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Monday, August 1, 2016

MBS July 2016 Reading Wrap-Up

Martha's Bookshelf July 2016

My goals are repeated below the book list - 15 per month total. I was ahead by two in January but down by five in February; up one in March; down one in April. May I was up nine by including children's books. June I was down two. JULY I am down three so that puts me up one for the year to the end of July.  I still hope to read more TBRs but right now I am running behind on those.

Total read = 12
Audio/Audible = 4
eBook = 8 (two tour reviews; 2 author request, 1 kindle TBR)
NetGalley = 3
Print = 0

TBR =  4 (obtained prior to 2016); year to date = 36
New to Me Authors = 4; year to date = 61
Series Continued = 5; year to date = 21

There were no 5.0 rated books in July and two rated 4.5.

Code for the list is:
A = Audio/Audible     ABJ = Audiobook Jukebox    ABB = Audiobook Blast
E or ETour = eBook
NG = NetGalley
P = Print
LBC = Ladies Book Club
TBR = From the TBR shelves prior to 2016

JULY 2016
  1. E-Tour-- Book Review and Tour Giveaway: Regina Shen, Defiance by Lance Erlick; Dystopian, YA; my rating 4.0.
  2. ATBR-- Audible Book Review: Daemon by Daniel Suarez; Sci Fi, Techno Thriller; my rating 4.5.
  3. NG-- Book Review: A License to Wed: Rebellious Brides by Diana Quincy; Historical Romance; my rating 4.25.
  4.  A-- Audible Book Review: Burning Nation: Book 2 of Divided We Fall by Trent Reedy; Dystopian, Sci Fi, YA; my rating 4.0.
  5. NG-- Book Review: Machinations by Hayley Stone; Sci Fi, Suspense Thriller; my rating 4.25.
  6. E(Author)-- Book Review: Indiana Belle (American Journey Book 3) by John A. Heldt; Dystopian, Sci Fi, YA; my rating 4.25.
  7. ATBR-- Audible Book Review: For Honor We Stand: Man of War, Book 2 by H. Paul Honsinger; Sci Fi, Military Space Opera; my rating 4.5
  8. E-Tour-- Book Review: Regina Shen: Endurance by Lance Erlick; Dystopian, Sci Fi, YA; my rating 4.25.
  9. NG-- Book Review: The Bluebonnet Betrayal, A Potting Shed Mystery by Marty Wingate; Cozy Mystery; my rating 4.25.
  10. ETBR--Book Review: Quiet As They Come by Angie Chau; Asian American, Fiction; my rating 4.5.
  11. ATBR-- Audible Book Review: This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti; Inspiration, Religious, Suspense; my rating 4.25.
  12. E(Author)--Book Review: Engaged in Danger (Jamie Quinn Cozy Mystery Book 4) by Barbara Venkataraman; Cozy Mystery, Female Lawyer; my rating 4.25.

I have certain goals to reach my challenges and reading total for 2016.

The YEARLY reading goals+ Progress (+ after the number means I am ahead; - means I am short; no symbol means I am right on goal.)
Total = 180................... End of July = 106+
Audio = 72................... to date = 46+
NetGalley = 42.............. to date = 24
Tours  = 24..................... to date = 14 (incls 3 NG)
Ladies Book Club (LBC) = 12.. to date =6-
Print = 12...................... = (4-) These are same as the LBC books.
Mixed in Author Reviews (hopefully includes TBR books I've won) = 18 to date = 22+ (includes childrens)

My TBR goal is to read at least 100 from my shelves, whether Audible, Kindle, other ebook or print.
TBRs read as of July = 36-

The goal breaks down roughly to 15 books a MONTHLY in these formats (with TBRs, print, LBC and others overlapping at times):
Audio --  6
eBooks -- 2  (author review/tour or TBR)
NetGalley -- 3.5
TBR Print  --  1
TBR eBook -- 1
LBC -- 1
Other -- 1


  1. At least you're ahead by one!! Happy August!

  2. At least you are ahead by one and I believe you will do good for the month of August.


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