MONTHLY WRAP UP – MAY 2020

To close out each month, we’ll be posting a break down of everything we reviewed, beginning with the reads we loved.. and ending with the reads we didn’t. Not only does this compile all our reviews in one handy summary for you to peruse, or catch up on, it also gives us an interesting birds eye view of the month and our reads. And maybe, even, our moods.


☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ star reads

BEACH READ by Emily Henry — see Hollis’ review here

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ star reads

NETWORK EFFECT by Martha Wells — see Hollis’ review here
THE GUY ON THE RIGHT by Kate Stewart — see Hollis’ review here
CLAP WHEN YOU LAND by Elizabeth Acevedo — see Micky’s review here
THREE HOURS IN PARIS by Cara Black — see Micky’s review here
SAPPHIRE FLAMES by Ilona Andrews — see Micky’s review here
THE EDUCATION OF IVY EDWARDS by Hannah Tovey — see Micky’s review here
HIDEAWAY by Nora Roberts — see Micky’s review here
DEAR EDWARD by Ann Napolitano — see Micky’s review here
CLOCKWORK PRINCESS by Cassandra Clare — see Micky’s review here

☆ ☆ ☆ star reads

AURORA BURNING by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff — see Hollis’ review here
THE LONELY FAJITA by Abigail Mann — see Micky’s review here
THE SWITCH by Beth O’Leary — see Micky’s review here
THE BRIGHTEST FELL by Seanan McGuire — see Hollis’ review here
BLACK TANGLED HEART by Samantha Young — see Micky’s review here
THE DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett — see Micky’s review here
THE VINE WITCH by Luanne G Smith — see Micky’s review here

☆ ☆ star reads

LATE ECLIPSES by Seanan McGuire — see Hollis’ review here
ONE SALT SEA by Seanan McGuire — see Hollis’ review here
ASHES OF HONOR by Seanan McGuire — see Hollis’ review here
CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT by Seanan McGuire — see Hollis’ review here
THE WINTER LONG by Seanan McGuire — see Hollis’ review here
A RED-ROSE CHAIN by Seanan McGuire — see Hollis’ review here
ONCE BROKEN FAITH by Seanan McGuire — see Hollis’ review here
THE BRIGHTEST FELL by Seanan McGuire — see Hollis’ review here
THE HUNTING PARTY by Lucy Foley — see Micky’s review here
THE GRAVITY OF US by Phil Stamper — see Micky’s review here

star reads

u n r a t e d

DNF

AGAIN AGAIN by E Lockhart — see Micky’s brief GR review here


additional reads not reviewed for blog : five
total reads by Micky : twenty
favourite read of the month : THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX AND THE HORSE (GR review here), SEA PRAYER by Khaled Housseini (GR review here)
least favourite read of the month : AGAIN AGAIN by E Lockhart
most read genre : contemporary

total reviews by Hollis : thirteen
favourite read of the month : BEACH READ by Emily Henry
least favourite read of the month : elle oh elle, all of my October Daye reads
most read genre : urban fantasy

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY – MAY 26, 2020

Happy “where’d all my money go?” new release Tuesday, everyone!

As you know, the most exciting day of the week in this community is the day that follows the one we all dread (Mondays for the nope) and today we’re going to highlight one of the new books chipping away at our bank accounts.


HIDEAWAY by Nora Roberts is a romantic suspense/thriller coupled with a epic family saga. It starts with a kidnapping and travels decades of family intrigue and survivor-ship. Look for a review coming for this on the blog.


Are there any titles out today you’re excited for? Let us know in the comments below!

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY – MAY 19, 2020

Happy “where’d all my money go?” new release Tuesday, everyone!

As you know, the most exciting day of the week in this community is the day that follows the one we all dread (Mondays for the nope) and today we’re going to highlight some of the new books chipping away at our bank accounts — but each one is so worth it.


BEACH READ by Emily Henry is a book you absolutely have to pick up or put on your radar now that it’s out. Two authors of very different genres duke it out, both professionally and romantically, in this lighthearted but emotional, hilarious but sweet, romance. If you need further convincing, check out our review here! The UK release is coming a little later in July.

THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES by Suzanne Collins.. I mean, need we even say more? This is a prequel, it’s Snow’s story, and you probably already knew that. Are you going to be reading it?


Are there any titles out today you’re excited for? Let us know in the comments below!

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY – MAY 12, 2020

Happy “where’d all my money go?” new release Tuesday, everyone!

As you know, the most exciting day of the week in this community is the day that follows the one we all dread (Mondays for the nope) and today we’re going to highlight some of the new books chipping away at our bank accounts — but each one is so worth it.


BLACK TANGLED HEART by Samantha Young is the third book in the Play On series that are standalone books connected by the entertainment industry. This story is told in the backdrop of the Hollywood world but really focuses on a family and close friends. This was suspenseful and heated.

SURE SHOT is the fourth book in Sarina Bowen’s Brooklyn series featuring hockey and romance, which is a spin off from her Brooklyn Bruisers series, which is a spin off from her Ivy Years series.. but you probably already know that, don’t you! This particular match up is a newly traded player and a sports agent.

SLIPPERY CREATURES is KJ Charles’ newest, and the start of her Will Darling series, which is a 1920s m/m romance in the spirit of Golden Age pulp fiction. This isn’t out until tomorrow but it should definitely be on your radar!


Are there any titles out today you’re excited for? Let us know in the comments below!