July in Review


Month in Review is a feature in which we wrap up what went on each month in terms of our blog, reading and other things in our life. Feel free to leave a link in the comments to your own monthly wrap up post so we can stop by.

on the blog…



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more personally…



Life: July was so nice – relaxing and full of fun! Nothing crazy happening and just spending lots of time with friends, family and my dogs.

Reading: I read 34 Books in July – an amazing reading month! Thanks to the 24 in 48 readathon and also Book Battle!

  1. My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf
  2. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Roberson
  3. A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
  4. Kill the Farm Boy (The Tales of Pell, #1) by Delilah S. Dawson
  5. The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais
  6. All Four Stars (All Four Stars #1) by Tara Dairman
  7. Tree of Dreams by Laura Resau
  8. Lifel1k3 (Lifelike, #1) by Jay Kristoff
  9. Catwoman: Soulstealer (DC Icons, #3) by Sarah J. Maas
  10. Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe, #2) by Neal Shusterman
  11. The Mermaid by Christina Henry
  12. Time After Crime(Lumberjanes, Vol. 11) by Shannon Watters
  13. Under The Moon: A Catwoman Tale by Lauren Myracle
  14. Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons, #2) by Marie Lu
  15. Shades of Magic Vol. 1: The Steel Prince by V.E. Schwab
  16. The Ice Garden by Guy Jones
  17. Spectacle Vol. 2 by Megan Rose Gedris
  18. The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2) by Holly Black
  19. The Root of Magic by Kathleen Benner Duble
  20. Secondhand Wishes by Anna Staniszweski
  21. Frostfire by Jamie Smith
  22. Paper Girls, Vol. 5 by Brian K. Vaughan
  23. Bad Blood (The Naturals, #4) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  24. Extraordinary Birds by Sandy Stark-McGinnis
  25. The Witch With No Name(The Hollows, #13) by Kim Harrison
  26. Sweeping Up the Heart by Kevin Henkes
  27. Astray by Emma Donoghue
  28. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  29. Rose Coffin by M.P. Kozlowsky
  30. Operatic by Kyo Maclear
  31. Blood Rose Rebellion (Blood Rose Rebellion, #1) by Rosalyn Eves
  32. Giant Days, Vol. 10 (Giant Days #10) by John Allison
  33. Onyx and Ivory (Rime Chronicles, #1) by Mindee Arnett
  34. This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews

Challenges: Check out my 2019 Challenges

Audiobook Challenge: 9 books read (50/50+)

Reading Assignment Challenge Author Love: 1 book read (1 each month)

Reading Assignment Challenge Professor Genre: 3 books read (3 each month)

Reading Assignment Challenge Professor Mix it Up:  3 books read (3 each month)

Bookish Resolutions (50 books I own): 12 books read (67/50)

Bookish Resolutions (10 ebooks): 2 books read (2/10)

Connect Five Books Challenge: 0 connections ( 10 books read/ 2 connections)

Tackle My TBR Reading Challenge: 12 books read (75/61+)

Looking Forward: I’ll be working on setting up my library in a few weeks and then the chaos of the beginning of the school year starts. The beginning of the year is exciting by also kind of intimidating. Hopefully things will be smooth! We’ll see…

Life: So this past month was pretty crazy, I have had quite a lot of drama with work. Also just adjusting to having another person live with us but it has been really nice. Seth and I have been looking into getting land and a Clayton home once our lease is up on our apartment so that hopefully I won’t really have to work, and I can focus on my writing  and things like that. I have also been hanging with my friends a lot and we actually started a choir which has been a ton of fun.


Reading: I had The Reading Rush readathon this month which definitely helped me read a lot this month, it is the most I have read in a while cause lately I have been so busy. I managed to read 16 books.

  1. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard 
  2. The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross
  3. Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf 
  4. LifeL1k3 by Jay Kristoff 
  5. Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare 
  6. Wicked Fox by Kat Cho 
  7. After by Anna Todd
  8. Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky 
  9. The World’s Greatest First Love Vol 8 by Shungiku Nakamura
  10. The World’s Greatest First Love Vol 9 by Shungiku Nakamura
  11. Rebel Angels by Libba Bray 
  12. Giant Days Vol 3 by John Allison 
  13.  Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman 
  14. The Wives of Bath by Susan Swan 
  15. Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry 
  16. Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead 

Looking Forward: I am looking forward to doing the N.E.W.T.S. magical readathon this month, it is without a doubt my favorite readathon ever. I am determined to read a crazy amount this month and conquer the readathon. I am also looking forward to going to Leakycon next week which it is my first time ever going. I am so excited to be around other Potterheads and listen to some wizard rock live in person. It is going to be a fantastic time.

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5 responses to “July in Review

  1. 34 is amazeballs!!! Have to go check out your review for Catwoman. A Sarah J. Maas book I didn’t know about and I’m like, whaaaaat! 🙂 Happy August!

  2. Danielle Hammelef

    Another amazing reading month! Aurora Rising was so good and I can’t wait for book #2. I have a copy of Likelik3 here to read this fall and just received a copy of The Root of Magic this past week.

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