I read nine books in the month of July, mainly because of the Booktubeathon reading challenge! Although I didn’t complete all the challenges, I managed to complete 4.5 bullets which I will mention further down where I mention the books I read. Still, I am four books behind on my Goodreads reading challenge … I think I’ll need a miracle (or just a lot of thin books) to be able to complete my 2017 challenge of 90 books at the end of this year.
This is a short post, only to mention that I’m on a short break from Friday, July 28th until Tuesday, August 1st, because I’ll on holiday to The Hague! I have lots of posts planned for when I’m back, like reviews and of course my monthly wrap ups and TBR’s. Until then! x
Title: Pork Pie Hat
Author: Peter Straub
No. of pages: 148
Genre: Horror, Coming of age
Publication date: January 11th 2000
Date read: 26 July 2017
Title: A Court of Wings and Ruin
Author: Sarah J. Maas
No. of pages: 699
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Fairytale retelling
Publication date: May 2nd 2017
Date read: 25 July 2017
After much deliberation I've decided to give this year's Booktubeathon a try (although I already know I'm going to fail miserably). If you don't know what Booktubeathon is, I'd recommend you viewing some of the video's on the official Booktubathon channel! Down below you can find the books I chose for this year's challenge!
Although I kind of had declared myself to be on a book buying ban, I still bought a book. Sorry wallet! The other book I got for free from a friend I met on instagram, how sweet! Once again, a book haul full of King books. Read further for the blurbs and my thoughts.
It’s time for the unboxing July’s The Nocturnal Reader’s Box! The box was, once again, filled to the brim with awesome, and useful, goodies! It’s such a pity that the shipping costs to the Netherlands is so high, otherwise I’d subscribe to this box every month. (Maybe, later, when I’m rich …) Read further to get the details on the goodies that were included in this month’s box!
I see so many gorgeous and/or awesome bookish merchandise coming by on instagram lately, that I just had to share with you guys! Here are five things that I’d love to have, but can’t afford at the moment. (I really hope this won’t become a “Oh I’m so poor” whine post, so sorry in advance)
Title: Gwendy’s Button Box
Author: Stephen King & Richard Chizmar
No. of pages: 175
Genre: Fantasy, horror, short story
Publication date: May 16th 2017
Date read: 13 July 2017
Title: The Hobbit
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
No. of pages: 351
Genre: Fantasy, classic, literature
Publication date: September 21st 1937
Date read: 11 July 2017