first one on my list.
I think that’s it for July. Hopefully I’ll be able to get to all of these (and a few more).
What are you planning on reading this month?