Thursday, August 3, 2017

July 2017 - Monthly Wrap-Up

July 2017

If I had to sum up July with one word...it would be HOT!  It was pretty miserable for some of the month and I ended up floating in my pool more than usual.  We were off of work the first week of the month and had fun hanging out around the house.  I read a lot more books than I usually get through in a month which is a bit of a surprise since I started the month out pretty slow in regards to reading.  I was pretty consistent with blogging in July, posting 27 days in the month. 

I am linking this post to the Monthly Wrap-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

Reviews Posted
http://carolesrandomlife.blogspot.com/2017/07/audiobook-review-good-girl-by-mary.htmlhttp://carolesrandomlife.blogspot.com/2017/07/blog-tour-review-lord-of-lies-by-amy.htmlhttp://carolesrandomlife.blogspot.com/2017/07/review-bring-her-home-by-david-bell.html

Reading Stats
Books Read: 20 total
Audiobooks: 8
Digital Books: 10
Print Books: 2
3 of these were re-reads

Book Source for Books Read in July
NetGalley: 6
Edelweiss: 2
First to Read: 2
Sent by the Publisher: 4
Purchased: 4
Borrowed: 2

Challenges
Goodreads: 112/100 - Completed!!
Blogger Shame: 0 read towards the challenge in July

Favorites of the Month

Up Next

How was your month? Do you have any reading or blogging goals for July?

36 comments:

  1. OMG, it’s so hot here, too. I can’t stand heat. It looks like you got a lot of reading done, though. I just sat here and tried not to melt.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I have been melting over here. I am really kind of surprised that I read as much as I did this month.

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  2. Yes hot!!! Wow great reading month and congrats on your GR challenge. Hope you enjoy Spellbook!!

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    1. I am really looking forward to that one!

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  3. My month was great but stinky reading-wise. Like you, I took a week off for a stay-cation but I got zero reading done! We did some road-tripping to nearby locations we had never visited in the 20+ years we've lived in our state. It was fun but I missed reading.

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    1. I didn't get a lot of reading done during my time off but I listened to a lot of audios during the second part of the month. I am glad you had fun on your time off :)

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  4. You had a great month. I will be listened to Spellbook of the Lost and Found next week. I loved her last book on audio.

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    1. I can't wait to start that book. I am thinking it will be next week actually.

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  5. I like Harlan Coben's books, will definitely pick that one up. I have one Ilona Andrews book on my shelf, am currently reading Christine Feehan's Carpathian series, and loving it!! Nice books!!

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    1. Love Harlan Coben! Ilona Andrews is another favorite. I haven't read Feehan yet but hope to someday.

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  6. It was pretty in July for us too! I'm glad you had a great reading month!

    Here’s my July Monthly Wrap Up!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  7. Yes, blistering hot for us, too. Sorry your reading was down this month, but great that you made your blogging posts. Love the variety in your books read stacked.

    Have a great August, Carole!

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    1. My reading started out slow but I actually read more than normal for the month. I am really enjoying any nicer days as they come.

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  8. The heat. Yep. Awful horrid hateful. lol That is some awesome reading. I've read four of them and enjoyed them quite a bit :) Hope you have an awesome August!

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    1. It has been like an oven around here. Thanks, Anna!

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  9. Sorry about the heat. Glad to hear you had an awesome reading month in July, Carole. I hope you have another one this month. Happy reading.
    I need to check out some of your posts. :)

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    1. Thanks, Geybie! I am looking forward to August but it will be a busy month so I doubt I will get as much done.

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  10. It's gotten really hot again in Spain, which kind of makes me look forward to fall o.O

    You had a really good month of reviews, I hope August will be good for you as well.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Keep cool, Lexxie! I don't know if I am quite ready for fall but high heat on a daily basis is hard. Luckily, we are catching a bit of break right now.

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  11. I'm reading Spell Book in August too!

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  12. wow 20 books read this month is great ! congrats for completing the challenge :)
    and all of books you read this month, this summer must be very hot, huh ? XD
    nice post!

    https://bunnyawn.blogspot.co.id/

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    1. We had a very hot July. I went with a low number for the challenge so that I wouldn't have to stress over it. Everything from now on is just extra :)

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  13. Spellbook was so good! I hope you love it. One of my blogging goals is to do more discussion posts. They are really hard, but I am trying.

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    1. I hope to read Spellbook this week. I really need to try to do some discussion posts but I find them hard to do as well.

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  14. You've done well with your reading. Yea to finishing the Goodreads challenge!

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    1. I was happy with my results for the month. I am really excited that I don't have to stress over the challenge anymore this year.

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  15. I can relate to the hot! Not only have you had a consistent week but it looks like all your books were great reads too! I'm really excited to see what you think of The Spell Book of the Lost and Found. I'm really curious about that one.

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    1. It has cooled down now but some of July was rough. I am crossing my fingers that I will enjoy Spellbook!

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  16. Yay for being able to get so much more reading done than usual! But YES, it has been so hot here in NC. Our air conditioner broke and is still not completely fixed so I am hoping it will cool down soon. :

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    1. I don't know what I would have done without ac working properly. I hope you get yours fixed soon!

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  17. July were I live was hot too! Most of my time was spent either in front of a fan or in AC. August, though, has been a lot cooler. I can even smell fall slightly, which makes the fall lover in me so happy. That's awesome you go so many books read this month! The Spellbook of the Lost and Found looks amazing. I'll be curious to hear your thoughts on it. Happy reading! :)

    Lauren @ Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf

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    1. August has really cooled down here as well. It seems like a lot of people are excited to read Spellbook of the Lost and Found.

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