July was a great reading month for me quality-wise. I read 6 new releases this month and I'm happy to report none of them were huge disappointments, in fact they were all enjoyable. Here's my summary of reads for the month:
Total books read in July: 15 (Click here to see full list of books read & grades)
My favorite reads of the month?
- Love in the Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas: A-
- A Strong and Sudden Thaw by R.W. Day: A- (Upcoming Review)
- Demon Blood by Meljean Brook: B+
- Caught Running by Madeline Urban and Abigail Roux: B+
I really liked this book! A book with tons of head hopping going on... back and forth... that I didn't seem to mind, why? Well, Jake and Brandon are great characters and theirs is a wonderful story, it's that simple. Jake's the high school P.E. teacher, baseball and football coach and Brandon is the science teacher. They went to high school together and one was the jock and the other the nerd, so there's a history there. I love the way Jake and Brandon get together -- neither is what you would expect. Urban and Roux did not give this couple "magic gaydar" so the friendship and attraction develops before the hotness begins. Both characters are likable, although Jake is definitely a favorite with me. This is an M/M book that, although flawed, is already a favorite and will go on my list of comfort reads. Great story and characters, both central and secondary -- added bonus, baseball! Thanks to Tracy, Mariana and AA for recommending it. ;PMy biggest disappointment?
- Zero at the Bone by Jane Seville: B-
Anezthezea's 2010 M/M Romance Challenge
What about you? How did your reading month go? Any favorites?