Monthly Wrap Up

July 2014 Wrap-Up

July wasn’t a half-bad month. It started out slow, but then I managed to end on a pretty good note as far as quality of books I read.

Books read: 5 (YTD: 35)

Elizabeth is MissingThe ThreeTrunk MusicThe ButcherDon't Try to Find Me

Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
The Three by Sarah Lotz
Trunk Music by Michael Connelly
The Butcher by Jennifer Hillier
Don’t Try to Find Me by Holly Brown

Pages read: 1829 (YTD: 12,448)

Challenge Progress:

Eclectic Reader Challenge: 5/12
Official TBR Pile Challenge: 6/12
What’s in a Name Challenge: 3/5

Books received: 31 (see list here)

Hard copy Review books: 3
Electronic Review books: 3
Purchased Used: 6
Purchased New: 8
Paperbackswap: 7
Grandmother: 4

Memes posted: 5

Events Participated In: None

Recipes shared: 1

Oreo & Fudge Ice Cream Cake


#TBRChallengeRBR Checkpoint 7


Well, here we are at the seventh TBR Challenge checkpoint.

In July I finished one book for this challenge. I’m still one book behind, but I keep managing to not get any farther behind! Yay! Downside … I’m not as excited by the books that are left on my list. Boo. Why didn’t I chose better?! Ugh! Oh well. I guess that’s what makes it a “challenge”, right?

So I finished Trunk Music by Michael Connelly this month. I’m slooooowly making my way through the Harry Bosch series and I’m still really enjoying it! This one was a little slow in the beginning, but it ended up being an overall fun read.

I’m not sure where I’ll head next with my list for this challenge. Here’s what I’ve still got left to choose from, which one would you choose next!??!:

  1. The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
  2. A Time to Kill by John Grisham
  3. The Hunt for Atlantis by Andy McDermott
  4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  5. Relic by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
  6. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult


  1. Mallory’s Oracle by Carol O’Connell
  2. McNally’s Secret by Lawrence Sanders