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 pretty standard week. Not much noteworthy. It was the last day of the month so I finished up this month’s assistant work work for my authors. I also put a new sign-up post live and am working on two more that hopefully will go live next week. I had a bad headache one day and didn’t get as much done that day as I had hoped which was annoying.
I also managed to throw tea over part of my desk (which happened on the day I had the headache), luckily I mostly managed to only hit some non-electronics, except for one of my speakers that got hit with the tea. It’s sitting in a pot of rice right now, hopefully they survive, else I have to buy new ones. But I really like these so I hope they’ll be okay once they’re dry.
And I managed to read all the review copies I had for September in time for their release date and also already finished a few of my October ARCs, which is great. We finished season 1 of Killjoys and so far it’s pretty good, the plotting is really well done and there are some great characters and side characters. It can get a tad gory or gruesome at times tough. I also tried a new green curry recipe this week, which turned out pretty well.
Today is the last day to enter my 5 year anniversary giveaway.
September Reading Stats
- Amount of Books Read: 10 (1 more than August)
- Genres: 2 Fantasy Romances, 1 Fantasy, 1 Mystery, 1 Contemporary Romance, 1 Urban Fantasy, 1 Non-fiction, 1 Cozy Mystery, 1 Science Fiction and 1 Paranormal Romance
- Favorite Book: Building Forever by Kelly Jensen
- Ratings: 1 book got a 5 star, 7 books got a 4 star and 2 books got a 3 star rating
- Age Category: 8 adult books and 2 young adult
- Book Length: 10 full length books
- Source: 7 books I got for review and 3 books I bought
- New to me Authors: 3 new to me authors this month: Annette Marie, David Gaughran and Krista and Becca Ritchie
- Publisher: 7 books were self published books, 2 were published by Riptide and 1 by Macmillan
- Type of Romance: 4 books had a FM romance, 2 books had a RH (Reverse Harem) romance, 3 books had a MM romance and 1 one no romance (the non-fiction book)
- Romance focus: 3 books had romance as the main focus, 4 books had romance as a side plot line, 2 had only a hint of romance and 1 no romance (the non-fiction book)
- Point of View: 4 multiple point of views, 1 book had dual point of view, 3 female, 1 Male point of view and 1 no applicable (the non-fiction book again)
3 books took place in the USA, 3 books took place in a fantasy world, 2 took place in the UK, 1 in Space/ other planets and then 1 book which didn’t take place anywhere as it’s a non-fiction about publishing
September was a great reading month. I think this is the most books I read in a month for a long time. I not only got a lot read, but also a wide variety of genres, lots of 4 stars and even a rare 5 star. Lost of review copies I read this month, which makes sense as my schedule was full of release dates this month.
What did I read this week?
I also finished Cats of War by Carol van Natta, it was a greta short story and I cna’t wait to get my hands on the whole pets in Space 3 anthology. The Dough Must Go On was another solid read in this series with an interesting mystery, that while difficult to guess had some great twists. The Raging Ones was a bit of a mixed one for me, it was a bit slow and some plot points and world building things I didn’t care for. But I did like the characters, the empathic bond and the romance. Possessed by the Vampire was a good ending to the series, some danger and a satisfying wrap up for this series.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Obsessed with the Vampire by Kellie McAllen
– Review: The Dough Must Go On by H.Y Hanna
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
– After All by Laurie Winter
– Death Island by Kelsey Ketch
– Passage by Indie Gantz
– Hiding by Jenny Morton Potts
– Love & Alliances by Davina Lacey
– The Port Elspeth Jewelry Making Club
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.
There are no cover reveals open for sign-up at the moments
– Book Blitz: All That Matters by Tracy Krimmer – 23 till 24 October
– Bookstagram Blitz: Recklessly Ever After by Heather Van Fleet – 29 October till 4 November
– Book Blitz: The Unscripted Life of Lizzy Dillinger by Marianne Hansen – 5 till 11 November – New!
Take me Home, Inouye and Rise of the Witch I bought. A Midwinter’s Tail I got for review. Take me Home is another series by an author whose paranormal suspense series I really enjoyed and as it was now discounted to 99 cents I decided to buy a copy of this one. Inouye sounded good and I liked the animal on the cover. Rise of the Witch I read a great review for and bought a copy. A Midwinter’s Tail is the next book in this awesome cozy mystery series and I got a copy through Netgalley.