Saturday, August 1, 2015

July 2015 Wrap-up!

July was a really good month in terms of the reading and reviewing I got done. I managed to read almost every book in my July TBR and also to write the reviews for quite a lot of titles that I'd read before.

The only book I failed to read was A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, and it wasn't because of time constraints. I could've read it if I had forced myself to go through it, but I don't like to do that with books; the whole point of me reading books is to enjoy them. That's what constitute "reading for pleasure". And the thing is that I just wasn't in the mood for that type of book and I would like to enjoy myself when I pick it up at a time when I'm really feeling like reading it. 

However, since I love my planning and to-do-lists, I felt like I needed to do something to make up for deviating from my own plans, because that's the whole point of making plans!! So I came up with a rule which will ensure that I get to read what I'm in the mood for, but also to try and stick with my previous plans, so here it is:

RULE #1 of TBR plans: For each book I remove from my previously set TBR list for a given month, I have to read two other books to replace the scheduled book. 

I enforced that rule and I did read two more books that I wasn't planning to read this month. And I felt better about taking A Discovery of Witches out of my TBR.

Here's a recap of this month's reading and reviewing stats:

Books read: 17
Pages read: 5780
Average rating (books read): 4.12/5
Titles read:

  • Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas
  • Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Opal (Lux #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L. Amentrout
  • Opposition (Lux #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Rebel Belle (Rebel Belle #1) by Rachel Hawkins
  • The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines #6) by Richelle Mead
  • The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3) by Rick Riordan
  • Bad Taste in Boys (Kate Grable #1) by Carrie Harris
  • Once Every Never (Never #1) by Lesley Livingston
  • Wither (The Chemical Gardens #1) by Lauren DeStefano
  • I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  • What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
  • Alive (The Generations Trilogy #1) by Scott Sigler
  • Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard

Reviews written: 18
Average rating (books reviewed): 3.77/5
Reviewed titles: 

And that was my July 2015 Wrap-up. I hope you all enjoyed this month on my blog.
Thanks for stopping by!


1 comment:

  1. A couple of those are among my faves, and the rest I wanna read too!
    You did awesome, still! Happy August reading!


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