The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.
What happened this week?
This was a bit of a quiet week on Lola’s Blog Tours with no new sign-up posts that went live, but I did have a great cover reveal take place and the second non-fiction tour I organized that started this week. I am working on a new cover reveal for which the sign-up post will be live next week. I did a bit of extra assistant work and worked on some other things I usually don’t get around to, like starting planning for my 4 year anniversary celebration and drafting some things for that.
Besides that there isn’t much to say about this week. I feared I was going to land in a bit of a reading slump after a DNF read and then I had no clue what to read next and eventually ended up buying the next book in a fantasy series I started and reading that, which totally erased any fear of a reading slump luckily. I also got a coloring book in the mail from the awesome Paula Berinstein, she made a coloring book about her first Amanda Lester book and it looks so awesome! I hope to make some time to color next week. Oh and I made blueberry crumble for the first time. It was so good!
Picture of the Week
This arrived in the mail this week! The author send me a copy of this one and I can’t wait to start coloring. I really looks great and features scenes from the book to color.
July Reading Stats
It’s time for my July reading Stats. July was another great month for reading. I read a lot of books and with the exception of 1 they were all four star reads.
- Amount of books read: 12 (4 more thann in June)
- Favorite book: Loving Kalvin by Siobhan Davis
- Most read genres: Urban fantasy, Science Fiction and Contemporary Romance (2 books in each genre)
- Most read age category: Young Adult (4 Adult books, 1 NA book, 6 YA Books and 1 kids book)
- Authors I read most books from: Erin Hayes (I read 3 of her books this month)
- New to me authors: 15; Melissa Landers, Mark C Evans, Kristin D. Van Risseghem, Rhonda Sermon, Melissa A. Craven, Amalie Jahn, Melle Amade, Debra Kristi, Ingrid Seymour, Alisha Klapheke, Lena Mae Hill, Sarah K. L. Wilson, D. L. Armillei, Jamie Thornton and Hilary Thompson (I read an anthology with 13 new to me authors)
A few more stats. This month I read 10 self published books and 2 from publishers (1 from Disney Publishing and 1 from Crooked Lane). I read 9 different genres this month, Science Fiction, Science Fiction Romance, Dystopian, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Urban fantasy, Cozy Mystery, Contemporary Romance and a picture book. 10 of the book were full length and 2 were novella’s. I read 11 books that got a 4 star rating and 1 book that got a 3 stars. 8 of the books I read were books I received for review, 3 were books that I bought and 1 was a book I got for free during a free days promo.
I read one book in paperback format this month, the other 11 were ebooks that, 3 of those I read on my kobo, 1 on my computer and 7 I read on my ipad. I read 7 books written in 1st point of view, 4 in third person point of view and one anthology that differed in pint of view amongst the stories. I read 5 books that took place in the US this month, 2 books were set on another planet, 1 in space, 1 in the fictional country of Dubreva (The Royal Mistake) and one book than span different locations among which Ireland, Egypt and Space (The Return).
I only read 2 books that were standalones, 2 series starters and one series ender (How to talk to Ghosts). I read about humans, genetically enhanced humans, a mindjacker and a crab as main characters this month. 5 of the books I read had a female main characters, one book was an anthology and had different point of views, two books had a male main character and 4 dual point of view both female and male. I started measuring a new statistic namely the romance and whether there is no romance, side plot or main focus. I read 7 books were romance was a side plot, one book without romance and 4 books with romance as the main focus.
What did I read this week?
Crazy Crab was a picture book I got for review and I decided to give it a read it was a cute and fun story with great artwork. I also finished Murder on the Toy Town Express, book 1 was one of the best cozies I read last year and this book was a great sequel and I really enjoyed it. Oh and it had a great mystery, I onyl figured it out seconds before the main character did. I am already looking forward to book 3!
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: Veggies in chili sauce with rice and veggie nuggest in wraps
- Monday: Peanut Pasta
- Tuesday: Peanut Pasta
- Wednesday: Fried Rice
- Thursday: Fried Rice
- Friday: store bought roti
- Saturday: Pumpkin Curry
- Blueberry Crumble
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Sanctuary by Melle Amade
– Review: The Royal Mistake by Erin Hayes
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
– Newborn by Edward Hoorneart
– Necromancer by Graeme Ing
– Teach Your Heart by Tracey Alvarez
– Naughty or Nice by Jessie Logan
– Right Under Your Nose by Holly Tierney-Bedord
– Fated Memories by Joan Carney
– Remember by Joan Carney
– Finding Kyler by Siobhan Davis
– Making Bad Choices by Rita Stradling
– Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop by Isabella Louise Anderson
– Warren High: An Elephant Never Forgets by J.C. Roberts
– A Distant Voice by Bridie Blake
– Mother of Wolves by J Aislynn d’Merricksson
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.
– Book Blitz: The Sullivans Boxed Set Books 1-3 by Bella Andre – 14 till 27 August
– Book Blitz: Sunsets at Seaside by Addison Cole – 23 August till 5 September
Fantasy of Fire is a book I bought as I wanted to continue the series :). I almost finished reading it already. Dressed to Confess was a book I had pre-ordered as the first book was awesome and I’ve been meaning to continue the series soon. I got the Amanda Lester Coloring book from the author! I got a review copy of Witch Chocolate Bites and plan to start that one as soon as I finish my current read.