July 2012 Month in Review

And thusly we come to the end of another month.  Last month I lamented because I for the first time all year I didn’t reach 3,000 pages for the month.  Well, this month I definitely made up for it by reading 12 books which came in at 4,369 pages.  That brings my total for the year up to a little over 24,000 in 7 months, so I’m well above my set goal of averaging 100 pages a day for the year.

As for the actual books that I read this month, I had a variety of different books, but they pretty much completely fell into the SciFi/Fantasy category.  I also had a bit of variety with the scores that I gave the books this month, with ratings ranging from the first 10/10 I’ve given a book in two months as well as the first 1/10 I’ve ever given a book.  So let’s stop rambling for a moment and list the books that I read this month.

This month also saw the group read for The Well of Ascension (Mistborn book 2) for which we used a different style of group read.  Instead of asking questions and having everyone post about them, we just had one person post some ideas about the sections and have everyone discuss them in the one topic.  For next month we’re doing the same thing with The Hero of Ages (book 3), which is going to be a lot of fun.

I’m making some headway on my TBR pile, which is always good.  But one thing that might throw a wrench in that was me stumbling upon NPR’s book poll where they’re asking people for their favorite Teen Novels, from which they’ll compile their list of the top 100 Teen Novels (much like they did last year with their top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy novels last year),  I enjoy a lot of YA books, so I’ll probably check out some books from that list, and if nothing else some of the comments on my post about the NPR poll had a bunch of suggestions for books to look into.  Plus I’ve also got my Wheel of Time re-read coming up fairly soon in anticipation of A Memory of Light coming out next January.

Should be a lot of fun in the upcoming months.  As always I’d love any suggestions for books to look into in the future, and I think I’ll once again ask what books currently on my TBR list that you’d like to see reviews for.