Month in Review: July 2014

I Reviewed...
Camp Utopia and the Forgiveness Diet by Jenny Ruden
In the Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar
Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf
Rise (Eve #3) by Anna Carey
Rayne Shines by Bonnie Ferrante
Deeper We Fall (Fall and Rise #1) by Chelsea Cameron
The Pete the Cat series by James Dean and Eric Litwin
All the Finer Things by Stephanie Connelley Worlton
The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant (V#1) by Joanna Wiebe
Breakable (Contours of the Heart #2) by Tammara Webber
Fumbulgrumbul by Jason Sandberg.  Jason made me the cutest clip-art as a thank-you for reviewing Fumbulgrumbul.  Isn't it neat?  As someone whose name is often misspelled, it gives me a lot of pleasure to see it spelled correctly, and on a personalized picture!  It really made my day!

Madi Reviewed...
We are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt

Notes from Nat:
Mini Reviews: The Forest of Hands and Teeth Trilogy by Carrie Ryan

We Spotlighted, Gave Away and Hosted:
The Family Romanov by Candace Fleming
Summer Reading...Or, How to Read When Your KIDS Are Home
Guest Post: Vincent LoCoco, Tempesta's Dream
Winter Angel by Mia Hoddell
The Worst Breakup Ever Contest with Courtney Hamiton and Almost Royalty
Alloy Entertainment's New Digital-First Imprint with Amazon Publishing

I Read...
Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X #1) by Richelle Mead
The Immortal Crown (Age of X #2) by Richelle Mead
Shatter (True Believers #4) by Erin McCarthy
People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-Off Despots and Other Surburban Scourges by Jen Mann
The Never Never Sisters by Alison L. Heller
The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body by Sarah Ballantyne, PhD  (This book is HUGE and therefore, a work-in-progress for me)
The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O'Brien

I Watched...
House of Cards with Kevin Spacey
Mildred Pierce with Kate Winslet
Witches of East End with Julia Ormand
Beauty and the Beast with Kristen Kreuk and Jay Ryan
Love Actually --- how is it that I've never seen this funny, touching movie until now?

Books of the Month
My favorite reads this month were Richelle Mead's Gameboard of the Gods and The Immortal Crown, books one and two of her Age of X series.  This series is unique, fast-paced, intriguing, and, of course, full of well-developed characters.  I'm so glad I read the books back to back and can't wait for book three!  Be on the lookout for my review of this series.
July's Big Book Decision
Richelle Mead's latest book in the Bloodlines series, Silver Shadows, released this week.  I pre-ordered the book (in hardback, to go with my collection of Mead books), but haven't read it yet.  In fact, I haven't read its predecessor, The Fiery Heart yet either.  I'm trying to wait until book six is released, so I read the last half of the series back-to-back.  Have you ever waited to read a book in a favorite series so you didn't suffer through a cliffhanger?


How was your July?


  1. Awesome month there ey... I have Camp Utopia here to read. Happy August reading!


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