July 2012 Wrap-Up

01 Aug

Books Read and Reviewed (17 books)

  1. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
  2. The Sandman Vol. 4 Season of Mists
  3. The Sandman Vol. 5 A Game of You
  4. Persepolis: The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi
  5. Adriannna’s Fairy Tales by Adrianna White
  6. Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
  7. Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher by Bruce Coville
  8. Carole’s Christmas by Anny Glynn
  9. 12th Night
  10. The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
  11. Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
  12. Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
  13. Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead
  14. Hater by David Moody
  15. Dog Blood by David Moody
  16. Them or Us by David Moody
  17. Ashfall by Mike Mullin

1,000,000 Page Goal

Monthly Total: 5867  pages
Pages Remaining: 909,715 pages

Current Read

Ashen Winterl by Mike Mullin

Books Won (1)

Eden’s Root by Rachel Fisher from the author!

Books I Gave Up On (1)

Jemima J by Jane Green — I gave it 48 pages and just couldn’t connect with any of the characters.  The book was published in 1999 and makes the internet sound like this new wonderful thing.  Maybe if I read it in 1999, I would have liked it.  In 2012, it just felt dated…

Challenges Completed

  • Graphic Novel Challenge — I loved this one!  I signed up for 20 volumes, but I’m sure that I’ll be reading more throughout the rest of the year.
  • Support Your Local Library — Easy peasy.  I just can’t resist the lure of all the books on the shelves.  I really do need to put myself on a library ban and get to my own books (note my abysmal progress on the Mount TBR challenge).
  • Vampire Challenge — I originally was going to read Jeanine Frosts books, but found myself rounding out the challenge with the Vampire Academy series.  This will definitely be on my list for next year’s challenges.


Loving my progress this month.  I knocked out three reading challenges and over 5000 pages.  I still need to focus on a few specific challenges, but I’m happy.  I also finished three series!  I really need to keep up my motivation.

Next Month’s TBR

  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (readalong)/watch movie
  • His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen/watch move
  • Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen/watch movie
  • a couple Austen related books
  • Lots of Shakespeare plays/watch movies
  • HP and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sleep? by Philip K. Dick/watch Blade Runner

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Posted by on August 1, 2012 in Monthly Wrap-Up


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