So I would like to say I post a review here every time I read a book but the (very) sad FACT IS I don't, even when that book is fabulous. I do try to post on Goodreads and Amazon (when I remember Amazon) though because I think the author deserves that much but when it comes to here, not so much.
So I thought it might be fun to post those top reads I read this summer that I absolutely loved but didn't get around to posting about here but that definitely deserve some love.
Even though this hasn't been my genre lately, I took a chance and read this, and oh boy, did I love it. Like, love loved it. Seriously read this one, you won't regret it.
And of course because I tried her YA book, I had to look into more of her reads which leaves this series. To imagine, I almost overlooked this series and I don't even know why I did other than the simple fact that book three is so hard to find and very expensive in kindle format but because I loved the first two, I broke down and got a copy anyway. I don't regret it. I still have the last book to read but so far, I have loved them all, even the novella. There is just something about UF that has a family dynamic (even one made up of friends), that I just adore.
This next series is another that I overlooked (silly me) because I loved it too! Seriously, so much fun. Why do I overlook all these fabulous reads?
After having fallen in love with The Bourbon Thief earlier, I had to try something else by this author and her next book, did not disappoint. I love the mystery and drama in these, so much fun.
This next one is labeled as YA but it is more historical and a mystery than anything else. Yes the main characters are teenagers but they don't act like them, maybe because this takes place during WWII? I don't know, either way it was a fun read and took me a little by surprise with it's originality.
I love the In Death series but I'm seriously behind on them. I think the series is over 40 books strong and I haven't even made it to 20 yet but I do love Eve and Roarke and I truly do try to make time for them when I can.
This next series I am deliberately behind on. Why you ask? because I save them for when I really need a laugh. This series never fails to crack me up and put a huge smile on my face, I love them all and it has some of the best fleshed out characters I have ever read. They are all so lovable and memorable. I actually read three of these over the summer, I couldn't help myself I wasn't ready to put the series back down yet. I loved all three of them and was tempted to pick up the next but I resisted, just barely though.
This is one I couldn't resist reading (I actually just read it, so not quite over summer but close). It is a beautifully written ghost story with just the right amount of historic detail (set in the early '20's) and romance to keep me up late turning the pages.
I wasn't too sure about this series but I have yet to read anything by Caine that I haven't really liked so I gave it a chance. Book one was good but book two was even better. So glad I gave it a chance.
So that's it for this summer, at least I think so. I could add so many books over the years that I've read and never reviewed here, it is so shameful but what's a girl to do right? I can't review them all! Well I could but who has time for that some weeks?
So are you guilty of this too, please say you are because if not, I will feel even worse and you don't want that now do you? ;)
Many I liked or have to readReplyDelete
Looks like some good reads! I really want to try the Arcadia Bell books but agree they are expensive!! One day I will get them.ReplyDelete
I did finally break down and bought a paperback but yikes! Even that was spendy but it was worth it. ;)Delete
I am so glad you read a few of my favorites. I wondered if you had really cut back on reading, so it's good to know you are:)ReplyDelete
I have cut back a bit on my reading compared to other years but I am still reading, just not blogging as much as I use to. It's been harder as things have gotten more busy and crazy around here with the girls and other things. ;)Delete
I finished Alex, Approximately just recently since I didn't get to it over the summer and it's absolutely adorable. I'm so glad I didn't pass on it. I've read Bennet's PNR romance series that takes place in the 1920s but I still need to read the last one. I thought I could get more reading in as the school year begins but it's been super busy so I definitely get your predicament.ReplyDelete
I never finished her Roaring 20's one, I really should. I'm almost done with Acadia Bell one and love it, so definitely read that one as well.Delete
Haven't read any of those yet but looks really good.ReplyDelete
Vanessa @ Blushing Geek
You should definitely try some of them, they were all a lot of fun and so good. :DDelete
I am totally guilty of not reviewing some of my favorite reads. Sometimes I'm just not in the mood to write a review. Usually I do write up something short on GRs though. I did really enjoy Alex, Approximately and didn't review it, but I did feature it on our Weekly Wrap Up so I don't feel so guilty. I have read the first and second of her Arcadia Bell series, and loved them. I seriously need to get back to them. Your post is a good way to feature books without having to write a long review. It still puts it on your reader's radar, so I think you can shrug off the guilt for these books. :) I want to check out that Rachel Caine series. Great post! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for saying that and I'm glad I'm not the only one. I think I might do more of these throughout the year. ;)Delete
I haven't read any of those.ReplyDelete
I bet you would really like some of the PNR ones Mary!Delete
Oh yeah, I definitely forget to review all the books on here, or I just don't have time. I try and get most of them though!ReplyDelete
I do try and sometimes I even write up a review for them and then still never post about it, I have no idea why. I guess time or because I end up posting something else instead. So glad that I'm not the only one though. ;)Delete
Now, I don't feel so guilty for reviewing some of the books I have read. :) I have not read any of these.ReplyDelete
Good because we really shouldn't. ;)Delete
I still need to try The Night Mark. I love Tiffany Reisz. I have it on my iPod, just need to get to it. :-)ReplyDelete
Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads
You'll like it. ;)Delete
I listened to the Night Mark while in the hospital this summer. I bought it so I could review but with so much going on, I didn't. I loved the book so I am kicking myself. I just read Alex, Approximately and gave it 5 stars. So good. And the In Death books are always wonderful, but I am behind. I think I read probably 35? of them. Eve Plum books, I stopped at I think,19? So I have read a lot of your favorites. It still feels like Summer here but Christmas will be here before we know it!ReplyDelete
Sorry you were in the hospital but glad you found something good to listen and read to while you were there. ;) So happy we have a lot of the same favorites!Delete
I've been leaning towards reading Alex, Approximately, so I'm glad to hear it was good. And Two weeks' Notice looks fun!ReplyDelete
Oh gosh read it, seriously, so good!Delete
I try to review them even if its a small thing, I dunno why lol. I loved Alex, Approximately. I want to read The Disappearances and The Haunting of Maddy ClareReplyDelete
I do on Goodreads and on Amazon when I remember but not always on here, I have no idea why, maybe because it is more work LOL!Delete
I'm glad to see that you were able to enjoy so many books! I rarely read Janet Evanovich's books, but I have to agree with you, they're so funny! And I've been meaning to pick up Jenn Bennett's books in forever!ReplyDelete
So far all her books that I've tried have been so good so definitely try her.Delete
I wonder why Amazon doesn't just have the single review post to both Goodreads and Amazon, regardless which platform you post it on. I thought for sure they'd streamline that after they purchased goodreads. Glad you had a great summer of reading. :)ReplyDelete
They do have it that if you start a book it will show up on Goodreads from an Amazon app but I don't think they have it both ways yet. It would be convenient for them to do that though, I agree!Delete
I HAVE to review every book I read or else I wouldn't have enough to review since I don't read much. I loooved Alex Approximately and the Shatter Me series is on of my favorites. Depending on which guy you like, you may love it or hate it haha. I hope you love it. There's gonna be a 4th book?!?!?!ReplyDelete
I get that, I really should as well since I hardly post anymore. ;)Delete
And yep, I saw it on Goodreads the other day. I think it releases in spring.