July felt like a bit of a disaster – I didn’t read as many books for Blak History month as I would have liked, and I also didn’t complete the Reading Rush challenge, but I did nail the others.
I also read a total of 22 books in July, which is a lot for me, although it really didn’t feel like that many.
I read a lot of great books in July and one of my faves was Tara June Winch’s new release The Yield. This is a beautiful story told from a few different viewpoints. August has come home to Country after the death of her grandfather and has to deal with her own feelings about coming home and the gap that her Poppy’s death has left. Poppy is writing a dictionary of his people’s language. It is a beautifully written story of love and loss, and Winch’s prose just sings on the page.
July has left me a little wrung out for challenges so I am declaring this month to be No-Challenge August. That being said I still have a few standing challenges such as the Around the World reading, the Stella Project and Shakespeare groups, but apart from that I’m going to read whatever I want (and whatever library holds come in).
How was your July? And how is August shaping up?