Monthly recap

July Wrap-Up

July was pretty much all about Harry Potter month!  I’ve had a pretty pathetic month in terms of uni work, thanks to waiting on surveys, stats sessions & follow up interviews.  While that means August is going to be a horrendously busy, frantic stress, it means I did at least get plenty of reading and blogging done!  I also went away twice, once for the weekend for Matt’s graduation and once for a weekend to visit family.  July was basically the calm before the storm, a very enjoyable break before the chaos that August will be.


Harry Potter 1-6 | The Saint
Books read: 7 (4 more than June)
Pages read: 3583 (1502 more than June)
Average pages per day: 116 (47 more than June)
Favourite: I honestly loved both The Book of Life & The Wise Man’s Fear


I went to the cinema twice times this month – once with friends to see Minions (adorable and silly, but not as good as Despicable Me itself), and once with Matt to see Ant-Man (funnier than expected, good light-hearted fun).  I also watched World War Z with my family (which I found disappointing) and got what feels like a lot of TV watched… Matt and I finished Orange is the New Black Season 3, and have made a tiny bit more progress with Daredevil.  I finished Sword Art Online and have started watching Orphan Black again, which I’m about 5 episodes into Season 2 of.  In August, I’m looking forward to more Daredevil and Orphan Black, and also The Great British Bake Off starting!


Reading Challenge Progress

  • Fairyale challenge: 3/4
  • BBRC: 8/10
  • Flights of Fantasy challenge: 4/12
  • Debut challenge: 1/9
  • TBR challenge: 6/10
  • 105 Reading challenge: 63/105
  • Audiobook challenge: 6/10

Book Haul


The Wise Man’s Fear | Second Life | Born to Run | Life on Air | The Selfish Gene | Why does E=mc2? | The White Rose | Vicious

Books gained: 18 (9 more than June)
Books bought: 14 (9 more than June)
Total spend on books: £30.78 + £5 Amazon voucher, £10 audible voucher, 3 audible credits (£20.78 more than June)
Books for review: 3 (the same as June)
Freebies/Gifts/Borrowed: 0 (1 less than Juneg)


Number of Posts: 22 (6 more than June)
Reviews: …0 (2 less than May)
NetGalley % change: -1% (63%)

How was your July?

1 thought on “July Wrap-Up

  1. I can’t believe that July is already over and Harry Potter Month along with it! I’m already looking forward to next year 😀 I sincerely hope that your August is not as hellish as it sounds and that you make it through! Me and the bf are planning on starting OitnB + Orphan Black soon and we’ve finished Daredevil pretty quick and now wish season 2 was already out LOL
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