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July Wrap-Up

July just whirled past us with all the grace of a grey elephant (not that elephants are any other colour). Here are the deets:

In July, I read 29 books. Of these:

  • 13 were from the TBR
  • 16 were from the library.
  • 6 of the 29 were e-books.

I acquired 18 books this month. Of these:

  • 4 are ebooks.
  • 4 I have already read.
  • 8 were for review.
  • I purchased 10.

The TBR pile stands (sadly) at 500 (not including ebooks, let’s not include those).

Books I read in July:

  1. From the Charred Remains – Susanna Calkins
  2. The Rose Garden – Susanna Kearsley
  3. Saga vol. 3. – Fiona Staples
  4. Saga vol. 4 – Fiona Staples
  5. Saga vol. 5 – Fiona Staples
  6. Bonfire Night – Deanna Raybourn
  7. Grief is the Thing With Feathers – Max Porter
  8. Bright Smoke, Cold Fire – Rosamund Hodge
  9. Gotham Academy vol. 2: Calamity – Becky Cloonan
  10. 100 Million Years of Food – Stephen Le
  11. Finnikin of the Rock – Melina Marchetta
  12. Waistcoats and Weaponry – Gail Carriger
  13. The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo – Zen Cho
  14. The Bird and the Sword – Amy Harmon
  15. Manners and Mutiny – Gail Carriger
  16. Graffiti Moon – Cath Crowley
  17. salt. – Nayyirah Waheed
  18. Clean Sweep – Ilona Andrews
  19. Sweep in Peace – Ilona Andrews
  20. The Summer of Ubume – Natsuhiko Kyogoku
  21. The Art of Perspective – Christopher Castellani
  22. Home – Sarah Prineas
  23. Nobody’s Baby But Mine – Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  24. The Masque of a Murderer – Susanna Calkins
  25. The Battle of the Labyrinth – Rick Riordan
  26. The Last Olympian – Rick Riordan
  27. Ink and  Bone – Lisa Unger
  28. Point of Honour – Madeleine E. Robins
  29. Devil and the Bluebird- Jennifer Mason-Black
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2 thoughts on “July Wrap-Up

    1. Oh, I’ve read Prineas’s work for both MGers and YA and while the YA fairytale retelling isn’t bad by any shot, it lacks the fluidity in its plot and characters that say books like THE HUNGER GAMES have. Her MG books, on the other hand, contain both wonderful characters and that elusive fluidity, that ability of drawing the reader deep into the created world. So I would definitely recommend the MAGIC THIEF series. As for Zen Cho, if I were to judge her writing by this novella alone, I’d read everything she has ever written and call myself lucky. The novella was wonderfully fun and well written. I recommend it.

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