Saturday, August 1, 2015

My month in review: July


I recently looked through my blog stats and I found that even though I like the It's Monday What Are You Reading posts, mine aren't very popular, so I've decided to ramp it down a notch to a month-end review. That will also be easier to maintain, and hopefully having all my book acquisitions lumped together each month will help me keep my book purchases down a bit, as I am on a budget, and when I just just listing three a week, it didn't ever look bad. But now I will list everything acquired each month, along with all books read/listened to and the one/two I'm currently reading on the first of the month. Hope this new format works for you all too!

The Monday meme has been hosted by Sheila at Book Journey and we hope she'll return again.

My husband was out of town twice last month and I get a lot more reading done when he's not home! I am so far ahead of the game now, I'm thinking of changing my annual goal again, this time from 90 to 100 books.

Books completed this month:
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer's Search for Wonder in the Natural World by Leigh Ann Henion
Younger by Pamela Redmond Satran
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
Going Away Shoes by Jill McCorkle
How About Never--Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons by Bob Mankoff
Nothing to Do But Stay by Carrie Young
The Bullet by Mary Louise Kelly
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
I Regret Nothing: A Memoir by Jen Lancaster
The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly
Honey by Sarah Weeks
Steering Toward Normal by Rebecca Petruck

Books I am currently reading/listening to:
Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival by Peter Stark

What I acquired this month: 
So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson was sent to me from a friend. I have bought nothing this month! Yay! Been checking books (and even a couple of movies!) out of the library. I haven't picked it up yet but I'm very excited that Armada by Ernest Cline is waiting for me.

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