I missed a June in review post, so I’m back with July in review. I read a lot of shorter books this month, but I also tackled Wanderers which was huge!
Books read: 9 for July, 58 for the year
Pages read: 2,831 out of 18,051
Hours listened to: 5.5
Average rating: 3.78
Female Authors: 4 out of 27 for the year
UPDATE: I finished Inland by Tea Obreht just under the wire for July and after writing this post. I’ve counted it in my stats but because I haven’t reviewed it yet I’m not counting it here or in any of the categories below. I don’t want to say I enjoyed Inland far more than Wanderers or An Illusion of Thieves, but of the three, I think Inland will stay with me much longer, and would rank it as the favorite.
AudioBooks Listened To:
Review here. I enjoyed this much more than the last McCarthy I read.
Graphic Novels Read:
Review here. Being that it’s a graphic novel, it only took a couple hours to read, but it’s worth it!
The Last Astronaut released on July 23.
The Dead Girls Club – I cheated and read this early. Review is scheduled for sometime in November!
Other reads completed this month:
The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup – A Nordic Noir thriller that I’m super excited for.
Quichotte by Salman Rushdie – A Don Quixote retelling. I’ve never read Don Quixote or Salman Rushdie so I’m curious how this one will turn out for me.
People of the Lake by Nick Scorza – An Edelweiss read now download that I was willing to take a chance on because I love the cover and the description sounds like something out of a King novel.
Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade – I’m so excited to have won this! It sounds right up my alley. It’s not due out until November… I’m hoping Tor doesn’t wait months to send it.
Fortuna Sworn by KJ Sutton – The author actually approached me to review this, and it’s been awhile since I read a Fae novel, so I happily agreed. (Also- I love that cover!)
Salvation Day by Kali Wallace – Thank you to Tammy @ Books, Bones and Buffy for hosting this giveaway! It was a total surprise when it showed up in the mail but I’m hoping to start it very soon because it sounds perfect for what I’ve been in the mood to read lately.
The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova – This was a Kindle steal a couple months back for 99 cents. Currently buddy reading it with some friends on the SFF Book Club at GoodReads!
Planned reads for August:
The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys – An author I keep hearing about and finally have the occasion to read!
The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa – A translated Japanese dystopian that I’m super excited for!
The Hive by Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden – A YA dystopian about a society that punishes and condemns online trolling, bullying, etc.
How was July for you?