Thursday, August 02, 2007

Reading Update: July

July was Harry Potter month. It was fun to get lost in Harry's world, complete even with a few Hogwarts-themed dreams, by reading the last 4 books in the series back-to-back. I suppose it was hardly surprising then that it took me a few days to recover after finishing the last one. Since I couldn't concentrate on anything too deep, it was the perfect time to finally start reading some mysteries for the Summer Mystery Challenge.
My favourite read this month was easily Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Whereas my least favourite and the most disappointing was All She Was Worth.

Books completed: (clicking on the title will take you to my review)
26. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling
27. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling
28. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling
29. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling
30. All She Was Worth - Miyuki Miyabe
31. Knots & Crosses - Ian Rankin

Reading Challenges Progress Report:
M&N's Summer 7 Challenge: COMPLETED!
Summer Mystery Challenge: 2 done, 4 to go (by Aug. 31st)
Non-Fiction Five Challenge: 2 done, 3 to go (by Sept. 30th)- No Change from last month
TBR Challenge: 5 done, 7 to go (by Dec. 31st) - No Change
Japan Challenge: 3 done, 9 to go (by Dec. 31st)
O'Canada Challenge: 1 done, 11 to go (by Dec. 31st) - No Change
Book Awards Challenge: 0 done, 12 to go (by June 30th, 2008) - No Change

Reading Goals for August:
4 mysteries for the Summer Mystery Challenge
2 NF for the Non-Fiction Five Challenge
1-2 Book Award winners

And in other book news, don't forget to check out the latest edition of Estella's Revenge.


  1. I REALLY wish I'd brought all my Potter books with me from TX so I could re-read the whole series. Hmmm, might have to ask the mama to mail those.

    Great month!

  2. Andi,
    It was a good month! Thanks. It turned out to be a great project for summer too as I seem to be in the mood for fun, not too heavy, stories these days.

  3. You are doing great on the challenges - especially the M&N one. Wow that one was intense :)

  4. Iliana,
    Thanks. I'm still pretty behind on the year-long ones but I hope to make some headway soon.
    I always feel I should apologize for reading Harry Potter for M&N's Challenge, since it's hardly as challenging as Proust or some of the other selections of 7.


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