Saturday, August 1, 2015

July reading wrap up

Another month over, and I once again read far more books than was good for me... I also had a small "what am I doing with my life??" moment when Sweeney mentioned that she wasn't planning on rereading The Diviners before Lair of Dreams comes out, and I was all "I kind of have to because I've read a million books since then and have no idea what happened". Except I calculated how many books it's been since I read The Diviners in December 2012, and the answer is SIX HUNDRED AND EIGHTY SIX BOOKS WHAT THE HELL, KIRSTI. 

Books read: 37. WHAT. HOW.
New vs rereads: 21 new books versus 16 rereads. More even than last month, but still not ideal!
Most read genre: CONTEMPORARY. Again. Contemporary books really need to stop being so damned good... That said, the genres were far more balanced than last month!

Favourite book: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick. This feels a little like cheating, seeing as it was a reread. But OH WELL. It was easily my favourite this month.
Least favourite book: Naughty Neighbor by Janet Evanovich. I gave up 50 pages in because it was filling me with rage, and I couldn't handle that much rage at 6.50am.
Favourite cover: I really love the cover on this edition of The Diviners by Libba Bray. It's SO much prettier than the Kindle edition I read when it first came out!

Diverse Books Project: I've decided that from this point on, I'm going to be reading far less books set in the US. Because there are so many amazing diverse books out there, and to have more than 50% of what I've read so far set in ONE COUNTRY seems ridiculous. Other than that, it's going pretty damned well!

In July, I ended up reading 4 graphic novels, 3 non-fiction books, and 30 novels. There are links to all my Goodreads reviews below!

My Life Next Door (My Life Next Door, #1)
4.5 stars: My Life Next Door |

More Happy Than Not
4.25 stars: More Happy Than Not |

War Brothers: The Graphic NovelLies We Tell OurselvesThe Art of Being NormalKissing in AmericaReaper Man (Discworld, #11)Paper TownsThe Complete Maus (Maus, #1-2)Victorian London: The Tale of a City 1840-1870A Tale of Two CitiesViciousLion in the Valley (Amelia Peabody, #4)MonsterA Time to DanceThe Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
4 stars: War Brothers | Lies We Tell Ourselves | The Art of Being Normal | Kissing in America | Reaper Man | Paper Towns | Maus | Victorian London: The Life of a City 1840-1870 | A Tale of Two Cities | Vicious | Lion in the Valley | Monster | A Time to Dance | The Diviners |

Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke (Prisoner of Night and Fog, #2)
3.75 stars: Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke |

Anya's GhostHawkeye, Vol. 3: L.A. WomanContestHidden Huntress (The Malediction Trilogy, #2)BossypantsIn the Arms of Morpheus: The Tragic History of Laudanum, Morphine, and Patent Medicines
3.5 stars: Anya's Ghost | Hawkeye Vol. 3: L.A. Woman | Contest | Hidden Huntress | Bossypants | In the Arms of Morpheus |

Black Dove, White RavenStarted Early, Took My Dog (Jackson Brodie, #4)The AeneidThirteen (Women of the Otherworld, #13)I'll Give You the SunAn Ember in the AshesScarlet in the SnowSeven Up (Stephanie Plum, #7)99 DaysThyla (Thyla, #1)Lost in a Good Book (Thursday Next, #2)
3 stars: Black Dove White Raven | Started Early, Took My Dog | The Aeneid | Thirteen | I'll Give You The Sun | An Ember in the Ashes | Scarlet in the Snow | Seven Up | 99 Days | Thyla | Lost in a Good Book |

2.75 stars: Thunderhead |

South of Darkness
2 stars: South of Darkness |

Naughty Neighbor
1 star: Naughty Neighbor |

What did you read in July?

K xx

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