My Month in Reading (and More): So Long, July!

July 30, 2015

It feels like it was just yesterday that I was clamoring for July to get here already, and we're already saying goodbye. Time flies when you're having fun and being a snail of a reader, apparently.

Today, my interns fly the coop (sniff, sniff) and I prepare to enter the calm of August before the storm of the new academic year. My boss took on three new graduate students, and I'm excited to get to know them better and begin helping them coordinate their first projects in the coming months.

But, for now, quiet and books!

I read/reviewed:

My reading in July was at an all-time low with only four completed reads. I blame my vacation and post-vacation malaise. The good news? I enjoyed everything I read, and I reviewed three of them already!
  • Summer Sisters, by Judy Blume — I read this one for the second leg of the #BlumeAlong and adored it. (my review)

  • The Library at Mount Char, by Scott Hawkins — This was one weird book, and I don't think I've ever read anything quite like it! I'll be posting a review and a brief Q&A with the author next week.

  • Girl at War, by Sara Nović — Beautifully-written and heartbreaking saga of a young girl coming of age during and after the Yugoslav Wars. (my review)

  • The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins — I got my grubby paws on the thriller that everyone's talking about. (my review)

On the blog:

In August:

  • My boyfriend and I really need to get back on our A Game of Thrones read-aloud. We've read under ten pages since hitting the halfway mark before our vacation. Snails, I tell you.

  • Speaking of my boyfriend, he goes out of the country on a business trip next Wednesday, which means a week full of me, myself, my cat and my books. I can't wait for all of that uninterrupted reading time. Social life? What's that?

  • Bout of Books 14! Bout of Books 14!
Tell me about your July!

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