Sunday, August 1, 2010

TSS: What Books I Read in July

It is almost 5 AM. I have a cup of tea in one hand. Right now while I am writing this, it is raining cats and dogs. I am always exhilarated by thunder showers, lightning and rains. Somehow I feel so closer to nature.

July was a slow month for me, reading wise. I had read only one book until the 16th of July. But read 6 more in the next 15 days. 7 is a respectable number although I would have liked to read at least 5 more! Maybe in August I will add to my numbers. I read the following books. As you can see, all are of different genres ( I do have eclectic taste!) and not exactly easy reads. :

The Language of Trees by Ilie Ruby
The Tricking of Freya by Christina Sunley
The Wild Irish Sea by Loucinda McGary
Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross
The Gendarme by Mark Mustian
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
Last Last Chance by Fiona Maazel

One good thing I did that I finished with all of my reviews. Two of these reviews are scheduled to come up in the next few days, others you can read by clicking on the titles. Kind of liberating, don't you think, when we don't have pending reviews?

I don't really join challenges anymore, yet I decided to join in the Canadian Book Challenge 4, hosted by John Mutford of The Book Mine Set. I have already read one book for it, The Tricking of Freya by Christina Sunley.

Today I plan to read Blood Harvest by S J Bolton, for my own pleasure!

So what are you reading today, on a lazy Sunday? Do you have any recommendations for me, leaving out fantasy novels/Chick Lits? Better, if you want to send me some books, feel free to do so! *grin*


Misha said...

Hey Gautami!
So glad to see another Indian blogger. I have been reading your blog for quite sometime.I have been wanting to read Saving CeeCee Honeycutt for so long.
I am a new blogger. Please stop by if possible.
Thank you


Misha said...

Oh! I do have some recommendations for you.
The Birth Of Venus by Sarah Dunant
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

This summer has been slow for me as well.

bermudaonion said...

I think 7 books is a fine number. Sometimes life just gets in the way. It does look like the seven you read were good ones.

fredamans said...

Some good reads there, a couple I added to my list due to your thoughtful reviews. Happy reading for August!

Nise' said...

Yes! It is a great feeling to be caught up on reviews!

Kristen said...

I feel like I'll never be caught up.. I have all but three written tho - so that's pretty good for me. :) Hope August is as productive for both of us!

Meghan said...

It is a great feeling to be caught up on reviews, but it's certainly one I haven't had in a while!

CMash said...

I think you had a really good month!! WTG. I feel if I can read 2 books a week, I am doing good. And hope you make your goal in August.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Gautami, glad you had a good month, catching up on reviews, etc.

In case you are interested, I'm having a giveaway of some ARCs over at my Miles to Go blog. If you check my Sunday Salon post, you'll see a link to it.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

You had a nice month and read a lot of books, I also want to read.

The Bookworm said...

I love when it rains too.
Sounds like you had a nice reading month.
Enjoy your sunday!

Susan said...

The Tricking of Freya is on my tbr list. It sounds beautiful :)

Unknown said...

Congrats on your accomplishments in July. I think 7 books are great. Good Luck in August and keep those reviews coming : )

Veggiemomof2 said...

ndlarfierI have seen Saving Cee Cee Honecutt mentioned alot this summer. I might have to check it out!

Great list!

Yvonne said...

You did well this month! I've been wanting to read the Beth Hoffman book.

ibeeeg said...

Great reading for July. Your list of read books looks interesting. I read CeeCee Honeycutt, and liked it. I am curious as to how you liked it. I am going to check out your reviews but it must wait until next week as I am offline for a week.

I hope you have a wonderful reading week.

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

You had a good month - and I'm impressed that you're caught up with your reviews! I've been behind on mine for months!

Deepali said...

So good to catch up on reviews! I totally just forget the books by the time I have an opportunity to sit and write the review...i only have a short term memory, it seems :)

Thanks for coming by the blog!
July Round up

pussreboots said...

The Language of Trees is on my wishlist. Thank you for stopping by my end of the month post.

Staci said...

You did really great in July. I see several books that I want to read too!!