There was not much happening on the blog this month as I was away on vacation for two weeks, but I did keep reading — quite a lot, actually! Here’s what I was up to this month.
- The Fledgling by Jane Langton was an unusual mix of magic and philosophy, from my Phoenix Award list.
Other Books Read
- The Devil in Music by Kate Ross
- The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
- Miss Billy by Eleanor H. Porter
- The Gilded Chalet by Padraig Rooney – Mount TBR, Reading Around the World
- A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge
- The Spirit Within Us by Evelyn Capel – Mount TBR
- Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
- Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner
- The Time of My Life by Cecelia Ahearn
- The Assistants by Camille Perri
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley – Classics club
- The Last Gods of Indochine by Samuel Ferrer – Reading Around the World
- Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Reading Around the World
- The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy – Mount TBR, Classics club
Other Features and Events
- I asked, Would you like to contribute a post for Witch Week?
- I reported on my Mount TBR challenge progress halfway through the year. I’ve been in a slump, but maybe I’m coming out of it.
Shared in the Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer, the Month in Review linkup at The Book Date, and the Monthly Wrap-up Round-up hosted by Feed Your Fiction Addiction
16 thoughts on “Month in Review: July 2017”
I’m sorry you’ve been in a slump…but glad to hear you’re coming out of it! Same thing going on over here 🙂
It’s good to have a change of pace from time to time.
You read a lot of books. That is a good thing! You also managed to read an eclectic bunch of books. It is difficult to blog when one is away.
Yes, I have found it’s more realistic for me to just take a break. The plus side was getting a lot of reading done!
Wow! You read a lot! Does it make you restless to read so much & not journal? I’m trying to journal less so I can read more, yet as much as I like just moving into the next book, I find I wonder if journaling would have solidified the book for me, and given me a record of my response? So hard to juggle things! Still there are worse things than too many reading dilemmas. 🙂
I’m actually quite prone to writing posts some time after finishing the book…sometimes I don’t feel like writing immediately, my thoughts need time to solidify I suppose. Although it would be good to capture some of them in a more timely manner, before I forget my first impressions. This would be an interesting topic for a discussion.
You really did read a lot! 🙂 Happy August!
Thanks, you too!
Wow, you really did read a lot! I hope you enjoyed them all. Especially Frankenstein – that’s one of my favourite classics! 🙂
I did enjoy Frankenstein. I need to solidify my thoughts (see comment above) so I can write something meaningful about it.
Wow! What a month! 🙂 I can’t wait to see photos from your vacation! 🙂
I have put them on my computer now, so I’m one step closer to actually getting them into a post.
I’m so inspired that you’re ?getting over? your reading slump. I am in one right now and it’s AWFUL and I am so so ready to be finished with it.
Oh, ugh. Hope you can shake yourself out of it somehow.
Lory, the blog may have been quite but you’ve read an amazing amount. In particular, I hope you enjoyed Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 🙂
I did, as you can now see!