Book Corner, TBR

July To Be Read Stack

Hello readers!

I thought it might be interesting to you to see what I have on my bookshelf to read every month. I periodically post book reviews, (when I’m feeling energetic, not always) and if I do, then you will have an opportunity to read the book so you know what the heck I’m talking about.

You can tell which book I’m currently reading by the Goodreads widget in the sidebar.

I’m all about Kindle e-books. I’m a hard core e-book reader. I haven’t read an actual book in quite a long time and I find that when I hold an actual book, it feels large and clunky. I much prefer my Kindle e-reader than an actual book. With that said, I get all of my books from Kindle Unlimited – I rarely, if ever, spend money on a book – it all goes into the $10 dollars a month I pay for Kindle Unlimited.

So, if you’re interested in reading lesser known authors and want to save a ton of money in books, join me!

I rarely read anything lower than a four-star review. I stopped reading for a long time simply because every book I read was stupid, or disappointing and ultimately, a waste of time. (I feel the same with movies – haven’t watched movies, or TV, in about a year). I’ve had great luck sticking to this philosophy and most of the books I read are pretty good.

You can see my book ratings on my Goodreads account.

My goal for 2020 is to read 100 books – I’m currently at 49 – I’m right on track but I like to give myself a little bit of wiggle room so I want to get at least two books ahead of schedule. Also, I reserved a bookclub on Goodreads back in 2014 and have never done anything with it – I’d like to start doing something with it. So – if you’re interested in joining the book club, read more about it here and you can join here. The books we read are adult romance, mystery/thriller and literary fiction so you must be 18+ years old to participate. I’ve never done this before but have always wanted to so please be patient with me as I stumble through the process. I’d like to try and read/discuss two books every month, meaning you have two weeks to read a book and then post your thoughts about it. We’ll try and touch on theme, character development and of course, the overall story. The rules are on the group page. I’ll start by picking the books the first few months but I’m hoping when we have enough members to ask for suggestions for books and then randomly draw from that selection.

I’m a cheapskate and I ONLY read free books, meaning, Kindle Unlimited books. So if you’re not already a Kindle Unlimited member, I would encourage you to become one. (This is not sponsored by Kindle Unlimited – however – if anyone is reading this from Kindle Unlimited …hit me up!) I read from Kindle Unlimited for two reasons: one – I’m cheap, books are expensive and I can read $80 bucks worth of books per month for only $10 bucks per month, and two – I feel like authors on Kindle Unlimited are lesser-known authors and deserve a chance to be read and quite honestly, I’m more satisfied reading these books than I am reading “best sellers” so, win-win!

I’m also going to try HARDER to write my reviews after I read books. I fly through books so fast that stopping to write my thoughts feels like it slows me down, but I know there are some of you out there that like to read reviews, so I will try and do better. I did a horrible job on my May reads, i.e. I didn’t write a single review, but I think in addition to putting my thoughts out there for anyone interested in reading my thoughts, it would help me process what other writers are doing to help my own writing.

Oh, and feel free to friend me on Goodreads, too. 🙂

Moving on, here is my July 2020 TBR stack:

  1. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
  2. The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter 
  3. The Friend by Teresa Driscoll
  4. A Killer’s Wife (Desert Plains Book 1) by Victor Methos
  5. Devoted by Dean Koontz
  6. Come Homicide or High Water (Welcome Back to Scumble River Book 3) by Denise Swanson
  7. The Spider Heist (Spider Heist Thrillers Book 1) by Jason Kasper
  8. The First Mrs. Rothschild by Sara Aharoni, Yardenne Greenspan (Translator)
Don’t forget about the Dear Reader bookclub on Goodreads!
Happy reading!