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 justΒ blinking causes her to sweat? Read, that’s what!Β 
How was July for you? What are you looking forward to in August? Let’s have a great one!

59 thoughts on “Goodbye July

  1. 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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  2. 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 πŸ™‚ Good luck in August Tanya, hope you're able to up your reading time!

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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! πŸ˜‰

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  12. 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. πŸ™‚ GREAT POINT.ElizabethSilver's Reviews

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  13. Thanks Marie πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ Also? My house looks like a cyclone hit it, ha ha!

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