So even though I planned for about an hour read every day in my August Goals, I read much less.. I also had to put aside a few full length novels because it was almost impossible to be invested in a novel unless I was giving away A LOT of studying time which I shouldn't.. So I actually read just 2 full length novels and the rest short novellas (and less than I thought I'd read..)
Total Read - 10 ebooks / 995 pages (~32 pages a day)
In general it was a good month considering how many great reads I had. There's just one "on the fence" novel (only because it was a sub-genre I don't like) and a lot of great enjoyable novellas.
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I've read 7 (!) short novellas by Cara McKenna this month, with it, I actually finished (most) all her published work (I did leave out a few that were a part of a sub-genre I don't like). ALL of them were great reads, even the ones I didn't expect to like. Though Cara writes Erotica, all her novels are first about the characters. Yeah, there's a lot of HOT steamy sex, but there's still a story, a unique one in each, with different and very relate-able characters. Highly recommended!
"Shadow Bound" is a very short (free) read by Garrett Leigh. Though it was only about 20 pages and though it was a Paranormal (MM) Romance novella there's actually quite a sweet story in there. I love all of Garrett's novels. She is truly one of my favorite authors.
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What puts this one "On the fence" is the whole Motorcycles Club sub plot. Though I love motorcycles in real life, I never got the whole deal with all those Motorcycles Club books. This one WAS different, I mean, if you are into MC books, bare in mind this one ISN'T a typical MC novel. Yet there is a whole side plot containing gang rivelry I was simply not interested in. Yeah it moved the general plot and the progression of the relationship between the two main heroes, but for me, it wasn't engaging enoug.
I was happy to hear the next one in the series won't be centered around the MC club so I hope it's going to be as good as Christina's NA novels I SO SO love.
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That's it for my monthly recap, I guess it's shorter than usual which is no wonder since I read about a third of what I usually read. But I'm still really happy with what I DID manage to read. I feel truly blessed with all the amazing authors I have on my reading list who write beautiful and compelling stories.
Till next month - enjoy your readings! :)