July 2020 Wrap-Up

So, um, well, that was July and I was really not there for most of it, as you may have noticed by the sporadic posting on the blog. Thing was, I moved this month, and while I am now settled in the new place, the first two weeks were quite an adjustment. My sleep cycle went wonky again, and my painting, reading and blogging schedules have gone out the window. And then when I finally had time to read, I felt a slump coming on – in fact, I can consider it still ongoing. I’m trying to get back to a normal or a semblance of normal schedule, though.

2020 Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge
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read 227 books toward
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I read a total of 25 books this month – 6 novels, 2 novella and 17 graphic novel/manga volumes. Not much reading, and I haven’t reviewed most of these *sob*

Ah-mazing!

Spy x Family, Vol. 2 by Tatsuya Endo One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire

Pretty Good!

Late Eclipses by Seanan McGuire In the Shadow of Spindrift House by Mira Grant Given, Vol. 3 by Natsuki Kizu The Way of the Househusband, Vol. 4 by Kōsuke Ôno Kakuriyo by Waco Ioka There Are Things I Can't Tell You by Edako Mofumofu Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson Children of the Whales, Vol. 10 by Abi Umeda Children of the Whales, Vol. 11 by Abi Umeda Children of the Whales, Vol. 12 by Abi Umeda The Fox & the Little Tanuki, Vol. 1 by Mi Tagawa The Fox & the Little Tanuki, Volume 2 by Mi Tagawa

Try it Out Maybe?

The Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru Vol. 1 by Osamu Tezuka My Senpai is Annoying Vol. 1 by Shiro Manta Voices by David Elliott Kaguya-sama by Aka Akasaka Love on the Other Side - A Nagabe Short Story Collection by Nagabe Fly Me to the Moon, Vol. 1 by Kenjiro Hata A Gentle Noble's Vacation Recommendation, Vol. 1 by Momochi The Switch Up by Katy Cannon A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Murder by Dianne Freeman

Reread!

Manga Classics by Stacy King


Beat the Backlist

Progress: 65/120 books published before 2020

Late Eclipses (October Daye, #4) In the Shadow of Spindrift House Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc One Salt Sea (October Daye #5) Kakuriyo: Bed Breakfast for Spirits, Vol. 6 Afterworlds Children of the Whales, Vol. 10 Children of the Whales, Vol. 11 Children of the Whales, Vol. 12

Status: 5 books behind!


Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge

Progress: 169/250 galleys

The Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru Vol. 1 Spy x Family, Vol. 2 Given, Vol. 3 My Senpai is Annoying Vol. 1 Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 16 The Way of the Househusband, Vol. 4 Love on the Other Side - A Nagabe Short Story Collection Kakuriyo: Bed Breakfast for Spirits, Vol. 6 Fly Me to the Moon, Vol. 1 A Gentle Noble's Vacation Recommendation, Vol. 1 There Are Things I Can't Tell You The Switch Up: L.A. Exchange (The Switch Up, #2) The Year of the Witching Children of the Whales, Vol. 12 The Fox & the Little Tanuki, Volume 2 A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Murder

Status: ahead!


Dystopia Reading Challenge

Progress: 26/16 Dystopia books

Children of the Whales, Vol. 10 Children of the Whales, Vol. 11 Children of the Whales, Vol. 12

Status: complete!


Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Progress: 16/50 historical fiction books

The Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru Vol. 1 Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Murder

Status: quite behind


Retellings Reading Challenge

Progress: 16/25 retellings

Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc

Voices is a retelling about Joan of Arc.

Status: ahead!


Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge

Progress: 39/36 books

Late Eclipses (October Daye, #4) In the Shadow of Spindrift House Spy x Family, Vol. 2 A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Murder

In the Shadow of Spindrift House is horror, while Late Eclipses and A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Murder are urban fantasy and historical mysteries, respectively; Spy x Family is an espionage-themed comedy.

Status: completed!


Series to Finish Challenge

Progress: 11/24 series (7/12 new + 4/12 old) [473 pt]

No series finished in July

Other series books read throughout the month:

Late Eclipses (October Daye, #4) 4 points [1 (book finished) + 3 (372 pg)]

The Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru Vol. 1 2 points [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (started series) + 0.5 (180 pg)]

Spy x Family, Vol. 2 1.5 points [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (200 pg)]

Given, Vol. 3 1 point [0.5 (book finished) + 0.5 (160 pg)]

My Senpai is Annoying Vol. 1 2 points [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (started series) + 0.5 (142 pg)]

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 16 1.5 point [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (208 pg)]

The Way of the Househusband, Vol. 4 1 point [0.5 (book finished) + 0.5 (168 pg)]

Kakuriyo: Bed Breakfast for Spirits, Vol. 6 1 point [0.5 (book finished) + 0.5 (152 pg)]

Fly Me to the Moon, Vol. 1 2.5 points [0.5 (book finished) + 1(started series) + 1 (200 pg)]

One Salt Sea (October Daye #5) 4 points [1 (book finished) + 3 (368 pg)]

A Gentle Noble's Vacation Recommendation, Vol. 1 2.5 points [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (started series) + 1 (208 pg)]

The Switch Up: L.A. Exchange (The Switch Up, #2) 4 points [1 (book finished) + 3 (352 pg)]

Children of the Whales, Vol. 10 1.5 points [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (200 pg)]

The Fox & the Little Tanuki, Vol. 1 2 points [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (started series) + 0.5 (172 pg)]

The Fox & the Little Tanuki, Volume 2 1 point [0.5 (book finished) + 0.5 (172 pg)]

Children of the Whales, Vol. 11 1.5 points [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (200 pg)]

Children of the Whales, Vol. 12 1.5 points [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (200 pg)]

A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Murder 3 points [1 (book finished) + 2 (288pg)]

Total points: 37.5

SpaceTime Reading Challenge

spacetime reads

Progress: 29/40 SciFi books

Nothing this month

Status: ahead!


New Release Reading Challenge

Progress: 123/200 new releases of 2020

The Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru Vol. 1 Given, Vol. 3 Spy x Family, Vol. 2 Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 16 Love on the Other Side - A Nagabe Short Story Collection Kakuriyo: Bed Breakfast for Spirits, Vol. 6 Fly Me to the Moon, Vol. 1 A Gentle Noble's Vacation Recommendation, Vol. 1 The Year of the Witching The Switch Up: L.A. Exchange (The Switch Up, #2) The Fox & the Little Tanuki, Vol. 1 The Fox & the Little Tanuki, Volume 2 Children of the Whales, Vol. 12

Status: a bit ahead!


2020 Debut Author Challenge

Progress: 7/24 debuts of 2020

The Year of the Witching

Status: quite behind 😦


Audiobook Challenge

Progress: 21/50 audiobooks

Late Eclipses (October Daye, #4) In the Shadow of Spindrift House Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc One Salt Sea (October Daye #5)

Status: quite behind


Year of the Asian

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Progress: 19/51 books by Asian authors

Nothing this month

Status: behind


Besides these year-long challenges, I also had two readathons.

 Page-a-thon (July 1-31)

Books: Late Eclipses (October Daye, #4) In the Shadow of Spindrift House Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc One Salt Sea (October Daye #5) Afterworlds The Switch Up: L.A. Exchange (The Switch Up, #2) The Year of the Witching A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Murder

‘Shorts’: The Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru Vol. 1 My Senpai is Annoying Vol. 1 Spy x Family, Vol. 2 Given, Vol. 3Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 16 The Way of the Househusband, Vol. 4 Love on the Other Side - A Nagabe Short Story Collection Kakuriyo: Bed Breakfast for Spirits, Vol. 6Fly Me to the Moon, Vol. 1 A Gentle Noble's Vacation Recommendation, Vol. 1 There Are Things I Can't Tell You Children of the Whales, Vol. 10 _ The Fox & the Little Tanuki, Vol. 1 Children of the Whales, Vol. 11 Children of the Whales, Vol. 12 The Fox & the Little Tanuki, Volume 2

Total pagecount: 4955

Off the Grid (July 17-19)

I once again forgot about the readathon and managed to finish only one book:

Afterworlds


ICYMI

Book Blogger Hop: July 3-9
Book Blogger Hop: July 17-23
Book Blogger Hop: July 31-Aug 1


Stacking the Shelves #102


Offloading the TBR #12
Offloading the TBR #13


The ABC Book Challenge | N
The ABC Book Challenge | O


Other News

  • My blogging schedule will still be a bit all over the place, as I still don’t yet feel all the way back to normal. Nevertheless, I hope I will be back to writing reviews for the amazing books I read. Thank you for your patience!

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