Monthly Roundup: August
Taking a quick look at the numbers for August . . .
- Books bought – 9
- Books downloaded – 16
- ARCs received for review (physical) – 2
- ARCs received for review (digital) – 14
- Books read – 10
- Average rating: 4.25
Last month’s reviews included:
- Radley’s Home for Horny Monsters by Annabelle Hawthorne
- Edge Play by Jane Boon
- The Malan Witch by Catherine Cavendish
- The Memory of Souls by Jenn Lyons
- Psycho Killers in Love by C.T. Phipps
- My Girlfriends are Pirate Elves! Book 2 by Eden Redd
- Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire by Dan Hanks
- Book Review: Cloned by Ophelia Apex
- Welcome to the Splatter Club edited by K. Trap Jones
- Belle Vue by C.S. Alleyne
I always find what reviews are best received across different mediums to be fascinating, as it points to different audience segments being engaged. A good again mix this month with Jenn getting the Lyons share of attention. 🙂
- Most read on the blog – Edge Play by Jane Boon
- Most liked on Goodreads – The Memory of Souls by Jenn Lyons
- Most reach on Facebook – The Malan Witch by Catherine Cavendish
- Most liked on Twitter – The Memory of Souls by Jenn Lyons
Guests this month included Kimberley Cale, Laurel Beckley, L.E. Royal, D.W. Richards, Skye Kilaen, and Annabelle Hawthorne.
Look Ahead: September
I always hesitate to look too far ahead, since my reading is dictated as much by my whims and desires of the moment as by release dates. This month I reviewed 5 of the 9 that I planned to cover, and I’m currently reading 3 of the others, so it’s looking good.
I’m being optimistic with September because there are some titles I really must get to, but reviews I’m hopeful you’ll see this month include:
- Olive the Lionheart by Brad Ricca (a rare nonfiction title that I just started)
- Warrior Rising by J. L. Nicely (I’m long overdue for this)
- Kevin by Marilize Roos (I’m looking forward to a 2nd visit with Marilize)
- Rangers of Yeon by April Garrus (this sounds so good)
- Seven Devils by Laura Lam & Elizabeth May (I’m late on this, but really want to read it)
- Blood of an Exile by Brian Naslund (I have a print copy of the sequel coming, so I should get reading)
- The Bard’s Blade by Brian D. Anderson (the sequel is already out . . . I need to catch up)
- Lady of Stone by Barbara Ann Wright (one of my most exciting approvals last month)
- Princess by Sara Gravatt-Wimsatt (no more waiting, I really want to read this)
- Kinship and Kindness by Kara Jorgensen (I’m a bit tardy on this, but looking forward to it)
- It Came from the MULTIPLEX: 80’s Midnight Chillers edited by Joshua Viola (yes, Halloween is coming, and so are the stories!)
As for features and guests, September has scheduled tour stops All or None by Aurora Lee Thornton, The Four Profound Weaves by R. B. Lemberg, and Creature Feature by Steven Paul Leiva.
You had a pretty good reading month if your average was 4.25. Here’s wishing you another good reading month!
A few 5-star reviews certainly helped!
I’m quite late to Seven Devils too, but I’m listening to the audiobook right now and it’s a fun one – definitely save it for when you need something fast paced and energetic!
I read the first chapter last night, and it definitely hooked me!
10 books read is pretty impressive! I really want to check out Seven Devils as well, that one looks right up my alley.