July Monthly Reads

Posted August 12, 2009 by Casee in Features | 14 Comments


July was an amazing reading month for me. I give most of the credit to Holly Linda Winfree b/c she made it impossible for me to go into a slump. My total reads for the month of July was 23. This includes one re-read. My favorites this month were Run to Me by Christy Reece and Memories of Us by Linda Winfree.

Suddenly One Summer by Barbara Freethy (3.75/5)
Charmed and Dangerous by Toni McGee Causey (4.25/5)
Truth and Consequences by Linda Winfree (3.75/5)
Run to Me by Christy Reece (4.25/5)
His Ordinary Life by Linda Winfree (4/5)
Hold on to Me by Linda Winfree (4/5)
What Mattered Most by Linda Winfree (4/5)
Anything But Mine by Linda Winfree (4.25/5)
Laid Bare by Lauren Dane (4/5)
Burn by Linda Howard (4/5)
Memories of Us by Linda Winfree (4.5/5)
Hearts Awakened by Linda Winfree (3.75/5)
Just One Night by Kathryn Shay (3.5/5)
Fall Into Me by Linda Winfree (4/5)
Facing It by Linda Winfree (3.5/5)
Uncovered by Linda Winfree (4.5/5)
Sweet Persuasion by Maya Banks (4/5)
Sweet Restraint by Beth Kery (3/5)
Written on Your Skin by Meredith Duran (4/5)
Dark Slayer by Christine Feehan (4.25/5)
One Scream Away by Kate Brady (4/5)
Everywhere She Turns by Debra Webb (DNF)
Girls Just Wanna Have Guns by Toni McGee Causey (4.25/5)
Heart of Fire by Linda Howard (5/5)


The Accidental Bestseller by Wendy Wax
The Scot & I by Elizabeth Thornton
Baggage Claim by Tanya Michna
Twisted Creek by Jodi Thomas
Crazy For You by Jennifer Crusie
Mastered by Love by Stephanie Laurens
So Still the Night by Kim Lenox
Lux’s Practical Erotica Adventures by Lisa Beth Kovetz
Until You by Judith McNaught

My favorite read of last month would have to be: Lux’s Practical Erotica Adventures by Lisa Beth Kovetx, I thought it was refreshing and highly entertaining so I’ll be giving away a copy of that book this month!


I had another abysmal reading month. According to Goodreads (where I keep track of my reading) I only read 9 books in July. That’s a pretty sad number. However, I’m not convinced that’s all I read. For some reason Goodreads didn’t show a couple books I know I added. It’s possible I missed some along the way. I’m going to say I did, because it’ll make me feel better. M’kay?

The Doctor’s Surprise Family by Mary J. Forbes – 2/5
Uncovered by Linda Winfree – 4/5
From Friends to Forever by Karen Templeton – 3.75/5
Crux by Moira Rogers – 4/5
Sanctuary Lost by Moira Rogers – 3.5/5
Don’t Tempt Me by Loretta Chase – 4/5
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (re-read) – 5/5
The Tycoon’s Perfect Match by Christine Wenger – 3.75/5
Love is a Four-Legged Word by Kandy Shepherd – 3.75/5

Huh. Looking at my list I realize I haven’t reviewed any of these yet. Cripes, I need to get caught up already. My favorite read of the month was definitely my re-read of Pride and Prejudice. I’d forgotten how much I adore that book. It really is an amazing classic. Honorable mentions go to Crux by Moira Rogers and Uncovered by Linda Winfree. My least favorite read of the month was The Doctor’s Surprise Family by Mary J. Forbes. I’m really bummed that I didn’t enjoy it more, since it was the conclusion to a series.

This month we’re going to giveaway:

Run to Me by Christy Reece
Memories of Us by Linda Winfree (in e-format)
Lux’s Practical Erotica Adventures by Lisa Beth Kovetx
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (because I know there are many of you who haven’t read it)
Crux by Moira Rogers (in e-format)

You know the drill: If you want to be entered to win leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite – and least favorite – reads of the month were. Also, be sure to tell us what book you’re interested in reading. You can put your name in for more than one book, but you’ll only be allowed to win one, so choose wisely.

So…what was your favorite read of the month? And your least favorite?

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14 responses to “July Monthly Reads

  1. My favorite book I read in July was Bound by Your Touch. Great story and I love the author’s style of writing.

    My least favorite book was Hell for Leather. I was really looking forward to this book, but I just didn’t feel the (love) between the H/h.

    1st choice: Lux’s Practical Erotica Adventures

    2nd choice: Run to Me

    mitzihinkey at sbcglobal dot net

  2. My favorite book I read in July was “Chains” by Shiloh Walker.

    My least favorite book was “Whisper of Warning” by Laura Griffin.

    I would be interested in winning “Run to Me” by Christy Reece.

    Thanks for a a chance to win a book and good luck everyone!

  3. My favourite read this mnth was The Constant Gardenerr by John Le Carre and my least favourite was When I Look Back I Laugh by Derrick Mueller. I’d be most interested in reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen because I’m one of those people who hasn’t read it yet. wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. Lux’s Practical Erotica Adventures by Lisa Beth Kovetx sounds fun.

    Fav read of the month was Meant to BE by Donna Marie Rogers, a sweet read 🙂
    No bad reads since I stopped reading those I didn’t like

  5. My favorite read of the month is a toss up between Megan Hart’s Deeper and Nalini Singh’s Branded By Fire. I really didn’t have a least favorite this month.

    I would love to win Run To Me by Christy Reece.

  6. Jessie

    My favorite for the month would be either Nalini Singh’s Branded by Fire or Maya Banks Sweet Persuasion. I don’t have a least favorite for the month.
    I would love Memories of Us by Linda Winfree

  7. Jane

    My favorite read of the month was “Outcast” by Joan Johnston. Karen Anders’ “Up Close And Dangerously Sexy” was an ok read.

    I would love to win “Run to Me” by Christy Reece.

  8. I read 16 books last month.
    My favorites were Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh and Hard to Handle by Lori Foster.
    My least favorite was Taken by the Night by Kathryn Smith (but that was okay book too).

    I’d love to win Crux by Moira Rogers.

  9. My favorite reads in July were Branded By Fire by Nalini Singh and The Tycoon’s Rebel Bride by Maya Banks.

    I would love to read Run to Me by Christy Reece.

  10. Amy M

    My favorite for July was either Sweet Persuaison by Maya Banks or Sweet Restraint by Beth Kery. My least favorite was Obsession by Gloria Vanderbilt. Which I could not even finish 🙁

    Amy M

  11. My favorite book for July was Be With Me by Maya Banks. I just love her stories of menage because the devotion between her characters are so believable.

    Least favorite is Highlander Unchained by Monica McCarty. She seemed to re-hash the same thought pattern over and over in this book. It became tedious, and found I skimmed over pages till I got to the good part.

    I’d like to win Pride and Prejudice. Thanks for the contest.

    armiefox at yahoo dot com

  12. I have read 32 books in July but hte one that stands out most for me was Shadow’s Edge by Brent Weeks (not a romance). The romances that stood out best was actually the ‘Wolf’ trilogy by Rhyannon Byrd.

  13. My favorite book was Bound by your touch by Meredith Duran. I loved the way the story was told. The least favorite this month was the Lion’s daughter by Loretta Chase. While i like her books, this one just dint click for me.

    First choice: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (I’m one the few who hasn’t read the book)

    Second choice: Run to me by Christy Reece.

    And thank you guys for this giveaway!

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