I was pretty sick this month so I spent a lot of time in bed and luckily got to read a lot of books! Well, a lot for ME. I’m not one of those ’20 books a month’ bloggers. I had almost two weeks off work due to a cold that landed on my sinus and chest. Since I work on a helpdesk, I didn’t want to be sounding so obviously sick when I had to answer the phone. So I lounged in bed, watching H2O: Just Add Water, sleeping a lot, and reading.
I know Taneika’s been absent a lot, she’s been burnt out from work and been sick as well. What can I say, it’s wintertime!
Monthly Wrap Up
- [4 Jul] You Before Anyone Else by Julie Cross, Mark Perini ★★★★
- [13 Jul] The Things I Didn't Say by Kylie Fornasier ★★★
- [18 Jul] The Sound of Us by Julie Hammerle ★★★
- [29 Jul] When Michael Met Mina by Randa Abdel-Fattah ★★★★
Other Blog Posts You May Have Missed:
- [7 Jul] Nemo’s Weird Reading Rules
- [15 Jul] Reflections: Characters I See Myself In
- [20 Jul] Waiting on Breaking Through (Breaking #3) by Juliana Haygert
- [25 Jul] Pokemon Go Book Tag
- [31 Jul] July Wrap Up
Posts We Found Interesting
Of Wonderland reminds us no one owes anyone anything when it comes to ARCs.
Bookloversblog tells us why she re-reads and discusses ghostwriters.
Metaphors and Moonlight was busy this month and discusses realism in big details and small details, wants to know if books should have content ratings, and wants to know if 5 star books should be perfect, and muses on how there are several things all characters seem to know how to do.
Lilybloombooks wants to know if we should be reading what everyone else is reading, and shares common misconceptions about book bloggers.
Loony Literate helps us out with 10 reasons we don’t need romance in every YA book.
Penmarkings was busy this month and reminded us we aren’t obliged to finish ARCs, wants to know if YA characters have to be role models, and argues for more than one love interest.
Paper Bindings tells us why she’ll DNF at 10%.
Coralling Books argues whether reading a series is better than a stand-alone.
Paperback Princess tells us why she hates English class handles required reading.
Of Dragons and Hearts wants to know what defines a fantasy?
Bookishness and Tea wants to know what makes us rate a book 5 stars, and also reminds us not to tell someone what they should be reading.
The Fox’s Hideaway reminds us that reviews are not the only form of book promotion.
The Caffienated Book Reviewers explains why she never changes an original rating.
Arctic Books wants to know how you define YA.
Fantasy is More Fun wants to know if it’s too late to comment?
Parajunkee shares her book blogger pet peeves.
The Sound of Us by Julie Hammerle (Thanks Pan Macmillan! Reviewed here)
The Hypnotic City by Andrea Berthot (thanks to the author! Review coming tomorrow!)
Sinful Cinderella by Anita Valle
Crystal Magic by Madeline Freeman
White Raven by JL Weil
Across the Wall by Garth Nix (Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case review coming in August!)
Dangerous Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Nine Uses For An Ex-Boyfriend by Sarra Manning
4 thoughts on “July Wrap Up”
Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight
Aww I’m sorry you weren’t feeling well :-/ Feel better!
Oh, I just wrote my review for The Hypnotic City tonight! Lol. But mine probably won’t be posted for another two weeks since I have other reviews scheduled on the blog.
Btw you cracked me up when you said I was busy this month lol. Thanks for sharing so many of my posts 🙂
I’ll keep an eye out for your Hypnotic City review. I hope you liked it as much as I did!
You were busy in July! You wrote some really great discussion posts.
Thank you for sharing my post!
It’s funny to see you mention that it’s winter in Australia because I’m currently sweating and it’s 9.30 in the morning. Would do anything for a little chill. I hope you’ll feel better soon! Happy reading!
Ugh I’m not a big fan of summer. I’m lucky where I live in that it doesn’t snow very much, so winter’s quite enjoyable.
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