July-August Wrap-Up

Despite my resolution to keep some regular posts, I slipped up and forgot to post my July wrap-up last month. So, instead of doing it later, I thought I would just do a joint wrap-up for both July and August.

First off, Goodreads Reading Challenge:

2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge
Krutula has
read 190 books toward
her goal of
250 books.
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July
11 full-length books, 3 novellas/short stories, 2 graphic novels and 1 re-read.
August
20 full-length books, 6 graphic novels, 1 novella

Since the total number of books read so far had reached 190, I raised my goal to 250 books.

Books I loved

 Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening The Raven King The King's Men (All for the Game Book 3) Stars Above The Bane Chronicles A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)

Books I liked

 The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1) The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn, #2) Tiny Pretty Things (Tiny Pretty Things, #1) Shiny Broken Pieces (Tiny Pretty Things, #2) Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit Blame

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls, #1) The Fixes The Thousandth Floor Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas, #1) Girl Mans Up The Lost and the Found

The Siege (The Six #2) As I Descended The Foxhole Court (All for the Game, #1) Three Dark Crowns Girls on Fire Fairest: Levana's Story (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5)

Blackhearts (Blackhearts, #1)

Books that were good but could have been better

Girl on a Wire Girl in the Shadows Mystery Girl Volume 1 Machinations (Machinations, #1) The Otherlife Soundless

The Assassin Game Dragon Age: Magekiller The Form of Things Unknown Wynonna Earp Volume 1: Homecoming (Wynonna Earp #1-6) Diplomatic Immunity Teen Titans: Earth One, Vol. 2

Alena

Ugh no

Devolution Lucifer, Vol. 1 The Cabin



July
The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1) The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn, #2) Soundless
August
The Foxhole Court (All for the Game, #1) The Raven King The King's Men (All for the Game Book 3) Girls on Fire Fairest: Levana's Story (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5) Stars Above The Bane Chronicles Blackhearts (Blackhearts, #1) A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)
Progress: 40/26 !!


I’m counting only full-length novels for this challenge, so my shelf numbers and this here differs.

Urban fantasy    The Bane Chronicles Lucifer, Vol. 1 As I Descended Alena Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas, #1) Wynonna Earp Volume 1: Homecoming (Wynonna Earp #1-6) Mystery Girl Volume 1 Girl in the Shadows Girl on a Wire
Fantasy in different worlds A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)  Three Dark Crowns Dragon Age: Magekiller Soundless Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1) The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn, #2)

Progress: 84/100


 Tiny Pretty Things (Tiny Pretty Things, #1) The Foxhole Court (All for the Game, #1) The Raven King The King's Men (All for the Game Book 3) Fairest: Levana's Story (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5) The Bane Chronicles A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)

Progress: 32/52



Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit Dragon Age: Magekiller The Fixes Girl Mans Up As I Descended The King's Men (All for the Game Book 3) The Bane Chronicles Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas, #1)

Canon gay characters in the first six and bisexual characters in the last two.
Progress: 17/6



Since this is a point-based challenge, I’ll break it down
The Rose & the Dagger (The Wrath & The Dawn #2) – 2pts
Shiny Broken Pieces (Tiny Pretty Things #2) – 2 pts
The Siege (The Six #2) – 2pts
The Raven King & The King’s Men (All for the Game #2, #3) – 4pts + 10 pts (series bonus)
Fairest (novella in The Lunar Chronicles) – 1 pt
Progress: 136/51 points



Machinations (Machinations, #1) Blame Fairest: Levana's Story (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5) Stars Above

Progress: 20/11



Alena  As I Descended

Ghost stories. Boo!
Progress: 8/11



Anything before 2016
The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1) Girl on a Wire Tiny Pretty Things (Tiny Pretty Things, #1) Soundless The Foxhole Court (All for the Game, #1) The Raven King The King's Men (All for the Game Book 3) Fairest: Levana's Story (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5) The Bane Chronicles A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)

Progress: 43/100


25 galleys through July and August

Progress: 117/100


The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1) The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn, #2) Soundless Stars Above have a non-Western setting
Tiny Pretty Things (Tiny Pretty Things, #1) Shiny Broken Pieces (Tiny Pretty Things, #2) Blame Blackhearts (Blackhearts, #1) have POC characters as main
Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit Dragon Age: Magekiller The Fixes As I Descended The King's Men (All for the Game Book 3) Girls on Fire have main LGBT main characters
Girl Mans Up The Bane Chronicles Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas, #1) The Thousandth Floorhave POC + LGBT main characters
Progress: 43/26


Tiny Pretty Things (Tiny Pretty Things, #1) Shiny Broken Pieces (Tiny Pretty Things, #2) The Otherlife Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit Blame The Assassin Game The Form of Things Unknown Girl Mans Up The Lost and the Found The Foxhole Court (All for the Game, #1)

The Raven King The King's Men (All for the Game Book 3) Girls on Fire The Cabin

Progress: 46/21



As I Descended is a retelling of Macbeth
Blackhearts (Blackhearts, #1) is a historical retelling about the pirate Blackbeard

Progress: 21/26


July
The Wrath & The Dawn series by Renee Ahdieh
Girl on a Wire by Gwenda Bond
Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra
August
All for the Game by Nora Sakavic
Progress: 10/12 series


 

The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn, #2) Shiny Broken Pieces (Tiny Pretty Things, #2) The King's Men (All for the Game Book 3)

Progress: 17/7 (Expert series reader)


GRAPHIC NO ICONS

No progress on this front


The Book Nympho No new audiobooks read these two months.

Progress: 9/15 audiobooks


That’s all, folks!

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