What I Read: July Edition

I'm linking up with The book date for this monthly review! 

That little graphic pretty much sums it up. I only read four book this past month-- it's  almost like I had a move to carry out and a family reunion to attend! Luckily I'm still on track for my Goodreads yearly challenge.

Genre Breakdown:

Historical fiction

Ebooks: 4

That's right folks! I went from not owning an e-reader to exclusively finishing only ebooks this month! My how things change. 

Books I Reviewed

Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Eventually all of these books will have reviews up, but as for now, only two have been published.

Biggest Disappointment


Come back this Thursday to find out why! 

Best Book I read in July


I'll have a review up on this book next week, but suffice it to say, I really enjoyed reading it. 

That about does it for the shortest monthly review ever! I don't know how August will turn out-- it probably won't be much better, what with school starting. I'll go from doing research full time to researching, and teaching, and taking a class. Ah, grad school. How little I will miss thee. ((of course I say that now, just wait a couple years and then I'll be pinning for basement labs and juggling three different jobs, and okay I really will miss the flexible hours that are sure to disappear when I get a real-adult-full-time job))

How was your July?? Did the holidays mean you caught up on reading or fell behind?


  1. Good luck with the upcoming school year! I miss some parts of grad school. There are others that I’m thrilled to be done with forever.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Thanks! haha I know, I'll probably feel the same way

  2. I hope your move went well! I'm sad to see Eligible was a disappointment, it looks so good! But glad you read something you enjoy after all. I'm finishing my postgrad degree right now, so I'm already dreading the loss of flexible hours haha. Hope you'll have a good reading month!

    1. Yeah, I was sad that Eligible wasn't as good as I had hoped it would be!
      Haha I know flexible hours are like what makes a grad program bearable ;)

  3. I'm really glad you enjoyed THE DARKEST PART OF THE FOREST. I hadn't read Holly Black before July, but I read and loooooved THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN, so I'm excited to get to her other works. :)

    ~ Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks

  4. It's amazing you fit in any reading at all with all that research and teaching and classes. Interesting thoughts on the Secrets of a Charmed Life, I listened to the audio version and did enjoy it on the whole.