Reading Wrap-Up for July 2018

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It’s actually the first of August and I’m doing the wrap-up, I’m impressed with myself. Thanks to Bree at 1girl2manybooks for the original inspiration to start writing wrap-ups; some months I just can’t get motivated to do it but now I’ve started it is something I will continue. I just got sidetracked reading Bree’s wrap-up actually and her wrap-up always makes me jealous.

I am organised and doing this on the 1st of the month but I should be sorting book club lists for August so short and sweet it is, I also need to head in and check the mail hoping to collect birthday parcels for the boy.


Total Books I read in June: 12
11 Female authors/ 1 Male author
9 Adult/1 Young Adult/3 Children’s
10 Fiction novels
12 print/ 0 digital
Books in  series: 0
5 stars on Goodreads: 8
4 stars on Goodreads: 3
Books that qualify for AWW2018:  8
Books for B&L Book Club: 11

July was a massive reading month for me and I’m thrilled. I’m not sure how I managed to up it so far but I’m not complaining, then again I’m sure the 3 children’s books helped grow the numbers.

Standouts for me this month is hard because I rated so many at 5 stars, it was a fabulous month of reading. On The Right Track was a great mix of elements and I loved the characters and their chemistry. The Peacock Summer was an intimate study of people, relationships, art and beauty that I absolutely adored. Her Pretty Face was darkly disturbing and quite suspenseful.

A least favourite is tricky because it’s a tough call sometimes and the one I rated lowest was still a book that I enjoyed but by default that makes it the least favourite.

Many of my reads for July were repeat authors that I have loved in the past so that’s always an exciting prospect and sets up some pretty high expectations too. Picture books aside there were only 3 authors that were new to me and that’s also a wonderful prospect because it opens the doors to so many more amazing stories.

I had a huge pile to get through in July and I didn’t quite get there. I had hoped to sneak two last ones in before we got to August but I sent the callout and prep started eating up my time. I managed to squeeze one of them in but unfortunately it wasn’t to be for the second.

August is looking less daunting but still a hefty pile. I am still waiting on a couple of them to arrive but here are the ones I already have to get started on.

On that note I’m out to get the dishes done.

Have a great day

Happy Reading

We would love to hear if you have read these, what you read and loved in July and what you are looking forward to in August.

Here are the Review Links for July:
A Month of Sundays
Ghosted
Her Pretty Face
On The Right Track
One Small Thing
The Peacock Summer
Return to Roseglen
The Trouble With Choices
We See the Stars
The Mulberry Tree
The Happiness Box
The Penguins are Coming

2 thoughts on “Reading Wrap-Up for July 2018

  1. July was really special for me, with two of the most fabulous books I’ve had the pleasure of reading, thanks so much Beauty and Lace – The Peacock Summer was different and brilliant, Return to Roseglen is one I’ll treasure I know – absolutely fabulous. I also read Liz Byrski’s “A Month of Sundays” which I’d been looking forward to. That didn’t make 5 stars for me, which I was sad about because I expect so much from Liz’s books, maybe I expected too much. Now part way through Finding Hannah on my e-reader, looking forward to anything that comes my way in August.

  2. I’m in awe at how many books you can not only read in a month but also review. I absolutely loved Return to Roseglen. Beautifuly written and so emotional.
    Whitsunday Dawn looks like a great read and I’m looking forward to reading The Lost Valley after reading and thoroughly enjoying Fortunes Son.

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