Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sunday Salon: June Reading Reflections

It's hard to believe but we are at the end of June. That means a busy week coming up for me because end of financial year has a big impact in my role, but from a blogging perspective it seems like a good time to do a half yearly summary which I will do next weekend. First though, let's talk about June. Like last month, my reading was down a bit compared to the rest of the year as I am still firmly sucked into stupid Facebook games world!

You might notice that I had a rare 5/5 read this month which is always a nice bonus!

Here's the books I read during June:

Own the Wind by Kristen Ashley 3.5/5
Undercover by Keith Bulfin 4/5
Cascade by Maryanne O'Hara 4.5/5
The Book of Lost Fragrances by M J Rose 4/5 (Audiobook)
Taking a Chance by Deborah Burrows 4/5
Play with Me by Alisha Rai 4/5
Fire Inside by Kristen Ashley 4/5
Lighthouse Bay by Kimberley Freeman 5/5
Chu's Day by Neil Gaiman 4/5
Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts 4.5/5 (Audiobook)
The Newcomer by Robyn Carr 3.5/5
The Autumn Bride by Anne Gracie 4/5
Making it Last by Ruthie Knox 4.5/5
Captivation by Nicola Moriarty 3/5
Flirting with Disaster by Ruthie Knox 4/5
Lick by Kylie Scott 4.5/5

Challenge Update

Australian Women Writers Challenge

Taking A Chance, Lighthouse Bay, The Autumn Bride, Captivation, Lick

Historical Fiction

Taking a Chance and Lighthouse Bay

What's in a Name


(I think this means that I have finished my reading for this challenge. Will have to double check though)

Reading Update

Currently Reading

She Rises by Kate Worsley and listening to Duet by Kimberley Freeman

Up Next

Lord of Darkness by Elizabeth Hoyt, The Reluctant Fundamentalist (reread) and Looking for Alaska (audio)


  1. Congrats on finishing WIAN -- if you have. :)

    Games can be evil; they're so addictive

  2. That's a lot of reading! I know what you mean about the Facebook games. I'm about to go play one now! ;-)

  3. Cascade was a great read for me; I've had a few five star books this year. It has been a pleasant surprise.

  4. I enjoyed MJ Rose's book as well.

    Happy July reading!

    1. I was relieved to like it, because I wasn't that fond of her latest book. I think the narrator of the audiobook definitely helped the enjoyment factor too.

  5. I must read an Anne Gracie book - have read lots of good things. And as always, I'm impressed by the number of books you read!