Sunday, July 8, 2018

Reading Challenge Check-In (June)

This year I am doing Playpire's 2018 Diversity Challenge, and June's theme was "LGBT Pride Summer" (minor ugh at the acronym choice). Bet you thought I forgot about this? Because I totally did! Lucky for me, one of the books I read in June totally fits anyways.

Baker Thief by Claudie Arseneault

Published: To be released June 26th, 2018 by the Kraken Collective
Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy with some science fiction elements
Binding: E-arc
Page Count: Around 400 but there's not a paperback yet.
Part of a series? Goodreads says this is the first in a series! I suspect it will be one that follows different characters in the same universe, not the same characters through different books.
Got via: Claudie sent it to me for review consideration. Claudie is a friend, which is why I broke my usual review rules, but this will not stop me from giving an honest review. Claudie, don't read this, okay? ;)
Amazon / Book Depository / Indiebound / Gumroad / Everywhere else

Summary (from goodreads): Adèle has only one goal: catch the purple-haired thief who broke into her home and stole her exocore, thus proving herself to her new police team. Little does she know, her thief is also the local baker.

Claire owns the Croissant-toi, but while her days are filled with pastries and customers, her nights are dedicated to stealing exocores. These new red gems are heralded as the energy of the future, but she knows the truth: they are made of witches’ souls.

When her twin—a powerful witch and prime exocore material—disappears, Claire redoubles in her efforts to investigate. She keeps running into Adèle, however, and whether or not she can save her sister might depend on their conflicted, unstable, but deepening relationship.

The part where I talk: Thanks for releasing this in June, Claudie. You totally saved my butt there. I've already reviewed this, so you can read that here!

I also have some Beat the Backlist updates, I believe.

1. Angels Fall by Nora Roberts
2. You by Charles Benoit
3. Ruined by Paula Morris
4. The Haunting of Cassie Palmer by Vivian Alcock
5. The Gifting by Ann Gabhart
6. Below the Root by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
7. The Dark Garden by Margaret Buffie
8. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
9. Abel's Island by William Steig
10. The Summer of the Falcon by Jean Craighead George
11. Sarah and Katie by Dori White
12. Cheater, Cheater by Elizabeth Levy
13. Sisters Red by Jason Pearce
14. The Clearing by Heather Davis
15. Remembering Raquel by Vivian Vande Velde
16. The Callender Papers by Cynthia Voigt
17. The Vandemark Mummy by Cynthia Voigt
18. The Weekend Was Murder by Joan Lowery Nixon
19. The Specter by Joan Lowery Nixon

So 19 books in six months. That's not bad!

I do have a question for you all. As I read my backlist books, I stick them in a box regardless of what I'm doing with them, and then I deal with them when the box fills up. Would you all be interested in me posting a picture and summary of what I'm doing with the box with my update? I've already put away or given away some of the early ones, but I still pretty much have an almost full box.

Would that be something you'd be interested in seeing in my July update maybe? Let me know in the comments.

Peace and cookies,
Laina

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