TSS – Books: July [Recap]

Remember when I said I would read a ton of books this summer while Ben was away at school? Well, that didn’t quite happen. Somehow, I ended up being busier on my own than I am when he’s here. I went out of town twice, I saw many of my friends, I got the all clear from PT and took up yoga and dance again, and I read ONE more book in July than I usually do. But, I had a fantastic summer and I wouldn’t change a thing, Even for more reading.

So here they are, my the seven books I finished in July (sorry, no fancy collage today – my computer is being held hostage by the Geek Squad for a few weeks and I’m doing everything from web uploads). Perhaps I will review them someday (for the two I did manage to review, click on the hyperlinked title to read)

1. Stardust by Neil Gaiman (audio)

2. The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy

3. Delirium by Lauren Oliver

4. Finny by Justin Kramon

5. The Vampire Diaries: The Fury by LJ Smith

6. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (audio)

7. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

8 thoughts on “TSS – Books: July [Recap]

  1. Iris August 1, 2010 / 11:16 am

    I always plan to do lots of reading in the summer, but the number of books I actually read in the end is always disappointing. But then, doing other things you love is just as (if not more) important than reading!


  2. Nicole August 1, 2010 / 1:37 pm

    I have been reading less lately and I am behind in reviews. I might have reviewed a quarter of what I have read this month. I’m glad to have some company in that department.


    • Michelle August 1, 2010 / 5:52 pm

      Happy to make you feel better. šŸ™‚


  3. Kristie August 1, 2010 / 4:17 pm

    How did you like Stardust? It’s one of my favorite books šŸ™‚


    • Michelle August 1, 2010 / 5:52 pm

      I loved Stardust. I was surprised by how much I liked it.


      • Kristie August 2, 2010 / 10:58 am

        I’m glad! I read it a few years ago and was also surprised by how much I liked it. And that still amazes me. I think it’s very different from the other Gaiman books I’ve read so far, which are much darker.


  4. Dominique August 1, 2010 / 11:42 pm

    I have a borrowed copy of Stardust to read at home, but I’ve been putting it off because I’ve seen the movie a few times now so I think I might be over it.
    How did you end up liking Rebecca?
    I think it can be hard to read a lot in summer because there’s always a lot happening, except for on those days where it’s too hot to go outside and you end up hiding indoors in the airconditioning!


  5. Vishy August 3, 2010 / 2:56 pm

    It looks like you had a great reading month, Michelle! Congratulations! So you finally read ‘Stardust’ šŸ™‚ I have seen the movie a few times and in addition to the magical story I loved the character of the captain of the flying ship (played by Robert De Niro). Hoping to read the book some day.


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