this is July in Review at holes In My brain
Bitter End by Jennifer Brown
A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley
Hex Hall by Rachel Dawkins
Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
Switch by Tish Cohen
The Lighter Side of Life and Death by C.K. Kelly Martin
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
The Forever Crush by Debra Moffitt
Enclave by Ann Aguirre
10 reviews! YAY! Plus I read a lot of books too that have reviews coming, I'm really happy with the amount of reviews plus, I think the like-ability of the books definitely increased as the month went along. There has been no wrong in the last bunch of books I've read. Seriously, free time gives me such joy.
Book of the Month
A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley (9.3/10) I was steamrolled by how much I loved this book. Seriously. Like I'm always a bit hesitant about completely shoving this in other people's faces because I know it's not going to be for everyone, but I loved the quiet style of it, and the gorgeous writing and oh-my-lordy characters. Easy choice.
One I haven't reviewed yet, Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John (9), it was such a fun read. Like it's not har-har fun, it's just.. lovely fun :)
For some har-har funny though, I really liked Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins (8.8)
And for a really emotional read, Bitter End by Jennifer Brown (8.9) was awesome.
Random Acts of Kindness
It was my first month participating! And I got a book! Thanks so much to Mary at Anxirium for Freefall by Mindi Scott. Thank you!! x
I also sent a book for RAK, I sent Amanda at On a Book Bender The Iron King by Julie Kagawa :)
Also this month, I...
Got a new header! And with that, a different layout (3 column to 2 column, colour change) and background.
Asked you guys to fill out a 'satisfaction survey/feedback thing', so if you haven't done one yet, I'd really appreciate it! Just give your thoughts on my little blog and things I could improve :)
Another #namethatbook contest! Ends tomorrow night at midnight, win a $10 Amazon.com Gift Card!
reflected on my blogging New Year's Resolutions and how well I've done in them half way through
Top Ten Tuesday featuring a list of books that tackle 'tough' issues
Guest-posted at The Unread Reader! Things I do "When I'm Not Reading"
Hmm, thinking about it I wish I did more random stuff. Only problem is, I didn't have any ideas! Overall though, I'm happy about the going-ons, the only think I wish is that I tackled more of my review pile (I'm a very "read what I want" blogger haha).
A super-fun list! Stay tuned, I think it's gonna be awesome ;) Also, more reviews, and random posts (if my creative juices ever start running). I don't really have much planned but.. when have I ever? :P Just gonna enjoy the last month of summer (oh the nostalgia) and soak up the sunshine!