Love of Reading: July 2017

Love of Reading

Hi guys! I can’t believe I’m writing about what I read in July already, I feel like I just did my post for June! I did do quite a bit of reading last month as I normally do read a lot when I’m out at the lake. I’m slowly but surely closing in on catching up on where I should be at with my goal. So.. let’s look at what I read in July!

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Into the Water Paula Hawkins

Written by the same author as The Girl on the Train, Into the Water has a similar pace/reading experience. If you enjoy the psychological suspense genre then I think you would enjoy this book. I don’t want to say much about it as I’m always so worried I’m going to spoil this kind of book. It certainly kept me guessing as I read it!

Word Count: 109,120

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything Everything Nicola Yoon

This read was motivated by my desire to see the movie. I’m one of those people who prefer to read the book first. Everything Everything is about a teenage girl who suffers from Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, meaning she is basically allergic to the world. She is quite content with her life until a new neighbour moves in and changes her world. I really enjoyed this book, I think I finished it over the course of an afternoon.

Word Count: 109,120

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

The Lost Symbol Dan Brown

I’ve had this book on my shelf since it originally came out but for some reason haven’t read it until now. I was really into Dan Brown books when I was in high school so reading this was a bit nostalgic for me. The Lost Symbol once again brings us into Robert Langdon’s world as he once again has to untangle a world of secrets and hidden history when his mentor is brutally kidnapped. I was definitely hooked on this one as well as I read it. Dan Brown sure knows how to write a thriller!

Word Count: 193,440

Total: 411,680

Goal Progress

The pink represents the goal for each month(s) and the purple is what I actually read. The final column shows my progress compared to where I should be with my yearly goal (reading 240,000 words per month). I’m slowly catching up to where I should be to be able to meet my goal!

Reading Goal Progress

Did you read anything fantastic last month? Let me know in the comments down below!



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9 thoughts on “Love of Reading: July 2017

  1. I just finished A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. It is a great read, a little sad in places but it really gets you involved with the characters. I didn’t expect to like it at first but it grew on me, a lot.


  2. Ooh, I’ve been trying to decide if I should get Into the Water. I love thrillers but I didn’t totally LOVE Girl on the Train.
    The last book I read that I really loved was Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. You should give it a try if you haven’t already!


    • I think I preferred it to Girl on a Train if that helps!!

      I totally had that book in my hands last time I was at chapters so I’ll have to pick it up next time I go!


  3. Oooh I’m adding Into the Water to my list – I enjoyed The Girl on the Train. I’ve recently really started getting back into reading again and I’m loving it – thanks for your recommendations!


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