Well I just finished my first book for the July Blowout reading challenge. While it isn't one of my top picks for this year it was a decent read. Slow starting out but picks up speed a little under 1/2 way through.
book #1 is:
The Aviary Gate by Katie Hickman.
I'll be starting my second book here shortly though I'll be taking time out to have dinner with friends and watch a movie.
book #2 is:
The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent.