July: My month in review

Posted On 31 July 2016

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July, the first month of the second half of the year is over – where is this year going!  A good month of reading but a slow month of blogging and reviewing!  Much catching up is now needed.  So, to get to it:

Books read: (with links to reviews)

  1. It Happened One Doomsday by Laurence MacNaughton
  2. Late Eclipses by Seanan McGuire
  3. Bride of the Midnight King by Kat Parrish
  4. All Is Fair by Emma Newman
  5. The Hatching Ezekiel-Boone
  6. Time Siege by Wesley Chu
  7. Let Me Tell you About a Man I Knew by Susan Fletcher
  8. Red Right Hand by Levi Black
  9. Hope and Red by Jon Skovron
  10. Hero Grown Seeds of Destiny by Andy Livingston
  11. City of Wolves by Willow Palecek

Last month’s covers are here

Backlist books

Any Other Name by Emma Newman – (readalong book)

Unfinished series completed:

None this month – boo.

Books Bought:

  1. Harry Potter and The Cursed Child by JK Rowling
  2. The Black Shriving by Phil Tucker

Review Books: (with links to Goodreads)

  1. Fix by Ferrett Steinmetz
  2. City of Wolves by Willow Palecek
  3. A Little Knowledge A Little Knowledge by Emma Newman
  4. Poison City by Paul Crilley
  5. A City Dreaming by Daniel Polansky
  6. Congress of Secrets by Stephanie Burgis


Top Ten Tuesday at The Broke and Bookish (every Tuesday)

Waiting on Wednesday is an event hosted by Breaking the Spine where every week we get to shine the spotlight on a book that we’re looking forward to.

The Friday Face off by Books by Proxy


  1. Completed Emma Newman’s All is fair
  2. Completed Seanan McGuire’s Late Eclipses

Classic Clubs read:

Unfortunately none this month.

Previous months in review:

The SPFBO 2: My posts so far:

The above SPFBO to be updated shortly…

17 Responses to “July: My month in review”

  1. Tammy

    I can’t wait to read your review of Hope and Red. Everyone really seems to be loving it!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I loved it! No exception for me with this one, I completely agree with all the glowing reviews.

  2. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Great month! I see some books on here that I couldn’t fit into July, but hopefully I’ll have some time for in August (Time Siege, It Happened One Doomsday). Can’t wait to read your review of Hope and Red and City of Wolves!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I absolutely loved Hope and Red – I think it was my favourite this month!
      Lynn 😀

  3. sjhigbee

    You’ve had an impressively productive month, given the calls on your time, I think… You’ve kept up with the reading – on top of the major commitment of SPFBO, AND the readalong, which means you have to react at the pace of everyone else, rather than slotting it into your own timetable (a regrettable reason why I don’t participate – I just have too many calls on my time). I’m looking forward to seeing what you make of the Daniel Polansky – I loved the Lowtown series. Have a great week, Lynn:)

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I’m a bit of a maniac for taking things on and then wondering afterwards if maybe time should’ve been factored into the decision!
      Really looking forward to the Polansky.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        I’m going to also track it down!

  4. jessicabookworm

    I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t read anything of your Classics Club list but even so you have read a great amount of books! I also need to catch-up on reviews – I have 3 books still to review but every time I review one I finish another book! I wish you more happy reading in August 🙂

  5. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    What a great month. I also read It Happened One Doomsday and The Hatching and found them both to be great. Red Right Hand is getting pushed to August but I really want to get to it. I’m having to order Poison City from Book Depository because it is not going to be available in the US on release day and I absolutely have to get my hands on it!

  6. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    You got a lot read/done this month! 🙂 Look forward to hearing what you think of Polansky’s new book. I kept debating about requesting that one.

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