July : My Month in Review

Posted On 31 July 2019

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Goodbye July, you’ve been warm and busy but I quite liked you anyway.  Hope everyone had a good month, I probably didn’t read as much as I wanted or planned, but on the upside I’ve nearly caught up with reviews – so, silver linings.  And, August is a whole new month so let’s see what’s happening and what I’ve got planned.

My month in review:

Books read:  this month = 7

  1. Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa
  2. The Toll by Cherie Priest
  3. This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
  4. Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Storm
  5. Good Girl, Bad Girl by Michael Robotham
  6. A Little Hatred by Joe Abercrombie
  7. Shadows of the Short Days by Alexander Dan Vilhjálmsson

(I’ve also made good progress on House of Sacrifice and Cry Havoc)

My month in covers was published yesterday.

Backlist books

None this month

Unfinished series completed:

None this month

Books Bought: 

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison, this book comes highly recommended by Lisa at Way Too Fantasy so I’ll be excited to pick this one up.


Audio Books Bought:

  1. None this month

Review Books:

I haven’t shown quite as much restraint this month as last, well, at least on the face of it – but, when I really look at these titles, I’ve already read one and I’m a third of the way through one of the others, and most of the other books on here are for review in September and October so I am at least requesting books whilst keeping an eye on my shelf – phew.  I would be in a flat out panic if all of these were due in the same month!

  1. The Bone Ships by RJ Barker
  2. Turning Darkness Into Light by Marie Brennan
  3. Impossible Causes by Julie Mayhew
  4. The Undoing of Arlo Knott by Heather Child
  5. Survivors by GX Todd
  6. The House of Sacrifice by Anna Smith Spark
  7. A Shadow on the Lens by Sam Hurcom
  8. Brightfall by Jaime Lee Moyer
  9. Black Rock Bay by Brianna Labuskes
  10. A Little Hatred by Joe Abercrombie – already read and RTF
  11. Violet by Scott Thomas
  12. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
  13. The Resurrectionist of Caligo by Wendy Trimboli; Alicia Zaloga
  14. The Lost Puzzler by Eyal Kless

Cover compare:

Which is your favourite?  I like the one with the helmet – I think both work really well with the book to be honest but I like the little touches on the second cover, such as the shout out to the industrial revolution and the wolf.

In terms of SPFBO – I’ve completed my first batch of books.  My feedback is here.  I will be posting about my next batch of books tomorrow.

Hope you’ve all had a good month.


14 Responses to “July : My Month in Review”

  1. amanda

    Whoo! You did a lot 🙂 Omg, so excited to see that you read and reviewed The Toll by Cherie Priest. I love her.
    Good luck nect month!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks Amanda. Hope your last month was great and August goes really well for you.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    Looks like you had a really good month. Ooh Ninth House! I’ve been waiting for it to pop up on Edelweiss or NetGalley but I haven’t seen it yet. I love the helmet cover for A Little Hatred as well. Happy August!

    • @lynnsbooks

      You too Tammy. Ninth House – I saw it pop up on NG but then it went off very quickly – but that was UK not US. I love the UK cover for A Little Hatred – it’s the little attention to details that make it stand out.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    What a productive month! I think Turning Darkness into Light might be my next read 😀

  4. waytoofantasy

    I really hope you love The Goblin Emperor, Lynn! Looks like a pretty good month, despite being so busy. Hoping August is a good one for you!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I have quite a few books scheduled and also the SPFBO – plus it’s August so lots of life getting in the way too!
      Hope August treats you well and you’re at least lovely and cool with your new aircon.
      Lynn 😀

  5. DJ (@LifeBooksEscape)

    Please excuse me while I jump in really to quick to remind the world that I LOVE The Goblin Emperor!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Excellent – thanks for jumping in what that – it makes me even more excited.
      Lynn 😀

  6. jessicabookworm

    Lynn, pleased to hear you have nearly caught up with your reviews, even if it meant reading a little less – although seven books sounds like an amazing amount to me! I read four books in July, which I felt was very good considering the end of term craziness and my holidays. Does mean however that I am even more behind on my reviews! Get typing Jessica! 😀

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