Monday, July 30, 2012

July Wrap Up

July is almost over and I can't believe it!!  I am not ready for the school to start again but I am ready for the summer heat to be over.  It has been hotter than blazes here! I know the month isn't quite over but since we are moving onTuesday/Wednesday, I doubt I will finish the book I am reading.

July was a decent reading month probably because it was too hot to do anything but stay inside.  I read 10 books and 2 of them were for my challenges.  I have read 77 books so far this year which is pretty good.  I only have 7 more challenge books to read!  Several of them are big books but I think I should be able to finish them before the year is out.  I also FINALLY got caught up on all of my NetGalley books and am going to try to stay away from that site for a while.  I kind of just want to read my challenge books and then any other book I feel like reading.  Otherwise I wind up feeling really stressed out about reading and that's not very fun!

Surprisingly enough, I have not bought a single book for myself since January.  This is good because I have completely failed at making a dent in the books I own.  I have read 17 out of the 82 books on my shelf at the beginning of the year (this does not include ebooks).  Oh well.  I would like to read more of the books I own this year but I am not going to pressure myself to do so. 

Anyway, here is what I read this month:

1.) The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
2.) Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
3.) Gilt by Katherine Longshore
4.) Insurgent by Veronica Roth
5.) The Second Empress by Michelle Moran
6.) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
7.) Sanctuary by Nora Roberts
8.) A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
9.) Broken Harbor by Tana French
10.) A Dangerous Inheritance by Alison Weir

What books did you read this month?  How are you doing with your reading goals?

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