Sunday Funday is generally a weekly(ish) post I started to recap my bookish and not-so-bookish thoughts. I’ve decided to expand this concept to monthly recaps during the last week of the month as well! As always, feel free to participate, just link back!
Total Books Read: 8
Goodreads 2014 Reading Challenge Progress: 34/50 books
Number of DNFs: 1 (Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson)
(Click the links to see my reviews!)
The Princess Diaries (Re-Read)
Princess in the Spotlight (Re-Read)
Favorite Book Read in July: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
It’s a hard decision because I had THREE five-star reads! But Mara Dyer had the perfect amount of paranormal creepiness and mind boggling-events to keep me hooked!
Least Favorite Book Read in July: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
It wasn’t bad by any means, but it was a contemporary that didn’t stand out against all of the thrillers and paranormal that I read.
Book that Most Surprised Me: Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas
I hadn’t heard of Haas until I joined the blogging community, and she’s terribly under-read, but this thriller literally took my breath away by the end!
1) I have been much busier than normal because July is the most hectic time of year for my summer job. August means a lot of catching up on book reading and blogging!
2) Since I’ve graduated, this August is the first time in a long, long while I won’t be returning to school, and it’s left me with a bit of an aching and jealous feeling.
3) I’ve started an official Princess Diaries re-read since Meg Cabot announced she was releasing a new, adult fiction installment to the series in 2015. So far I’ve read The Princess Diaries and Princess in the Spotlight, and am almost finished with Princess in Love. I’ll be posting recaps of my progress and thoughts on the series ten years after its initial release after every three books or so.
4) I finally saw The Fault in Our Stars on the big screen, and was planning on writing a post on it…but I honestly couldn’t really think of enough to say. My reaction to the book was *meh* and it was pretty much the same for the movie, although I appreciated that they kept the movie pretty consistent with the book. (I rarely to angrily stage whisper “THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN IN THE BOOK” in the theater). And I’ll admit that just as when I read the book, I did not cry during the movie either.
How did your month in reading go? Let me know in the comments! Did you do a monthly or weekly recap? Leave the link for me to check out!