>> Saturday, June 30, 2012
I'm the organised type, the sort of person who adores spreadsheets. I carry that over to my reading and book-buying, and have a running wish list, where I keep track of books I'm definitely getting in each month, as well as books that have caught my eye and I might buy if the reviews are good. This is what I've got for July:
Books I'm definitely planning to get
Ravishing the Heiress, by Sherry Thomas (Jul 3)
Thomas is an autobuy author for me, and I've just finished and absolutely adored Beguiling The Beauty, the first in this series. There is quite a lot there setting up RTH, and though I wasn't crazy about what I've seen thus far (hero and heroine have been in an unconsummated marriage of convenience for years, she's in love with him, he's apparently in love with someone else and has been having affairs with other women throughout), I trust Thomas enough to think there might be more there than meets the eye, and that even if there isn't, she's such a good writer that she'll make me like it anyway!
The Great Escape, by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (Jul 10)
I haven't read Call Me Irresistible yet (I really have to be in the right mood to stomach an SEP heroine treated unfairly and humiliated by a whole town), but this one sounds like I might be able to read it more easily, and possibly without the need to catch up first, even though the two are related.
The Bride Wore Pearls, by Liz Carlyle (Jul 31)
The last couple of books by Carlyle have been disappointing, and I'm not too hot on her addition of the paranormal (including a secret society!) to her historicals, but she's written such amazing books before that I live in hope.
Books that interest me and I'll keep an eye on
Fire Kissed, by Erin Kellison (Jul 1) - Heroine sounds like some sort of paranormal mercenary. Haven't read Kellison before, but have heard good things. Not sure if it stands alone, though?
God Save The Queen, by Kate Locke (Jul 3) - Steampunk, 1st in a series. The description reminded me a little bit of Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series.
Off the Menu, by Stacey Ballis (Jul 3) - Purely because of the heroine's job: she works behind the scenes in the restaurant industry, as the culinary assistant of a celebrity chef. There seems to be some sort of love triangle there, as well.
The Darkest Day, by Britt Bury (Jul 3) - Just because Jane said it reads a bit like Kresley Cole's early Immortals After Dark books, which I really like.
The End of Everything, by Megan E. Abbott (Jul 7) - The premise of a 13-year-old girl investigating the disappearance of her friend interested me. Also, it doesn't sound like YA (I don't read much of that).
Shadow of Night, by Deborah Harkness (Jul 10) - I still haven't read the first one, A Discovery of Witches, but I have it, and I mean to.
Forever a Lady, by Delilah Marvelle (Jul 24) - A heroine who's a rich widow with a deteriorating reputation, a hero who's a "mysterious, Irish-American gang leader", according to the summary. Sounds interesting!
Haven, by Kay Hooper (Jul 31) - This is "a Bishop/SCU Novel". I read a few of them a while back and liked them. I'm not quite sure why I haven't read Hooper for a while, it might be time to see what she's up to.
Can’t Hurry Love, by Molly O’Keefe (Jul 31) - Can't remember who it was who mentioned on twitter that they'd loved this one and O'Keefe's June 26th release, Can't Buy Me Love. I've liked this author (before, and the reviews of Can't Buy Me Love have been so good that I've already bought it, so I'll probably be getting this one as well.
Night Forbidden, by Joss Ware (Jul 31) - More taking note that the 5th book in the series is out, than anything else. I've got the first one still to read, quite like the idea of post-apocalyptic paranormal romance.