July 2010 Wrap-Up

I was planning to post this as part of my Sunday Salon yesterday but was busy all day and never got around to it. When I finally had a moment to think about it, I was too tired to do it. I know, bad excuse but, hey, it’s the truth.

July was an average month for me reading wise, seven books. I had one DNF – The Rosetta Key by William Dietrich. It’s only my third DNF of the year which isn’t bad. Usually by this time I have a few more on that list.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

The Dead Travel Fast by Deanna Raybourn

The King’s Mistress by Emma Campion

The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti

The Scarlet Contessa by Jeanne Kalogridis

The Whale: In Search of Giants of the Sea by Philip Hoare

Kraken by China Mieville

The Scarlet Contessa and The Whale were my two favorite books in July.

As for 2010 Challenges, I’ve completed two and it looks like I’ll finish up another very soon. The Arthurian Challenge I finished a while ago and the Historical Fiction Challenge is also done. I have a few books left on the Read Your Own Books Challenge and the Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge. I have three books left on the A Tournament of Reading Challenge as well.

One of these days I’ll put butt chair and update the page properly with review links. I’ve been meaning to do it but I know it will be a hassle so I keep putting it off. Maybe by the end of the year.

Here’s to a good August.


2 thoughts on “July 2010 Wrap-Up

  1. I’m glad you liked The Whale! That’s on my TBR list–I’ve only read one book by Philip Hoare before (Oscar Wilde’s Last Stand, and holy God it was funny), but it made me want to read all his others.

    • It’s the first of his books that I’ve read but I’ll be going back for more. The Whale was very interesting. I hope to have a review up tomorrow.

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