Another month down in this strange year, five to go. I hit a bit of a reading slump in July, and there were a few books that I picked up that I just couldn’t get into. I think I’m past it now, but we’ll see how it goes.
I’m looking forward to taking a week off from work in August, and I’m going to set some time aside to read the books that I want to read, rather than those that I ought to read for tours or in order to publish a review around the time of publication. I’m also planning a little blogging break this month, so don’t be surprised if I disappear for a week or so!
Despite my reading slump, I posted nine reviews in July. My favourite books of those reviewed were:
I also reviewed:
- The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
- Sealed by Naomi Booth
- The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
- The Shelly Bay Ladies Swimming Circle by Sophie Green
- The Search Party by Simon Lelic
- Keep Her Quiet by Emma Curtis
We’re now two months into 20 Books of Summer, and I’ve read 17 of the twenty titles, and posted reviews for 14. I’m not one to count my chickens, but I think I’ve got this! The challenge of course is getting all of my reviews posted in time, but I think that this should be manageable. I’ll admit that the list of books I’ve read bears only a passing resemblance to the titles I originally selected though. Of the 17 I’ve read, 10 were on my original list…
My TBR continues to gradually decrease, and I’ve now cleared my backlist of titles purchased prior to 2020. While I had a bit of a ropey start to the year, I’m hoping I can keep reducing my TBR along it’s current trajectory.