Hello and welcome to my overview of the month July! Christ what a month! It started great with a week off work, and I got lots of reading and blogging stuff done, I went through a reading slump, I crawled out of said reading slump, I had a crazy week at work/home and major fatigue as a consequence, it was the hottest day ever and I was soooooo sluggish because of all the heat that I’m astonished I got any reading done at all, let alone any reviews! Still, I have now read and reviewed ALL OF MY NetGalley ARCs (!!!) and in related news: I’m 43 books ahead of schedule for my Goodreads challenge. Not bad at all!
Anyway, this was my bookish July, and here’s some of what I’ll be posting this month:
What I read (full novels):
55, James Delargy
Death Comes to Dartmoor (Merriweather and Royston #2), Vivian Conroy (review to follow)
Video Killed the Radio Star, Duncan MacMaster (review to follow)
The Beholder, Anna Bright (review to follow)
Clear My Name, Paula Daly (review to follow on the tour next week)
Trance, Adam Southward (review to follow)
Twisted, Steve Cavanagh
The Girl in Red, Christina Henry
In the Absence of Miracles, Michael J. Malone
The Undoing of Arlo Knott, Heather Child
Breakers, Doug Johnstone
The Furies, Katie Lowe
The Marriage Trap, Sheryl Browne
The Whisper Man, Alex North
The Scribe (A Kramer & Carver Thriller #1), A.A. Chaudhuri
What I read (novellas):
Careless Whisper, T.S. Hunter (review to follow on the tour next week)
Last of the Magpies, Mark Edwards
What I read (graphic novels):
The Walking Dead – Compendium 1 Chapter 5 through 8, Robert Kirkman
What I listened to:
In Her Wake, Amanda Jennings (review to follow in Orentober)
Keeper (Emily Roy & Alexis Castells #2), Johana Gustawsson
The Girl With All the Gifts, M.R. Carey (review to follow)
What I read earlier but reviewed this month:
From Inside The House, W.D. Jackson-Smart
The Lies We Tell, Niki Mackay
Dead in Venice, Fiona Leitch
Degrees of Guilt, HS Chandler
Recursion, Blake Crouch
The Reunion, Guillaume Musso
The Chain, Adrian McKinty
Cisco, James W. White
Bad Bastards, Paul Heatley
Wanderers, Chuck Wendig
This month I also surfed the Positivity Wave, and then I surfed it again. I also shared an extract of The Last Stage.
That’s not too shabby I think, for a sluggish slumpy reading month ? But what was my book of the month??? I loved a few and Careless Whisper did come very close to winning, but in the end I chose the book that broke my heart:
Thanks for joining me! I hope you had a good month too and here’s to a new month of happy reading!
Wow amazing! If that’s what you read when you hit a slump, I can’t fathom how much you read when you’re not! ?
? To be fair, I never stopped reading, I just enjoyed it less for a while. But then I read Breakers and felt like myself again ?
Oh my Gaaaaawd!! That’s a month with a slump??? I’m jealous, haha!
Also, YOU HAVE READ ALL YOUR NG??? Wanna help me with mine? xD
Have a fabulous month of August, darling! xxx
? I didn’t actually read less, I just enjoyed it less. If anything I think I read a bit quicker to get through it quicker. I might be the one person who reads more during a slump ? Yes all my NG titles read!! The result of staying well away from NG ? Have a great month, lovely ?
OMG, cleared the whole netgalley queue? Wow! That’s so awesome. <3
Mine still has some books sitting on it and i'm doing my best to pretend they don't exist 😀
Oops I just got approved for a title I’d requested ??
Wow, no NG ARCs left? I bow to your awesomeness!! Looks like you had a fantastic reading month in general and I love that you loved The Breakers as well! Such a wonderful and heartbreaking read…
Uhm yeah about that… In the meantime I got approved for a NG ARC I’d requested last week, I got another one for a blog tour via NG and I clicked on a read now, so… Oops? ?
Hahah the story of my life, only I never even make it to the 100% before I give in. xD ?
I will never get to the 100% because there was a book that disappeared before I could read it. That was before I learned that the protected non-Kindle files are only available for 54 days. So now I always send the Kindle file to my phone in case I don’t manage to read the one on my Kobo in time.
Oh that’s so annoying! I was almost too late with one as well, but managed to renew it just in time before it was archived… I tend to avoid the protected PDF ARCs though, as I have to read them on my laptop and I’m just too used to reading on my kindle. xD
I have to read the Kindle ones on my phone and that gives me headaches, so I prefer the ones that I can put on my Kobo but yeah there’s a time limit and sometimes the ARC gets archived really quickly. On the other hand it’s a motivation to keep up with my NG reading and to restrain from requesting too many ARCs at once. Every cloud has a silver lining ?
Love the set up! Looks like an awesome reading month! Thanks for sharing, happy reading!!
Love the set up! Looks like an awesome reading month even for a slumpy month lol. Thanks for sharing, happy reading!!
A great reading month!
It was ? I’m hoping for an even better one this month ?