July 2017 Wrap-Up

At the end of the month I like to reflect on my reading life. Here is a link to my June 2017 Wrap-Up, if you are interested. And now on to July! (FYI: all thumbnail covers are courtesy of GoodReads.)

July Stats

Total Books Read: 8

The Day of the Duchess (Scandal & Scoundrel, #3) The One That Got Away (includes: Effingtons, #8.5) The Fortune Quilt Your Scandalous Ways In Scandal They Wed (The Penwich School for Virtuous Girls #2) A Notorious Countess Confesses (Pennyroyal Green, #7) It Happened One Midnight (Pennyroyal Green, #8) The Art of Fielding

Number of pages: 3,108

Written by Men: 1

Written by Women: 7

Diverse Authors: 0

Nonfiction: 0

Fiction: 8

Paperback: 0

Hardback: 0

eBooks/Kindle: 8

Library books: 6

Audio books: 0

Rereads: 0

DNF: 2

Funny Girl  The Mothers

I’ve not abandoned this books, but just didn’t finish before the end of the month.

Favorite book of July:  Really didn’t have a favorite this month…..

Challenges to date:

GoodReads: 66/75

Book Riot Read Harder 2017: 6/24 (I’m so behind on this challenge.)

#ReadMyOwnDamnBooks: 1

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach


My Name is Not Easy Remember to Forget Sugar The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor Shadows on the Moon  All of these books are audio books.

The Fortune Quilt by Lani Diane Rich One kindle book


Quarterly Box #LIT05 (A book box I subscribe to) :

This is from my collection.

I had forgotten this box was coming so was pleasantly surprised when I found it on my porch. And I love the tote bag.

My Bookish Posts:

My favorite Jane Austen Swag.

My thoughts about NOT reading The Game of Thrones series.

Marking the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter.

Across the Web:

I’ve read a lot about cults in the last six months, so this essay on Lit Hub really caught my attention.

Across the Blogosphere:

Because I’m always looking for ways to improve my blog. 

Yesterday, July 30, 2017, was the 199th anniversary of Emily Brontë’s birth.

I love to read what others think of  one of my favorite books, Jane Eyre.

Why Literature Matters is a great companion piece to the Lit Hub essay I linked above.

How was your month of July? Did you read a lot or a little? Did you read anything that rocked your world? Let me know in the comments below.

9 thoughts on “July 2017 Wrap-Up

  1. Thank you for the mention! And did I mention I love your taste in books? I do! And I must #readmyowndamnbooks as well. Also reading Fierce Kingdom just now. And Art of Fielding is one of my recent-ish favourites! x

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    1. Well, thank you for such a great piece on what you’ve learned blogging. I’m just a little over a year and am always looking for ways to improve. I haven’t started Fierce Kingdom yet, so I’ll be interested to see what you think of it.


    1. Thank you! At the first of the year I set my GoodReads goal at 52 books. A month or two ago I upped it to 75. I picked 75 since that is the number I read in 2016. I decided that low balling it was, I don’t know, cheating? Or something?

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  2. Congratulations on an excellent July, Loreen:). I think you should feel really pleased about a thoroughly successful month’s blogging. Are you struggling with Funny Girl? Or did you just run out of time? I hope you have a wonderful August reading!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah. I think I wrote more original pieces in July than any other month so far. My next goal is to up my book reviews. 😎 I love what I’ve read of Funny Girl. I like Nick Hornby’s writing quite a bit. I borrowed it electronically from the library and I started it just before it was due. And someone else now has it checked out. I’ve put a hold on it so I will get it as soon as they return it. Such are the trails and tribulations when borrowing from the library. 😎

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