Saturday, August 03, 2013

July recap and 2013 (so far) in books

Books read in July

70. The Telling Room by Michael Paterniti (review forthcoming) - Netgalley
69. Under the Jeweled Sky by Alison McQueen (review forthcoming) - Netgalley
68. White Trash Beautiful by Teresa Mummert (post forthcoming) - Netgalley
67. Afloat by Erin Healy (see below) - Netgalley
66. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (reread; see post) - personal copy
65. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (reread; see post) - personal copy
64. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (reread; see post) - personal copy
63. The Golden Tulip by Rosalind Laker (post forthcoming) - public library
62. Blue Monday by Nicci French (see post) - public library
61. Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole (post in progress) - Netgalley
60. Three Lives of Tomomi Ishikawa by Benjamin Constable (see post) - Netgalley
59. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks (see post) - Sync free audiobook program
58. A Fatal Likeness by Lynn Shepherd (see post) - Netgalley

I gave up on -
Afloat by Erin Healy, but I'm counting it as a read book because I read about 140 pages before I gave up on the book.  Afloat is a strange combination of Christian fiction and supernatural suspense that highlights the irritating (to me) aspects of both the genres.  I gave up on it once (somewhere around page 90), but then had second thoughts.  I hoped a different day might give me a different perspective on the book.  Unfortunately that was not the case and I ended up throwing in the towel after I got to the end of chapter 16.

Books bought and/or acquired in July1

- Echo A La Mode by Echo Chernik (purchased via Kickstarter)
- Maurine and Thérèse by Patrick Ahern (purchased at G. Siccardi & Family)
- Orgasmic by Rachel Kramer Bussel (gift from Russell, which I'm sure was purchased at Amazon)
- Slice of Cherry by Dia Reeves (purchased for half price at the Strand)
- A hand-me-down mitten pattern book from an acquaintance

Notes from the field
or, the not-so-secret travels of BookCrossing books

(see this post for more information about this feature)

- this copy of Into the Wild was traded on Paperback Swap. It was sent from Florida, where it's been since November 2007, to a new reader in Washington state.

2013 (so far) in Books

books finished / abandoned - 69 / 5
- library books - 20 (18 finished, 2 abandoned)
- review copies - 33 (31 finished, 2 abandoned
- personal copies - 13 (12 finished, 1 abandoned)
- bookcrossing books - 5
- borrowed copies - 2
- non-review ebooks / e-audiobooks- 2

books purchased
- for self - 13
- as gifts - 5

books (physical) otherwise acquired
- as gifts - 4
- via BookMooch - 2

- books read - 5
- books registered - 1
- books wild-released - 11

  1. E-books don't count here because (1) I don't buy them and (2) they are substantially more transitory that the physical specimens.