Monday, 30 July 2012

July Round Up!

New Monthly Feature which will round up all the books I've read, progress on challenges and  review my blogging! I will be posting it the last Monday of the the month :)
It is kind of an expansion (?) of my favourite memes hosted by the lovely Shelia over at Book Journey!

What I read in July!

What I Reviewed!
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
If I Stay and Where She Went by Gayle Forman
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
Love of the Party by Lauren Barnholdt
Matched by Ally Condie
Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry

As you can see this month I tried to post more reviews. The readathon really helped as I read a lot of books = more reviews!
I changed my review style to a What I Loved/What I didn't layout which I feel is better and have had positive feedback on. I would love more opinions!

Challenge Progress!

Dystopia 2012 Challenge hosted by Bookish Ardour= Completed- Completion post!
Those Books I Should Have Read 2012 hosted by Reading With Martinis. = 4 out of 12!
What I hope to read in August!
  1. Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
  2. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  3. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  4. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  5. Under the Never Sky by Veronia Rossi 
  6. Someone Else's Life by Katie Daley
  7. Daughter of the Flames by Zoe Marriott
  8. Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide to Getting Girls by Tellulah Darling
  9. Ten Girl's to Watch by Charity Shumway
  10. Starcrossed by Josephine Angeli
What I hope to achieve blog wise!
  1. Post at least one review and one book non meme post a week.
  2. Make strong progress on my challenges.
  3. Take part in more 'activities' like readthons and read alongs.
  4. Beat my total monthly posts of 17!
So that's been July- my first solid blog month!
Let me know how your July/week was!
Also if you like the idea of a monthly round up :)
Have a lovely week!

Much Love


  1. Sophie Kinsella is always pretty wonderful!

    Happy reading this week :)
    The Brunette Librarian Blog

    1. She never disappoints!
      Thanks for stoppping by :)

  2. I'm listening to I've Got Your Number right now - not sure what I think of it yet.

    Love your idea of a monthly round-up. I do something similar, called Month in Review, where I recap the books read that month, with reviews linked if done and my progress in the challenges I do.

    Have a great week!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

    1. I've never mastered audio books- but I loved I've got your number!
      Checked out your month in review I loved the way you structed your post!
      Thanks for stoppping by :)

  3. Sophie Kinsella is my go-to girl when I need a fun, light-hearted read. I've Got Your Number was a treat!

    1. I loved it- I think it's tied as my seconf favourite of hers!
      Thanks for stopping by :)

  4. I love Sophie Kinsella and read I've Got Your Number recently. I thought it was really fun. She does a great job with her characters, they always crack me up and rarely get tiresome (for me at least). I love both of the Gayle Forman books you read. I listened to both of them on audio and both narrators were completely brilliant. I love the cover of Second Chance Summer! :)

    1. I think her characters really make her stories- they are always realistic and funny!
      I've never clicked with audio books- i'm glad they are well narrated as that can make or break it. They must be powerful in audio form!
      The cover really grew on me!
      Thanks for stopping by :)

  5. I really enjoyed If I Stay and Where She Went when I read them... I love the new covers on both!

    1. I went to buy If I Stay as I had to return my library copy and found yet another cover! It's odd how many I've seen for these two!
      Thanks for stopping by :)

  6. I thought I've Got Your Number was cute. Thanks for stopping by Book'd out earlier!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

    1. It was a great quick read :) Glad you enjoyed it too!
      Thanks for stopping by :)

  7. Congrats on the first solid blogging month :) I play around with review styles myself -- sometimes I do a "What I liked, what I didn't like" list, and sometimes I write out paragraphs. It depends on the book and my thoughts.

    1. Thank you!
      I find it easier to lay out my thoughts and cover characters plot etc with bullet pointed what I liked style but I'm sure I'll end up changing again!
      Thanks for stopping by :)


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