Tuesday, 2 July 2013

The Reading Queue:July

Reading Queue is a monthly meme where you share what books you plan to read for the month. You can hop to other blogs and see what others are reading and maybe find someone reading the same thing as you! Or you can ask for people to vote on what you should read next if you can’t decide. Reading Queue is hosted by Book Tasty and Books: A true story.

Recap on June
This is my second time in participating in The Reading Queue, so let's take a look at my queue last month and see how I did.  I didn't manage to read all my books from last month, with The Oathbreaker's Shadow being put as a wishful read this month and hopefully Noble Conflict as a wishful read too. I did however read a few books not on my reading queue, Unbreakable, Limits, Hopeless, an audiobook Dark Eden, Charade, Freedom Road, The Avery Shaw Experiment, Before That Night, Ink and I ended up demolishing Fallen Too Far and Never Too Far in a few hours on Sunday.

Dragonfly by Leigh Talbert Moore [review]
Parallel by Lauren Miller [review]
Confessions Of An Almost Girlfriend by Louise Rozett [review]
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo [review]
Dance of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin [review]
Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris [review]
Limits by Steph Campbell and Liz Reinhardt (*****)
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover (*****)
Dark Eden by Chris Beckett [review]
Charade by Nyrae Dawn (*****)
Freedom Road by Tia Souders
The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram (****)
Before That Night by Lauren Barnholdt (****)
Ink by Amanda Sun
Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines (****)
Never Too Far by Abbi Glines (*****)
Love Is A Number by Lee Monroe

(* is worth a star on goodreads, these books are my own 'just for fun' reads that may not get a full review, but deserve a star rating.
None starred books will be getting a review soon)

These books however were a DNF for me, with Half Lives put down as a 'try again later'.

July Reading Queue

Dead Jealous by Sharon Jones
People think of Mother Nature as a gentle lady. They forget that she's also Death...Sixteen-year-old Poppy Sinclair believes in quantum particles, not tarot cards, in Dawkins, not druids. Last summer, in a boating accident in the Lake District, Poppy had a brush with death. But the girl she finds face down in Scariswater hasn't been so lucky. As she fights to discover the truth behind what she believes is murder, Poppy is forced to concede that people and things are not always what they seem and, slipping ever deeper into a web of lies, jealousy and heart-stopping danger, she comes to realise - too late - that the one thing that can save her has been right there, all the time.

Doll Bones by Holly Black
Twelve-year-old Zach is too old to play with toys. Or at least, that's what his father thinks.

But even though he stops hanging out with Poppy and Alice, stops playing with his action figures, it's no good. There's one toy that still wants to play with him. A doll that's made from the bones of a dead girl.

The only way to end the game is to lay the doll to rest forever. It's time for a journey to Spring Grove cemetery. It's time to grow up.

This Northern Sky by Julia Green
Kate's parents are taking her on holiday with them to a cottage on a remote island in the Hebrides. Kate can't imagine anything more boring. But underneath her sulkiness, Kate is scared. Her parents have been fighting and she knows that for her parents this holiday is make or break. Once at the cottage, Kate escapes - outside, anywhere. And there she meets the warmth of the islanders, who are prepared to accept her and to listen to her. And possibly fall in love with her . . .

Stung by Bethany Wiggins
In a world in crisis, children are the future. Part of the cure. Not now. Children are deadly. Marked one to ten. Fiona is a TEN. She just doesn't know it yet . . . She doesn't know her true strength.

Fiona doesn't remember going to sleep. But she has woken to find her entire world has changed - her house is abandoned and broken, and her neighbourhood is barren and dead. Even stranger is the tattoo on her right wrist that she doesn't remember getting but somehow knows she must cover at any cost.

The Never List by Koethi Zan
There were four of us down there for the first thirty-two months and eleven days of our captivity.And then, very suddenly and without warning, there were three. Even though the fourth person hadn't made any noise at all in several months, the room got very quiet when she was gone. For a long time after that, we sat in silence, in the dark, each of us wondering what this meant for her and for us, and which of us would be the next in the box.

Surfacing by Nora Raleigh Baskin
Though only in year ten, Maggie Paris is a star on the school swimming team. She also has an uncanny, almost magical ability to draw out people’s deepest truths, even when they don’t intend to share them. It’s reached a point where most of her classmates, all except her best friend, now avoid her, and she’s taken to giving herself away every chance she gets to an unavailable – and ungrateful – popular boy from the wrestling team, just to prove she still exists. Even Maggie's parents seem wary of her as the deep secret at the heart of their devastated family slowly unravels and Maggie learns a further truth about the circumstances surrounding her sister's death.

The Arrivals by Melissa Marr
Chloe walks into a bar and blows five years of sobriety. When she wakes, she finds herself in an unfamiliar world, The Wasteland. She discovers people from all times and places have also arrived there: Kitty and Jack, a brother and sister from the Wild West; Edgar, a prohibition bootlegger; Francis, a one-time hippie; Melody, a mentally unbalanced 1950s housewife; and Hector, a former carnival artist.

None know why they arrived there--or if there is way out of a world populated by monsters and filled with corruption.

Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover
In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery.

Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him…

Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder’s head during all those hopeless moments—and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs.

White Trash Beautiful by Teresa Mummert
Cass Daniels isn’t waiting for her knight in shining armor. She knows that girls like her don’t get a happily ever after. Not if you live in a trailer with your mom, work at a greasy spoon diner, and get leered at by old men. Maybe that’s why she puts up with Jackson—her poor excuse for a boyfriend, who treats her like dirt. Cass has learned to accept her lot in life. That is, until he walks into her diner. . . .

His name is Tucker White, and he’s different from any man Cass has ever known. Tall, tattooed, and bad-ass gorgeous, he’s the lead singer of the rock band Damaged. From the moment they meet, Tucker sees something in Cass he just can’t shake. Something beautiful. Something haunted. Something special. And he’s determined to find out what it is—if only he can get her to open up and let him in. . . .

Phew, that's a lot of books this month.  Hopefully if I stick to my review books and aren't tempted by my own 'just for fun' books I should be able to make it through this reading queue and read my wishful reads.


  1. DANG GIRL!! You read 17 books in June! 17!! That is amazing and I worship you! :p I'm interested to know how you like Doll Bones..I hear mixed reviews. Thanks again for joining up again! :)

  2. 17 books?! I was pretty happy with my 9. Lol. I'm interested in Doll Bones and Hopeless and I still need to read Dance of the Red Death. I loved the first one. I hope you have a good July! :-)

  3. You got a lot of reading done in June! I haven't read any of these books. Your July queue looks good. Hope your summer is hot and full of good books.

  4. Great job for reading in June! I should have read Siege and Storm last month with everyone else… :)

    Doll Bones looks really good. I haven't read anything by Holly Black, but it looks like a delightful yet creepy middle grade.

    Good luck with your queue this month!

  5. Okay Miss 17 books :p How have you been doing for July? Becuase we moved out of state this month I've only finished 3 so far but hope to finish a 4th this week.

  6. I've read 6 of these books and a few DNF, I've also read a few review books for July that didn't make this list, and also a few of my own books. So far I'm at 15 books with 3 in progress and 2 more waiting to be read for July. I beginning to see a pattern in my reading, but ill reveal all in my August post


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