Saturday, August 1

July Wrap Up!

This month started off a little slow for me, but picked up in the end, I had to back down from a challenge, meaning I failed my third this year, but I knew I'd have to read the four books for the challenge fast, and since they were all 600 pages or more, I didn't want to jepordize the story, so I stepped down and went to working on some of the other challenges. I've also been a bit of a bad blogger this month, partly because I let my self get behind on reviews, and because I keep forgetting to post my links on the challenge pages. Opps!

This month I read 9 books again. (Just like June), I still wish I had read more, but still not a bad month. Here's what I read for July;

1) Fishbowl by Sarah Mlynowski - 5.5/10
2) Caenus and the Quiver of Artemis by Christopher S. Ledbetter - 7.5/10
3) The Queen in Winter by Claire Delacroix, Lynn Kurland, Sharon Shinn and Sarah Monette (collection of short stories) -7.5/10
4) All Our Wordly Goods by Irène Némirovksy - 8.5/10
5) Amsterdam - Ian McEwan - 4.5/10
6) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling - 8.75/10
7) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K Rowling - 10/10
8) The Legend of Sleepy Hallow by Washington Irving - 7/10
9) A Good House by Bonnie Burnard - 8.5/10

My favourite book of the month (that is, that is not a re-read) was All Our Wordly Goods and A Good House. My least favourite book of the month was Amsterdam and Fishbowl.

I didn't finish any challenges this month, but as I said before I stepped down from one, which is code for failed, and signed up onto a new challenge, and will be signing up for another challenge after this post. Well I'm thinking about it, we'll see.

Here's my progress on the challenges so far:

Failed Challenge

The Themed Reading Challening - 0/4 Books Read

Currently in Progress

(Another) 1% Well Read Challenge (My List)
Progress: 7/13

1st in a Sereis Challenge (My List)
Progress: 3/12

100+ Challenge (My List)
Progress: 57/100

18th and 19th Century Women Writers (My List)
Progress: 0/8

3rd Canadian Challenge (My List)
Progress: 0/13

999 Challenge (My List)
Progress: 24/81

A - Z Challenge (My List)
Progress: 38/52

Book Awards Challenge III (My List)
Progress: 1/5

Chick Lit Challenge (My List)
Progress: 1/10

Chunkster Challenge (My List)
Progress: 0/3

Decades Challenge (My List)
Progress: 5/9

Dewey's Challenge (My List)
Progress: 2/6

EBook Challenge (My List)
Progress: 1/10

Number Challenge (My List)
Progress 0/5

RYOB Challenge (My List)
Progress: 19/25

Summer Lovin' Challenge (My List)
Progress: 2/14

TBR Challenge (My List)
Progress: 2/12

War Through the Generations (WWII) (My List)
Progress: 2/5

Whats in a Name Challenge (My List)
Progress: 0/6

Young Adult Challenge (My List)
Progress: 4/12

Okay, so that was my month, I need to get working one some of these challenges, because I'm behind on some, and December will be here before I know it.


  1. As ever I am impressed by your challenge spread. Wow. I don't think you should feel bad for giving one up!

  2. The zombie chickens are coming. You have an award here. :)