July 2010 Update

Every month, I post a list of books that I’ve read and bought for that month. However, since I’ve been doing weekly In My Mailbox posts for the books that I buy, I thought it would be better to just post a list of books that I finished reading. If anyone wants to check my IMM posts, they can be found here.

Books Read in July:
Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews
Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews
Forbidden Rose by Joanna Bourne
Love at First Click by Elizabeth Chandler
Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier
Child of the Prophecy by Juliet Marillier
Heir to Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier
The Changeover by Margaret Mahy
Tall Story by Candy Gourlay

While I wasn’t able to read a lot of books in July, it was still a great reading month in terms of the quality of books that I read. At the start of the month, I finished off the two books in my favorite urban fantasy series: the Kate Daniels books by Ilona Andrews. I know I can’t stop talking about these books but they’re just so awesome. I’m happy to announce that I’ve encouraged several people to read them. I really can’t wait for the release of Magic Slays.

I also finished reading the books in another favorite series, this time in the historical fiction/epic fantasy genre: the Sevenwaters books by Juliet Marillier. I highly recommend this series to all fantasy fans out there. I loved the characters in these books and I’m so glad there’s another one coming out this December. I’ve also heard that Juliet Marillier’s other books are just as good so I may need to hunt them down.

To end the month, I read two wonderful YA books: The Changeover and Tall Story. Both of which are recommended reads. The Changeover joined the Kate Daniels books and the Sevenwaters series in my list of favorites while I was glad to attend the book launch of Tall Story and to finally read a Filipino YA book.

That’s it for the month of July for me. What were the reading highlights of last month for you guys?

6 thoughts on “July 2010 Update

  1. Hi Chachic,

    I’d like to share my readings in my working months in a Bookstore, where we have what we called “briefing sessions” we discuss, research, and look for the application in our lives the importance of the book, I myself internalized these “briefing”. It greatly influenced me to read more books and discover the mind blowing effects of it. That’s why I’m a book lover now!…

    Eat, Pray, Love:One Woman by Elizabeth Gilbert
    Shadow of Doubt: Probing the Supreme Court by Maritess Vitug
    What the Dog Saw and other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell
    Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
    Fallen by Lauren Kate
    Brida by Paulo Coelho
    Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
    Dance Dance Dance by Murakami
    Kafka on the Shore by Murakami
    The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
    World War Z: History of Zombie wWar by Max Brooks
    Have A Little Faith by Mitch Albom
    Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks
    Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
    The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
    Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco

  2. Yes! Chachic I was also assigned to different sections like magazines, children’s, professional, YA, graphic novel, bio etc.. that’s why my mind keeps me blowing to read more books hahaha! LOL! with the influence of Kuya Doni and Jzhun also your blog it’s a lot of FUN!…

  3. I didn’t resign we’re all contractuals every 5 months they will hire new employees. Anyway I ‘ve learned so much there about books I am now applying to Powerbooks, National,Goodwill and Booksale hahaha! all bookstores.I’m also trying to app;y with other companies in Jobstreet. I hope my new application in abroad (Dubai,Qatar) will work-out. But for now I’m the BOSS in our house hehehe!

    • Aww that’s too bad! Can’t you apply there again? Maybe you can work in a different branch? I hope you get accepted in some other bookstore! Good luck with the job hunting. I know how stressful it can be.

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