Hot July brings cooling showers…

Posted On 1 August 2015

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My monthly round up – what I’ve read/plan to read, any events, etc:

Books read:

  1. Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
  2. Armada by Ernest Cline
  3. Time Salvager by Wesley Chu
  4. The Insect Farm by Stuart Prebble
  5. Iron and Blood by Zail Z Martin and Larry Martin
  6. The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milan
  7. The Fifth House of the Heart by Ben Tripp
  8. Murder by Sarah Pinborough
  9. The Rift Walker by Clay and Susan Griffiths
  10. Forging Divinity by Andrew Rowe – review to follow


  1. Murder by Sarah Pinborough

Unfinished series completed:

  1. Murder by Sarah Pinborough

Books Bought:

  1. Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
  2. Dark Ascension by M L Brennan (pre ordered)
  3. Kushiel’s Chosen by Jacqueline Carey

Review Books:

  1. Kingmakers by Clay Griffiths and Susan Griffiths (from Pyr/Prometheus)
  2. The Geomancer by Clay Griffiths and Susan Griffiths
  3. Twelve Kings in Sharakhai by Bradley P Beaulieu
  4. After Alice by Gregory Maguire
  5. If Then by Mathew de Abaitua
  6. Quicksand by Carolyn Baugh
  7. The Dragon Engine by Andy Remic
  8. The Bloodforged by Erin Lindsey
  9.  Deadlands by Jonathan Maberry
  10. The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
  11. Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

Cover Spotlight:

US or UK cover:?? (US for me with this one)


Backlist Backburn is an end of month event organised by Lisa at Tenacious Reader. If you’ve caught up on any of your backlist then call over and link up.   I find this a good incentive to dust off some of my books!

Top Ten Tuesday at The Broke and Bookish (every Tuesday).  This week’s topic – Fellow Bookworm characters

Tough Travel by Nathan at the Fantasy Review Barn  (every Thursday) this week’s topic ‘Flying Rides’

12 Responses to “Hot July brings cooling showers…”

  1. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    I think the US cover gives off a more creepy, dark vibe, but I’m leaning toward the UK one.

    • lynnsbooks

      I have to admit – I actually prefer the UK cover – but, I forgot to change it! The US covers are very creepy though – particularly the one for Mayhem.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    The UK cover for Murder wins. I love the style, the atmosphere and color scheme it and for me I always prefer the “artsier” covers. And I am bouncing up and down seeing your purchases. Very curious to see what you’ll think of Ink and Bone, and if you’ll also cry at Dark Ascension 😉

    • lynnsbooks

      I was just admitting that I actually do prefer the UK covers but I forgot to change it for my post. That being said the US covers are really good as a pair.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Tammy

    I’m going to have to agree with you, I love the creepiness of the US cover.

    • lynnsbooks

      I actually made a mistake there and forgot to change my choice – but the US covers are much more creepy – you should take a look at the cover for Mayhem! Very creepy.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Danya @ Fine Print

    I like the UK cover more – the illustration style just speaks to me! I will be reading Ink and Bone and The Bloodforged this month too, so fingers crossed that we like them both! 😀 The Fifth House of the Heart is also one that I really want to get to in August.

    • lynnsbooks

      Confession – I actually preferred the UK cover but forgot to change it on the post! Really looking forward to Ink and Bone and Bloodforged.
      Lynn 😀

  5. jessicabookworm

    Looks like you had another great reading month, and what a haul of review books?! I think I have to go for the UK cover of Murder. I was also drawn by the cover of Twelve Kings on Netgalley, but I was strong and resisted 😛

    • lynnsbooks

      The Twelve Kings cover is lovely isn’t it. I’m looking forward to reading that.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Genki Jason

    The UK cover is classier. Whoa, look at all those books for review! I’m glad most films last two and a bit hours. Books take ages for me to read.

    • lynnsbooks

      Yeah – it’s easy to enjoy sitting down to a good film. Fortunately those books are not all due in the same month.
      Lynn 😀

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