I also realized that I didn't do a monthly recap for July, so this month I will recap both July and August.
I joined Twitter! This has been something I have been meaning to do for quite awhile, but just didn't get around to doing it. You can now follow me @bookaddictsramb.
I participated in 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge hosted by April at Good Books and Good Wine. This challenge helped me get over my blogging slump. It made me remember why I started to blog in the first place.
I didn't read as much as I wanted to in July. I ended up reading only five books! That is probably the least amount of books I have read in a month in I don't know how long. I don't have an excuse why I didn't read as much as I wanted to especially since I was on vacation for a week. I went to visit my parents and packed several books. My suitcase was literally half full with books, but my parents dog just didn't want me to read. Every time I started to read there was Jack jumping up and looking to play. How was I to say no to this little guy?
Books Read in July:
Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier
Hopeless by Coleen Hoover
School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
The Truth About Letting Go by Leigh Talbert Moore
In August I finished my accounting class! Woohoo!! I also participated in ARC August hosted by Octavia at Read.Sleep.Repeat. I loved this challenge and hope Octavia will host it again next year. My only regret was that I missed out on the Twitter chats as I was working each time.
I surpassed my goals. My aim was to read six ARCs and I read eight and a half! I think keeping my goals realistic in this challenge really helped. I've done challenges before where I said I will read 15 books. Only to read six in the end.
Not all the books were fantastic. Some were stellar and some weren't.
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
Gravity (The Taking #1) by Melissa West
The Sun Dwellers (The Dwellers Saga #3) by David Estes
The Shade of the Moon (Last Survivors #4) by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Not A Drop To Drink by Mindy McGinnis (Review live September 12th)
Come Back To Me by Coleen Patrick
The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
Hover (The Taking #2) by Melissa West (Review live tomorrow)
Uncharted (On The Island #1.5) by Tracey Garvis-Graves