July Reading Round-Up

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Hard to believe summer is half over!
It’s that time to share what I have been reading this past month.
The total read for July was 38 books with the following breakdown:
Paranormal -5
Fantasy – 2
Historical – 1
Romance – 15
Women’s Fiction – 8
Classics – 0
YA – 1
PB – 1
Memoir – 0
Mystery – 0
Non-Fiction – 1
Play – 0
Time travel – 2
Diverse books – 2

I decided this year to record in more detail where the books originated – from the library, on my TBR shelves, an e-book, bought /gifted or a charity read (Bought from a charity store). Here’s the breakdown
Library reads – 24
TBR books –1
e-books – 13
Charity reads – 0

Here are the books read for my favourite challenges:

Popsugar Ultimate Reading Challenge (Through Goodreads)
As I near the end of books to finish this challenge, I have slowed down a bit.
1. Book being made into a movie this year –A Dog’s Journey by W. Bruce Cameron
Advanced #4 – Book read in season it is set in –One Summer in Paris by Sarah Morgan

52 Books in 52 Weeks
#18 -Picked out for you by someone else- Evie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
#31 –Everyone’s talking about – The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
#45 – A beach read – One Summer in Paris by Sarah Morgan

Monthly Key Word Challenge
The key word I chose this month was “Fire”:
Tempted by Fire by Erin Kellison

Monthly Motif
The theme this month was “Time”. I read several time travel books by Katy Baker:
Echoes of a Highlander
Touch of a Highlander
Dreams of a Highlander
As well I read an historical fiction novel:
The Beast’s Bride by Jayne Castel

Diversify Your Reading
The genre was Humour:
Remember Me? By Sophie Kinsella

Connect Five
I post a separate post on any Connect Five books I read each month. My latest:
“Written in 1st person POV” (check here)

“Time travel involving highlanders” (check here)

“Christmas in July” (check here)

Favourite Books Read This Month

Once again, this was an excellent month for reading books that I rated a number of books a 5 at Goodreads – but I’ll list my top ten only.

One Summer in Paris by Sarah Morgan
Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs
The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman
The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
Meet Cute by Helena Hunting
Why Not Tonight by Susan Mallery
Charming by Elliott James
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
Second Chance Girl by Susan Mallery
The Summer Guests by Mary Alice Monroe

August Goals
I hope to read a more diverse range of books, including mysteries, and more MG/YA books this month as well as more books on my TBR shelves.


I am linking with the following:

Monthly Wrap-up  (At Feed Your Fiction Addiction)



Best of the Bunch (at A Cocoon of Books)


Month in Review 6
Monthly Review


Spread the Love (at As Told by Tina)


8 thoughts on “July Reading Round-Up

  1. Oh my – you have read so many books. I see two in your list of ten faves that I have read -and loved too. I’ve heard good things about The Flatshare – must look for that at the library and The Unhoneymooners. I am not familiar with that particular Susan Mallery book so will look it up.

  2. I’m so impressed at how you keep track of all these challenges – wow! And it sounds like they’re all leading you to great diverse stacks of books, which is fantastic. Enjoy! ❤️

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