Month in Review: July 2017

Posted July 30, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 16 Comments

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


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 responses to “Month in Review: July 2017

  1. 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!

  2. 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. πŸ™‚

    • 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.

  3. Wow, you really did read a lot! I hope you enjoyed them all. Especially Frankenstein – that’s one of my favourite classics! πŸ™‚

    • I did enjoy Frankenstein. I need to solidify my thoughts (see comment above) so I can write something meaningful about it.

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