July : My Month in Review

Posted On 31 July 2018

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How quickly is this year flying by?  The seventh month takes a bow and leaves the stage and I feel like the year so far has been speeding by at such a breakneck speed that I’m just a little bit dizzy.  Haha – just to cheer you all up there’s only 147 days until Christmas and a really depressing thought just occurred to me – it won’t be too much longer, no doubt, before Christmas goodies and decorations start appearing in shops (it seems earlier every year) *shakes fist in curmudgeonly fashion*  Anyway, this month I’ve read a total of seven books, I’m catching up with my reviews and I’ve been very restrained in both requesting and buying books – I am determined to start reading some of my backlog.  My lovely looking covers are here.  Here’s my month in review:

Books read:  this month = 7

  1. One of Us by Craig DiLouie
  2. Redemption’s Blade by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  3. Little Eve by Catriona Ward
  4. Hunted by GX Todd – review to follow
  5. You Die When you Die by Angus Watson – review to follow
  6. Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller – review to follow
  7. Wrath of God by Dyrk Ashton review to follow

What’ve you been reading??

Backlist books

None this month

Unfinished series completed:

None this month.

Books Bought: 

The Woven Ring by MD Presley

The woven ring

Review Books:

  1. Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller (I’ve read this and review will follow soon)
  2. The Tower of Living and Dying by Anna Smith Spark – this is my next book – I’m so excited.
  3. Dark Water by Elizabeth Lowry – gothic stories – sign me up

I have a couple of covers to compare and also a cover for Dark Water:

Which is your favourite?  I’m favouring the first book in both cases.

Dark Water

12 Responses to “July : My Month in Review”

  1. sjhigbee

    It’s been a great month, Lynn – so many cracking books out there! I’m fascinated to see what you made of Bitter Orange. All the very best for this year’s SPFBO! I hope you have a great August:)

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks Sarah – hope you have a great August too. Bitter Orange, I finished it earlier. The writing is superb, it’s a bit of a slow burner book, there’s no fantasy elements and the ending, well, I kind of guessed it, but it was a good read, a story that is just heading for disaster.
      Lynn 😀

  2. waytoofantasy

    This year has been flying by for sure! July especially. Looks like you had a great month. Good luck with the blogoff!

  3. Tammy

    I agree, time is just flying by. I wish everything would slow down! I also like the first two books in your cover compare😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      I don’t know where this year is going to but I feel like I’m on a fairground ride and everything is rushing past me in a blur and I just want to get off and go on a much slower one – like the teacups for goodness sake.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    The US covers for the Empire of Dust books feel so plain compared to the UK editions!

  5. Jennifer | Book Den

    Ugh, I’m not ready for this year to keep flying by. I need a bit more summer.

  6. jessicabookworm

    Lynn, I can’t believe how fast this year is flying by either! And July was another super busy month for me, however I did manage to complete five books which is much better than my previous two months. As for the covers, I agree that I prefer the first cover for each book and the cover for Dark Water is very atmospheric. Happy reading in August 🙂

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