Reading Update: July 2018

Books and Coffee

I’m continuing to make a lot of headway toward my personal reading goals. I’ve also updated my to-read list on Goodreads and rearranged my home library to make it easier to find books I want to read. For personal reading goals, I finished reading books for the Modern Mrs. Darcy and Read Harder reading challenges. I really want to focus on reading books I already own, both physical and ebooks. However, at the same time, I also want to increase my number of books reviewed for Netgalley and authors/publishers. It’s quite the dilemma.

The breakdown for July reading – 19 physical books, 14 ebooks, 14 audiobooks, and 1 graphic novel. Further breaking down the list: 11 were physical books from the library, 14 were audiobooks from OverDrive, 12 were ARCs from Netgalley and authors/publishers, and 11 were owned (8 physical, 3 ebooks). My ratings and reviews for all 48 books listed below can be found on Goodreads.

July Books

physical books
1. Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
2. Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine
3. Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine
4. Parasite by Mira Grant
5. It Takes a Village by Hillary Clinton
6. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
7. We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
8. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
9. House of the Rising Sun by James Lee Burke
10. The Best American Essays 2001 by Kathleen Norris (Editor)
11. Sailing Alone Around the Room by Billy Collins
12. Lemon Meringue Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
13. Home Sweet Murder by James Patterson
14. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
15. Enclave by Ann Aguirre
16. She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
17. Pride, Prejudice, and Jasmin Field by Melissa Nathan
18. The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
19. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

ebooks
1. Berries and Birthdays by Leena Clover
2. Double Blind by Iris Johansen
3. Skitter by Ezekiel Boone
4. Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart
5. Smoke and Iron by Rachel Caine
6. Believe Me by J.P. Delaney
7. Somebody’s Daughter by David Bell
8. Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey
9. Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney
10. Girls’ Night Out by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
11. Molloy by Samuel Beckett
12. The Other Woman by Sandie Jones
13. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
14. She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell

audiobooks
1. The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
2. Eldest by Christopher Paolini
3. Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
4. Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
5. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
6. Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
7. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
8. Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
9. I Hunt Killer by Barry Lyga
10. Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
11. Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
12. The Gunslinger by Stephen King
13. Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
14. C. S. Lewis: Essay Collection and Other Short Pieces by C. S. Lewis

graphic novels
1. Echo: The Complete Edition by Terry Moore

Reading Challenges

Status as of 7/31/18 shown in italics. The listed books were read in July.

Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge (250/250) Completed in June

Popsugar 2018 Reading Challenge (26/50)
True crime – I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
A book set in the decade you were born – Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

A-Z Challenge (26/26) Completed in May

Color Challenge (0/15)

Genre Bingo Challenge (24/24) Completed in June

Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge (12/12) Completed in July
A book nominated for an award in 2018 – We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
A book recommended by a librarian or indie bookseller – Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Read Harder (24/24) Completed in July
A western – House of the Rising Sun by James Lee Burke
An Oprah Book Club selection – She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author – Enclave by Ann Aguirre
A book of genre fiction in translation – The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
A book with a cover you hate – Pride, Prejudice, and Jasmin Field by Melissa Nathan
An essay anthology – The Best American Essays 2001 by Kathleen Norris (Editor)
An assigned book you hated (or never finished) – The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge
Season 5 books (25/25) – Completed in June
Season 6 books (23/25) – It Takes a Village by Hillary Clinton, Sailing Alone Around the Room by Billy Collins, Molloy by Samuel Beckett, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Season 7 books (16/25) – The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
A Year in the Life books (12/20)

Bookriot’s 100 Must-Read Hilarious Books (49/100)

Bookriot’s 100 Must-Read Books About Monsters (40/100)
Parasite by Mira Grant

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