August 2, 2015

Monthly Wrap-Up: July 2015



Here it is, August already. Have you noticed how the time zips by faster with every year? Perhaps you've also noticed that I sound more and more like my grandmother every day?

How was July for you? Here's how it looked for me:

Fiction: 


A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee


Nonfiction:

The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck

Extras:

I normally wouldn't include children's books in my monthly wrap-up. I don't read them often, for one thing. But I read these five very deliberately. They are new to the bookstore and I wanted to be familiar with them for when customers ask for recommendations. Each one is adorable and most have a fantastic message for kids (and parents!).


Heather Has Two MommiesRed: A Crayon's StoryWhat Pet Should I GetThe Day the Crayons Quit, and Meet the Dullards. You can't go wrong with any of these.

Favorites:

Favorite Fiction: Did You Ever Have a Family

Favorite Nonfiction: Oregon Trail (Yes, it was my only nonfiction. It was also endlessly fascinating.)


How was July for you? Did you have a clear favorite for the month? I'd love to hear about it!

19 comments:

  1. I don't know if I had a clear favorite for the month, but two stood out (among the four I read): A Red Death by Walter Mosley and The Golden Scales by Parker Bilal. Both were good murder mysteries and I look forward to reading more in each series.

    Also I've noticed that time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping...into the future too. ;) It's weird like that.

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  2. I'm pumped to read Did You Ever Have a Family, it sounds so great! I think I'm going to add A Man Called Ove to my in real life book club roster (since apparently I'm in charge of that now).

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  3. The summer has flown by and feel like I didn't get much reading in but overall some great reads. I just picked up the new Backman at the library and received the Clegg ARC. Hearing you enjoyed it makes me want to get to it faster!

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  4. I'm ordering The Oregon Trail today! I can't wait!

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  5. My favs for July were Station Eleven and The Book of Night Women - any time I can't choose one book in a month, it's a good month! It's crazy that it's August already, isn't it?

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  6. I've got Did You Ever Have a Family waiting for me and you and Leah have gotten me excited about it! I've also got A Man Called Ove on my radar thanks to you and Kerry! Great July!

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  7. Just purchased Oregon Trail... can't wait to get started!

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  8. I've heard great things all around about The Day the Crayons Quit. Maybe I will see if we can pick it up on our weekly library trip...

    Here's to a great August! :)

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  9. I'm totally excited about Did You Ever Have a Family now - I keep hearing great things and it's on the Booker list, so there must be something about it.

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  10. So you think Did You Ever Have a Family deserves to be on the Man Booker list? I just started Lila and I may read a few of the selections. Sounds like this one would be a good one to read.

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  11. Far and away my fave for July was Claire North's madcap chasey sci-fo novel Touch. I'm nervous to try and review it because I liked it so much -- I'm afraid I won't be able to capture how absorbing and weird and great it was.

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  12. I am looking forward to Did You Ever Have a Family, but it worries me when so many people like it, and it's up for awards. Will I like it? I read a lot of good books in July, but I think Pretty Baby was my favorite, I may have read in June, but it published in July, does that count?

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  13. I honestly have no idea how this year is just zipping on by, like August, really?!

    I'm really interested in Did You Ever Have A Family - sounds interesting, I'll be keeping my eye out for that in the future.

    July was a slowish reading month for me, three books read. I did discover a new to me author that I'm keen to read more of - Heather Gudenkauf.

    All Things Bookish – Jade Louise

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  14. I was planning on getting "What Pet Should I Get" for my kids at Christmas, but I really don't think *I* can wait that long....they may end up getting a "just because"present soon!

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  15. I enjoyed Go Set A Watchman. Still have to post my review though.
    Happy August reading!

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  16. Outlander took up most of my reading time and I loved it, so that's fine with me! On the nonfiction side, I enjoyed Heart Sisters a whole lot because it added so much and confirmed so much in my study of relationships.

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  17. All of those kids books look adorable :) My nephew's birthday was this month... and I'm a bad aunt and didn't get him anything yet, so maybe one of these!

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  18. Are you going to review Family? I haven't started it yet so would love to hear your thoughts!

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  19. I love seeing you recommend some children's titles! :) :) :)

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