Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Book of the Month! Featuring Purple Covers, Magic, and Pet Lobsters

Hi guys, welcome to July’s book of the month and monthly round up! This is a feature to sum up for you my reading and recommendations for the past month and to share with you the exciting things that have been going on on the blog and books I’m looking forward to in the following month.

July's Book of the Month is...Ultraviolet by R J Anderson

Last month I hit a bit of a reading and blogging slump. I didn’t read as much as I would have liked and a couple books I was really looking forward to just didn’t hit the mark for me. Being less passionate than normal about what I was reading definitely affected my book blogging and I just didn’t feel motivated to blog at all. However this month’s book of the month was the first book I read in July and remained my favourite and only 5 star book. Ultraviolet is a highly original, mind splode of awesome and I absolutely devoured it, this book is crazy good and I’ll be doing a book thoughts post on it shortly.

Best Plot: Ultraviolet by R J Anderson
Best Writing: Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
Best Cover: Lucy in the Sky by Paige Toon
Best Characters: Katy Carter Wants a Hero by Ruth Saberton
Best Ending: Ultraviolet by R J Anderson
Best Romance: Katy Carter Wants a Hero by Ruth Saberton
Most un-put-down-able: Ultraviolet by R J Anderson
Most Memorable: Ultraviolet by R J Anderson
Best Moral: Katy Carter Wants a Hero by Ruth Saberton

Books read this month
43.) Ultraviolet by R J Anderson (5*)
44.) Lucy in the Sky by Paige Toon (4*)
45.) Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey (4.5*)
46.) Forever by Maggie Stiefvater (3*)
47.) Katy Carter Wants a Hero by Ruth Saberton (4.5*)
48.) Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton (4.5*)
49.) One Night That Changes Everything by Lauren Barnholdt (3*)

Top 3 Most Recommended Books: Ultraviolet, Katy Carter Wants a Hero and Blood Magic

Bookish Highlights of the month
Not many to be honest! It’s been a not so good book month. Book related it was possibly going to see the last HP movie and book shopping with the bestie after :)

Bookish Lows of the month
Reading slump, blogging slump- it wasn’t the best.

Book’s I’m looking forward to in August
Nothing like a bunch of sparkly new releases to get me back in the reading mood! Let me see... well first of all the book I’m most excited about has to be Bloodlines by Richelle Mead I’m a HUGE fan of Richelle and the VA books and Bloodlines is probably my most highly anticipated book of the year never mind the month! There are also a few chick-lit titles I have my eye on like Bad Sisters by Rebecca Chance, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? by Claudia Carroll and What You Don't Know by Lizzie Enfield. I’m sure there’s more but those are the ones that stand out in my mind! Can’t wait! Love a sparkly new book me!

So there you have it my July reading summed up for you guys. Have you read any of the books I’ve read this month? What were your thoughts on them? Leave me a comment and let me know and don’t forget to treat yourselves to Ultraviolet! – You won’t regret it! ^_^ Here’s to a month of better reading and more productive blogging. Reviews on all the books I’ve read this month will be on the blog soon now that I’m back in the swing of things :D


  1. Totally agree with you about ultraviolet!! It was absolutely amazing. I've had a bit of a blog slump too, lets hope we both get back in the mood =]

    The Cait Files

  2. I loved it so much just wrote the review and its scheduled for Friday so keep your eyes peeled for it! Blog slumps suck! I've missed the community and I'm so happy to be getting back to normal :) Hope you do too!

  3. Ohhh I like how you round up your month ! =)

  4. awesome pick for July's book of the month... I LOVED Ultraviolet too! :D


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