Saturday, July 31, 2010

July in Review

As always, I've borrowed this template from Lily's Bookshelf. You should check out her blog, it's pretty awesome. 

Books Read:
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix  - Rowling (post)
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince  - Rowling (post)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows  - Rowling (post)
The Blind Contessa's New Machine - Wallace (review)
One Day - Nicholls (review)
This Mitchell and Webb Book (no post, no review)
I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti - Melucci (finished today, review to come shortly)

Total Number of Books Read This Month: 7
Total Number of Books Read This Year: 36
Most Anticipated: 
One Day
Biggest Let Down: 
Favorite Read:
I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti
Highest Rank:
Lowest Rank:
Overall Reflection:
I came into July high on the Harry Potter horse. June had found me full of spells and under-aged wizards, but I never really got ahead like I'd planed. July was very different. I read through the last three books in about a week and a half. This left me feeling a little sad that My time at Hogwarts for this year was over, but even more excited to tackle my ever growing TBR list. 
I'd felt bad that I had received Wallace's  book as an ARC from Goodreads back in early June and hadn't touched it, so I picked it up determine to finish it in a day. In the end it took me 2, but it was still a very quick read. One Day took me longer and my work schedule had really picked up, but the neck breaking pace I had established while reading Harry was still lurking in me and In about 4 days, I was done. 
This Mitchell and Webb Book and I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti I got for my birthday on Monday and immersed myself in. My dad had commented that I'd remember my 21st birthday by all the books I got, but I think it's more I'll remember my 21st year for all the books I'll read.  I'm done with my summer job in two weeks and looking forward to have a very productive August, book wise. I'm making it my goal to finish Lolita, Dancing with Dega, and Norwegian Wood , as well as to buy and finish The Red Queen - which is to be the only exception to my book buying ban.  


KikiElise said...

I'd like to read One Day, eventually. I'll have to add it to my TBR list. I'm glad you liked the Melucci! :D

Lily Child said...

First of all, thank you for the shout out! I am seriously blushing! That was very kind! :)

Wow! 7 books! That's great! :) I always get sad after finishing the Harry Potter series too. Such a magical world! I used to re-read them every summer, but I haven't in a while. Maybe next year, I'll give it a try!

Good luck in August! Looking forward to your reviews! :)