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Thursday, August 2, 2018

The Books of July

It’s that time! Although I got birthday books, I also have been listening to a lot of audio, so not as many new reads as I’d expect.

Some of my favorite books of the month were the next two entries in Marie Brennan’s Memoirs of Lady Trent series: Voyage of the Basilisk (Rating: 8.5/10) and In the Labyrinth of Drakes (Rating: 8.5/10). This series is fantastic. You really should check it out, and then give it to any aspiring natural historians or research scientists in your life.

Fantasy, Supernatural

Mercy Thompson
Night Broken (2014) Patricia Briggs
Fire Touched (2016) Patricia Briggs (Rating: 8/10)

Mystery, Historical

The Alienist (1994) Caleb Carr (Rating: 8.5/10)
Brother Cadfael
One Corpse Too Many (1979) Ellis Peters (Rating: 8.5/10)
A Morbid Taste for Bones (1977) Ellis Peters (Rating: 8/10)

Fantasy, Historical

Memoirs of Lady Trent
Voyage of the Basilisk (2015) Marie Brennan (Rating: 8.5/10)
In the Labyrinth of Drakes (2016) Marie Brennan (Rating: 8.5/10)

Audio Books

Mercy Thompson
Silver Borne, Audio Edition (2010) Patricia Briggs narrated by Lorelei King
River Marked, Audio Edition (2011) Patricia Briggs narrated by Lorelei King
Frost Burned, Audio Edition (2013) Patricia Briggs narrated by Lorelei King
Alpha & Omega
Dead Heat, Audio Version (2015) Patricia Briggs narrated by Holter Graham
Fair Game, Audio Edition (2012) Patricia Briggs narrated by Holter Graham (Rating: 8/10)
Burn Bright, Audio Version (2018) Patricia Briggs narrated by Holter Graham (Rating: 7.5/10)

The Stats! The Stats!

eBook: 7
Audio: 6
Multiple Formats: 2
Re-read: 11

As I said, a lot of audio books this month, all of which were re-reads. And for bedtime reading I started re-reading the Brother Cadfael series. It’s good and I can read it at any time, but it shouldn’t keep me awake reading when I need to sleep. And note about the multiple formats–those are books I own in multiple formats. I borrowed most of the audio books from the library, because I don’t like the narration enough to own them.

Fantasy: 10
Mystery: 3
Romance: 3
YA: 2

Mostly fantasy this month.

Male: 1
Female: 10
Male Pseudonym: 2

And male authors were all but missing this month. More than twice the number of female authors as male so far this year.

And those are the books of July!

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