Friday, July 29, 2016

July Wrap Up and August TBR (Plus ARC August Sign Up)

Read in July Wrap: No Theme?

Well this was a surprisingly good month for reading. I've had a few slower months but I am back on track to my typical amount of books read after a late surge towards the end of the year. As far as my thoughts though, it was another hit or miss kind of month. I had my first DNF review in awhile and another six star review (which is a two star on Goodreads) but I also had a couple 10 star reviews. But that's just the way the cookie crumbles. When it was all said and done, I read 12 new books this month and no rereads, but I am about 1/3 of the way into one.

For challenges, I'm still doing well. I'm posting this a little early but by the time the month is over I will have read 100 books this year. How crazy is that! This is towards my Goodreads goal of reading 150 books this year. I'm way ahead of my goal which is still exciting. I'm still hoping I can do it without rereads but we'll see when it gets closer. I'm also ahead of my goal for the Debut Author Challenge of reading 25 debuts by reading 3 debuts again this month for a total of 22 for the year so that challenge is basically done. I'm also ahead for the Netgalley/Edelweiss Challenge having read 4 books for that challenge reaching a total of 30 towards my goal of 50 for the year. And I'm also on track for the Rock My TBR Challenge I only read 1 book for that this month getting a total of 16 towards my goal of 25 for the year. And finally, the Audiobook Challenge. I listened to 6 audiobooks this month, so much more than usual, giving me a total of 26 for the year which is ahead of my goal of 30 or more. I am still killing these challenges, which is great because I am so competitive.

The Books
1.) Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine Rating: 9.5 out of 10 [My Review]
2.) Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy
Rating: 6.5 out of 10 [My Review]
3.) Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
Rating: 8.5 out of 10 [My Review]
4.) This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
Rating: 10 out of 10 [My Review]
5.) Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies by Lindsay Ribar 
Rating: 9.5 out of 10 [My Review]
6.) Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn Rating: 9 out of 10 [My Review]
7.) White Cat by Holly Black Rating: 8 out of 10 [My Review]
8.) How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather Rating: 9.5 out of 10 [My Review]
9.) Enter Title Here by Rahul Kanakia Rating: 8 out of 10 [My Review]
10.) Poisoned Blade by Kate Elliott Rating: ? out of 10 [Review to Come]

Rereads [Reviews to Come]:
11.) Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
12.) Jackaby and Beastly Bones by William Ritter

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To Be Read in August: ARC August

Wait, so it's almost August? STOP IT! This year is seriously flying by. But another August is upon us which mean another ARC August. If you are not aware, this is an annual event hosted by Octavia and Shelly, aka the lovely ladies of ReadSleepRepeat, where we bloggers can catch up on review books and challenge ourselves to read a certain amount. There are also chats, giveaways, and other funness as a part of the event.

I've got a giant pile of ARCs from BEA I need to read and a Netgalley percentage that is really close to 80% so I will be taking part in the challenge as my monthly theme. I'm hoping to read a total of 10 ARCs which was my goal last year and I think I met so let's see if I can do it again. Also there is still time for you to sign up, just check out this post from ReadSleepRepeat.

Books for Review

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff Add to Goodreads
I'm so excited about this book because I loved Illuminae and I want to read another one of his books. I also flailed so hard when I was approved for this on Netgalley. 

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill - Add to Goodreads
This sounds like a really interesting and diverse Middle Grade fantasy so I was excited to get approved for it on Netgalley,

Lucy and Linh by Alice Pung - Add to Goodreads
I've been enjoying contemporaries a lot more recently so I picked up this debut on Netgalley because it sounds really interesting.

Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova  - Add to Goodreads
I may wait on this one until September but in case I do get a chance to read it as part of ARC August I want it on the list for you.

And here is where I would keep naming potential reads but honestly beyond a few that I know I am going to be getting to because they are August releases, I'm not entirely sure which books I will want to read. Like I said, I have a giant stack of books from BEA. So here is those books that I might read.

Poisoned Blade by Kate ElliottAdd to Goodreads
Thieving Weasels by Billy Taylor - Add to Goodreads
The Thousandth Floor by Katherin McGee - Add to Goodreads
And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich - Add to Goodreads
Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West - Add to Goodreads
The Forgetting by Sharon CameronAdd to Goodreads
Metaltown by Kristen SimmonsAdd to Goodreads
Three Dark Crowns by Kandare BlakeAdd to Goodreads
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri ManiscalcoAdd to Goodreads
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis - Add to Goodreads
Warp by Lev Grossman - Add to Goodreads
A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess - Add to Goodreads
Salt and Storm by Kendall Kulper - Add to Goodreads
These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly - Add to Goodreads
Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica - Add to Goodreads


Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas - My Review and Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas - My Review
I really want to read the entire Throne of Glass series but I'm not sure I have the time and energy for that. I'll do it next year before the series is completely over. But for now I will reread the two most recent, Heir of Fire and Queen of Shadows. I think Heir of Fire sort of starts the progression of the story we are in now.

There you have it. All the books I might read in August. We'll see. I do plan to read at least 10 books for  Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!

1 comment:

  1. What a great month for you! Hope August is just as good. I really want to read Labyrinth Lost!

    My July Recap!