Tuesday, August 01, 2017

BOOKS READ IN JULY









I was a bit like a dragonfly in July. I darted from book to book, consuming each one and almost all of them were excellent. All but two of them were short and my total read was the highest so far this year: 13!

Stats: 13 books read. 12 fiction. 10 written by women. 3 mysteries. 3 speculative fiction. 3 historical fiction. 1 crime fiction. 1 for middle-grade readers. 1 nonfiction.

Favorites: The Essex Serpent, Pachinko, Sister Golden Hair, She Rides Shotgun
Least favorite: And Then There Were None


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My August reading plan includes several long books so who knows when I will hit 13 read in a month again. I am also reading the first volume of Robert A Caro's biography of Lyndon B Johnson, at the rate of 10 pages a day. Who knows when I will finish that because it is super long. But nothing else has taken me away from the worries about the current administration like this book has. No President the United States has had was perfect and some were quite bad. We survived them all. So far.

How was your reading in July? Which were your favorites?

Happy reading in August!!

10 comments:

  1. Wow, looks like you had a great month of reading in July!

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  2. You can't complain; you had a great reading month. :-)

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  3. I'm lucky to keep up with my average of seven books a month. Thirteen? I can't even imagine it!

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    1. Well it was kind of amazing how the finished books kept piling up. There were several that were such page-turners for me that I read them in one day or two. It was fun. Sometimes I just like to read until my eyeballs are smarting!

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  4. Sounds like a record: 13! Quite a few great books. My favs for July were The Glass Castle and Everybody's Son. Happy reading in August.

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    1. Actually, being the nerd that I am, I have records going back to 2006. My record is 19 in one month, which I have hit a few times. There are just so many books I want to read! The Glass Castle is one I read almost without stopping.

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  5. That you read 13 books is slightly mind blowing for me, well done! And happy reading to you in August too :-)

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    1. I rather blew my own mind but it sure was fun!

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