Wednesday, August 3, 2016

July Wrap Up


Can I just say, thank goodness July is over! My book blogging buddy Suey mentioned on Twitter that while most people get the drolls in January through March she gets them during July. I totally agree. It's so damned hot that I can't bear going outside. Not even to lay in my pool. Yard work needs done every five seconds but the heat makes it pure misery. So, anywho, good riddance July is over!

You'd think with being cooped up in the house all day I'd be reading like crazy. And while I did read a few more books than usual this month, I still only managed to read six books this month and DNF another.

 The Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella, Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater, Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase, I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder

One Dead Spy, a graphic novel by Nathan Hale, was August's book club pick. I tried to read it and only got half way through. It's just to immature and boring for me. I chose to DNF it.



Sadly, like all other sucky things in July, Blue Lily, Lily Blue and Black Rabbit Hall were 3 star books but the rest only got 2 stars from me. It wasn't a great reading month. Sigh! Like I said, thank goodness July is over. I really hate it.

Here's to a much better August!

17 comments:

  1. It doesn't making reading enticing when everything you pick up is a DNF or a 2 or 3 star novel! At times like these I often get grumpy and wonder where the books written for readers like me are! Hopefully you'll have better luck next month!

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  2. Sorry you had a bad string of books. I hope August goes better for you.

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  3. Yay! You dnfd it. I'm so proud of you! :D I'm glad I'm not the only one who's going to hate it, though, too.

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  4. I'm still bummed over Fangirl. Regardless I hope you have better luck in August!!

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  5. I really hate July, too. Unfortunately I don't usually find August that much better.

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    1. Sometimes in August we get thunder storms which I love. Here's hoping for some rain.

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  6. I'm a January through March hater, and a July/August lover, so I'm in my element. That said, I've been so busy that July was a pretty slow reading month and not super great quality reading either, so I can relate on that front, unfortunately.

    Hope August has more good reads in store!

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    1. My reading slows down in the summer too.

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  7. I read less in the summer too- I am so not a heat girl! Which made it rough, because I had to read a lot for a YA Author panel I hosted at my bookstore. So while I still read a lot, it wasn't a lot for me, and I struggled. Also, not going to lie, I might have been distracted by Pokemon Go and Stranger Things on Netflix.

    I'm sorry the books weren't better for you! Fall needs to hurry up, and bring some great reads with it.

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    1. Oh my gosh! So addicted to Stanger Things. I'm trying to take my time so I can enjoy it longer.

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  8. Yeah, I'm not wild about July either. August is great because the kids go back to school, but the weather here is atrocious. Even the pool water feels too warm. Ick. Fall is my absolute favorite time in Utah -- it's just around the corner, lucky you!

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    1. Yeah, my pool isn't heated and it feels like it is. Plus the alge starts giving me grief in August. But usually August goes by faster.

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  9. This has been me all year long. Where are all the good books for me? I'm even getting bored with Harry Potter 5, which is what I'm reading right now. I know it'll get better as I continue reading, but it's just going too dang slow right now....

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    1. Yeah, I need a five start book pronto. It's getting so bad I'm considering a reread.

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  10. we don't seem to be reading the same genres, but I really enjoy your blog title. my July recap is here: https://wordsandpeace.com/2016/08/02/2016-july-wrap-up/

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