Friday, August 3, 2018

Month in Review: July 2018

Well, I guess we can check yet another month off our calendars. Summer is slowly starting to wrap up, but I really wish the weather followed that as well because these hot temperatures will last at least through October, I'm sure. But regardless of the weather, let's talk about books!

I had a much more productive reading month than I figured I would. I read a lot of really fantastic books in July, and I'm hoping August has much of the same in store. In addition to my regular reading during July, I was also doing a read-a-long, beta reading, and working my way through Jerusalem by Alan Moore. On a positive note--I finished Jerusalem! I had initially planned to read this 1200+ page tome through August as well, but I got overwhelmed with reading so many different books that I just wanted to finish it sooner, so I shortened it from three months to two months. I don't know if I'll get around to a review for it, but I do definitely want to discuss it in some way because it was one crazy book, but overall I actually found it pretty enjoyable. I'm still working on the Kushiel's Dart read-a-long and beta reading, but I am enjoying both of those as well. 

I hope everyone else's July was good to them--let me know what you read or what you plan to read!

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Books read: 12


Lost Gods by Micah Yongo 
You Were Made for This by Michelle Sacks (mini-review) 
The High Season by Judy Blundell (mini-review) 
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik 
Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge by Lisa Jensen 
Suicide Club by Rachel Heng 
I Was a Teenage Weredeer by CT. Phipps & Michael Suttkus 
The Glass Town Game by Catherynne M. Valente (mini-review) 
The Language of Spells by Garrett Weyr (mini-review) 
We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson 

(this month)

What We Were Promised by Lucy Tan 
Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski (re-read) 
Vox by Christina Dalcher 
A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir 
Ody-C, Vol. 1: Off to Far Ithicaa by Matt Fraction 
Jerusalem by Alan Moore 

Have you read any of these? What books did you read this month? I hope you all had a great month-- comment below!

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  1. Wow, you had a great reading month! Vox is coming up for me soon so I hope I will enjoy it as much as you did.

  2. You had an awesome month! I started The High Season, but I wasn't in the mood for it and had to put it aside.

  3. I'm always surprised by how fast the months go by. You read so much! I'm glad to see 4 stars for Vox, I've been wondering about that book😁

  4. Wow what a month!! Happy August :)