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Month in Review: July 2011

It's really hard to believe that the month of July has passed. It wasn't a very good month for my family so we're all looking forward to a much more enjoyable August. We have a weekend trip to Myrtle Beach planned, followed by a road trip to Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware later in the month. It should be a lot of fun!

Here's what happened in July in terms of reading and reviewing.

Books Read in July: 6
I read six books in July. They were all adult fiction books:
Flesh and Bones by Paul Levine
Simply Genius! by Ervin Laszlo
Predators of Darkness: The Aftermath by Leonard D. Hilley II
A New Prospect by Wayne Zurl
Murder in the 11th House by Mitchell Scott Lewis
Listen by Rene Gutteridge

Reviews Written: 5
This month, I wrote five reviews. First, I wrote reviews for one book I read in June:
Counting from Zero by Alan B. Johnston

I also wrote reviews of four of the books I read in July. You can click on the links above to read them.

Author Interviews: 1
Leonard D. Hilley II

Guest Posts: 1
The Road to New Prospect by Wayne Zurl

NetGalley Month
July was NetGalley Month at Red House Books and I participated by reading 2 1/2 books from NetGalley. That's it. I didn't do nearly as well as the NetGalley Month in April when I read 5 NetGalley books. She's doing it again in October, so I may try again. The two books I finished were Simply Genius! and Murder in the 11th House. I'm halfway through The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen.

I didn't read any more books for this challenge in June, so I still need to read three to six more by the end of the year. I really need to focus on this challenge soon!!

This month, I read books that took place in four states. I also read a book that took place in multiple states and countries, and another that had an unknown location. Here's where the books I read in July took place:
New York
Multiple (Simply Genius!)
Unknown (Listen)
That brings me to 17 out of 50 states covered, plus 6 additional countries. Here's my updated map:

View My Book Retreat in a larger map


  1. Good month! Happy August reading!

  2. Sorry you've been through some tough times recently, but at least you had a productive reading month!

    You're ahead of me on the Where Are You Reading Challenge - 17 states is pretty good!

    I hope you have some nice getaways and enjoy your books in August!



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