Hmm, well, so that was July 😛 Personally I’m thankful this month is over and done with as it has been a rather uncomfortable month weather-wise =S Bring on autumn (y u so far? I bought my first sweater for the autumn season)! Anywho, here’s what has been going on at my blog throughout the month:
Books reviewed this month include: Owen Sheers’ I Saw a Man (review), Christy Carlyle’s One Tempting Proposal (review), and Anne Girard’s Madame Picasso (review). You can check out all the books I’ve reviewed recently in the book review tag.
I also reviewed two book series: C.S. Harris’ Sebastian St. Cyr mystery series (see author tag) and Garth Nix’s Abhorsen Chronicles (see author tag)
One ARC review was posted this month: Serena Burdick’s Girl in the Afternoon (review). You can check out all of the ARCs I’ve read and reviewed to date in this tag.
For this month’s So You Want to Read…, I decided to place my Canadian authors to check out post that I did for Canada Day under that feature; you can check out my recommendations in this post (thanks again to those who entered the accompanying giveaway!). For all my previous recommendations under this feature, check out this tag.
And that’s about it from me for the month! How was your July? Happy August! And to my fellow Canadian bloggers and readers a happy long weekend 🙂
All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue (The Debutante Files #2) By: Sophie Jordan Format/Source: eBook; my purchase
There was once a lady who loathed a lord…
Lady Aurelia hasn’t always hated Max, Viscount Camden, her brother’s best friend. In fact, as a besotted girl, she thrived under his kind attention – sure that he was the most noble and handsome man in the land. Until her young heart discovered what manner of rogue he really was. Now, though she enjoys nothing more than getting on his last nerve, she can’t deny Max drives her to distraction—even if she tries to pretend otherwise.
…and a lord who was confounded by a lady.
Max cannot recall a time when Aurelia did not vex him. If she was not his friend’s sister, he would stay far away from the infuriating vixen. Unfortunately, they are always thrown together. At parties and family gatherings…she is always there. Infuriating him, tossing punch in his face, driving him mad…until one night, she goes too far and he retaliates in the only way he can: with a kiss that changes everything.
One of those books I picked up on a whim (Boxing Day sale, haha; yes, this book review kept getting pushed back this year xD); it’s a tried and tested premise, but it sounded like fun.
Madame Picasso By: Anne Girard Format/Source: Paperback; won from a contest held by guiltless reading
When Eva Gouel moves to Paris from the countryside, she is full of ambition and dreams of stardom. Though young and inexperienced, she manages to find work as a costumer at the famous Moulin Rouge, and it is here that she first catches the attention of Pablo Picasso, a rising star in the art world.
A brilliant but eccentric artist, Picasso sets his sights on Eva, and Eva can’t help but be drawn into his web. But what starts as a torrid affair soon evolves into what will become the first great love of Picasso’s life.
Omg you guys, I’m finally reading this book! I won this book in a giveaway contest hosted by guiltless reading in 2014 but I stalled on picking it up. It always felt like a spring read to me so I did make a note to myself to pick it up this sometime this year. Which I finally did, huzzah!
Sebastian Fennick, the newest Duke of Wrexford, prefers the straightforwardness of mathematics to romantic nonsense. When he meets Lady Katherine Adderly at the first ball of the season, he finds her as alluring as she is disagreeable. His title may now require him to marry, but Sebastian can’t think of anyone less fit to be his wife, even if he can’t get her out of his mind.
After five seasons of snubbing suitors and making small talk, Lady Kitty has seen all the ton has to offer…and she’s not impressed. But when Kitty’s overbearing father demands she must marry before her beloved younger sister can, she proposes a plan to the handsome duke. Kitty’s schemes always seem to backfire, but she knows this one can’t go wrong. After all, she’s not the least bit tempted by Sebastian, is she?.
I only found out about this book when I signed up for the Avon Impulse newsletter around Valentine’s Day and this was one of the eBook they were offering. It’s a familiar premise, using a fake engagement to allow the other couple to marry without any problems, but I was nonetheless intrigued 🙂