Monday, August 8, 2022

#CurrentlyReading August 2022

 July has been a pretty bad month. Mentally, I'm exhausted and the thought of reading seems impossible. Physically, it's been in the 100s in temperature so doing anything seems impossible. I've been trying to get into a reading mood but it's hard. I hope that this month I can read more.

Also, this week I will be on vacation. I'm traveling with the little gremlin, so I may be stressed but I am hoping that I will be relaxed enough to start reading again. Anyway, here are the books I hope to read this month.

Cambridge professor Emily Wilde is good at many things: She is the foremost expert on the study of faeries. She is a genius scholar and a meticulous researcher who is writing the world’s first encyclopaedia of faerie lore. But Emily Wilde is not good at people. She could never make small talk at a party—or even get invited to one. And she prefers the company of her books, her dog, Shadow, and the Fair Folk to other people.

So when she arrives in the hardscrabble village of Hrafnsvik, Emily has no intention of befriending the gruff townsfolk. Nor does she care to spend time with another new arrival: her dashing and insufferably handsome academic rival Wendell Bambleby, who manages to charm the townsfolk, get in the middle of Emily’s research, and utterly confound and frustrate her.

But as Emily gets closer and closer to uncovering the secrets of the Hidden Ones—the most elusive of all faeries—lurking in the shadowy forest outside the town, she also finds herself on the trail of another mystery: Who is Wendell Bambleby, and what does he really want? To find the answer, she’ll have to unlock the greatest mystery of all—her own heart. 


On the streets of Boston, the world is divided into the ordinary Usuals, and the paranormal Unorthodox. And in the Department of Unorthodox Affairs, the Auditors are the magical elite, government-sanctioned witches with spells at their command and all the power and prestige that comes with it. Grimshaw Griswald Grimsby is…not one of those witches.
After flunking out of the Auditor training program and being dismissed as “not Department material,” Grimsby tried to resign himself to life as a mediocre witch. But he can’t help hoping he’ll somehow, someway, get another chance to prove his skill. That opportunity comes with a price when his former mentor, aka the most dangerous witch alive, is murdered down the street from where he works, and Grimsby is the Auditors’ number one suspect.
Proving his innocence will require more than a little legwork, and after forming a strange alliance with the retired legend known as the Huntsman and a mysterious being from Elsewhere, Grimsby is abruptly thrown into a life of adventure, whether he wants it or not. Now all he has to do is find the real killer, avoid the Auditors on his trail, and most importantly, stay alive. 


Madly in love, or just pretending?

Celebrated explorer Ethan Burnell is keen to return to the jungles of Mexico. Settling down isn't part of his plan.

But his sister has other ideas, throwing a Christmas houseparty filled with eager debutantes. The answer? A fake engagement for the duration of the festivities!

With her name mired in scandal, Cornelia Mortmain's marriage prospects are nil. Texan-born Burnell is exactly the sort of 'dangerous man' she's sworn off, and posing as his fiancée can only spell trouble.

Or, make her so notorious she'll become irresistible.

Can they convince everyone they're madly in love?

The game is on!


Every fresh start comes at a cost…

Miss Etta Lynne is desperate. With the Great War finally over, it’s up to her to care for her sick mother and pregnant, widowed sister. She needs the high school teaching position in Oakland, Manitoba.

It doesn’t matter that the superintendent shows his contempt for her at every turn. Nor does it matter that the overprotective and entirely too attractive mayor disagrees with her more often than not. It doesn’t even matter that the previous teacher disappeared under mysterious (and potentially grim) circumstances. She will persevere.

However, Etta soon realizes she’ll have to learn to trust those around her if she has any hope of finding safety—and possibly love—in this new life. But what if trust is a luxury she simply can’t afford?

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