July reading, part 3

OK, here’s the last of my reading for last month:

I read two books I classified as “other”:

  • Georgiana Darcy’s Diary  by Anna Elliott was a wonderful story set in the world of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Georgiana, Mr. Darcy’s sister, refuses all attempts by her aunt to get her married off. She is, of course, in love with Colonel Fitzwilliam. The story will appeal to any fan of Jane Austen, I think. It was a fun read.
  • Honeymoon for One by Lilly Zante is the story of a woman who cancels her wedding after her fiance backs out 6 weeks before the wedding. She decides to go on her honeymoon, though. Hence the title. It was a fun story. It reminded me somewhat of the movie French KissIf you liked that movie, you’ll probably like this book!

I read four shorter works:

  • No Rest for the Wicked by Adam Croft is one of the free books I got from Mr. Croft for subscribing to his email list. It was an unsettling story — more thriller than I really like to read. It was, though, a very good story. It just wasn’t for me.
  • Danger by Brandon Sanderson is one I got throughHumble Bundle. I haven’t been able to locate a link to it anywhere. It was another unsettling story, but I loved it. It is one not set in some fantastical world — which makes it creepier. If you can find it, give it a try!
  • One Hundred Ablutions is by Jacqueline Carey, author of Kushiel’s Dart. It was a good story. Sort, but good. Dala is selected to be slave — an honor, supposedly. It doesn’t work out quite the way anyone planned, though. I am still not a short story fan, but I enjoyed this.
  • Ozoni and Onsens: A Daydreamer Detective Novella by S.J. Pajonas was a fun story that I got from signing up for the author’s newsletter. A romantic New Year’s getaway turns into a disaster, but it ends up right where it should have: at home with family. I enjoyed it a lot.

So that;s it for July. I am off to a decent start in August, so we’ll see how it goes!

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