July Wrap Up

First off, I have to point out that picture is from the trip I took with my family to the Grand Canyon, isn’t it stunning?!

July flew by for me, anyone else? My kids already start school in one week, crazy! Back to extracurriculars, homework and general craziness. Two of my three kids will now be in school full time, I’m wondering if that means I’ll have more time to read or less? 😜

July was a fantastic month for Novelgossip. I felt like I really found my stride as a book blogger and I’m so happy with what I’ve already accomplished. As always, thanks to every single one of you who take the time to read my posts and support me. ❤️

I crushed my TBR list, thank god because it’s growing longer every single day. Originally I had eleven books planned to review and I actually ended up getting fifteen done with. Not bad! 

First up was The Sister by Louise Jensen.

I really enjoyed this one and as it was Jensen’s debut I look forward to seeing more from her.

Next was Baby Doll by Hollie Overton. This was another excellent read with a unique and fresh perspective on a missing persons case.

After that I read Anything For Her by Jack Jordan. I raved about his other novel, My Girl and while this one was good, it wasn’t quite as good as My Girl. Still an interesting read though.

After that I read Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica. I’ve become a huge fan of hers and her latest novel did not disappoint.

I chose something lighter for my next read, To Have and To Hold by Lauren Layne. Super fun chick lit book!

Back to a mystery novel I read Redemption Road by John Hart. Excellent book with believable twists and turns.

Next was No Turning Back by Tracy Buchanan and she’s quickly becoming one of my must read authors. This book has a killer twist that left me with my mouth hanging open in complete shock! 

Twisted by Hannah Jayne was up next and it wasn’t my favorite read unfortunately. It was just too predictable for me.

Next pick was I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh. I loved this book, the twist on the last page of part one was amazing! 

The Stepmother by Claire Seeber was my next read and wow was it a good one! Fantastic psychological thriller with a twist on Snow White.

Terry McMillan’s I Almost Forgot About You was next. I liked this story, it read like a modern day love story for a middle aged woman to me.

Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner may be my favorite read from this month. Such a beautiful and touching story. Don’t forget to enter my giveaway it ends soon!

Lovers and Liars by Nigel May was next and this is a perfect summer vacation read. Sexy, spicy and naughty fun!

Camilla Way’s Watching Edie was up next and I really enjoyed this psychological thriller. A creepy look at a female friendships drenched in secrets and betrayals.

I read Abduction by Nicole Hatfield who is a debut indie author with tons of potential. Also had an author Q and A wither her.

Finally, I read Last to Die by Arlene Hunt.

I started Top 5 Wednesday’s which is so fun along with It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 

I was nominated for two blog awards, Blogger Recognition Award and Secret Life of a Book Blogger which are always fun! 

I went on a Book Blogger Blind Date with the lovely Kate at Bibliophile Book Club which was awesome! 

I gave you 5 Reasons You Should Visit Your Library and 5 Reasons You Should Give Audiobooks A Try

Phew I think that wraps up July! On to August.

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