Thursday, August 01, 2019

Month in Reviw: July 2019

This summer is flying by and I am not one bit happy about it! The only good thing about August is that I spend one week at the beach...and that is my favorite week of the summer. Other than that, it means summer is winding down...

I did manage to read quite a bit this past month and I'm very happy about that...we had some really hot days and I was quite content to sit outside for a bit - my dogs love sitting on the deck sunbathing with me! And then I would enjoy the coolness of my house the rest of the day, so lots of time for reading! Hopefully that trend continues in August :)

Reading Stats: 
  • Read this month: 22
  • Year to date: 122

Books Read:
  1. Never Look Back -- Alison Gaylin
  2. Ask Again, Yes -- Mary Beth Keane
  3. The Chain -- Adrian McKinty
  4. The Last Guest House -- Megan Miranda (audio book)
  5. How to Walk Away -- Katherine Center
  6. The Unbreakables -- Lisa Barr
  7. Girls Like Us -- Cristina Alger
  8. The Two Lila Bennetts -- Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke
  9. Mrs. Everything -- Jennifer Weiner
  10. Recursion -- Blake Crouch
  11. Last Summer -- Kerry Lonsdale
  12. One Little Secret -- Cate Holahan (e-book)
  13. Black & Blue -- James Patterson
  14. The Dare -- Carol Wyer (e-book)
  15. Gretchen -- Shannon Kirk
  16. Layover -- David Bell
  17. Meet Me In Monaco -- Hazel Gaynor & Heather Webb
  18. Montauk -- Nicola Harrison (e-book) 
  19. The Golden Hour -- Beatriz Williams
  20. Never Have I Ever -- Joshilyn Jackson
  21. Never Never -- James Patterson
  22. The Chelsea Girls -- Fiona Davis
Favorite Books of June: 
  • The Chain by Adrian McKinty
  • The Two Lila Bennetts by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke
  • Gretchen by Shannon Kirk

I am participating in 2 challenges/projects this year and I will be keeping be giving updates in these posts.


*These numbers only refer to books that have been sitting on my shelf for a while or that I have recently purchased. It does not include any review books.

  • Total # unread books on shelf at beginning of July: 186
  • Books read in July (that count): 4
  • Books bought/received as gift in July: 2
  • Books cleaned off shelf/donated: 9
  • Total unread books on shelf at end of July: 175
 YTD Stats:
  • Total # unread books on shelf at beginning of January: 186
  • Total Books read from shelves (that count): 20
  • Total Books bought/received as gift: 25
  • Total Books cleaned off shelf/donated: 16
  • Total unread books on shelf at end of July: 175


  • January's challenge: a thriller from a debut author
    •  Book read: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  • February's challenge: a thriller with a one word title
    • Book read: Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson
  • March's challenge: a thriller with the word "Woman" in the title
    • Book read: The Woman in the Dark by Vanessa Savage
  • April's challenge: a thriller written in a language other than English
    • Book read: The Darkness by Ragnar Jonasson (Icelandic)
  • May's challenge: a historical thriller
    • Book read: The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry 
  • June's challenge: a thriller that's been made into a movie
    • Book read: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • July's challenge: a new-release thriller/released in 2019
    • Book read: The Chain by Adrian McKinty
  • August's challenge: a thriller with the word "Girl" in the title
  • September's challenge: a thriller published before the year you were born
  • October's challenge: a thriller from a series that's new to you
  • November's challenge: a thriller with more than 10k reviews on Goodreads
  • December's challenge: a thriller with "Murder" "Kill" "Killing" or "Death" in the title 

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