Read Harder – July Progress

July was a month of buckling down (for me, at least). Even my husband managed to finally read a book I could use towards one of the tasks. Sophia was the distracted one this month, focusing instead on the PopSugar Challenge (see her progress).

With only three books left, I should finish the whole shebang in August. Once said shebang is finished, I’ll move on to both Panels’ and PopSugar’s reading challenges. There will most likely be some overlapping because grad school will once again rear its ugly head at the end of the month sucking away prime personal reading time.

I’ve already started reading two of the books – The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet and Other Stories by Vandana Singh and The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan. The latter book has been sitting on my bookshelf for over a year, and it took me until now to actually notice the National Book Award Winner medallion embossed on the cover.

We also managed to complete two more tasks – #12 Audiobook and #18 Recommendation. As a group, this puts us at a whopping 1/3 of the way through the entire challenge.

Without further ado, our stats and books, color-coded to make it easier to know who read what:

Me 21/24 (6 in June)
My Husband 10/24 (1 in June)
Sophia 20/24 (0 in June)

#5 – LGBTQ

everything leads

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

#8 – African author

shining girls

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

#9 – Indigenous culture

orenda

The Orenda by Joseph Boydes

#16 – Audiobook

yes please

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

#18 – Recommendation

skip beat 1

Skip Beat! by Yoshiki Nakamura

#22 – Published before 1850

cupid psyche

Cupid and Psyche by Apuleius (Penguin Epics edition)

#24 – Self-improvement

subliminal

Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior by Leonard Mlodinow

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