*Landline by Rainbow Rowell (Audiobook version) (Review here)
*Virgin by Radhika Sanghani
*Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Graphic novel)
*Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella
*The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe by Romain Puertolas
*The Opening Sky by Joan Thomas
*Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson (Review here)
*The Table of Less Valued Knights by Marie Phillips
*All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
*The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer (Book club pick!)
I had another great reading month this month and I ended up reading 10 books! I’m a little behind in posting my reviews of them, but I’m hoping to get caught up soon. Some books that I’m especially excited to talk about are Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Shopaholic to the Stars (!!!) by Sophie Kinsella, The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe by Romain Puertolas, Virgin by Radhika Sanghani, and The Table of Less Valued Knights by Marie Phillips. So…basically half the stack. Haha!
I didn’t attend as many book events this month as I did last month, but I did cross off quite a few items on my Bookish Summer Bucket List! I’m really pleased with my progress and I can’t wait to keep working at it! My favourite thing has got to be meeting Leah from Books Speak Volumes; she drove all the way from the States to meet me in Toronto! We had a great night talking about (and buying…) books! Another exciting thing that I did this month was attend Bryan Lee O’Malley’s book launch for Seconds. It was a really fun event at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema that consisted of a reading and an interview/Q&A section that lasted for over an hour! It was a really fun time and it has definitely made me want to re-read the graphic novel again already. Don’t forget to check back for pictures – I’ll include it in my review 😉
One last small but exciting bookish thing I did this month was get my ticket to see David Mitchell (author of Cloud Atlas and the upcoming The Bone Clocks) at IFOA this fall! The Bone Clocks is my first David Mitchell read but I’m really loving it so I can’t wait to hear him read from it and give us some insights about it!
Overall, I had a really fruitful and fun month filled with bookish activities. I’m really enjoying my new weekend tradition of going to the library on Saturday and reading at the coffee shop for a few hours afterwards. It’s something that I do alone and it makes me feel so invigorated and happy afterwards.
Do you guys have any weekend traditions? How was your July (for reading or otherwise)?