Wednesday, August 2, 2017

July Monthly Wrap Up!

Off the Blog:

Hey everyone! Oh man!  I can't believe that July went by so fast!  It was a pretty hot month, which was nice and now it's starting to get a bit colder where I live.  All in all, July was a pretty decent month, except for the time I got sick on food poisoning. 

On the Blog:

 I've managed to read more books this month than last month and many of the books I've read were 5 star reads, which is really good!  I also manged to read a few more ARCs this month and I've joined Edelweiss (finally)!  So, I'm really excited to check out the new titles from Edelweiss!  Also, I just recently joined the new reading challenge ARC August which is where you read up all the ARCs you have on your shelf and since I have a bunch of ARCs that I need to get through, this would be the perfect time to clean off my ARC shelf!  I hope everyone had a great July!

Books Read this Month:

6.  Hockey Karma by Howard Shapiro  (NETGALLEY)

Other Reviews and Activities Completed this Month: 


2. [Miscellaneous]  2017 Mid Year Book Stats
3. [Miscellaneous]  ARC August Sign Up!






6. [Sunday Post]  The Sunday Post Meme (94)
7. [Sunday Post]  The Sunday Post Meme (95)
8. [Sunday Post]  The Sunday Post Meme (96)
9. [Sunday Post]  The Sunday Post Meme (97)
10. [Book Photo Sundays]  Book Photo Sundays #36: July 2, 2017
11. [Book Photo Sundays]  Book Photo Sundays #37: July 9, 2017
12. [Book Photo Sundays]  Book Photo Sundays #38: July 16, 2017
13. [Book Photo Sundays]  Book Photo Sundays #39: July 23, 2017
14. [Book Photo Sundays]  Book Photo Sundays #40: July 30, 2017
15. [Stacking the Shelves]  Stacking the Shelves #21: July 1, 2017
16. [Stacking the Shelves]  Stacking the Shelves #22: July 22, 2017
17. [Stacking the Shelves]  Stacking the Shelves #23: July 29, 2017
18. [New Releases on the Horizon]  New Releases on the Horizon #24: July 16, 2017 - July 22, 2017
21. [It's Monday! What Are You Reading?]  It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #7: July 24, 2017




1. [Old Book Review]  Three Samurai Cats by Eric A. Kimmel
2. [Old Book Review]  Arrow to the Sun by Gerald McDermott


1. Bookish Bingo: Summer 2017 : 0/25
2. Alphabet Soup Challenge 2017 : 5/26
3. Comic Book Bingo Challenge 2017 : 7/25
4. Picture Book Reading Challenge 2017 : 22/102
5. Full House Reading Challenge 2017 : 5/25
6. Banned / Challenged Books Challenge 2017 : 1/6
7. Pages Read Challenge 2017 : 2,003/12,000 pages
8. Color Coded Challenge 2017 : 4/9
9. Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge 2017 : 1/5
10. NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2017 : 13/25
11. 10th Annual Graphic Novel and Manga Reading Challenge 2017 : 14/52
12. Library Love Challenge 2017 : 21/36
13. Discussion Challenge 2017 : 10/20
14. Horror Reading Challenge: 1
15. Retellings Reading Challenge 2017: 1
16. 2017 YA Reading Challenge: 2
17. Read Diverse 2017: 2
18. Book Riot's 2017 Read Harder Challenge: 2/24
19. 2017 COYER Summer Reading Challenge: 0/30

 Book Stats for July:

Total Number of Books Read: 6
Children's Books: 2
Graphic Novels: 4
NetGalley Books: 2
ARC Books: 1
Edelweiss Books: 1
5.5 Star Reads: 1
5 Star Reads: 4
4.5 Star Reads: 1
Average Rating: 5
Male Authors: 4
Female Authors: 2
Series: 4
Stand Alone: 2
Total NetGalley Books for the Year: 12
Total ARC Books for the Year: 3
Total Edelweiss Books for the Year: 1
Total Number of Books Read for the Year: 41

Blog Stats for July:

Most Viewed Post: The Sunday Post Meme (94) - 121 views
Most Commented Post: Waiting on Wednesday #46: The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell 46 comments


BEST OF THE MONTH: All-Star Superman Volume 1 by Grant Morrison

August TBR:

*Since I didn't get the chance to read my TBR books in July, I'm going to try to read these books in August. So, the TBR will remain the same until I read some of these books!

This will be linked to The Book Date's Month in Review and A Cocoon of Books Best of the Bunch! 


  1. Yay for Superman. And its nice to go through some review books. I am part of Edelweiss but only use it occasionally.

    1. I just started Edelweiss, so I'm working my way through it. But, this time I will not request too many books from Edelweiss just so I don't make the same mistake I made with NetGalley!

  2. Sounds like you had a great month! A lot of great books are on your TBR list. Have a great August!

  3. Reading ARCs in August seems like such a cool challenge idea! I LOVE IT. I need to really catch up on ARCs haha. 😂 Good luck! And omg I love your TBR plan for this month...The Hate U Give is fabulous. And The Raven Boys is like my #1 book of EVERRRR. *flails happily*

    1. Thank you so much!!! I hope you catch up on your lovely ARCs too and I think I'm on a Raven Boys kick now!

  4. Oh no on the food poisoning! Hope you're feeling better! That's some great reading this month :)