Tuesday, August 1, 2017

July 2017 Challenge Updates & August TBR

So July was a bit of a struggle for me,  I read Ruin and Rising early in the month and I had such a book hangover that I ended up in a reading slump (at least for me a reading slump).  I didn't get many books read for the rest of the month until the last week when I finally read Geekerella which was such a fun light read that it pulled me out of that rut. As a result of that little reading slump, the books read obviously was hit hard, I also went out and bought some more books in an attempt to get out of the slump so I have even more books to read now, but I am definitely working on it. So here are the updates on my challenges so far this year (these are only the books read this month but you can see my full year list on my challenges tab up above).

Children's Book Challenge
42. Swimmy
43. Big Frank's Fire Truck
44. Make Way for Ducklings
45. Can I Play Too?
46. Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues
47. What to Do With a Problem?
48. Dinotrux Dare to Repair

Early Reader Challenge
31. Storms
32. Sir Pete the Brave
33. The Berenstain Bears are SuperBears
34. Mouse Makes Words
35. Dory's Story
36. Robin Hill School: Summer Treasure

Graphic Novel Challenge
15. Supergirl Vol. 1: Last Daughter of Krypton
16. Wonder Woman Vol. 2: Year One

Audio Book Challenge:
15. Pax

Trilogy Challenge:
1.  Snow Like Ashes Trilogy: Book 1, Book .1, Book 2Book 2.5, Book 3 - COMPLETE
2. Winner's Curse Trilogy: Book .5, Book 1Book 2Book 3 - COMPLETE
3. Sons of the Revolution Trilogy: Book 1Book 2Book 3 - COMPLETE
4. Watersmeet Series: Book 1Book 2Book 3 - COMPLETE
5. A Court of Thorns & Roses Series: Book 1, Book 2Book 3 - COMPLETE
6. Ralph S. Mouse Trilogy: Book 1Book 2, Book 3 - COMPLETE
7. Grisha Trilogy: Book 1Book 2Book 3 - COMPLETE
8. Dark Jewels Trilogy: Book 1,

Requested Reviews:

Books Added to Shelves
4. Winners Kiss
5. Bubble Trouble
6. Blaze Loves to Race
7. Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book
8. Heartstone
9. Beauty and the Beast
10. Norse Mythology
11. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 
12. Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Library
13. Trapped 
14. Samurai Rising

15. Pancho Bandito and the Amarillo Armadillo
16. The Mating - DNF
17. Hold Your Breath
18. Fan the Flames
19. The Keeper
20. Love and Muddy Puddles
21. Irish Rising
22. The Sculptor
23. Huck: Book 1- All American

24. Dawn Study
25. The Princess Diarist 
Name of the Wind
27. Gone Camping
28. Saga Vol. 7
29. Over the Garden Wall 
30. The Hundredth Queen 
31. A Court of Wings and Ruin 
32. On His Watch
33. In Safe Hands 
34. After the End
35. Seduced by the Billionaire 
36. The Simplicity of Cider

37. Wise Man's Fear 
38. Dragon Teeth 
39. Flame in the Mist 
40. How to Tame a Willful Wife
41. New World: Rising
42. The Sandcastle Empire
43. And I Darken 
44. Finding Wonders 
45. World Mythology in Bite Sized Chunks
46. Eliza and Her Monster
47. Turning Pointe 
48. When Dimple Met Rishi
49. Truthwitch 
50. Windwitch 
51. Done Dirt Cheap 
52. Frogkisser
53. Lawn Boy 
54. Code Talker
55. Princess Leia: Royal Rebel 

56. This Savage Song
57. American Street
58. Pax
59. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
60. The Beast's Garden
61. Under a Painted Sky
62. The Misfits
63. Totally Joe
64. Addie on the Inside
65. Also Known as Elvis
66. Viking Warrior Rebel
67. New Leash on Love
68. Puss Without Boots
69. Northern Exposure
70. Southern Comfort
71. Eastern Ambitions
72. Western Ties
73. Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

TBR Shelf Books
58. Ruin & Rising
59. Daughter of the Blood


We are now wading into my busy time of the year, from now through the holidays will be absolute chaos with something scheduled nearly every weekend for the rest of the year.  The good thing is that several of those weekend events are book events! I have 3 book events and a convention planned so that is super exciting for me. I am also planning to participate in 2 readathons this month alone, Tome Topple starts on Friday and lasts for 2 weeks and then the next Bout of Books starts up. So I have lots of reading to do this month.

So time to figure out what I will be reading in August:
Totally Joe
American Street (Currently Reading)
Lawn Boy
Mask of Shadows (Currently Reading)
When Dimple Met Rishi
Monstress Vol. 2
Saga Vol. 7
Western Ties (Currently Reading)
The Kingmaking
Pendragon's Banner
Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
Heir of the Shadows & Queen of the Darkness
Captive Prince Trilogy

and of course some children's books & early readers

Do you have any book events coming up? Favorite readathons? Author signings? Conventions?


  1. Hope one of those Book events is the ARIA event in December.

    1. Of course, I have been going for what 4 or 5 years now?! Couldn't imagine missing it.

  2. Looks like you're doing well with your challenges despite your slump. Good luck with the craziness.

    1. Yup, still holding my own on the challenges! I do have a lot of new books to read though.