Wednesday, August 6, 2014

What I Read in July

My niece and nephew came to visit for the month of July, along with my brother and his wife.  You can probably guess that I spent every spare second I had with these two precious babies.  

Every second not spent with the kids was spent doing this.  Ticket to Ride.  The obsession is real.

I was worried that my reading would suffer this month due to having family in town and wanting to be with them, but it actually turned out to be quite a nice month in books as well.  Here's what I read:

I Remember Beirut by Zeina Abirached

Animal Madness by Laurel Braitman

The Roommates: True Tales of Friendship, Rivalry, Romance, and Disturbingly Close Quarters

The Curiosity by Stephen P. Kiernan

The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

Y: The Last Man, Volumes 3-6

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

The Farm by Tom Rob Smith

Summer House With Swimming Pool by Herman Koch

Finding Me by Michelle Knight

Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia

Alex + Ada by Sarah Vaughn

xo Orpheus edited by Kate Bernheimer

Total books read: 16
Total pages read: 4963

I'm definitely going to make my goal of 130 books this year, given that I'm already at 102.  I'm thinking that I'll probably make it to more like 175, especially if I keep up the same pace this fall as I've had this summer.  What about you, Reader Friends?  Read anything good in July?


  1. Two audiobooks:
    Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy. I'd read this years ago. It's a little dated but still a good story.
    Origins of a D-List Supervillain by Jim Bernheimer. This is a prequel. The original (Confessions of a D-List Supervillain) is really a good read and listen. This second can was just as good, and can easily be the first D-List Supervillain novel to be read or listened to.

    I re-read The Guns of Avalon, the second book in Roger Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber

  2. You had a great reading month with family, well done. Glad you got to enjoy both.