Hello JULY! Happy Canada Day! (+Fictionophile’s June bookhaul)

Hello lovely folks! JULY already and the marking of Canada’s official 151st birthday. As many of you know, I spend my summers at our family cottage situated on Cape John, on the Northumberland Shore of Nova Scotia.  It is indeed ‘My Happy Place’.

In my valiant attempt to gain control over my reading/review commitments, I have been much better behaved this past month with my bookhaul.  Because of family commitments and gardening chores I read only 7 novels in June. Sadly, I fell 2 books short of my June reading plan, but will add those titles to my July list.

Grand Central Publishing sent me a NetGalley widget for “What my sister knew” by Nina Laurin.  Though I’ve been tempted by many of these widgets from generous publishers this month, this is the only one that I downloaded.


I downloaded TWO titles from Edelweiss this month:


I was delighted to get an approval for “Three Things about Elsie” from Scribner.  I requested this title almost three months ago, so was surprised and pleased to finally be approved for a digital copy.



An unwanted guest” by Shari Lapena was a ‘download now’ title from Pamela Dorman Books.  I was weak and couldn’t resist.

and directly from the publisher &/or author I received three more titles…

After reading a glowing review of  Martyn Waites’ “The Old Religion” I was very eager to get my greedy little hands on a copy.  Since it is not available in Canada on either NetGalley or Edelweiss, I thought I’d send an email plea to the publisher, Bonnier Zaffre in the UK.  A sympathetic staff person answered my plea with a digital ARC.  I can’t wait for this one!

Some of you might have been amused by my ‘chat’ rant post.  “The secret life of Mrs. London” is the book I was fighting for in that post.  The author, Rebecca Rosenberg kindly sent me an Amazon credit for a Kindle copy of her novel.

Claire Fullerton generously sent me a copy of her novel “Mourning dove“.

So…. that’s it!  SIX more review commitments!


I’m delighted to report that there are now 2.779 people following this blog!


My Goodreads Challenge is coming along nicely:

My NetGalley feedback ratio still needs some improvement:

My Edelweiss feedback ratio needs even more improvement, but is slowly getting better…

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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9 Responses to Hello JULY! Happy Canada Day! (+Fictionophile’s June bookhaul)

  1. carhicks says:

    I know I am a bit late but Happy Canada Day Lynne. It does look like you have some interesting books coming up. I can just imagine reading at a cottage on the water. So peaceful. Enjoy your summer.

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  2. Happy Canada Day! Have a great July and enjoy the reading 🙂

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  3. Sometimes less is more and I’d like to read all of the books you’ve added in June, especially The Secret Life of Mrs London. I think you’ll enjoy Three Things About Elsie 😊


  4. Berit&V@Audio Killed the Bookmark says:

    Happy July and happy Canada Day!💕


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