July 2017 Month in Review

This post is linked up at the Monthly Wrap-Up Round Up @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

Wow, where did July go? It turned out to be a lot busier than I anticipate! But in mostly good ways. I went to my lake for the first week of July. I did a pretty good job of blogging ahead and reading while I was out there. Then I went camping again, but this time on a four day trip with my best friend. Starting back at my old job and Fringing also ate a lot of my time. These are all good things, but the one event that made me use ‘mostly’ instead of ‘all’ up there is that my mom broke her arm ūüôĀ Since I am more available than my dad and sister (who both work full time), I’ve been helping her out and taking her on excursions, haha. Between camping + work + Fringe + Mom, my blogging took a hit in July, but I don’t mind much because these are all things I want to enjoy before I move.

Books Finished

  • Wish Girl¬†by Nikki Loftin
  • Japanese Pilgrimage¬†by Oliver Statler
  • Every Heart a Doorway¬†by Seanan Mcguire
  • The Hounds of the Morrigan¬†by Pat O’Shea
  • The Abyss Surrounds Us¬†by Emily Skrutsie
  • Down Among the Sticks and Bones¬†by Seanan Mcguire

Books Reviewed

Words and Pictures

I forgot this segment last month, so this includes picture books and graphic novels read in June and July.

  • Please, Mr. Panda¬†by Steve Antony
  • I’ll Wait, Mr. Panda¬†by Steve Antony
    • I liked the serious panda who stars in these cute books about manners.
  • Not a Stick¬†by Antoinette Portis
  • The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!¬†by Mo Willems
    • The four picture books above I read when I had some downtown at one of the elementary schools where I work.
  • Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem¬†by Mac Barnett
  • Noisy Night¬†by Mac Barnett
  • Telephone¬†by Mac Barnett
  • Extra Yarn¬†by Mac Barnett
    • I sat in the Barnett section of the library the other day and read the books I hadn’t already read ūüėõ
  • Midnight City: Corpse Blossom¬†by G.M.B. Chomichuk – Graphic novel by a local author that had been on my shelf for awhile.

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Upcoming in August

  • Month long¬†ARC August¬†(still time to sign up!). I will be reading:
    • Patina¬†by Jason Reynolds (finished today)
    • The Painting¬†by Charis Cotter
    • Elizabeth and Zenobia¬†by Jessica Miller
    • The Tiger’s Daughter¬†by K. Arsenault Rivera
    • Scion of the Fox¬†by Sam Beiko
  • 1 Aug¬†–¬†Publication of¬†The Cottingley Secret¬†by Hazel Gaynor (Mom and I are going to try this one for Family Reads)
  • 18 Aug –¬†Start of my move to Vancouver! Except a hiatus announcement around this time.

I don’t have many new releases on my radar for August. What books are you eyeing this month?

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