July Wrap-up

Holy crap I read a lot of books this month! Sadly, that list includes the worst book I’ve ever read, but what can you do? It’s gotta be read sometime.

I read a lot of thrillers this month because apparently it’s “recommend thrillers” month everywhere, and they were mostly okay, except for the aforementioned worst book ever. I’m not sure what it is I don’t like about thrillers, but I think I’ll trade them in for more mysteries next month if I can find some good ones.

I also finished two challenges this month, holy crap again! I finished off my 45th book for the Countdown Challenge, which seemed to take forever! I had six of the years done by February and the seventh by May, but it took then two more months to finish off 2007 and 2009. The latter I understand, since I had to wait until January to start those, but I wonder why books from 2007 didn’t make it to my list much.

The Chunkster Challenge is also officially finished, with six 450-page monsters finished. I’m going to keep listing books there until November, though, in case you find yourself hankering for giant book recommendations in the future.

Other things I did this month: I tried to start some discussions, but failed miserably! If you want to give me a months-early birthday present, you could go check them out.
Wisconsin Library Debate
On Serialized Novels

Alternately, you can tell me that you come here because I’m pretty and I should keep my non-book thoughts to myself. 🙂

Onto the numbers!

Days spent reading: 27
Books read: 15
…in fiction: 15
…in fantasy: 6
…in thriller: 4
…in speculative fiction: 3
…in historical: 1
…in mystery: 1
…in young adult: 2
…in children’s: 4

Series reads: Codex Alera, Old Man’s War, Harry Potter

Favorite book: The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster (Review) 9/10

Challenges
Countdown Challenge: +3 books for 45/45 Completed!
Summer Lovin’ Challenge: +6 books for 6/10
Chunkster Challenge: +1 books for 6/6 Completed!
The Baker Street Challenge: +0 books for 0/3
My Year of Reading Dangerously Challenge: +2 books for 3/12
Orbis Terrarum Challenge: +0 books for 8/10

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