Monday, 1 September 2014

August 2014 Recap

Books read in July but reviewed in August:
(Links will take you to my reviews)
  1. Better Than Perfect - Simone Elkeles (Previously published with the title Wild Cards) (read in March, reviewed in August)
  2. Magic Breaks - Ilona Andrews (read in April, reviewed in August)
  3. The Testing - Joelle Charbonneau (read in June, reviewed in August)
  4. Take Me Under - Rhyannon Byrd (read in June, reviewed in August)
  5. Take Back the Skies - Lucy Saxon (read in June, reviewed in August)
  6. Darkness Rising - Keri Arthur (read in June, review coming soon)
  7. Ruin and Rising - Leigh Bardugo (read in June, reviewed in August)
  8. Long Live the Queen - Kate Locke (read in June, reviewed in August)
  9. Battle Lines - Will Hill (read in June, reviewed in August)
  10. Half Bad - Sally Green (read in June, reviewed in August)
  11. Split Second - Sophie McKenzie (read in June, reviewed in August)
  12. Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell (read in June, review coming soon)
  13. Being Billy - Phil Earle (read in June, reviewed in August)
  14. Branded by Fire - Nalini Singh (read in July, review coming soon)
  15. Necessary Force - D.D. Ayres (Novella) (read in July, review coming soon)
  16. The Glass Republic - Tom Pollock (read in July,review coming soon)
  17. Fairies in the Fireplace - R.L. Naquin (read in July, review coming soon)
  18. Red Glove - Holly Black (read in July, review coming soon)
  19. Veiled Target - Robin Bielman (read in July, reviewed in August)
  20. You Own Me - Shiloh Walker (Novella) (read in July, reviewed in August)
  21. Masters of Seduction - Anthology (read in July, review coming soon)
  22. Queen of the Darkness - Anne Bishop (read in July, reviewed in August)
  23. Temptation - Robin Covington (read in July, reviewed in August)
  24. Misled - Sylvia Day (Novella) (read in July, review coming soon)
  25. A Curse Awakened - Cecy Robson (Novella) (read in July, reviewed in August)
  26. A Beautiful Wedding - Jamie McGuire (Novella) (read in July, reviewed in August)
Books read in August:
(Links will take you to my reviews)
  1. Tempted by a Rogue Prince - Felicity Heaton
  2. Most Wanted - E.L. Friel
  3. The Beautiful Ashes - Jeaniene Frost
  4. Beyond Addiction - Kit Rocha (review coming soon)
  5. No Rest for the Wicked - Kresley Cole (I re-read this book but the link takes you to my original review)
  6. Marked by Midnight - Lara Adrian (Novella)
  7. Beautiful Oblivion - Jamie McGuire
  8. The Training Session - Joey W. Hill (Novella / Serialised Novel) (review coming soon)
  9. Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night - Kresley Cole (I re-read this book but the link takes you to my original review)
  10. The Dream Hunter - Sherrilyn Kenyon (review coming soon)
  11. On the Scent - Angela Campbell (review coming soon)
  12. Being a Boy - James Dawson
  13. Archangel's Shadows - Nalini Singh (review coming soon)
  14. Little Knife - Leigh Bardugo (Short Story)
  15. Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson - Patricia Briggs (review coming soon)
  16. Crave the Night - Lara Adrian
  17. Trial by Fire - Josephine Angelini
  18. The Assassin's Blade - Sarah J Maas (review coming soon)
  19. Rescue My Heart - Jill Shalvis (review coming soon)
  20. Rock Addiction - Nalini Singh (review coming soon)
  21. Melt for Him - Lauren Blakely (review coming soon)
    Other August Posts:
    1. British Books Challenge - Link your August Reviews
    2. Crafting Corner Review: Pom-Pom Monster Salon - April Chorba
    3. Release Blitz: Temptation - Robin Covington (Extract & Giveaway)
    4. Blog Tour: Veiled Target - Robin Bielman (Extract & Giveaway)
    5. Blog Barrage: Tempted by a Rogue Prince - Felicity Heaton (Extract & Giveaway)
    6. Book Blogger UKYA Awards - Nominate YOUR Favourite UK Authors NOW!
    7. It's In His Kiss Blog Tour: The Making of Lucky Harbor by Jill Shalvis #12daysofluckyharbor
    8. Meeting Simone Elkeles (also known as Adventures with Skittles and Chopsticks!)
    9. Blog Tour: Better Than Perfect - Simone Elkeles (Extract)
    10. Cover Reveal: Rock Addiction - Nalini Singh (+ International Giveaway)
    11. Trial by Fire Blog Tour: Josephine Angelini's Top 5 Books About Witches
    12. Release Day Blast: The Beautiful Ashes - Jeaniene Frost (With Extract & Giveaway)
    13. Spotlight: A Curse Awakened - Cecy Robson (+ International Giveaway)
    14. British Books Challenge - Link your September Reviews
    August Books of the Month:
    (Choices are made from books reviewed this month and the links will take you to my reviews)

    My top YA read in August:

    Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini (read my review here)

    My top NA read in August:

    The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost (read my review here)

    My top adult reads in August:

    Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews (read my review here)
    Queen of the Darkness by Anne Bishop (read my review here)

    2014 British Books Challenge:

    I'm very happy to continue hosting the British Books Challenge for 2014, the sign up pages are already live and I really hope that everyone taking part in 2013 will sign up again for next year. It would be great to see some new participants too though so even if you've never taken part before you can still join the fun!
    • To sign up for the challenge CLICK HERE
    • For Frequently Asked Questions about the challenge CLICK HERE
    Don't forget to link your reviews each month to be in with a chance of winning the monthly prize packs:
    My Challenge Updates:

    Here are the challenges I've joined for 2014

    2014 Read 100 Books in a Year Challenge - Read 167/200
    2014 British Books Challenge - Read 43/50
    2014 New Author Challenge - Read 40/50
    2014 Contemporary Romance Challenge - Read 62/100
    2014 Urban Fantasy  Paranormal Romance Challenge - Read 62/100

    Which challenges are you taking part in this year? I hope you've at least signed up for the British Books Challenge - if you haven't already it's not too late!


    1. Phew, you really read and reviewed a lot of books ! No challenges for me, sorry, not enough time for that :)

      1. I like doing the challenges as a way of keeping track of the types of books I'm reading :-) I know not everyone enjoys them though



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