Monthly Recap: July 2016

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Hope your July was as eventful as mine! My birthday was this month, I visited a few colleges, and worked on my summer assignments. Nonetheless, I still got to read quite a few books!

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I read 15 books this month, which is, I think, the most number of books I’ve ever read in a month! I’m super proud of myself, and this really helps my Goodreads challenge so I can slack off (for lack of a better word) in the coming fall!

For 2016, I signed up for 4 year-long challenges. You can see my overall progress here.

THIS MONTH

No challenges this month!

YEAR LONG

Flights of Fantasy | Goal: 20 | 9 read this month

  • THE ROSE SOCIETY by Marie Lu
  • CRUEL BEAUTY by Rosamund Hodge
  • NEVERNIGHT by Jay Kristoff
  • WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER by Rae Carson
  • THE THOUSANDTH FLOOR by Katharine McGee
  • THE ASSASSIN’S BLADE BY my queen, Sarah J. Maas
  • THE READER by Traci Chee
  • THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas
  • A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah J. Maas

Contemporary Romance | Goal: 20 | 0 read this month 

  • none this month! 😦

Debut Author | Goal: 20 | 4 read this month 

  • STALKING JACK THE RIPPER by Kerri Maniscalco
  • THE THOUSANDTH FLOOR by Katharine McGee
  • THE READER by Traci Chee
  • TELL ME SOMETHING REAL by Calla Devlin

Discussions | Goal: 15 | 1 written this month

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  • My first blogoversary is August 3rd, so make sure you check out the blog for a fun post, plus an international giveaway! 🙂
  • I’m also participating in the STALKING JACK THE RIPPER street team blog tour, so watch out for that post!
  • I’m hosting my first blog feature that will focus on bringing attention to newbie bloggers, called Welcome to the Neighborhood. I’ll have an introduction post soon, but throughout the months of September and November, I’ll be having discussions, interviews, guest posts, and other fun posts for you to read about our new book bloggers! There will also be an international giveaway (hosted by myself) plus other giveaways hosted by the featured bloggers! I’m super excited for this, and I hope you are too!

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How was your month? Let me know in the comments below or link me to your own monthly wrap-up post!

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22 thoughts on “Monthly Recap: July 2016

  1. Great monthly wrap up! A late happy birthday but I hope your day was absolutely amazing! Wow 15 books in 1 month is huuggee but way to go on kicking that Goodreads challenge’ ass!! I look forward to hearing your thoughts on Six of Crows as I’m still waiting to read that one 🙂

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  2. I’m so glad I found your blog this past month, it’s instantly become a favourite of mine! Heraps of great posts made and I’d say my top blog post of yours for this month would be How Do You Define YA? This was a very thought provoking article and it’s really changed the way I think about the YA category of books. Well done on reading 15 books this month – holy cow!! Some great ones in there too. 🙂

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  3. 15 books in one month is awesome! And it seems like you’re doing pretty well on your challenges too 🙂 Also, happy one year blogoversary! I’ll have to come back to check out that post. And that’s cool that you’ll be starting a blog feature. I’ve been blogging for a year and am still trying to figure out some sort of feature for my blog lol.

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  4. I still keep thinking about your post about how you define YA. It’s funny because I’m reading Nevernight right now and I keep thinking my response to your question would be different after reading it. I think I’ll write a post on that of my own (and I’ll be referring back to yours as well!).

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