Sunday, August 1, 2010

Bye Bye July/2010 Monthly Wrap-Up

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Man am I sad to say goodbye to July because it means my summer ends in a week, which will greatly cramp my reading. But all good things must go the way of the Dodo and do I ever have some great books to turn my new eighth graders onto.

On the bright side, July was a very productive month. I read a lot and reviewed most of what I read, so despite my sadness I am pleasantly pleased.

Books read/reviewed in July
  1. Beastly by Alex Finn 
  2. The Agency a Spy in the House by Y. S. Lee 
  3. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  4. i so don't do spooky by Barrie Summy 
  5. Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Reeds Brennan
  6. Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George 
  7. Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston 
  8. Darklight by Lesley Livingston 
  9. The Gardener by S.A. Bodeen
  10. Firespell by Choe Neill   
  11. Skinned by Robin Wasserman
  12. Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
  13. Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
  14. Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
  15. Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn
  16. The Last Words of Will Wolfkin by Steven Knight 
  17.  Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson
  18. A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn
  19.  Gone by Michael Grant
  20. Poison Diaries by Maryrose Wood with The Duchess of Northumberland 
  21. The Passage by Justin Cronin
  22. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
  23. Adios Nirvana by  Conrad Wesselhoeft 
I also posted a reviews, of a book I actually read in June but reviewed in July.

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok 
 
Challenges completed this month:


I still have a few more challenges to finish, but this one was by far the biggest, and I am so happy that I have completed it with five months more to go before the end of the year. I am thinking I won't make 200 books by December 31, but I sure will try for at least 75 more. 

And now for my July recommendations:




Wondrous Strange and Darklight by Leslie Livingston




 


Beastly by Alex Flinn





Adios Nirvana by Conrad Wesselhoerft 
(you definitely don't want to miss this one come October)

 

8 comments:

chelleyreads said...

Hi Jan! Wow, you read a lot! I really liked Beastly too! Though I still want to read Shiver, Linger, and Wondrous Strange. I'm glad you liked them and I can't wait to read them too! Enjoy and Happy reading:)

-Leslie

Beth said...

One more week of summer!! I am just getting started as summer school ended on Friday. I hope you have a GREAT last week.

Mrs. DeRaps said...

Wow. What a great list of titles! I want to read The Passage, but think that it might have to wait for Christmas break at this point. There's just too much going on for such an involved read.

Thanks for sharing your progress!

Darlyn said...

Wow..It really was a good month for you. Congratulations on your 100+ reading challenge.that is totally awesome.and the book recommendation sounds great!i love your review on beastly and kiss in time.i should get my copy soon. hope you have wonderful August Jan!

Christina said...

You read some great books this month!

I just gave you an award over at my blog.

Here's the link if you want to check it out!

http://books-are-life-reviews.blogspot.com/2010/08/versatile-blogger-award.html

Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read said...

Wow, you had an impressive reading month. 23 books! Great! I definitely want to read (then see) Beastly.

Mardel said...

Lordy Woman, you read a lot of books!

I hear you about summer being over (all except the weather!). School starts in TWO weeks, which means I have to go "volunteer" some time; never get paid enough hours to get things done in the library - but at this rate, we're lucky not to have lost all the library jobs so far in California. They keep trying to cut the positions.

Jenny N. said...

Wow you got in lots of reading this month. Loved both of Lesley Livingston's books and can't wait for the next one. Hope you have another great month in August.

 
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