Total Books and Current Status
Since January 1, I've finished 69 books, and abandoned 3. In July, I posted 10 full reviews. I also posted 3 recipes and 1 film review. I am behind on 3 reviews. I am currently reading Manifest by Artist Arthur, listening to In the Shadow of the Cypress by Thomas Steinbeck, and reading How Dolly Parton Saved My Life by Charlotte Connors (eBook).
Read and Reviewed in July
Here's what I reviewed in July. Click on the link to see my review; the letter in parentheses is my rating.
- The Kosher Baker by Paula Shoyer (B+)
- Bad Things Happen by Harry Dolan (B+)
- A Place for Delta by Melissa Walker (A)
- Asian Barbecue Book by Alex Skaria (A)
- The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pakkenan (B-)
- The Maytrees by Annie Dillard (B+)
- Private Life by Jane Smiley (B-)
- Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson (A-)
- Sea Escape by Lynne Griffin (B)
- Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata (A)
- Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
- Angelology by Danielle Trussoni
- The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause
- Justin Kramon wrote "Write What You Know . . . Or Not" as part of the Pennsylvania Literary Road Trip.
- I am continuing to feature Harper Perennial books and have set up a Harper Perennial Review Database, which has 41 reviews.
- There are currently 51 members of the Amy Einhorn Challenge and 61 reviews.
- I am working on making my love of Pamela Dorman books a bit more formal.
- My work as a member of the executive board for Book Blogger Appreciation Week continues.
- I announced that I'm participating in the fantastic Mockingjay 13-District blog tour and am the representative from District 13!
- I am participating in Penguin's 75th anniversary giveaway (open internationally).
I am trying to relax a bit with on posting on Sundays; some weeks it's nice to have a day off from blogging.
I'm excited about the Mockingjay tour, which starts tomorrow. Be sure to click on the Mockingjay button in my sidebar to find out where the tour stops. Really, this should be a lot of fun.
I have a few tours set up for August and several guest posts and Literary Road trip posts. I always look forward to sharing Pennsylvania authors with you.
Talk to Me
Hope your reading month was fabulous. But before you click away, here are two things I'm always curious about:
- What was your favorite book in July?
- Are you caught up with your reviews?