July seemed like a decent month but we still aren’t really a-okay. There were some struggle throughout the month though not that much happened. Reading also lessened again with Merijn more home again.
In July I read a total of 11 books which makes the total of 2020 100 books read.
Of the 11 books 9 books were fantasy, 1 books was non-fiction and 1 book was contemporary.
Out of the 31 days of July I read 15 days which amounted to a total of 3569 pages. My best reading day was July 23rd with 415 pages.
The rating average of this month was 3,9.
- Between Starfalls (Children of the Nexus 1) by S. Kaeth | 3,5 stars | ARC
- Chimes at Midnight (October Daye 7) by Seanan McGuire | 4 stars
- Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars 1) by Elizabeth Lim | 4,5 stars
- Unravel the Dusk (The Blood of Stars 2) by Elizabeth Lim | 4 stars | ARC
- Of Curses and Kisses (St. Rosetta’s Academy 1) by Sandhya Menon | 2,5 stars
- Knock Three Times (Wizards of Once 3) by Cressida Cowell | 4 stars
- Maar Je Ziet Er Helemaal Niet Autistisch Uit by Bianca Toeps | 4 stars
- Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust | 4 stars
- Das Falsche Spiel der Meisterin (Duftapotheke 3) by Ana Ruhe | 4 stars
- Sky Pirates: Echo Quickthorn and the Great Beyond by Alex English | 4 stars | ARC
- Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson 4) by Patricia Briggs | 4,5 stars
August Plan: The Compleat Discworld Atlas | Wyrd Sisters
⌘ Merijn had his last day of pre-school on July 3rd and then his Summer vacation started. He spend the first full week of that at my parents, then a week at home and then I went with him for a week at my parents. Summer vacation is hard on him, especially this year as he is going to primary school after the Summer. He’s been asking daily about when he goes to school and in general as not been feeling so great at periods. I hope he’ll feel better in August.
⌘ I’ve had some up and down days. When we were are my parents I managed to sprain my ankle/foot and then had to drive home. A drive that should have been 3 hours but ended up being 4,5 hours because of various traffic stops. To say that my foot/ankle hurt would be an understatement. It still hurts if I do too much.
⌘ I’ve also been having a hard time falling asleep or when I wake up in the middle of the night and I can’t fall back asleep. That is hard.
⌘ Covid-19 seems to be hitting a second wave in the countries around us and it is also taking a bit of a rise in the Netherlands in certain areas. Not where I live nor where my parents live. It is interesting to see how the tourists from other countries are complaining about us not having a mask rule (only for public transport). You could just not come to the Netherlands and stay in your own country (who mostly seem to be having harder hitting second waves than us) But the tourists I’ve seen haven’t been keeping to our rules of the distance and only 1 adult per family in the store so I mean, stop complaining.
Wrap Ups and Other Memes
⌘ Show Your Bujo Theme | June 2020
⌘ Dancing out of June 2020
⌘ Best of the Bunch // June 2020
⌘ Dancing Alphabeticals | The A is the Start to the Game
⌘ Three Reasons to Pick Up Between Starfalls by S. Kaeth | ARC
⌘ Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars 1) by Elizabeth Lim
⌘ Unravel the Dusk (The Blood of Stars 2) by Elizabeth Lim | ARC
⌘ Of Curses and Kisses (St. Rosetta’s Academy 1) by Sandhya Menon
⌘ Sky Pirates: Echo Quickthorn and the Great Beyond by Alex English | ARC
Top Ten Tuesday
⌘ Authors I’ve Read the Most Books By
⌘ So You Want Your Laughs with Your Dark and/or Fantasy
⌘ 6 Books with Death That Destroyed Me
⌘ 8 Books/Series by Trans and Non-Binary Authors to Read
Discussions, Topics and the Like
⌘ Book Haul 55 | #Oops
⌘ Goodreads has an Explore Science-Fiction and Fantasy Week
⌘ More Camp Half-Blood For Me! | PJO/Heroes of Olympus Book Tag
⌘ Book Haul 56 | Ten Physical Books Added to My Dreaded TBR
⌘ Siren | Season 1 | Ep 2 to 10 | Completed
⌘ Siren | Season 2 | Ep 1 to 6
This is actually a lot more interesting than I thought. The first episode wasn’t that amazing but the rest of the series did draw me in quite a bit more.
⌘ Midsomer Murders | Season 20 | Ep 1 to 12 | Completed
Rewatched the episodes I’d already seen and finally completed this season.
⌘ Team Umizoomi | Season 1 | Ep 1 to 19 | Completed
⌘ Bubble Guppies | Season 5 | Ep 1 to 3
Been watching these with Merijn of course lol
⌘ Back to the Future | Movie | Rewatch
⌘ Back to the Future 2 | Movie | Rewatch
⌘ The Fall | Season 1 | Ep 1-2
I just started watching this at random.
⌘ The Andromeda Strain (2008) | Mini Series | Completed
They showed this and it did make me curious about the two books by Crighton.
⌘ CW from The Quiet Pond shares 22 books with bisexual and pansexual rep.
⌘ La La in the Library shares five gentle anti-racism book recs.
⌘ Jess from Jessticulates talks about if she wants a zero TBR.
⌘ Marie from Drizzle & Hurricane Books talks about trigger warnings and books and why they are important for them.
⌘ Charvi from Not Just Fiction shared their half-yearly bookish statistics.
⌘ Sammie from The Bookwyrm’s Den talks asks where biracial voices fit in.
⌘ Kriti from Armed with a Book featured me for Armed with a Bingo.
⌘ Cait from Paper Fury talks about 5 things she wants to see more in disabled YA books.
⌘ Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner shares a list of 21 Scary and not so scary) YA books in 2020 for preperation of your Halloween TBR.
⌘ Liesbet from Zwartraafje did the Book Shelf ABC Challenge where she searched for a book on her shelf for every letter of the alphabet.
This monthly wrap up will be linked up with the monthly one by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction. This so we can blog hop to each others wrap ups easier.