Hello August. Another month has flown by and I’m pretty sure all my days are blurring into one right now. However, before we officially welcome August, we have to say farewell to July.
So, what was the highlight of the month? My new kindle. Yes, I have finally taken the plunge and have purchased my very own kindle voyager. Why now? Simple, it was a prime day deal. 😛 In all seriousness though I’d been debating getting one for a while now and the deal came about at the right time and because of it I had the best reading month so far.
It’s very rare that I read more than 5 books a month but somehow I ended up reading a whopping 7 books in July! That is quite an achievement for me. My favourite book from the month had to be The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta. Her books always get to me and I loved reacquainting myself with Tom, Francesca and the gang. My fantasy read of the month was Our Dark Duet and I really enjoyed it but it’s not my favourite Schwab book. After that I was pulled to my addiction; Sports contemporary romances. Those books are all kinds of addictive and kept my reading mojo alive. Here is a summary of my July.
The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta: 4.5 Stars
Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity #2) by Victoria Schwab: 4 Stars
All Lined Up (Rusk University #1) by Cora Carmack: 3.5 Stars
All Broke Down (Rusk University #2) by Cora Carmack: 3.5 Stars
All Played Out (Rusk University #3) by Cora Carmack: 4 Stars
Mister Hockey (Hellions Angels #1) by Lia Riley: 3 Stars
Falling From the Sky (Gravity #2) by Sarina Bowen: 4 Stars
10th July: Crash Into You (Pushing the Limits #3) by Katie McGarry
23rd July: Take Me On (Pushing the Limits #4) by Katie McGarry
29th July: Chasing Impossible (Pushing the Limits #5) by Katie McGarry
One of my goals for July was to start writing up some discussion posts again. It’s safe to say I’m quite proud of the fact that I managed to squeeze out three of these posts and hopefully I can keep the momentum going in August.
6th July: Why I Read Fantasy
17th July: Why I Read Contemporary
31st July: Why I Should Read More Historical Fiction
Favourite Posts in July
Mikaela @ The Well-Thumbed Reader talks about What makes you comment on a blog post.
Aentee @ Read at Midnight has created The Reading Quest challenge. To sign up visit this post.
Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books treats us to a slew of discussion posts, such as, what makes a real book blogger? She also talks about her book blogging bucket list and provides some tips on how to write a great blog post.
Sophie Li @ Sophie’s Corner talks about stereotypes in fiction.
Kat @ Life and Other Disasters talks about blogger identity.
Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks provides some tips to help write a review.
Alex @ Firey Reads discusses the importance of reading diversely when you are not marginalized.
The Orangutan Librarian looks at the topic of fanfiction vs plagiarism.
Mark @ Bong Bong Books shares his story on chasing his dream.
I’ve already kick started my reading goal of the month. I’ve just finished my second book of the month, Gemina and it destroyed me in every possible way. Now I’m in turmoil cause the third book, Obsidio, doesn’t come out until 2018!? I think I might need to take some time to let Gemina sink in before I pick my next books but I am feeling a fantasy kick coming.
I also plan to post more discussion posts. I have ideas but finding the time and words to write them all up will be a challenge.
In life news, I didn’t end up booking my flights to Canada in July but I am 100% booking them this month. I’ve done some research and some planning so I have a rough idea of the route I want to take. I just need to take the plunge and book the tickets before I chicken out haha.
I’ve basically given up on trying to squeeze in a binge watching session cause I officially suck at completing TV shows. I have a very long list of all the shows I need to watch and it’s definitely overwhelming. On the bright side, Game of Thrones is back and I am loving it so far. Honestly the main reason I still watch the show is down to my dedication to Sansa. She is the best character on that show. I could care less about Dany to be honest. What are your theories for the rest of this season?
July was a fantastic reading month for me.
How was your July? What was your book of the month?
What are your plans for August?