Month in Review

June Reading Round Up

 

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Total books read this month: 10

New to me authors:

Angeline Boulley

Top Book for June

I had some really good books that could be right in this spot, but this one for me just pips them out.

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Review of Reading Goals June 2021

Read another book or at least give it the 25 page test to decide whether I keep going or not. from    Sorting My TBR: April – Stay or Go   

I did look at one and gave it a few page test and then put it in the bag for the book fair. And it has been dropped off!

Main Reading Goals for July

  1. Read one more from.    Sorting My TBR: April – Stay or Go   
  2. Read two and maybe three books from the library. Well that was the plan but a whole lot have suddenly been dropped with my name on them. I’ll see what I can get through, I won’t pick them up till the weekend, which will give me a little time.
  3. Read one from my TBR Kindle that is off a list of one author whose books I want to read through.
  4. Read two in total (includes the one mentioned in #1, from my TBR shelf and three from my review shelf.

Linking up with Nicole from FeedYourFiction Addiction.

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn here at The Book Date.
Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels or anything in those genres – join them.

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Hope all in the USA had a happy 4th July. Always nice to celebrate.

I had a good week, we had cold frosty mornings and lovely sunny cool days for the most part. Gone today though. I know many places in USA have been very hot, couldn’t manage in that kind of heat!

What I read last week:

What I am reading now:

Incense and Sensibility

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Meet Daunis the Fire Keeper’s Daughter.

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This month I read a book that is a little unusual for me, but still within the bounds of what I like to read. So today I have five things to share about Daunis, the main character.

  1. Daunis is an eighteen year old of mixed heritage. Her mother is white and her Dad belonged to the Ojibwe people. Her parents didn’t marry and her mother raised her. Her Dad – the fire keeper died when she was about seven. Daunis means daughter. A fire keeper is someone who lights and cares for ceremonial fires, maybe other things but that’s what I remember.
  2. Daunis lives in Sault Ste. Marie right on the border of Michigan and Canada. Some of her story takes place on Sugar Island. That had me looking at maps and imagining what it might be like.Sault Ste. marie
  3. While not quite accepted at the beginning of the book by the Ojibwe people she has strong ties to them. I loved how she honoured and kept their spirituality and respect for plants and the earth. She really cares about the elders of the tribe but also her white grandmother. Her Ojibwe aunt (sister of her father) is a very strong woman who keeps an eye out for Daunis and they have a strong relationship.
  4. Someone put in a review on Goodreads that they considered that Daunis does not grow as a character during the book. I disagree. She is faced with a huge amount of challenges and she meets them face on with integrity and in the best way she can. By the end she has made choices that are best for her. I love her end choice for what she decides to do with her future.
  5. The FBI rope her into going undercover among her community to help them find out who is at the source of some very lethal meth making operations. A little far-fetched -maybe- but it makes for page turning reading as Daunis takes a very scientific approach. Along the way her life is in danger and her heart is broken. But… she is strong!

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn here at The Book Date.
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Hope you all had a good week. Mine was grey and wet. Today not raining but very windy! But we have passed the shortest day so that’s looking towards summer now!!

I didn’t get much reading done this week but am loving the book I am reading and don’t want to rush through it, I can see myself having to return a book or two to the library, as others have them reserved. Guess will just get on the reserve list again!

What I read last week:

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What I am reading now:

And yes Kathy Martin I am loving Fire Keeper’s Daughter. I keep stopping to look up places on the map. More to say about this book when I finish.

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Also listening to The Sweeney Sisters.

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The House Guests.  Emilie Richards

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Recent Book Buys!

It’s the time of year when there are so many new books coming on the market. I had promised myself that I wouldn’t buy books this year, but I’ve broken my promise and I think it’s not going to be any better in the next month or two!  So five recently published books I’ve bought. Some I have and some are on the way as they all come from the Book Depository. Our shops don’t usually carry these authors.

book club Many of you will be familiar with this, I tossed up buy or library but decided buy because then I can read it at leisure when ready.

With the help of books, laughter, and the joy of ever evolving friendships, Jazmine, Judith, Erin and Sara find the courage to navigate new and surprising chapters of their lives as they seek their own versions of happily-ever-after.

Firekeepers Daughter final 7.12 This is both a debut novel and a YA thriller. I have seen some really good reviews for it and so I’ve chosen it to read.

As a biracial, unenrolled tribal member and the product of a scandal, eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. Daunis dreams of studying medicine, but when her family is struck by tragedy, she puts her future on hold to care for her fragile mother.

Gone too farI read the first one in this series awhile back and the library still only has it on order. So I decided to buy as I really liked the first one.

As veteran detectives of the Birmingham Police Department, Kerri Devlin and Luke Falco have seen it all. So when the city’s new hotshot deputy district attorney turns up dead as part of a double homicide, the partners immediately get to work.

The Shell collector I heard about this one on a podcast and it isn’t at the library so that was a good excuse to buy! Plus I see Mary from Bookfan gave it 5 stars. Need no more reason at all to buy.

From USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle, The Shell Collector is a touching novel of a friendship that crosses generations, and learning how even the smallest gifts can change a life for good.

The Last thing he told meSo many reviewers have given this good hype and as I was no.33 at the library for it I decided to take my name off the list and buy it.

We all have stories we never tell.
Before Owen Michaels disappears, he manages to smuggle a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her.

Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers: Owen’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey. Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child. Bailey, who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother.

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