July 31, 2015

July 2015 Wrap-Up

My Life

This month has been pretty eventful, but relaxing. I went to a family reunion and it was pretty great. It has been years since I have seen everyone and it was nice to reunite again (I guess that is where the name reunion comes from). While we were there, we managed to get to a local amusement park, and even though I refused to go on any of the rollercoasters (I have a fear of heights and I HATE the feeling of my stomach rebelling whenever I try to go on any big rides.) I had an awesome time. I hung out at the water park most of the time and was able to work on my tan (which is a miracle itself considering my perpetual state of paleness). 

I also went on a couple of day trips, so my blogging time was down this month. But, I managed to review three of the seven books I read this month, so I am going to count this month's blogging as a win.

The rest of the month I spent doing general summer things-- swimming, sad excuses of suntanning, reading, and ignoring my summer schoolwork. I can still do most of that fun summer-time stuff for another month, but I really have to get cracking on that schoolwork....

Books I Read

The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)

Goliath by Scott Westerfeld

Goliath (Leviathan, #3)

It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han

It's Not Summer Without You (Summer, #2)

The Beginning of Never by O. E. Boroni

The Beginning of Never

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
My Review

This Song Will Save Your Life

The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas
Expect a review soon!

The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy, #1)

Challenge Updates

I wrote one discussion post this month for the 2015 Book Blogger Discussion Post Challenge. You can still join in the conversation, and there are some pretty good debates going on. 

I have read 42 out of 100 books for my Goodreads challenge. At the beginning of the summer, I had a foolish goal to catch up during the summer, but since this summer is already more than halfway over and I am still behind by 15 books, I do not think that is going to happen.

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Have you been enjoying your summer? Do you have any plans for the rest of this precious summertime? What books did you read this month? Which one was your favorite? I would love to know everything about your month!

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