Challenged July

I was very happy more than a year ago when I managed to get myself on reading sprees with around twenty books per month. This year I was trying to get back to that pace. That was what last month reading challenge was all about.


What I wanted was to make a change and what I ended up with is a change in attitude – I’m more aware of the rest of my life besides reading. This came out of universe conspiring against me last month.

Every aspect of my life had a little shakedown. Work, family, boyfriend, friends, weather, technology…

These are not the things I could have controlled. Even with all of these I gave it a try to make the best from my challenge.



Here is how I did:

RL Bookclub assignments:

1# The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Book 1) by Douglas Adams

2# Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad


Continuation of book series:

1# Night Broken (Mercy Thompson book 8) by Patricia Briggs  ✔

2# Shattered (Iron Druid Chronicles book 7) by Kevin Hearne – NOT READ

3# A Shiver of Light (Merry Gentry book 9) by Laurell K. Hamilton ✔

4# Red and Her Wolf (Kingdom series book 3) by Marie Hall – STARTED ON

5# The Blood of Olympus (Heroes of Olympus book 5) by Rick Riordan – STARTED ON

6#A Perfect Blood (The Hollows book 10) by Kim Harrison – NOT READ

7# Opal (Lux book 3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout – NOT READ

I was amazed of how good it was to finish the two series I managed to read. I need to remember that feeling more.

Finishing books from June:

1# Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades book 2) by E.L. James

2# Les Contes de Grimm by Marc Girard


I had issues with reading Fifty Shades Darker. I found it exhausting. And the mere thought of reading Les Contes de Grimm made me feel tired last month.


Library Wild Card:

The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker


Books I want to add to July reading:

Finishing Buffy and Angel graphic novels I have on my shelf


Did not even get to reading Buffy and Angel graphic novels off my shelf!

Personal reading challenge – July 2015

1# Read three books that belong to a three different book series I already own! ✔

Two of the book series were in paperback edition and one was kindle.

2# Read all the books for the RL bookclub ✔

One small victory here!

3#Make time to read at least 50 pages every day – X

There were days when this was not possible. 

4#Read 15 or more books in July – X

Complete fail!

5#Finish a book series or bring it up to date ✔

One small victory here!

6#Make at least 5 book reviews for the blog – X

I managed to do four out of five.

7#Finish all the reading in progress books by the end of the month! -X

I even added more to the already big pile of reading in progress books!