July Wrap Up

THE YEAR IS GOING BY TOO FAST! Make it stoooop. I’m kidding, don’t. You’ll break the universe trying. And Trump is doing that fine on his own. Sigh.

Anyway, July was a tough month for reasons I don’t get into so I read quite a bit. Like many other people, I use fiction to escape reality and it works darned well for me.

I read 42 books which feels like a lot but isn’t really when you consider the number of picturebooks and graphic novels I read.

The books I read in July are:

  1. A Conjuring of Light – V. E. Schwab
  2. The Library of Fates – Aditi Khorana
  3. There is a Bird on Your Head – Mo Willems
  4. Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late – Mo Willems
  5. The Duckling Gets a Cookie – Mo Willems
  6. The Pigeon Needs a Bath – Mo Willems
  7. Beautiful – Stacy McAnulty
  8. Want – Cindy Pon
  9. The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart – Stephanie Burgis
  10. Shadow Girl – Liana Lu
  11. I Believe in a Thing Called Love – Maurene Goo
  12. A Most Extraordinary Pursuit – Juliana Gray
  13. Otherworld Barbara – Moto Hagio
  14. Goldfish Ghost – Lemony Snicket
  15. Nothing Rhymes with Orange – Adam Rex
  16. A Place to Read – Leigh Hodgkinson
  17. The Curse of Einstein’s Pencil – Deborah Zemke
  18. Crash – Nancy E. Krulik
  19. Octo-Man and the Headless Monster – Jane Kelley
  20. Bronze Gods – A. A. Aguirre
  21. One Fell Sweep – Ilona Andrews
  22. Flora and the Ostrich – Molly Idle
  23. Nightlights – Lorena Alvarez Gomez
  24. The Trials of Morrigon Crow – Jessica Townsend
  25. Thornhill – Pam Smy
  26. Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct – Mo Willems
  27. Leonardo the Terrible Monster – Mo Willems
  28. We Are in a Book – Mo Willems
  29. Climbing the Mango Trees – Madhur Jaffrey
  30. Waiting Is Not Easy – Mo Willems
  31. Where Are the Words – Jodi McMay
  32. The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There – Catherynne M. Valente
  33. Spymaster – Margaret Weis
  34. A Study of Scarlet Women – Sherry Thomas
  35. Sleep Tight, Charlie – Michael Escoffier
  36. A Pattern for Pepper – Julie Kraulis
  37. The Mother of All Questions – Rebecca Solnit
  38. Trust No Aunty – Maria Qamar
  39. The Beach At Night – Elena Ferrante
  40. Hello Goodbye Dog – Maria Gianferrari
  41. Moshi Moshi – Banana Yoshimoto
  42. The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two – Catherynne M. Valente

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