Happy July everyone. We are half way through 2019, and I am at 72 books read this year alone. It’s a lot, wow. I actually have a lot of TBR and to reread books, mostly because I have a lot of first two or three novels in a series, but I never finished it. I think that, as a goal moving on through the rest of this year, I’m going to actively work towards finishing the book series I own (finally) and finishing those reviews. Or at least after August and not December. August is for NEWTs and December is for dragons after all.
It’s just, I’ve been thinking about this. You know? I have a lot of books I haven’t read, ones that I’ve found at thrift stores — the last two books, the first two, but never the whole series. I want to be able to finally read all of those. I also have this way of organizing my shelves so that all the series I need to read are pages up — it’s not beautiful and bad for the books, but at a glance, I can look at it and think: oh, I need to read that. Either again, or for the first time.
I also just need another book shelf in general, but that’s a topic for another day.
Regardless, this is July and I bought a lot of books — more YA — that I’ve been meaning to read. I shall read them this month and then we will have NEWTs and then I’ll be doing (probably) a lot of getting through those novels on my shelves.
Anyway, here is my July TBR.
Single Novel List
- State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury
- Before the Broken Star by Emily R. King
- The Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton
- Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett
- These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch
- Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
Now, don’t be worried, I can tell you for certain RN, that I will be probably reading more books this month than just these. (And those below) Or… maybe I won’t. Who knows? All six of these will be getting book reviews. I have nothing much else to say about them, other than some of them are books I’ve be interested in for a while. (Nothing like Wicked Saints or The Wicked King). Originally The Last Namsara would have been here too, BUT NEWTs required me to add it to my NEWTs list for August.
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin – Series
- A Feast for Crows
- A Dance of Dragons
- Fire & Blood
I’m not sure what had me wanting to read this series all too suddenly last month. It hit me like a wave and I could not back down from it. So, I didn’t even bother. I suppose, I could do a reading time note for it. Epic fantasy always takes so much more time to read than YA fantasy, so I hadn’t felt like mentioning it. TBH, I had actually just wanted to finish the series last month and then anyone who read my reading list reviews at the end of the month would have realized. Alas.
Redwall Novels by Brian Jaques reread
- The Taggerung
- Rakkety Tam
- High Rhulain
- The Sable Quean
- The Rogue Crew
June came and went taking three books off this list, which if you know anything, you’d know that’s a record in recent months. Can we get more of them off? We will find out this month. In August, chances are none of them will drop, as I work towards my NEWTs instead. I have four of them (Marlfox – Loamhedge) simply sitting in my room looking up at me with their little eyes like “read me.” Here is hoping I can!
I feel that I said a lot at the beginning that really, doesn’t have much to do with what I am reading this month. It doesn’t, but it does reflect how I’ve been feeling lately in regards to knowing that I need to finish reading the stuff that I own (and completing those series).
Do I have much else to add? I don’t think so… Happy Wednesday!
Until next time.