Tuesday, 1 August 2017

The Month That Was... July 2017

+ International Giveaway

I got back into my reading more in July, always helped along by a readathon. I read 12 whole books and portions of three others. I'm trying not to read too much YA fiction right now, because I feel I am often just reading it out of habit, rather than being super excited about the book, and I'd like to get back into reading more widely. The YA community is so enthusiastic it is hard to not follow the buzz sometimes! So yeah, there will be of a mix of genres coming up (but still some YA, cause it's not like we've fallen out).

A new indie bookshop opened near where I used to live. Hoorah! If you are in Bournemouth this summer, please do pop in to BH6.


Scully celebrated her first birthday with a puppy reunion. I think only one of her 11 strong litter wasn't there, it was madness! She's being spayed next week, so we're trying to think of things to entertain her with that won't result in sofa somersalts...

I'm not doing any cons this year but I will be at Oxford Bookshop Crawl this weekend, attempting not to buy too many books. August will also contain many book subscription boxes...

#DiversityBingo2017:

Latinx Main Character (Own Voices): Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova
West Asian Setting: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Read the World:

Iran: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Italy: Anna by Niccolò Ammaniti

Don't forget you can win one of the books I featured in July! The giveaway is open internationally and entry is via the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

Reviews:





Read and awaiting review:

Moonrise by Sarah Crossan
Truth or Dare by Non Pratt
I Hate Fairyland by Skottie Young

Currently reading:

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
The Book of Tea by Kakuzō Okakura

Blogged about:

Do I read the books bought on bookshop crawls?
#24in48 Readathon
#24in48 Day One
#24in48 Day Two
BH6 Books and Home

Now enter the giveaway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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