Hello there, lovelies! Wellllp, it’s the beginning of August, which means it’s time for my July 2018 wrap-up. Besides completing 7 books, July was also a good month for social interaction and personal goals!
If you know me in real life, you know I’m very introverted and easily would rather spend time by myself — reading, studying, spending quality time with my animals, etc. However, my Dungeons and Dragons group recently started our new campaign, so for five hours every Saturday, I get to go have fun with my friends. Other than that, I’ve also started personal training. Luckily, my best friend is my trainer, so spending an hour every couple days weightlifting feels more like fun than work.
August marks the beginning of my last semester of undergrad at Marshall, so it’s bound to be a bit busier, but I’m hoping to read at least as much as I did last month. Speaking of, let’s get into it! My favorite book that I read last month was Street Magic by Tamora Pierce. Briar Moss is one of my favorite characters of all time, so any book that he plays a major role in is likely to become my favorite. My least favorite was Chosen by P.C. + Kristin Cast. The HOUSE OF NIGHT series is a guilty pleasure for me, but I was quite a bit younger the last time I read it. The writing style is obnoxiously juvenile and the attitudes of the main characters leave a sour taste in my mouth. Hopefully the rest of the series picks back up.
If you’d like to see everything else that I read, keep reading!
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Jasey from Illinois (cat) Luna from Idaho (guinea pig) Luna from Minnesota (dog) Maple from Massachusetts (rabbit) Truffles from Florida (pig) Zena from Hawaii (dog)
I had a pretty decent reading month last month (though I only finished ONE book on my TBR, holy moly), so I’m hoping to continue the trend through my last 19 days of summer. Still trudging my way through the GRE Prep book, but I’ll be taking the test at the end of the month for the first time, so I need to finish this up fast. Cross your fingers for me.
There are three (technically four, because one book is co-authored) new-to-me authors on my list this month — the first of which is the same as in July. A Theory of Love by Margaret Bradham Thornton is a book I need to get to because it was sent to me. I’m going to try and start it first, but you know how that goes. I picked up a copies of And She Was by Jessica Verdi and Always Never Yours by Emilly Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka in an attempt to read more books outside my preferred genres (read: me no likey contemporary).
I’ll be continuing on with books from two series: THE CIRCLE OPENS quartet by Tamora Pierce and the HOUSE OF NIGHT series by P.C. + Kristin Cast. I’m currently on Cold Fire and Untamed, respectively.
What are some of your goals for the month? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll see you again on Monday with more posts!
The goal of this readathon was to read as much as possible during the 24 hours. I read for 16 hours total.
hours spent reading: 16
pages read: 374
books completed: 1
books unfinished: 3
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