What I read in July

Due to heat, humidity, and crochet deadlines July, was a record month for my reading. I read — gasp — 21 books bringing the total so far this year to 112! Ok, some were very quick reads for me, but a book is a book is a book. On the last day of July, I ran into the city for some meetings. Despite walking down 41st Street almost daily when I commuted, for the first time I paused on Library Way and took a few photos.

July Reading List

A word is dead When it is said, Some say. I say it just Begins to live That day.~ Emily Dickinson "1212"

  1. Pattern Magic 3 by Tomoko Nakamichi
  2. Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns: A Guide to Customizing a Hand-Stitched Alabama Chanin Wardrobe by Natalie Chanin
  3. Home (Binti #2) by Nnedi Okorafor
  4. The Night Masquerade (Binti, #3) by Nnedi Okorafor
  5. Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston
  6. Cooking with Scraps: Turn Your Peels, Cores, Rinds, and Stems into Delicious Meals by Lindsay-Jean Hard
  7. Isabella: The Warrior Queen by Kirstin Downey
  8. Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1) by Tomi Adeyemi
  9. Welcome to Bordertown (Borderland #8) by Holly Black; Ellen Kushner (Editors)
  10. The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1) by Holly Black; Cassandra Clare
  11. The Copper Gauntlet (Magisterium, #2) by Holly Black; Cassandra Clare
  12. The Bronze Key (Magisterium, #3) by Holly Black; Cassandra Clare
  13. Timekeeper (Timekeeper #1) by Tara Sim
  14. Brother’s Ruin (Industrial Magic, #1) by Emma Newman
  15. Weaver’s Lament (Industrial Magic, #2) by Emma Newman
  16. Hello, Moto by Nnedi Okorafor
  17. Between Two Thorns (The Split Worlds #1) by Emma Newman
  18. Any Other Name (The Split Worlds #2) by Emma Newman
  19. All Is Fair (The Split Worlds #3) by Emma Newman
  20. Alchemy and Academe : A Collection of Original Stories Concerning Themselves with Transmutations, Mental and Elemental, Alchemical and Academic by Anne McCaffrey (Editor)
  21. A Little Knowledge (The Split Worlds #4) by Emma Newman

Photo shows covers of books read in July 2018.


All of them. I really can’t think of anything to add other than I was in danger of reading all night by every book. Yes, even the middle grade Magisterium books. It seems I’d read something new-to-me by an author and then attempt to read their entire catalogue immediately. I’m thankful my library systems offer a variety of ebook options for when I want to read the next in a series and it’s late at night.

Perhaps that should be a new ad campaign. “It’s 10pm do you know where your library card is?”

Next reads

We’ve been enjoying summer library book sales and I have many new acquisitions to enjoy.