Daily Archives: August 2, 2008

July Wrap-up

Well, July has been a busy busy month for me. I managed to read 13 books, join 3 challenges as well as start some weekly memes.

Books I read this month:

Motorcycle Diaries – Che Guevara

Rabies Mom – Pat Carroll & Jack McGowan

Rex Libris – James Turner

The Freedom Writer’s Diary – Erin Gruwell

A Spot of Bother – Mark Haddon

Castaway Kid – RB Mitchell

The Namesake – Jhumpa Lahiri

The Art of Racing In The Rain – Garth Stein

Autobiography of a Face – Lucy Grealy

The Seamstress – Frances de Ponte Peebles

A Confederacy of Dunes – John Kennedy Toole

The Idiot Girls’ Action Adventure Club – Laurie Notaro

Post Office – Charles Bukowski

My top pick for the month is a tie between A Confederacy of Dunes by John Kennedy Toole and The Art of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein. Both books were amazing, insightful and a great joy to read.

Challenges I joined this month:

July Book Blowout. I did meet my goal and read 13 books!

Classics Challenge. I actually didn’t read any classics this month, although I did reread the first page of Sister Carrie about three times before moving on to another book.

Graphic Novel Challenge. I read Rex Libris by James Turner this month.

Weekly Memes I started/joined this month:

Weekly Geek, hosted by Deweymonster.

Friday Finds, a wonderful idea by MizB

and I started my own weekly thread of posting weekly book releases every Sunday/Monday.

And, as always, thank you to everyone who reads my blog! I appreciate your comments and interest in my ramblings. =) I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!