September was a decent month for reading, if not blogging. I have discovered that I actually prefer to read on my Kindle and that I read a lot faster when I use it. Now I just need unlimited monies with which to purchase ebooks or better selection of ebooks from the library! Blogging-wise, I am slowly getting back on track (and cutting myself some slack for when I just don’t feel like blogging). I’m trying to participate in the Top Ten Tuesdays again because that seems to keep me motivated to read and comment on people’s blogs. Also, I sort of hate myself if all I post is a TTT in a week, so it kind of motivates me to write something else, too. And I may have worn myself out on romances so I might actually have thoughts on what I read to share with you all… romances are pretty formulaic and as much as I like them, I rarely have much to say about them beyond “good” or “not so good.”
Books Read (with links to my review/Goodreads):
Back to Basics by Erin McCarthy– This romance about a park ranger and a runaway bride was cheap on amazon and I really like this author, but this was just a quick, silly read… not as much depth to the relationship or characters as in her racecar series, which was pretty disappointing.
Bad Boys Do by Victoria Dahl– This romance had two of my favorite things in it: academia and beer. I really enjoyed this one and will probably read more by the author when I next decide to read romance.
Some Like it Hot by Louisa Edwards– I wanted to like this more than I did- it’s a romance set on a Top Chef-like cooking competition, but as fun as that sounds… I could take or leave this book.
The Floater by Sheryl Sorrentino
UnWholly by Neal Shusterman (review coming soon)
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
In the Works: I just started The Spellman Files and can already tell it’s going to be enjoyable and funny. I’m participating in the readathon on October 13th, so I am hoping to gather a bunch of scary stories to read for that. After finishing Gone Girl, all I really want to do is curl up with some psychological thrillers and stories about crazy people. If you have some good recommendations or tips for the readathon, please share with me. I’m a little nervous I will choose the wrong books and it will ruin the experience!
Also, don’t forget that Alison at The Cheap Reader and I are hosting a read-along of Anne of Avonlea in either November or December. Everyone is welcome to participate!
What’s going on in your reading/blogging world?