Tuesday, August 1, 2017

HSReadathon WrapUp

The last two weeks of July, I participated in the High Summer Readathon at Seasons of Reading. I really love doing the readathons at Seasons of Reading. Michelle is an amazing hostess and always makes the readathons relaxing and fun. The final days had the theme of Christmas in July! As a Christmas lover there was no way I could pass that up. Christmas and Halloween are my favorite holidays. I think, in part, it is because they both have the most amazing books that go with them.

I picked out way more books than I was able to read. I know, no way! haha. I think we all do that. I am a mood reader though so picking out the ones I want to read is purely for the enjoyment of going through my TBR. I rarely stay with my selected books. *Shrugs* 

The books I read were:

My most surprising book was Max and Menna. It is not a comfortable book to read but it is amazing and I urge anyone looking for a good coming of age story to pick this one up. 

My most fun book goes to Tonya Kappes for A Ghostly Secret. I absolutely love the Ghostly Southern Mysteries Series. I knew it was going to be fun to read. Tonya Kappes is my author of the year so I am trying to read all of her books this year. I am having a lot of fun with that. I haven't been disappointed once. A Ghostly Secret, though, is my favorite so far. 

My most beautiful writing goes to Mistletoe At Moonglow. I just fell in love with it. I am going to look for others in this series. There was no real mystery involved in this book. Just a warm Christmas story that I fell in love with. 

My Audible selections were both by Rachelle Ayala. Ken and Playing the Rookie are both on the heated side. I enjoyed the stories and all the narrators. I had the most fun with Ken which surprised me because I really like the Men of Spring Series. 

I loved all the books I selected for this readathon and would recommend any of them. Here is some cover love: 

Christmas In July Covers


I would like to give a huge thank you to Michelle at Seasons of Reading. Please be sure to check out her blogs. She is an amazing blogger with a lot going on. Thank you to all the authors who donate prizes. Yes there are books to be won! Be sure to sign up for all the fun and excitement. My next readathon with her will be the Month Long FrightFall Readathon coming in October. Be sure to sign up  for that if you like horror! I am also thinking of joining her for Banned Book Week in September, (info on True Book Addict); Gothic September and then Season of the Witch in October (info on both at Castle Macabre).

If you did the readathon, please leave a comment with your favorite book. If you read some of my choices, I would love to know what you thought of them. If you plan to join in a future readathon, tell me about it. I really enjoy doing them. Due to spambots comments have to be approved. Real comments, whether they agree or disagree with my opinions, will be approved.

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1 comment:

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

Frances, thank you so much for the nice things you said about me. It's nice to be appreciated, although I felt like a less than stellar hostess this time. Busy-ness and health issues be damned! lol

I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. You did A LOT of reading. I'm impressed. Thanks again for joining in.

Looking forward to seeing your for FrightFall in October!

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