July 2014 Wrap Up

I don’t know about you, but the end of July pretty much marks the end of the summer here in Kansas. The girls go back to school on August 12th, and while I’ve got my John Green book club through the end of the month (the 3-5th grade one died, unfortunately), my responsibilities at work are kind of pulling back. Though I’ve got a project in the works that hopefully will be Fun and a lot of people will want to participate. More later.

Anyway, I spent a lot of time watching movies — both Pirates of the Caribbean and Lord of the Rings with A; Say Anything with C; Howl’s Moving Castle with K; Godzilla with Hubby — and a lot of time at the pool, so I didn’t get much reading done. I am thinking, though, that I’m due for a good dose of non-fiction. Maybe as the weather starts cooling off..

I didn’t really have a strong favorite this month, but I did thoroughly enjoy this one:

The Glass Sentence

 it really was a wonderful world and a gripping story (once it got going; it really is slow to start).

As for the rest:

Middle Grade

A Horse Called Hero
Loot: How to Steal a Fortune
Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective: The Case of the Time Capsule Bandit (audio)
The House of Pooh (audio)

Adult:

The Lost

YA:

The Bitter Kingdom
Keeping the Castle (audio)
The Summer Prince

I read two John Green books, but I didn’t feel a need to re-review them.

Graphic Novel:

Cleopatra in Space

Non-Fiction:

The End of Your Life Book Club

What were your favorites this month?

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3 thoughts on “July 2014 Wrap Up

  1. I have a copy of The Glass Sentence and ought to read it this month, it looks great. We don't start back until the 25th of August, but it still feels like I'll be at school a lot before than, so August means wrapping up summer too. Looks like you had a great July!

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  2. I can't believe school will be starting up again soon. It has been a lovely summer, although it feels a little shorter than normal. The Glass Sentence does look really good, will have to see if I can find it.

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