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July 2011 Wrap Up

Okay, so this post is long overdue. xD Practically half a month overdue. But with a week’s vacation and a load of summer reading to get finished before school starts next month (!!), I’ve been freaking out much more than is necessary. Thankfully, things have calmed. In time for me to tell you what I read last month:

Losing Faith-Denise Jaden
Cryer’s Cross-Lisa McMann
Peter and the Shadow Thieves-Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
The Spell Book of Listen Taylor-Jaclyn Moriarty
Shine-Lauren Myracle
Storm Thief-Chris Wooding
Song of the Sparrow-Lisa Ann Sandell
Delirium-Lauren Oliver
Peter Pan-J.M. Barrie
Fractured: Happily Never After?-Joanna Karaplis
Past Midnight-Purnhagen
A Nail Through the Heart-Timothy Hallinan

Books I purchased: 3
Won in Contest: 1
Borrowed from friend: 0
Checked out from library: 6
Review books: 2
Pages read:4086

Challenge Status:

Show Me the Free: 1/12
2011 Debut Author Challenge: 1/12
Edgar Awards Reading Challenge: 1/5
2011 Book Blogger Recommendation Challenge: 9/15
Retold Fairy Tales: 9/6
Nicholas Sparks Reading Challenge: 1/4

I read 12 books in July, and out of all of them, I’ve got to say that there were plenty of new favorites for me here. From old classics like Peter Pan to a brand new series starter like Delirium, this month had loads of books that I’ll be returning to again and again.

How was your July?

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July 2010 Wrap Up

It’s August, and I wish I could stop time and make this month last longer. I’m not looking forward to it ending and going back to school in September.

In July, I read:

The Iron King-Julie Kagawa
Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover-Ally Carter
And Another Thing…-Eoin Colfer
The Maze Runner-James Dashner
Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas-James Patterson
Size 12 is Not Fat-Meg Cabot
Finnikin of the Rock-Melina Marchetta
Ink Exchange-Melissa Marr
Princess Ben-Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Books I purchased: 2
Borrowed from friend: 2
Checked out from library: 5
Review books: 0

Challenge Status:
What’s In a Name?  3/6
Jane Austen Challenge 0/6
2010 Chick Lit Challenge 6/8
2010 Support Your Local Library Challenge 10/50

I read less in July than in June, but I have so many great books on my TBR pile that I’m not at all disappointed. Plus, so many great book releases in August! The next Artemis Fowl book, Mockingjay, You Wish, and Clockwork Angel .

How was your July?