Monthly reading review – July 2016

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Monthly reading review -July 2016

This July I have read:

Ever After (The Hollows #11) by Kim Harrison ★★★★

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie ★★★★★

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This July was one of the most difficult months of my life. Instead of leaning myself on my book friends I got distracted by things that don’t give me the half of piece of mind that books do. So I ended up getting my vactaion days and and then abruptly got ragged back to work to work even longer than usual. I got a gym membership as a present from my friend but I ended up going only three times in the whole month. July was hot and humid and then came the storms…

Also I got myself hooked on Pokemon Go. That was one of the nicer things in July. The game servers were mostly down but the amount of hype and unusually long walks with friends trough the city hunting Pokemons and conquering gyms was amazing. Most of the things I did in July were not planed and all that were planed were a total bust.

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Onto the books…

I have read only two books for the whole month. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian was as an amazing as it was the first time I’ve read it. The Hollows series is one of my favorite urban fantasy but I still had very little energy and time to read it. It took me almost the whole month for it since I would usually read only 10 pages before bedtime. As opposed to the The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian which I finished in a matter of days.

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I even got some bookish presents in July which add to my huge TBR pile. Hopefully I will present the books I got in a single post in August. 🙂

Squeezed in at the start of August

From felling guilty for reading so little in July I’ve gotten a head start on August by finishing off two books already.

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Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield ★★★★

A strange and thought provoking story about time and death and what’s left in between. I liked it more after I spent some time thinking about the story, characters and ideas that they brought in. For a book with such a bleak topic I found it quite comforting and strangely positive.

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Sudden Backtrack (The Hollows #13.1) by Kim Harrison ★★★★★

The Hollows short which gives insight into life of demons and elves of long time ago. It was great to see Newt and All dynamic and learn more about what happened between the two races. I was not sure about the reading order but I just grabbed it on my Kindle in the middle of the night and read it trough. It is really short and it fit nicely after book 11. in The Hollows series.

Final thoughts on July reading:

I did not do my usual Monthly book review since the month itself was not usual for my reading habits. I do have a reading goal for reading 100 books this year which I’m terribly behind in. Also I’ve been neglecting a reading challenge I’ve got going on with my BF this year.

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