Friday 3 August 2012

July 2012 Recap (I'm still moving!)

I figured now was the perfect time for a quick update on my moving situation. I was hoping to be in the new house and unpacked by now but there have been a few delays thanks to typical builders schedules! The landlord needed to fix some problems in the kitchen of the new house and he wanted to have a full electrical check carried out because the previous tenant had done a lot of work in there (I'm glad to have a professional check things out so I don't end up electrocuting myself LOL). Anyway, the work was finally completed yesterday so the move will be going ahead next week (I'm away visiting the lovely Kirsty from The Overflowing Library this weekend!).

The good news is that the delay has given me plenty of time to get my broadband installed so I'll be online as soon as I get in there! I've also managed to complete 80% of the move already so it shouldn't actually take too long to get the last of my things moved across next week. Then the mammoth task of unpacking begins! 

A sneaky peek at some of my new bookcases

I can tell you one thing though - we have turned the spare bedroom into a mini library, complete with 7 new massive book cases (thanks Ikea!) that I can't wait to start filling. I'll post more pictures as soon as I get it organised in there :o) I now have some mad hammer skills and am an expert bookcase builder if anyone needs any help LOL.

Anyway, I hope you're all having a fab Summer and enjoying the Olympics! Go Team GB!!!! In case you haven't guessed I've been getting a little over excited :o)

Books read in June but reviewed in July:
(Links will take you to my reviews)
    1. Insignia - S.J. Kincaid (Read in April, review posted in July)
    2. Poison Princess - Kresley Cole (Read in June, review coming nearer the release date)
    3. Blood Moon & Lost Girls - Alyxandra Harvey (Read in June, reviewed in July)
    4. The Darkest Day - Britt Bury (Read in June, reviewed in July)
    5. Chain Reaction - Simone Elkeles (Read in June, reviewed in July)
    6. Master of Sin - Maggie Robinson (Read in June, reviewed in July)
    7. Secret of the Wolf - Cynthia Garner (Read in June, reviewed in July)
    8. Anna Dressed in Blood - Kendare Blake (Read in June, reviewed in July)
    9. Simply Irresistible - Jill Shalvis (Read in June, reviewed in July)
    10. The Sweetest Thing - Jill Shalvis (Read in June, reviewed in July)
    11. Fated - Benedict Jacka (Read in June, reviewed in July)
    12. Archer's Lady - Moira Rogers (Novella) (Read in June, reviewed in July)
    13. Otherkin - Nina Berry (Read in June, reviewed in July)
    14. Finding Magic - Stacia Kane (Novella) (Read in June, reviewed in July)
    15. Never to Sleep - Rachel Vincent (Novella) (Read in June, reviewed in July)
    16. Hearts of Fire - Kira Brady (Novella) (Read in June, reviewed in July)
    17. Head Over Heels - Jill Shalvis (Read in June, reviewed in July)
    18. A Night of Southern Comfort - Robin Covington (Read in June, reviewed in July)
    19. Before I Wake - Rachel Vincent (Read in June, reviewed in July)
    20. Sharing Hailey - Samantha Ann King (Read in June, reviewed in July)
    21. Seraphina - Rachel Hartman (Read in June, reviewed in July)
    Books read in July:
    (Links will take you to my reviews)
    1. Traitor - Rachel Morgan (Short Story)
    2. Deep Autumn Heat - Elisabeth Barrett
    3. The Theory of Attraction - Delphine Dryden
    4. Starcrossed - Josephine Angelini
    5. The Siren - Tiffany Reisz
    6. Losing Lila - Sarah Alderson
    7. Hell On Wheels - Julie Ann Walker (Review coming soon)
    8. Lucky in Love - Jill Shalvis
    9. Improper Relations - Juliana Ross (Novella)
    10. Bound Temptations - Shiloh Walker
    11. Graffiti Moon - Cath Crowley
    12. Seven Day Load - Tiffany Reisz (Novella)
    13. Little Red Riding Crop - Tiffany Reisz (Short Story)
    14. At Last - Jill Shalvis
    15. Obsidian - Jennifer L. Armentrout
    16. Slave - Sherri Hayes
    17. The Audition - Rachel Hartman (Short Story)
    18. Because of You - Jessica Scott
    19. Shadows - Jennifer L. Armentrout (Novella)
    20. Melting Jane - Lissa Matthews (Novella)
    21. Pushing the Limits - Katie McGarry (Review coming soon)
    22. Forever and a Day - Jill Shalvis
    23. The Assassin and the Empire - Sarah J. Maas (Novella)
    24. No Peace for the Damned - Megan Powell
    25. Need - Sherri Hayes
    26. Fifty Shames of Earl Grey - Fanny Merkin aka Andrew Shaffer
    27. Foretold - Jana Oliver (Review coming soon)
    28. Moonglow - Kristin Callihan (Review coming soon)
    29. Earth Girl - Janet Edwards (Review coming soon)
    30. When You Wish Upon a Duke - Isabella Bradford (Review coming soon)
    31. Deceiving the Witch Next Door - Melissa Bourbon Ramirez (Review coming soon)
      July Books of the Month:
      (Choices are made from books reviewed this month and the links will take you to my reviews)

      My top YA read in July:

      Losing Lila by Sarah Alderson (read my review here)

      My top adult reads in July:
      I had real trouble picking my favourites this month - I have read some absolutely fantastic adult books so these are my top choices:

      Slave and Need by Sherri Hayes (read my reviews here)
      The Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shalvis (read my reviews here)
      The Siren by Tiffany Reisz (read my review here)
        Challenge Updates:

        These are the 2012 challenges I'm taking part in, I'll update my progress every month but so far so good!

        2012 Debut Author Challenge - Read 33/50
        2012 Sookie Stackhouse Read-A-Long - Read 2/12 - I have decided to quit this challenge, I didn't enjoy either of the first 2 books so it seems silly to force myself to carry on reading them!


        1. Your bookcases look fab! :)

        2. Yay for the move moving forward, love your new bookcases :)

          I might need to call on your bookcase building skills soon lol :)

        3. The book cases look amazing. Good luck with move and have a great summer x



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