Quick Lit: August 2022

It’s been a much busier reading month than I expected! Summer tends to slow my reading pace, but I’ve blazed through quite a few books. Maybe it was all those days of triple digit highs. It was too hot to do anything but stay inside and read. Here are my highlights from the past month.

Malicious Intent by Lynn H. Blackburn

This is such a great romantic suspense series! Blackburn perfectly combines romance with non-stop action and suspense that keeps you guessing to the very end.

The Summer We Forgot by Caroline George

It’s been a long time since a book had me so hooked that I was reading at stop lights. I’m not kidding—I couldn’t put this book down. (Obviously I did when the light turned green.) I picked this up on sale for Kindle because it met a requirement for the summer Kindle reading challenge. I’m so glad I did! The suspense in this YA novel was so good.

Wishtress by Nadine Brandes (NetGalley)

It’s appropriate for a book about tears that I shed so many while reading this book: ugly tears, happy tears, overwhelmed by the beauty of the story tears. The symbolism of this story was so powerful that sometimes I had set it aside and just absorb it all. I’ve read several of the author’s books and loved them, but this is on a whole level of writing. It’s definitely going to be one of my top books for 2022. (Thanks to NetGalley for the early copy.)

The Wonderland Trials by Sara Ella (audiobook)

For someone who really doesn’t care for Alice in Wonderland, I really love books inspired by the classic. The Wonderland Trials is such a great spin on the original story!

To Win a Prince by Toni Shiloh (launch team)

I love a good royalty romance! This was such a great follow up to In Search of a Prince! I loved Iris in that book and was so glad to get to read her story. The romance was so sweet, and the themes of forgiveness and grace and the true love of a father were so beautiful. The fashion angle was so also really good.

What have you read lately? Are any of these on your TBR list?

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