{Monthly Recap} – July

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July was a really great reading month for me – 8 books!  In the same week, I received the two books I was most looking forward to reading in 2014 – and they were fantastic, surpassing all of my expectations.  Both definitely top my list of favorite reads for 2014.  I also reached my goal for the Summer Reading Program challenge!  It was a small goal, but that’s okay – I’m just glad I accomplished it.

Books I Read:

Love, in English by Karina Halle (Review)

Nash by Jay Crownover

Happenstance by Jamie McGuire (Review)

Landline by Rainbow Rowell (Review)

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover (Review)

Mean Streak by Sandra Brown (Review)

Up at Butternut Lake by Mary McNear

You by Caroline Kepnes

My Favorite Books of the Month:

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

I couldn’t pick just one – they both deserve equal recognition because they were amazing!

Books Read in July: 8

Books Read in 2014: 42

Things I’m looking forward to in August:

I never seem to read any of the books I think I’m going to read in the next month.  In fact, looking at my June Recap post, I only read one of the books I said was on my radar!  There’s that moody reader thing coming into play. Here are a few books I really want to read soon.  Maybe my goal for August should be to read at least 2 of these books, which will be better than I did last month!

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And I’m really excited that Isla releases in 2 weeks!

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What’s on your radar for August?

 

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10 thoughts on “{Monthly Recap} – July

  1. Aimee Robyn (@aimee_robyn) says:

    I can’t believe you’ve read over 40 books so far this year! I had a look and I’ve only read 28! And that was a push! I’ve petered out now!
    I cannot wait to read Landline, but I’m going to have to wait a bit before I get some spending money. Hopefully I can find a copy at my library but living in Wales usually means we get things a lot later than in cities. Gutted.
    Aimes x

    • Brandie says:

      Sometimes I feel like 40 isn’t enough, but considering I can barely get through a book a week, it’s not all that bad, I guess. I hope you get a copy of Landline, soon. It’s so fantastic!

      Have a great weekend. 🙂

  2. Beth McCraw (@BethM1974) says:

    I’m really looking forward to Dust to Dust by Karina Halle! It’s the last book in her Experiment in Terror series, and that is one of my all time favorite series!! I love Dex and Perry!! Big Little Lies is something I want to read as well 🙂

    • Brandie says:

      I have yet to read that series but I’ve heard so many great things about i! There are a lot of books in that series, too…that always intimidates me.

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