Month In Review: July 2015

monthinreviewIt’s hard to believe that I’m putting this post together already.  Where has the summer gone?  I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump the past week so I was surprised to see how many books I got through this month.  Granted, I had a couple of DNF but I still wasn’t expecting to get through as many as I did.

# Books read in July: 15
# Pages read in July: 3,934 (does not include DNF)
# Books Read YTD: 85
# Pages Read YTD: 29,081
Challenge Updates:
Goodreads: 85/110
2015 TBR Pile Challenge: 5/12
2015 NetGalley & Edelweiss Challenge: 25/25 Silver Level Complete

20 Books of Summer: 9/20 plus 15 additional

Books Read:

  • Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
  • Dream Eater’s Carnival by Leslie Anderson & David T Allen
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Everybody Rise by Stephanie Clifford (audiobook DNF)
  • Prisoner of the Queen by E. Knight
  • As Red As Blood by Salla Simukka (DNF)
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (audiobook)
  • Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
  • Infinite by Erica Crouch
  • Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin
  • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  • The Mansion’s Twins by Rose M. Channing
  • The Distant Hours by Kate Morton (DNF)

Best Book Read –

Honestly, I can’t choose just one for this month.  There were a few that I completely loved!

Made You Up, Eleanor & Park, Crown of Midnight, Black-Eyed Susans and Everything, Everything

Worst Book Read –

Definitely the three DNFs I had this month.  Everybody Rise (only because the narration was so bad), As Red As Blood and The Distant Hours.

I’m not doing a very good job reading off of my 20 Books of Summer list.  I have read way more than 20 books total this summer so I’m going to call it a success.  I always have problems making a list of books to read and sticking to it because I’m a mood reader.

Most of my summer plans are over with so I’m looking forward to having more time to read!  I posted my July book haul yesterday and mentioned that I’m putting myself on a book buying ban until further notice.  I am going to concentrate my efforts on reading the books I currently own.  I have PLENTY to keep me occupied for awhile.

6 thoughts on “Month In Review: July 2015

  1. Good for you, Maren!

    Re the 20 Books of Summer, I mentioned to Karen that next year I am going to do what I’ve seen a couple of other participants do and choose ten books early, then sometime in July or so, choose the other ten. Assuming I don’t forget, lol.

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