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: 
None
Favorite Read:
I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti
Highest Rank:
 4.5/5
Lowest Rank:
3
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.  


2 comments:

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! :)