2018 Monthly Status Update: July

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Holy monkeys July flew by. We were able to fit in a couple fun trips this month, but I’ve also been very busy with work and that’s taking away from reading time a little. Still I’m devoted to keeping up with my schedule as much as possible. Anyways, here are some highlights from July for me:

Monthly Stats:
# books read this month: 10
# pages read this month: 3,451
# books read year-to-date: 64
# pages read year-to-date: 21,119

Favorite Books I Read this Month:

Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren – 5.0 stars
Believe Me by JP Delaney – 4.75 stars
The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman – 4.75 stars

Other Posts this month:

COVER REVEAL – The Duke of Seduction by Darcy Burke
One Wedding, Two Brides BLOG TOUR!!

Next Month TBR List:

Next month I only have a good number titles scheduled, I’m looking forward to spending a lot of time reading! Work is a never ending stream of crazy and chaos and I am hoping to carve out some time to keep taking care of me while still getting everything done that I need to! Check out my ARC August 2018 Sign Up Post to see what my TBR list is for August.

Happy reading everyone!

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ARC August 2018 Reading Challenge Sign Up

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Woo Hoo! ARC August is here again, and I can’t wait to dig into some of my backlog and my upcoming releases. I still have 25 ARCs from 2016 and 31 from 2017 that I never got a chance to read, plus I missed the “deadline” for 7 additional ARCs so far in 2018. PLUS I have 7 ARCs scheduled to be read in August. SO you could say I have a lot of reading to accomplish!. For those of you that don’t know, ARC August is a month-long reading challenge hosted by Read.Sleep.Repeat. and the only participation requirement is reading ARC’s! I participated in this reading challenge for the last three years (2015, 2016, and 2017), and every year this reading challenge has been super successful and productive. I hope to continue the productivity with this challenge this year since I have so much to read! Also new this year is a Read-a-thon during the first weekend of the month, which I’m really looking forward to!

So here is the list I’m going to be working off of for this year’s challenge:

August 2018 ARC’s

-Good Luck With That by Kristan Higgins
-Our House by Louise Candlish
-Smothered by Autumn Chiklis
-The Duke of Seduction by Darcy Burke
-Maybe For You by Nicole McLaughlin
-Cowboy, Cross My Heart by Donna Grant
-The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo
-Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia

Backlog ARC’s

I’m actually using a reading challenge to help me whittle away at the 2016 and 2017 backlog list, so for this challenge I’d like to get to the following:

-A book told through letters
-A book with a five-word title
-A book whose cover features nature
-A book whose title begins with K, Q, J, X, or Z
-A book you bought (requested) for the cover
-A book written by an author who wrote one of your favorite 2017 books
-A book with a one-word title