Reading Review: July 2021

Welcome to my Monthly Reading Review.
This post is my attempt to keep track of how I’m doing with my reading challenges and resolutions.

BOOKS I’VE READ

WizardandGlass

Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower #4) by Stephen King

Total Library Books Read This Month: 0
Total Own Books Read This Month: 1
Overall Total Books Read This Month: 1

Total Library Books Read 2021: 2
Total Own Books Read 2021: 11
Overall Total Books Read 2021: 13

MY READ OF THE MONTH

WizardandGlass

Wizard and Glass is the only book I’ve managed to finish this month so it’s an easy choice. It was a great read anyway, taking us back into Roland’s past – his journey to Mejis with his friends Cuthbert and Alain, and his meeting with Susan Delgado. It was a massive read but one that I was sad to reach the end of.

BEAT THE BACKLIST

My total for this challenge is currently 11 books.   So far I’ve read:

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1) by Stephen King
Open Season (Joe Pickett #1) by C. J. Box
The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower #2) by Stephen King
The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower #3) by Stephen King
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton
The Naturalist (The Naturalist #1) by Andrew Mayne
This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower #4) by Stephen King

Beat the Backlist Bingo is making another appearance this year. I have no idea how many categories I’ll manage to complete but it’s a little extra to add to my challenge.

OpenSeason       WasteLands ThisIsHowYouLosetheTimeWar

Standalone – The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

A book with illustrations – NOS4A2 by Joe Hill – There is an illustration of the Christmasland advert that first attracts Bing Partridge’s attention, and it also has Vic’s various bikes and Manx’s Wraith between paragraphs. I could also have used this for the ‘map’ prompt as there’s the United Inscapes of America map as well.

Kept you up late reading (definitely not a book you can easily put down) – The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1) by Stephen King

Genre you never/rarely read (there has to be at least one genre you don’t usually pick up) – Open Season (Joe Pickett #1) by C. J. Box

Black and white – The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower #3) by Stephen King

More than one author (a book written by at least 2 authors; not an anthology) – This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

From the 52 Prompts List…

You can find the complete prompts list here.

OpenSeason       DrawingoftheThree WasteLands

GodsofJadeandShadow DevilandtheDarkWater Naturalist

ThisIsHowYouLosetheTimeWar WizardandGlass

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow – Standalone

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill – A book with illustrations

The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1) by Stephen King – Kept you up late reading

Open Season (Joe Pickett #1) by C. J. Box – Genre you never/rarely read

The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower #2) by Stephen King – Author has a book releasing in 2021

The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower #3) by Stephen King – Black and white

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – Based on non-Greek/Roman mythology

The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton – It’s on a ship!

The Naturalist (The Naturalist #1) by Andrew Mayne – Book where the woods/forest are important

This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone – More than one author

Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower #4) by Stephen King – Purple cover

GOODREADS

I’ve read 13 books so far this year.

GOALS

  • My Beat the Backlist challenge is ongoing. I’ve currently read 11 books.
  • The one book I managed to finish this month was one I already owned.
  • I caught up on a couple of reviews for books I’ve read recently.
  • I’m continuing my monthly update posts to record my reading and any challenge progress I’ve made.

So concludes July’s Reading Review. See you again next month.

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