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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

My Month in Review: July

The Month in Review meme is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.

This was a big reading month for me as I prepare to head out on the road next month again. I had set myself a quota of 75 books this season, including books I'd already read (which were now coming out in paperback), picture books, on up. I have 9 left. Then I'll let myself read whatever I want... until the end of August. Sept. 1 I will then switch over to reading for the next season (Spring/Summer 2018) through the end of the year. And I think my goal will be 75 books again. Once I've been in the job for a year, and more of the paperbacks will be books I've already read, then I will take it up to 100. I have read a few books this season which are in paperback, so those won't help me next year, but only a few. So most of what I'm reading are 2018 books.

I note the non-Macmillan books in this post with a star.

Books completed this month:
Zombie Abbey by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown by Amy Gary
Raffie on the Run by Jacqueline Resnick
The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman's Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster by Sarah Krasnostein
Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell
The Forgotten Book by Mechthild Gläser
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin (audio)
The Kings of Big Spring: God, Oil, and One Family's Search for the American Dream by Bryan Mealer
Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin (audio)
The Hunting Accident: A True Story of Crime and Poetry by David L. Carlson and Landis Blair
In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors by Doug Stanton

Books I am currently reading/listening to:
Come Sundown by Nora Roberts
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer (audio) *

What I acquired this month (non-work books): 
Hm, none. My husband bought one, and we went to the local bookstore where we also bought a puzzle (for me) and a fancy set of playing cards (for him). But with my really ambitious reading schedule and with my access to everything Macmillan, and my limited budget (I'm finally making decent money after many years of just scraping by, which means I can finally start paying down debt.)

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