Tuesday, August 7, 2018

July 2018 Monthly Wrap Up



So with June being such a crap month (let's be honest) I had such high hopes for July.  While I didn't seem to live up to those lofty goals, I did manage to read 7 things this month and with one being Stephen King book, I am gonna take it as a win.  Gotta get cracking in August because Goodreads is just downright mocking me at this point.  So here's a quick look:

Sparrow Hill Road: Seanan McGuire 4/5
The Outsider: Stephen King 5/5
Lizzie: Dawn Ius 3/5
The Mermaid: Christina Henry 4/5
Smothered: Autumn Chiklis 4/5
The Girl in the Green Silk Gown: Seanan McGuire 5/5
'Twas the Knife Before Christmas: Jacqueline Frost 5/5

So in retrospect, three 5/5 books is pretty darn good and I had three 4/5 as well.  I'd say overall my favorite was "The Outsider" and I guess if you're going strictly by ratings, "Lizzie" was my last fave.  But at 3/3 it was still a good read.  

Gee, who knew doing this post would make me feel better.  What did you read this month???


20 comments:

  1. I think you had a great reading month! I think I've only had 1 5-star book this whole year!

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    1. Maybe I'm too generous but my system works for me :)

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  2. Yeah, Kings books should count as two they're so long. LOL Sounds like you had a pretty good month:)

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    1. I did and heck some King books should count as 3!

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  3. The good thing is that none of the books were rubbish, so that is always a bonus!

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  4. It's always nice to look back and realize you actually read more than you realized. And so many 5 star books, that's awesome😁

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  5. I think reading a few great books is better than reading a bunch of average ones. I hope you’re having a good August and getting lots of reading done.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. So far August has been good. I've already read 5 things and it's only the 8th.

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  6. I've been looking longingly at that mermaid book so good to see a 4/5 review.
    Lynn :D

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  7. You read SEVEN books in ONE month?! WOW!! I ADMIRE you!! I'm lucky if I can read THREE. Lol.

    I already have "Sparrow Hill Road" on my GR shelves. I like ghost stories, and this collection looks VERY interesting! I've just added "The Girl in the Green Silk Gown", too. Since I ADORE mermaid stories, I've added "The Mermaid", as well.

    I might add "Smothered". Not sure yet, as it hits too close to home...pun intended! :)

    No comment on the horror novels, of course! Lol.

    Thanks for sharing!! HUGS & "WOOF, WOOF"!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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    1. I think you'll like them. The formatting of Sparrow Hill Road is different but once you get used to it, it flows pretty well.

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    1. Thanks Carole. Hope you are still recovering well!

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  9. Stephen King books always seem so lofty when they come to page count. Whenever you have a month with more than one five-star read, I count it as a huge success. Hope your August goes well!

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    2. I know but it's sad, whenever I read a novella by him, I always claim that I want something longer!

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  10. 'Twas the Knife Before Christmas... I need this one! Just for that title!! :)

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