Sunday Post #38 – July ’15 in Review

Posted August 2, 2015 by Lillian in Features / 10 Comments

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I cannot believe it is August already?! Where did July go?! This month was a good month! I became an aunt again x2 and little man I got down to see family twice before the month was up.

I read 17 books this month!! And I completed my Goodreads challenge of reading 100 books this year 😀 What have you read this month?

Favorite July Read

Book Cover for "The Selection" by Kiera Cass
Book Cover for "Obsidian" by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I couldn’t pick just one book this month! I took the plunge and read two books that I’ve owned for a couple of years now. Needless to say I LOVED them!!! The Selection while not my normal dystopian read was still a great read! It had all the elements I love AND hate in YA fiction yet they balanced each other nicely. Obsidian just sucked me in!! I couldn’t get enough of it! In fact, I lucked out! BookOutlet(dot)com is has the Lux series on sale. I was able to get them all for just 5 dollars 😀 I predict binge reading in my near future 😉

Favorite July Quote

“I’ve always found that the most beautiful people, truly beautiful inside and out, are the ones who are quietly unaware of their effect….The ones who throw their beauty around, waste what they have? Their beauty is only passing. It’s just a shell hiding nothing but shadows and emptiness.” ~from Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Reviews in July

Other July Fun

Coming Up this Week

  • Merry Mondays | When do you start your Christmas shopping?
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
  • Top Ten Tuesday | “Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read/Want To Read” via the Broke and the Bookish
  • Gildemer: The Present and The Beginning by A.S. Oren – review
  • The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas – review
  • Beginnings (Lux Series, #1-2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout – review
  • Feature & Follow Friday | “If you could have 3 wishes granted, what would they be?” via Alison Can Read and Parajunkee’s View
  • Weekend Reads | Lumikki Andersson series by Salla Simukka – series review

Christmas in July

Merry Mondays Summer Edition

With the year a little more than halfway over, I couldn’t resist bringing a little holiday cheer to the summer. Merry Mondays is a weekly feature that I started last December and I thought would be fun for July as well. Each week will have a different theme all centered around Christmas and the holiday season. Want to participate? Click here for the dates and topics. Also if you participate, be sure to come back here and link-up your post! This is the last week until December!!! If you have any suggestions for future topics, shoot me an email: momwithareadingproblem(at)gmail(dot)com 😀

This Week’s Book Fix

Book Cover for "Ink and Bone" by Rachel Caine

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine (Library)

Book Cover for "Unhinged" by A.G. Howard

Unhinged by A.G. Howard (Library – audio & eBook)

Book Cover for "Ensnared" by A.G. Howard

Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Purchased – Hardback)

Book Cover for "The Marian" by Taylor Houlin

The Marian by Taylor Hohulin (eARC from Author)

Book Cover for "Gildemer: The Beginning" by A.S. Oren

Gildemer: The Beginning by A.S. Oren (eARC from Author)

Book Cover for "A Thousand Nights" by E.K. Johnson

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnson (eARC from Publisher)

What are you looking forward to in August?

I am both dreading and looking forward to this month! Little man starts school in one week 🙁 We go for orientation this week and I’m so not ready for this! I’m going to be a basket case when he starts Kindergarten if this is how I’m handling pre-K!!

Besides that I’ve got a lot of work I’m doing on a possible start-up business. I’m looking to bring in a little money working from home and doing what I love all at the same time 😀 Yes people I know it’s hard to imagine, but I do have other loves besides books! I’ll share at the end of the month if all goes according to plan 😉

Since I’ve finished my Goodreads challenge 4 months early, I plan to focus on reading my review copies and catching up on some older books that I never got the chance to read. What do you plan to do this month? Any good books lined up?

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10 responses to “Sunday Post #38 – July ’15 in Review

  1. Wow! You had a busy month! And I can’t believe you’ve finished your GR challenge so early. I didn’t actually set a goal this year…

    And I hope all goes well with getting your son to school. I’m sure you’ll (both) be fine!

    Deb
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  2. Congrats on becoming an aunt again, times 2! I’m glad you and little man got to see the family twice in July, I’m sure that was both fun and lovely for both you and the rest of the family.
    I’m glad you enjoyed Obsidian so much, Lillian, I had some problems with it, but will still continue with the series, because the writing is so good 🙂
    Good luck with your plans for a start-up, I hope it pans out the way you want it to.
    Have a fantastic week ahead and happy reading.
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  3. I am so jealous you read 100 books and finished your goal! That’s awesome! Congrats.
    Is his kindergarten all day? I still can’t believe I have one in 5th grade and one in 2nd. These babies grow up way to fast.

    I need to finish A.G. Howards books, I enjoyed the first one and have been wondering what happened. Looking forward to seeing what you think of them.

    I hope you have a great week, Lillian! Happy Reading! ox
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  4. Wow, it sounds like you’ve had a really productive month! Like you, I’m both anticipating and dreading August. I go back to work in a coup,e of weeks, and have mixed feelings about my new students. The incoming class is the toughest (behavior wise) in the school, I should know. I taught them when they were 3rd graders. At the same time I’m excited to begin a new year. Plus, my birthday is this month.

    I’ve also reached my reading challenge goals. I’ve reset them to be higher, but I’ve about reached them again. After I do, I’m going to leave well enough alone and start purging my iPad. Trying to put a hold on new book purchases until I do.

    Sounds like you’ve got a lot planned this month. Look forward to reading all about it.
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  5. I love the covers that are on those books. They are all so different! Your the 2nd blogger I have seen that their child goes to school next week. The kids where I am from don’t go to school till the 1st of Sept. I homeschool my son so I kinda get to choose when he starts. But, he’ll start on the 1st.

    I hope you have a great week!

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