Saturday, July 31, 2021

July Reflections

In July I reviewed 48 books. Nineteen were review copies. Twenty-four were library books. Five were books I bought myself. This month I read some books that I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE...and a few that I really did not enjoy at all. 

I decided that July would be random. I read ten out of eleven books. I just couldn't finish that eleventh book in time. I am about a third of the way through? Maybe a little more. It's a mystery that should be a quick read, but isn't actually as quick as I wanted it to be.

August will probably be intentional. I may be sharing a list of books I intend to read in August! It was great fun to have a list to work from.

Books Reviewed at Becky's Book Reviews

56. The Fires of Heaven. (The Wheel of Time #5) Robert Jordan. 1993. 704 pages. [Source: Bought]
57. In the Hall with the Knife (Clue Mystery #1) Diana Peterfreund. 2019. [October] 298 pages. [Source: Review copy]
58. The Captain's Daughter: Essential Stories. Alexander Pushkin. TRANSLATED BY ANTHONY BRIGGS. (New translation copyrighted 2021). 224 pages. [Source: Review copy]
59. Mr. Malcolm's List. Suzanne Allain. 2009/2020. 254 pages. [Source: Review copy]
60. The Knife of Never Letting Go. (Chaos Walking #1) Patrick Ness. 512 pages. [Source: Bought]
61. The Bone Maker. Sarah Beth Durst. 2021. [March] 496 pages. [Source: Review copy]
62. New Spring. (Wheel of Time Prequel) Robert Jordan. 2004. 334 pages. [Source: Bought]
63. Miss Lattimore's Letter. Suzanne Allain. 2021. [August] 256 pages. [Source: Review copy]
64. Red Wolf. Rachel Vincent. 2021. [July] 368 pages. [Source: Review copy]
65. Measuring Up. Lily LaMotte. Illustrated by Ann Xu. 2020. [October 27] 208 pages. [Source: Library]
66. The Lion of Mars. Jennifer L. Holm. 2021. 259 pages. [Source: Library]
67. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Suzanne Collins. 2020. [May] 439 pages. [Source: Library]
68. The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor. Shaenon K. Garrity. Illustrated by Christopher J. Baldwin. 2021. [July] 224 pages. [Source: Library]
69. In the Red. Christopher Swiedler. 2020. [March] 288 pages. [Source: Library]
70. Wendy, Darling. A.C. Wise. 2021. [June] 352 pages. [Source: Review copy]
71. Luck of the Titanic. Stacey Lee. 2021. [May] 368 pages. [Source: Library]
72. The Orpheus Plot. Christopher Swiedler. 2021. 400 pages. [Source: Library]
73. Boy from Buchenwald. Robbie Waisman with Susan McClelland. 2021. [May] 288 pages. [Source: Review copy]
74. Your Heart My Sky. Margarita Engle. 2021. [March] 224 pages. [Source: Library]
75. Amber and Clay. Laura Amy Schlitz. 2021. [May] 544 pages. [Source: Review copy]
76. We're Not From Here. Geoff Rodkey. 2019. 256 pages. [Source: Library]
77. Jo & Laurie. Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz. 2020. [June] 384 pages. [Source: Library]
78. The Forgotten Orphan. Glynis Peters. 2021. [May] 400 pages. [Source: Review copy]

Books Reviewed at Young Readers

73. The Monster Missions. Laura Martin. 2021 [June] 320 pages. [Source: Review copy]
74. The Sausage Situation (Jack Russell Dog Detective #6) Darrel and Sally Odgers. 2007. 80 pages. [Source: Review copy]
75. Ways to Make Sunshine (Ryan Hart #1) Renee Watson. Illustrated by Nina Mata. 2020. [April] 177 pages. [Source: Bought]
76. The Buried Biscuits (Jack Russell Dog Detective #7). Darrel and Sally Odgers. 2008. 80 pages. [Source: Review copy]
77. The Kitnapped Creature (Jack Russell Dog Detective #8) Darrel and Sally Odgers. 2008. 80 pages. [Source: Review copy]
78. The Blue Stealer (Jack Russell Dog Detective #9) Darrel and Sally Odgers. 2009. 80 pages. [Source: Review copy]
79. Inspector Jacques. (Jack Russell Dog Detective #10) Darrel and Sally Odgers. 2010. 80 pages. [Source: Review copy]
80. Anne's Tragical Tea Party. Kallie George. Illustrated by Abigail Halpin. 2022. [February] 72 pages. [Source: Review copy]
81. Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast and Other Tasty Poems. Jack Prelutsky. Illustrated by Ruth Chan. 2021. [January] 144 pages. [Source: Library]
82. Cat Kid Comic Club. (Cat Kid Comic Club #1) Dav Pilkey. 2020. [December] 176 pages. [Source: Library]
83. History Smashers Titanic (History Smashers #4) Kate Messner. Illustrated by Dylan Meconis. 2021. [April] 224 pages. [Source: Library]
84. Sydney and Taylor Explore the Whole Wide World. (Sydney and Taylor #1) Jacqueline Davies. Illustrated by Deborah Hocking. 2021. [February] 80 pages. [Source: Library]
85. No Buddy Like a Book. Allan Wolf. Illustrated by Brianne Farley. 2021. [February] 32 pages. [Source: Library]
86.  I Survived The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912. Lauren Tarshis. Illustrated by Scott Dawson. 2010. 112 pages. [Source: Library]
87. Fred's Big Feelings: The Life and Legacy of Mister Rogers. Laura Renauld. Illustrated by Brigette Barrager. 2020. [January] 40 pages. [Source: Library]
88. Before They Were Artists: Famous Illustrators As Kids. Elizabeth Haidle. 2021. [April] 64 pages. [Source: Library]
89. Delicious! Poems Celebrating Street Food Around the World. Julie Larios. Illustrated by Julie Paschikis. 2021. 32 pages. [Source: Library]
90. Fox and Rabbit (Fox & Rabbit #1) Beth Ferry. Illustrated by Gergely Dudas. 2020. [April] 96 pages. [Source: Library]
91. The One Thing You'd Save. Linda Sue Park. 2021. [March] 72 pages. [Source: Library]
92. Wuthering Heights. Stephanie Baudet. 2021. [July] 96 pages. [Source: Review copy]
93. The Kids of Cattywampus Street. Lisa Jahn-Clough. Illustrated by Natalie Andrewson. 2021. [July] 128 pages. [Source: Library]
94. Pirate Stew. Neil Gaiman. Chris Riddell. 2020 [December] 48 pages. [Source: Library]

Books Reviewed at Operation Actually Read Bible

37. The Wish Book Christmas. Lynn Austin. 2021. [September] 304 pages. [Source: Review copy]
38. 10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask (And Answer) About Christianity. Rebecca McLaughlin. 2021. [March] 208 pages. [Source: Review copy]
39. The Lady in Residence. Allison Pittman. 2021. 239 pages. [Source: Review copy]

Bibles Reviewed at Operation Actually Read Bible

none this month

Monthly Totals

number of books48
number of pages11144

Yearly Totals

2021 Totals


© 2021 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

1 comment:

fredamans said...

WOW! Happy August!