Tuesday, 31 July 2018

July Reading Final Update

I needed to keep up the reading I managed in the second half of June and I decided to construct a short list of what I'd like to get done before the end of the month. Well it hasn't gone quite to plan as I had to spend time getting things I recorded on my tv box watched or deleted befire it gets reset or replaced. It ate up a lot of reading time unfortunately! Oh well, this is my proress!

I'm working on another monsters in seas and rivers topic so the plan was to read a few for that. I added Lake Lurkers to the original list as Devil Sharks arrived too late and I'm bumping it to later this year. Also doing a topic soon on Games and Tests soon so I read Contest but I've had to bump The Last One and Wolf by Wolf which I'll read next month in Authorfest, where I read books by authors I've never tried. I've substituted them for two game related ones Great Zoo of China and Endurance. I need to read them this month as I've tried both authors before. These books were top priority and I got most looked at which is good.

1) PK Hawkins-Shark : Infested Waters (read)
2) Norman Hendricks-Hungry Things (DNF)
3) Tim Waggoner-Teeth of the Sea (read)
4) Tim Meyer-Sharkwater Beach (read)
5) MP Johnson-Lake Lurkers (read)
6) Hunter Shea-Megalodon in Paradise (read)
7) Alexandra Oliva-The Last One (defer to next month)
8) Matthew Reilly-Contest (read)
9) Ryan Graudin-Wolf by Wolf (defer to next month)
10) Saul Tanpepper-Gameland (started)
11) Matthew Reilly-Great Zoo Of China (read)
12) Jack Kilborn-Endurance (read)
I've read 8 books in Carrie Vaughn's Kitty Norville series so I wanted to get the next two read this month. Didn't happen so the rest of this series will need to wait for September! I'm setting aside a week then for series catch up!

1) Carrie Vaughn-Kitty's Big Trouble #9
2) Carrie Vaughn-Kitty Steals The Show #10

I have lots of series waiting to be started and in some cases I have entire series on my ereaders Maurice and Myrnin. I need to look at them and delete the chaff to give me space. I also have books that are poorly rated so these need to be looked at too. However, I didn't get to any of them this month which was disappointing.

1) RL Blalock-Devour
2) John Randall-The Yellowstone Conundrum
3) Alex Hughes-Clean
4) Catt Dahman-Z is for Zombie
5) Adam J Wright-Lost Soul
6) Bobby Akart-The Loyal Nine
7) Bobby Adair-Ebola K

Easy pass as it was only one planned book and a review for an author which I added late this month to my list.

1) Hunter Shea-Jurassic Florida (read)
2) Dave Jeffery-Bad Vision (read)

I'm going to bump a few of these unread books to my August Authorfest next month where I plan to look at all new-to-me authors. I'll be posting that plan tomorrow.


  1. I love seeing how organized you are with your reading. Whatever plans you have coming up, I'm sure you'll kill them!

    1. Pity I wasn't more organised in actually getting them read! I have higher hopes for this month though...

  2. Wow, you got a lot of reading done. I’ll be interested to hear what you think of The Last One. I thought it was kind of boring.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Ten books read and one abandoned is pretty disappointing overall! Especially when two were novellas! I need to do better this month!

  3. I'm with Barb. I am willy nilly with my reading. I could use some more organizing.
    sherry @ fundinmental

    1. Organising is great and fun to do but sticking to it is the problem!

  4. I think you needed more books on your "Fun" list! ;D Good luck on your August Authorfest. I look forward to hearing more about it.

    1. The fun list was lacking a bit wasn't it! There should be more fun in September with my three ten day challenges. Then October is of course horror month!

  5. Great job, I need to get organized like this. I am so haphazard with my reading.

    1. Organising it is the easy bit but making yourself stick to the list isn't quite so easy!

  6. I read lake lurkers last month too. I liked it. You got quite a bit of reading done. I need to start the kitty series. Wonder if it’s on audio. Hmmm

    1. I didn't get much done at all...eleven was a poor effort when most were under 200 pages!