I read a total of 8 books this month! I would like that monthly number to be more around 10, but I also won’t rush my reading. 7 out of 8 of them were ARCs, so I’ve been slowly working through my current mountain of ARCs, which is great, but I can’t wait to get to some back list titles!
Shadow Frost by Coco Ma – 4 Stars — Publication Date: October 1st, 2019
The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis – 5 Stars — Publication Date: October 1st, 2019
Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo – 3 Stars — Publication Date: October 8th, 2019
The Bone Ships by RJ Barker – 5 Stars — Publication Date: September 24th, 2019
So you may be looking at all of these titles and asking yourself, where are all of the reviews for these books? Well I have been reading ahead and holding my reviews until closer to publication. So you can expect to see reviews for all of these books on the blog soon!
Total Pages Read
This month I read a
total of 2771 pages! So I don’t do a wrap up every month, but I am going to try and get into the habit. I think this is actually a low page count for me, from looking at the other months when I did page totals. I think a large part of this is because The Gossamer Mage took me so long to get through, it just really dragged for me, but I don’t like to turn page counts or book counts into a competition against myself. The most important thing is I read three books that I gave 5 star ratings to!
EDIT: So I forgot to count the pages for The Well of Ascension somehow… so my page count is actually 3552 pages, which is more like my normal average.
Favorite Books Read
So this month I actually had three 5 star reads, which is amazing. Ever since I investigated what my 5 star reads have in common in my What Makes a Great Book? post, I have been reading titles that I like better. I totally recommend going through your 5 star reviews and seeing what the titles have in common.
My favorite book of the month was The Well of Ascension and behind that is The Good Luck Girls. The Bone Ships was also a 5 star read for me, but I loved the other two a bit more. Ever since I read the first Mistborn book, The Final Empire (check out my review here), I found that I want to read one Sanderson title a month because I love his writing and I want to make my way through his entire backlist.
Top 3 Posts of July
Introducing Top 5 Saturday Series
So I probably should have written a whole post introducing this series, but I didn’t do that, so I figured I might as well mention it now. This July I brought back a series I had started in October, which is my Top 5 Saturday series. Every Saturday I pick a topic and then I share the Top 5 books that I want to read in that topic. Everyone is invited to join, and I tag 5 people every week to join in on that topic. Share your top 5 books of the current topic– these can be books that you want to read, have read and loved, have read and hated, you can do it any way you want. It’s already started to get pretty popular, so I hope that you join me! If you want to read more about it you can check out this past week’s post here.
The topics for August are:
8/3/19 – Books with Asian Settings
8/10/19– Books about Assassins
8/17/19 – Books with Found Families
8/24/19 — Books about Dragons
8/31/19 — Books with a Road Trip
822 Blog Followers
July has been my greatest month so far! My blog just seems to keep growing, and I would like to keep it that way! I finally got 800 followers, I had been stuck in the 700’s for ever, so that was really exciting. 2,059 of my views come from search engines, and my How to get ARCs – A Guide is now the number one on Google when you search How to get ARCs. Of course I always hoped for something like this to happen, but never really expected it.