July Wrap-Up and August Currently Reading

Aaaand now the year is 2/3 over. I really wish my brain would quit normalizing things and allow me to perceive time moving more slowly like I did when I was little. Goodness. I’M GONNA BE 25 IN A WEEK MAN. I’M OLD.

Anyways, in July, I participated in a few readathons and I didn’t realize this until now, but holy cow did I read a lot of books. Well, 9 of them were books, 9 of them were graphic novels or manga. But regardless – I was going to go through each one and say a bit about it, but I feel like you’d be reading a novel, so I’m going to just list the stars for each one (and if you’d like to voice an opinion on one or two, go for it :D)

The 5 star books were:

A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)Easy (Contours of the Heart, #1)The Crown of Embers (Fire and Thorns, #2)V for VendettaNight (The Night Trilogy, #1)

4.5 stars:

The Bitter Kingdom (Fire and Thorns, #3)

4 stars:

The New World (Chaos Walking, #0.5)A Little PrincessIkigami: The Ultimate Limit, Volume 3 (Ikigami, #3)Saiyuki Reload, Volume 6Saiyuki Reload Volume 7 (v. 7)

3.5 stars:

Matched (Matched, #1)Promethea, Vol. 1The Arctic Incident: The Graphic Novel (Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novels, #2)City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)You and Me, Etc.

2.5 stars:

Anya's Ghost

1 star:

Flight Volume One (Flight, #1)

My favorite book of the month was Easy by Tammara Weber, and the least favorite was Flight volume 1. I will not be continuing that series. I felt it has such potential and it was such a let-down. 😦

So for August. As I mentioned above, I turn 25 this month (yay, my car insurance rate is being cut in half) and hopefully I’ll be able to get a lot of reading done as well. 😀

As of right now, I’m reading:

His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire #1)Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1)Life, the Universe and Everything (Hitchhiker's Guide, #3)A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)The Martian

A few of these I’ve been reading for ages (namely the third and fifth book listed). I just haven’t been in the mood to finish them (even though I really really enjoy both of them so far). Both of them I’m reading with my SO. The Douglas Adams book we’re reading aloud and The Martian we’re listening to on audiobook. It’s difficult to find the time to commit to them when we’re both in the mood to read/listen. One of these days, they’ll get finished.

Also I went to the library for the first time in years a couple days ago and rented a couple books (Anya’s Ghost, The Bitter Kingdom, Flight vol 1 and Snow Like Ashes) There are so many books there that I want to read now that I know I won’t have to pay for them (namely…. Throne of Glass. xD I know I said I wasn’t gonna read it, but now that I don’t have to buy it to do so.. it’s more tempting. So if I read it, I’ll eat my hat and you all can call me goofy). As for what else I’m going to read this month, I have no idea. You know how I am with TBRs. I’ll read what I read.

EDIT: I totally forgot about my TBR Jar Challenge. This month’s slip is: “Read a book that is 500+ pages”. Guess how many pages A Storm of Swords is. ;”D That’s right, more than 500. Woop.

How was your reading month? Happy reading! 😀