Friday, August 10, 2012

Books Read in July

Once again, the end of the month took me by surprise!  How could July have passed so quickly?  I usually start my monthly summary with a photo from the month, but my camera broke on one of the last days of our vacation in June, and I just got a new one last week.

July was a good reading month, continuing with my Big Book Summer Challenge and also squeezing in lots of smaller books.  I finished:
  • Cardboard, a graphic novel by Doug Tennapel
  • The Postmistress, a novel set at the start of World War II by Sarah Blake
  • Ready Player One, a novel by Ernest Cline
  • Sharp North, a teen/YA dystopian novel by Patrick Cave, read for the Big Book Summer Challenge
  • Drama, a graphic novel by Raina Telgemeier
  • Amulet: Prince of the Elves, a graphic novel by Kazu Kibushi
  • Bird and Squirrel on the Run!, a graphic novel by James Burks
 It was an all-fiction month for me!  I read two grown-up novels, one lengthy teen/YA novel, and 4 graphic novels.  The graphic novels are an unusual twist for me - Scholastic sent a bunch for review, so I squeezed them in among the longer novels.  My favorite of the month?  That's an easy one - I loved Ready Player One and so did my husband and son!

I made some progress in my 2012 challenges:  I added only one new state to my Where Are You Reading 2012 Challenge:  Ready Player One takes place in Oklahoma (in 2045 but it's still Oklahoma!).  None of the graphic novels actually specified a location.  Sharp North counted for both my Dystopian Challenge and my 12 in '12 Challenge to read 12 books from my TBR shelf.  And I added 1 book to my What's In a Name Challenge (don't you think you might find Cardboard in a backpack?  maybe?).  And I added another book, Sharp North, to my own Big Book Summer Challenge.

So, I had a pretty good reading month in July.  How about you?  What was your favorite book read last month?

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sue...great July, lot's of graphic novels I see. I've been seeing a lot of Ready Player-One talk lately - I'm not familiar with it really.