I’m looking at the calendar and can’t believe we are already as far into August as we are! For me this means we are that much closer to the fall which is exciting but sadly, it means the end to Summer Romance Bingo, which is hosted by Sarah from Steeped in Books on Youtube. I am happy to announce that I have filled my Bingo card! Looking back on last summer, I think I finished with 3 or 4 open spaces left, so I am definitely patting myself on the back for accomplishing it this year.
The Key to Happily Ever After by Tif Marcelo, which I rated 2/5 stars. Sadly, I wasn’t a fan of this one.
Hunky Heartbreaker by Kendall Ryan which I rated 4/5 stars
A Duke By Default by Alyssa Cole which I rated 4/5 stars
Imperfect Match by Melanie Harlow and Corinne Michaels which I rated 4/5 stars
Smooth-Talking Cowboy by Maisey Yates, rated 4/5 stars
Wrong to Need You by Alisha Rai, rated 4/5 stars
With the Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo, rated 5/5 stars. The romance in this one was cute and appropriate so I’m counting it!
The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez, rated 3/5 stars
Waiting For Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey, I rated 2/5 stars
Rebel by Beverly Jenkins, 5/5 stars
Petal Pluckers by Iris Moreland, 2/5 stars
I’ll Be Good To You by Chelsea Marie, 4/5 stars
Summer On Mirror Lake by Joann Ross, 4/5 stars
Untamed Cowboy by Maisey Yates, 4/5 stars
Unexpected by Kelly Rimmer, 3/5 stars
A Lesson In Thorns by Sierra Simone, 5/5 stars
Last Summer by Kelly Lonsdale, 3/5 stars
Dirty Doctor by Whitney G, 4/5 stars
Naughty Boss by Whitney G, 4/5 stars
Cocky Client by Whitney G, 3/5 stars
Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey, 3/5 stars
The Duke and I by Julia Quinn, 3/5 stars
On a Tuesday by Whitney G, 3/5 stars
Returning His Favor by Jacqueline Francis, 5/5 stars
How to Hack A Heartbreak by Kristin Rockaway, 4/5 stars
Although there were a few reads that just didn’t do it for me, for the most part I enjoyed what I read. My intention was to keep the reading fun so I could possibly forget that I was reading to fill up a box and in a way this worked. Then August came. This month has been a sort of reading butt kicker and I am not happy about it. The mixture of 106 degree weather days and waking up early, has me so sleepy by a certain time of day and my reading unfortunately has taken a hit.
I was striving for a Bingo which I reached, but I still have part of this challenge going on. by the last day of August, I’d like to say I reached my second goal with this challenge which was to read 40 of the 80 reading prompts. I have about 12 more prompts to go. It feels so doable, but I know there is this huge disconnect right now between what I want to be doing and my lack of motivation.
I will keep you posted on my goal at the end. Wish me luck, and if you’re participating, I am here rooting for you as well. We got this!! There is still time.