The Year in Books: July
As predicted, June was a very busy month, and so reading took a backseat amongst everything else going on. I didn't read any short stories as I said I would, I eventually got too engrossed in A Game of Thrones! (Reading this series of books is not going to help me with my Goodreads challenge this year - each of the books in this series must surely count as two books, they're so long!)
I did however read one other book in June, The Windsurf Girl by M.A. Meadowcroft*. It was a quick read, which is what I needed at the time, given how busy I was. The story follows Fran, a young mother who suspects her husband is having an affair and escapes to the seaside to recuperate and sort out various relationships. I found the whole plot a tad daft in places, there were lots of characters in the seaside location who all had history to explore, but some of these histories seemed a bit far-fetched and almost contrived in places. The plot also occasionally took massive leaps, and the twists at the end were even further-fetched. Overall, it was a pleasant enough read, and didn't take too much concentration, but I think the plot had the potential for so much more.
Joining in with Laura.
*NetGalley sent me a copy to review. All opinions are, of course, my own.