July Reads

Due to work and adulting, I usually only get through one book a month. However, when my husband gifted me with a Kindle at the beginning of July for my birthday my reading really ramped up!

Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf // 4 out of 5 Stars

I've enjoyed this author in the past, and although this book wasn't as thought provoking as her others I still found it a very enjoyable mystery to read. We follow main character Sarah Quinlin as she visits her husband's hometown and unravels the secrets of his family's past. She learns that her husband has a few secrets of his own - including that he was once the main suspect in his mother's murder.

After Wimbledon by Jennifer Gilby Roberts // 3 out of 5 Stars

I love tennis and chick lit so this book was an ace for me. We follow British tennis star Lucy Bennett as she contemplates retirement while navigates a tricky love triangle with the No 1 and No 2 ranked men's players. There is a lot of tennis jargon in this one, so if you aren't a tennis fan, I'd say skip it. As a tennis fan I loved it, and the writing was easy and feel good. I look forward to reading more selections from this author.

The Woman in Cabin Ten by Ruth Ware // 4 out of 5 Stars

Journalist Lo Blacklock lands a dream assignment - a week on a luxury yacht with a handful of cabin in exchange for a write up in her travel magazine. One night Lo witness what she believes is a body being thrown overboard. Did it really happen or is she just seeing things? This book had a great cast of characters that kept you guessing at every turn. I was really happy this wasn't a hard to follow mystery. I was able to enjoy every surprise as it came!

Romancing the Throne by Nadine Jolie Courtney // 2 out of 5 Stars

I love my Royal Reads, and honestly this book probably deserved more than 2 out of 5 stars, but I was comparing it to The Royal We and The Heir and the Spare which I liked better. This really is a must read for anyone who loves the The Royals and royal fiction. It's not only a story of two sisters who happen to fall for the same prince, but about two young ladies finding out who they are and who they want to be. This book should be found in the YA section.

What have you been reading?


  1. I have not read these but I'm intrigued and so love good, honest book reviews. I am finishing up The Identicals by Elin H., and then it's on to The Passenger. Happy weekend beautiful babe!

  2. Bookish gifts are the best gifts I think! The ending of Woman on Cabin 10 was so crazy! I definitely didn't see it coming. After Wimbledon sounds really cute.

  3. I enjoy Heather Gudenkauf books. Congrats on the new Kindle!

  4. Yay for a new Kindle! I really need to read The Woman in Cabin 10. I own it but just haven't gotten to it yet!

  5. Great reads! I've wanted to read Missing Pieces.

  6. These books sound like great summer reads. I do love a good thriller and hope to get to The Woman In Cabin 10 eventually. I had it but didn't get to it before the library wanted it back. I am definitely moving to light happy reads this month. I've read so much heavy stuff this year. I need a break from serious :) I picked up To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han. It's so easy to fly through and a fun story. Can't wait to see what August books you pick.

  7. Missing Pieces sounds quite interesting!

  8. I've read an entire book and a half while I've been traveling. That's it! But I really, really enjoyed it and I need to get back to reading more. I say it all the time thoughl

  9. Adding Missing Pieces and all the royals to my list...I'm overdue for those! The Woman in Cabin 10 is our book club pick this month!