Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Monthly Reflections (#7) ~ July


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Monthly Reflections, where we take the time to reflect on the previous month.

My goals for July were...

I want to read at least 10 books in July - including:
2 eBooks
A book starting with the letter "E"
1 "Just for Fun" book
2 Non-fiction books


In July, I...

Read 11 books!
2 eBooks!
A Book starting with the letter "E" (End Game)
1 "Just for Fun book (End Game)
0 Nonfiction books. :(

Books read:



 

Out of the books I read this month, my favorite was Prince Incognito by Rachelle McCalla! LOVED IT! :)

Reviews:

Conception by Jennifer Hartz
Prism by Rachel Moschell
The Rogue's Reform by Regina Scott
The Secret Keeper by Sandra Byrd
Prince Incognito by Rachelle McCalla
Small Town Protector by Hope White

Interviews:

Ashley Townsend
Evan Angler
Keli Gwyn
Darlene Shortridge
L.N. Cronk

Special Posts:



I asked for feedback on having book discussions. Today is the last day to nominate a book that will go a poll tomorrow.



I did a "Thank you" giveaway (ends 8/18).

BBT

I signed up for the "Review Copy Cleanup" which starts tomorrow! Super excited about that! :)



I was interviewed on Sherri's blog.

Reading Challenges:

I am doing really well (in my opinion) in the challenges I signed up for!

Here is my progress so far:

100 Books In A Year Reading Challenge 2012! - 67 of 100
Christian Suspense Reading Challenge - 26 of 50
50 States Challenge - 29 of 50
Mount TBR Reading Challenge - 4 of 12
The Mini YA Reading Challenge - 7 of 12
2012 eBook Challenge - 9 of 10
Bookie Friends Favorites - 0 of 5
2012 Contentment Reading Challenge - 0 of 5
2nds Challenge - 15 of 20
Non-Fiction Non-Memoir Challenge - 5 of 15
Just for Fun Reading Challenge - 7 of 12
Reading Challenge Addict -


I've completed these challenges:


New Authors Challenges - 25 of 25
Speculative Fiction Challenge 2012 - 3 of 3
Around the Stack in How Many Ways - 10 of 10
Read Your Name Challenge - 7 of 7 (Just completed this month!)
1st in a Series Challenge - 20 of 20


There are also some Goodreads challenges I am participating in, but I'm not going to list all of those. :)

My thoughts on this month:

Even though I didn't finish any nonfiction book this month, I still think it was a great reading month for me - I read 11 books (one more than my goal!) and I finally finished the "Read Your Name" challenge (which I've been trying to do for a while)!

Looking ahead:


Here is what I hope to accomplish in August...

I am going to try and really push myself this month, so I'm hoping to read 15 books including:
Read 12 Review Books
3 eBooks
1 Just for Fun book
2 Non-fiction books

Yikes! That is a really large goal for me (I don't know if I've ever read fifteen books in one month!), but I'm hoping I'll be able to complete those goals. :)


Now it's your turn! What did you accomplish in July, what do you hope to accomplish in August?


If you want to do your own Monthly Reflections, feel free to grab the button and post about it on your blog, then leave a comment with the URL - otherwise, please share your thoughts in a comment!

3 comments:

  1. OOHHH you beat me by one! I read 10 books.
    Wow, I don't know 15 books is a lot! Unless they are shorter books. Good luck though!

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    1. Thanks! I know 15 books is a lot... I don't know if I'll be able to complete it, but I am really hoping I'll be able to read that many.

      I plan on reading some "Love Inspired" books I got for review... plus I have some books that sound SUPER good, so I think I'll be able to read those really quick. :)

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  2. Looks like a great month! I can't wait to read Lethal Legacy-I love Irene Hannon's books! Good luck on meeting your goals next month-I'm sure you can do it!

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