Yikes, it's August! My last few days at campus are knocking at the door, and I so don't want to budge from my seat. One of my friends has already left, another two will leave during the end of this week, and I'll be moving my boxes all over again two weeks from now. So I'll warn you readers in advance that I may get all whiny on you during the next two weeks. I am ready to move on, and yet not so ready. Does that make sense?
I had a pretty easy week after the tumultuous days leading to it. I didn't get much reading done though - most of the days were spent moving and then catching up with friends. I figured reading can wait. Besides, after taking lengthy breaks from reading and blogging, and now that I am staying at a different place, I'm trying to settle the status quo around me. I also have my thesis defense scheduled this week, so wish me luck!
Rather than putting up a separate post to chronicle my reading last month, here's the stats all in one.
I should add maybe 20 copies of the cover page of my thesis here as well, considering how much technical reading and re-reading I did last month. Instead, here are the six much-needed tension releases I received.
Click on the images to check out my reviews (for those I reviewed, that is)
All six were fantastic reads. I love months such as these when the books I read all click for me. Denial, Full Moon at Noontide, The Color Purple and Animal Farm were five star reads. The first two were intense tear-jerkers, The Color Purple was a very moving and poignant book, while Animal Farm was simply hilarious!
Still Missing was a thrilling shocking suspenseful book, which was for the most part gripping, but I wasn't too happy with the ending - shocked yes, but just didn't ring right. A House at the Edge of Tears was another moving book, but I couldn't entirely connect with it.
Yay for challenges I am acing at
- 100+ Reading Challenge: 58/100
- Support your Local Library Challenge: 33/50
- Flashback Reading Challenge: 4/9
- Women Unbound Challenge: 5/5 (Completed)
- A to Z Challenge: 36/52
- POC Challenge: 10/10 (Completed)
- Awesome Author Challenge: 3/10
- 451 Challenge: 1/7
- Original TBR Challenge: 4/12
- Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge: 3/10
- Summer Reading Challenge: 1/6
- Orange Prize Project: 0
Number of books: 6
Number of pages read: 1295
Number of Audio Books: 1
Hours listened to (completed audio books only): 3 hours, 11 minutes
Zero Re-reads | 6 New-to-me authors | 1 Male authors | 5 Female authors