August 1, 2013

Goodbye July

Please don't try this at home
The books I gobbled up in July:
  1. The Wonder Bread Summer by Jessica Anya Blau
  2. The Translator by Nina Schuyler
  3. The Queen's Vow by C.W. Gortner
  4. The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian
  5. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  6. Mandatory Release by Jess Riley
  7. Tampa by Alissa Nutting
  8. The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison
  9. The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell by William Klaber
  10. Zinsky the Obscure by Ilan Mochari
  11. Here We Are & There We Go by Jill Dobbe
  12. Pilgrim's Wilderness by Tom Kizzia*
  13. The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro*
  14. Save Yourself by Kelly Braffet*
  15. The Last Summer of the Camperdowns by Elizabeth Kelly
  16. The Returned by Jason Mott*
  17. The Telling Room by Michael Paterniti*
*Review coming soon

July, you were so good to me! The weather was disgustingly hot but that did wonders for my reading. What else can a girl do when just blinking causes her to sweat? Read, that's what! 


How was July for you? What are you looking forward to in August? Let's have a great one!

59 comments:

  1. Great month!!! I was just one book shy of you. I will be reading The Perfume Collector soon - what did you think of it?

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    1. I REALLY liked it a lot! I hope you do too! :D

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  2. As always, you were a reading MACHINE!

    Here's to a kick-ass August! :-)

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    1. I really should have named my blog something along those lines. Maybe in my next life ;)

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  3. Wow that's a lot of books! I started Paleo last month and my ADHD went down dramatically and I was able to read a lot more than I usually do so my July was great!

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    1. I just looked up that diet, very cool! I'm going to share that with some folks :) I'm glad you had a great July! Here's to a great August as well.

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  4. You did have a great month in books! Here's to a wonderful August!

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  5. Another stellar month, hope August is just as productive! I'm dedicating more time to reading this month. I have a lot I want and need to get done and i've missed reading time!

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    1. I have a great feeling about August. I'm doing Bout of Books and Conquering the Book Stacks. (More about those on Sunday!) So, I have high hopes that I'll be able to make a real dent in my tbr pile :)

      Good luck in August Tanya, hope you're able to up your reading time!

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  6. Awesome jerb! I only read 6 books in July. I could have done more, but I was on vacation one week of the month (and I'm not a good reader on vacation... unless I'm driving. Hello audio!), one was a brick (Under the Dome), and I MOVED AGAIN. ugh. So hopefully August will be better for me!

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    1. Moving will screw up any sort of plans, that's for sure! And you had that big ol' brick in there too :) Here's to an awesome August!

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  7. Great job! I limited my reading last month to old favorites/classics and light reads. I can't believe it's already August. This summer has flown by.

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    1. This summer really is zipping by isn't it? It goes faster and faster as the years go by, I swear. I love the idea of reading classics and faves for a month, that's brilliant~!

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  8. I agree! July was only good for sitting in the AC with a good book and a cold drink.

    I'm looking forward to your reviews of The Returned and The Telling Room. Have a happy August!

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    1. Yup, that was the entirety of my July, lol.

      I liked them both Lindsey, can't wait to review them!

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  9. You are the speediest reader in all the land. I'm jealous. I've heard great things about The Perfume Collector- I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

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    1. Thank you ma'am! I really liked The Perfume Collector. It was one of those books where you'd dive in and not look up for hours. :)

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  10. I've been wanting to read Sandcastle Girls and The Light in the Ruins. My kids are away at camp this week, so I've decided I'd rather be in Italy or France. (I've never been) I started reading Beautiful Ruins. So, maybe The Light in the Ruins is next!

    Have you read Beautiful Ruins?

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    1. I'd rather be in Italy or France as well Heidi ;) Stick to all of those Ruin books. Yep, I read Beautiful Ruins! The setting is fantastic!

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  11. July looks like it has been a great month, it is very hot here as well and I also read more than I normally do. But that is not really a punishment!
    Kind regards,

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    1. Not a punishment at all right? It was more like a great excuse! ;)

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  12. You certainly did have a good month. Lots of pages turned for you. :)

    ENJOY your day.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog

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    1. Yes indeed I did! :D I'm quite happy with it!

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  13. Yet another awesome month for you! I'm still waiting for your review of Tampa... ;-)

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    1. Dammit Kelly! LOL ;) I don't WANT to review it. I totally should though, shouldn't I?

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  14. You did awesome in July! :) Hopefully you can keep up the momentum in August!

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    1. Thanks chica! It was an excellent reading month :D

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  15. Wow, that was quite a productive August for you! But I agree, bad weather definitely helps. For us in the Pacific Northwest, prime reading time starts in about mid-October and last until mid-June! Ha!

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    1. Oh my. I think I need to move to your neck of the woods! ;)

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  16. Every month you manage to put us all to shame. I thought I'd had a good reading month but it pales in comparison to yours. I hate the heat but I can't deny that it is pretty good for reading!

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    1. I'm some sort of freakish reading machine though ;) The other day I told a girlfriend about how much I read a year. She looked at me, very concerned and asked if I maybe have a problem ;) Ha ha!

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  17. 17 books is spectacular! I managed 13 which made me pleased as punch.

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    1. We both had a great month :) Yay us!

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  18. Your monthly lists always look so impressive, this one is crazy - especially because Owen Meany is on there and that thing is chunky! I can't wait to see some of your new reviews!

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    1. I think April was my craziest reading month so far this year. 18 books? Maybe? My memory stinks, lol.

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  19. So many cool titles! Thanks for sharing some new ones to me. I added a few to my wishlist because of your reviews, to name one, Owen Meany. Thanks again, and enjoy August!

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    1. I hope that you enjoy the ones that you read Rita :) I'd love to hear what you think of them afterwards! You have a great August too

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  20. Whaaat? Not a single book in common. Great reading month, though.

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    1. That's kinda crazy isn't it?? Yep, it really was :D

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  21. Wow, great list!! I am excited to hear what you think about Pilgrim's Wilderness -- I have that one but haven't started it yet.

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    1. That one was a bucket of crazy! Really good :) I think my review is scheduled for tomorrow?

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  22. I'm Impressed! That is a lot of reading. My first reaction was to ask if you ever sleep, but then I remembered that if I spent the time I spend on the Internet (like right now) reading actual books, I would probably have a lot more to say for myself! Congratulations on what I'm assuming are spectacular time management skills! ;)

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    1. It completely agree, Marie. If I would spend as much time reading as I do on the Internet, I would have a lot more books read. :) GREAT POINT.

      Elizabeth
      Silver's Reviews

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    2. Thanks Marie :) I'm a very lucky gal. For one thing I read lickedy-split fast. Then, I'm a homeschooling mom and I make sure we have a lot of reading time :) Also? My house looks like a cyclone hit it, ha ha!

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  23. I've come to the conclusion that EVERY month is a great reading month for you and I'll be surprised when you have a "bad" one!

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    1. LOL, maybe I should quit this monthly update business until I do have a bad month? ;)

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  24. Goodness, you did do some gobbling! I had a few leisurely reads and am feeling quite the shirker. My excuse is that I was on the lamb (London, Ireland) with insanely great weather so out and about all day. Hoping to read more in August, but I do enjoy your monthly round ups!

    Sarah @WordHits

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    1. Oh goodness, I wouldn't mind going on the lamb in those places! :D I hope you have a great August Sarah!

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  25. Has anyone ever told you, you read too much!? O_o

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    1. More than once my friend, more than once ;)

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  26. Wow lady! You did great in July!

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  27. Side note: It's still surprises me that we sometimes still need to tell people "Please don't try this at home" ;)

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    1. LOL, right? I didn't want someone trying to read underwater and then blaming me when it went wrong ;)

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