Thursday, August 01, 2013

Month in Review: July 2013

How is it that it's already August already? This summer sure is flying by! I'm a bit behind on some of the reading challenges I'm participating in, so I'm quite excited that there's a lot of bloggy events happening this month to help...

Here's a list of what I'll be participating in:
  • Conquering the Book Stacks - hosted by T over at Traveling With T...the goal is to read books from our bookshelves and not buy any new books this month! I'll be posting my list of books I plan on reading for this later today. #ctbs
  • Austen in August - hosted by Adam over at Roof Beam Reader - the goal is to read as many Jane Austen works as you can during the month. I'm aiming for 2 and you can find my list here. #AustenInAugustRBR
  • Bout of Books 8.0 - a week long read-a-thon running August 19-25th. #boutofbooks
Between these three events and the fact that I'm taking the month of August off, I'm hoping to get a lot of reading in! Do you know of any other bookish events going on in August that I'm not aware of? If so, please share!!!

Here are my reading stats for July!
  • Books read:  16

Books I read (reviewed ones have * and link to review; books not yet reviewed will be linked up once review is posted.)
  1. Fly Away-- Kristin Hannah (audio)
  2. Almost Perfect* -- Susan Mallery
  3. Sister of the Bride*-- Susan Mallery (e-book)
  4. Finger Lickin' Fifteen* -- Janet Evanovich (audio)
  5. The Apple Orchard -- Susan Wiggs (e-book)
  6. The Newcomer* -- Robyn Carr (e-book)
  7. Sizzling Sixteen* -- Janet Evanovich (audio)
  8. The Shadow Tracer* -- Meg Gardiner
  9. A Hundred Summers -- Beatriz Williams
  10. Finding Perfect* -- Susan Mallery
  11. Smokin' Seventeen -- Janet Evanovich (audio)
  12. The Promise of Stardust -- Priscille Sibley
  13. Beautiful Day -- Elin Hilderbrand
  14. Wedding Belles* -- Beth Albright
  15. The Queen's Rivals* -- Brandy Purdy
  16. Remember Me? -- Sophie Kinsella (audio)

Favorite Book of July:   
  • A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams

2013 Challenge Update:

  •  Read-a-Latte Reading Challenge -- Books Read: 70/100
  •  Library Books Reading Challenge -- Books Read: 34/50
  •  Off the Shelf Reading Challenge -- Books Read: 5/30
  •  Tea & Books Reading Challenge -- Books Read: 0/2
  •  First Reads Reading Challenge -- Books Read: 26/11+ (COMPLETED)
  •  Classics Reading Challenge -- Books Read: 0/3
  •  Historical Fiction Reading Challenge -- Books read: 19/25
  •  E-Book Reading Challenge -- Books Read: 25/25 (COMPLETED)
  •  1st in a Series Challenge -- Series started: 5/10 + 5
  •  Finish the Series Challenge -- Series completed: 0/3 + 1
  •  Cruising Thru the Cozies Reading Challenge -- Books Read: 4/13+
  •  Audio Book Challenge -- Books Listened To: 24/25
  •  Reading Challenge Addict Challenge - Challenges Finished: 2/12


  1. I was going to ask which was your fave but I see you've included that :) I'm going to do Bout of Books as well, for the first time!

    1. I've done it once or twice in the's a great way to get lots of reading time in!

  2. I'm doing Bout of Books and Austen in August too! Should be a fun month :)

    1. Yes, it should!!! I'm so glad I found out about the Austen in August event - I've been wanting to read some of Jane Austen's other books for a while. I've read P&P 3 times but haven't read any others yet. What books are you reading for that?

  3. Wonderful reading month for you. I am interested in A Hundred Summers. I just finished The Apple Orchard today and enjoyed it.

  4. Wow, you did an amazing job this week. I'm not participating in any blog events, but I'm working on finishing up some of my reading challenges too.

    Tanya Patrice


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