Bookish Reflections – July 2020

A monthly round up of all things bookish at Sammi Loves Books…It’s my attempt at becoming more accountable in my reading and reviewing habits…

In a nutshell

July felt like a quiet month book-wise, even though I got four reviews posted.  Most of the month was taken up with writing as I’m juggling a number of projects at the moment that I want to make decent headway on over the coming months…and the concentration feels like it’s paying off.  Woohoo!  The only downside is that when I write a lot, I read a lot less…For once I might be happy to be behind with my book reviews so I can keep Sammi Loves Books ticking over, as well as keeping on track with this year’s reading goals.

August is Historical Fiction Month at Sammi Loves Books, and I’m ahead of myself as I’ve already read three historical fiction books and have one of the reviews written and ready to post.  I’ve decided not to reopen to review requests at this time, simply because I don’t have the time to dedicate it.  However, I will respond to everyone who has contacted me so far, though it may take me a short while to do so.

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Books I’ve reviewed

Other Book-Related Posts

  •  None…

Favourite read(s) of the month

  • We All Die In The End by Elizabeth Merry & Lake of Dreams by Crispina Kemp

Books I’ve bought (or been given)

  • The Railway Viaduct by Edward Marston
  • A Decline in Prophets by Sulari Gentill
  • A Few Right Thinking Men by Sulari Gentill

Books I’ve downloaded

  • Review copy of Lake of Dreams from Crispina Kemp

What I’ve been reading on Wattpad

  • Only “The Medium” by C. J. Archer…

July’s “Read and Review” Goals*

  • We All Die In The End by Elizabeth Merry
  • One of the Myrtle Clover Mysteries by Elizabeth Spann Craig, though I’ve not yet decided which one
  • The Medium by C.J. Archer

* Light blue = review posted | Blue = review not posted | Black = did not read / review

What I’m reading and reviewing in August

  • The Dead In Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley (read, awaiting review)
  • Speaking From Amongst The Bones by Alan Bradley (review awaiting posting)
  • The Railway Detective by Edward Marston (currently reading)

Basic Book Review Challenge 2020

To post (at least) one book review a week, to reach a target of 52 over the course of the year.

Month started at: 24 / 52

Month finished at: 28 / 52

Sammi Loves Books Reading Challenge 2019

I’m revisiting this challenge I started last year, to complete the challenges I missed. I’ve completed the following challenges from the list this month:

  • Oops…I didn’t complete a single one…there’s till 6 to go! Sigh…

Total challenges completed in 2019: 8 / 20

Total challenges completed in 2020: 6 / 12

Total: 14 / 20

You can find the complete list of challenges here.

A to Z Review Index Challenge

  • No change here – Still the letter “I” to go.

Challenge status: 1 / 2

Read, Review, Rehome

Goal: 20 | Total so far: 11 / 20

  • None this month as all the books were digital copies

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