Monthly Round-Up (3) July

August 1, 2013

July has finished and it was a great reading month for myself. I managed to read 9 books this month, all of which were amazing. I think the most I've read this year was 7 books in february so I have beat my personal best for the year and I hope to keep doing so. 2 major factors in that number were my birthday which took place early this month and a short school holiday which also happened in July. I envy you people who have just gotten holidays, I sure do miss my sleep ins. Luckily having both a birthday and holiday at the same time mean't I could get books I had been highly anticipating and I had the time to read them. I wouldn't be able to pick a favourite because all 9 books were amazing, all which I really enjoyed. But a definite standout of the mix would be Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher, a original and compelling story that I rated 4.5 stars [Read my review here].  Last night I stayed up finishing City of Glass and I really enjoyed completing the 2nd and 3rd Mortal Instrument novels this month. I loved book one and the next 2 proved no different. I'm reading book 4 now and I just love that series.

Books I read in July
  1. Fractured by Terri Terry 4.5 Stars
  2. The Elite by Kiera Cass 4 Stars
  3. Of Triton 4 Stars
  4. This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E Smith 4 Stars
  5. If I Stay by Gayle Forman 3.5 Stars
  6. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi 4 Stars
  7. Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher 4.5 Stars
  8. City of Ashes 4.5 Stars
  9. City of Glass 5 Stars
Follower Count: Welcome and Thank you New Followers

I started with 152 GFC followers and ended the month with 159
I also reached 100 Bloglovin Followers

This month I got Twitter which in some ways a big mistake because I am so addicted. But if you haven't joined the bandwagon i'd definitely advice creating a account on Twitter because already i've gained so much from it. I've had so many hilarious conversations, chatted to authors and even made new friendships, I even have a Twitter family! Who would have thought that by joining twitter I'd soon have not only Lucy and Sophie as sisters, but Derek Landy and Holly Smale as Twitter parents. It's pretty cool. During July the Bloggy Awards officially began and i'm so flattered to have been nominated for "Nicest Blogger". Believe me when I say that it means a lot to me and I just want to give a big thanks to those lovely people that have voted for me. If you think I deserve this award then I really would appreciate it if you could scroll to the bottom of this post and vote for me. Thank you everyone and good luck to Eileen and Zoe who are also in the running.

Twitter Name: A_SunnySpot

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August Goals:

This month should hopefully be a busy one as reading 9 book usually equals to a whole lot of reviews. I am also taking part in a campaign run by World Vision called the 40 Hour Famine and I'm sadly {but for a good cause} giving up phone and computer for 40 hours starting on the 16th. It's going to be hard as I'm constantly checking my phone and I struggled being banned for a day. So it should be interesting but I'm aiming to raise at least $50 for Malawi as is the rest of my School Representative Council. I'm hoping to reach 175-180 GFC followers and 115 Bloglovin followers. During August you can aslo stay tuned for some interviews which I have done on other blogs. This month is a busy one school wise so I'm hoping to read 6 maximum but we'll see how it goes.

Books I'm hoping to read this month:
  • City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
  • City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J Mass
  • All I Ever Wanted by Vikki Wakefield
  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  • Anna and The French Kiss
  • Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
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  1. Looks like you had a great reading month! I hope you will reach your goals in August:) You have some awesome books on your TRB list, hope you'll enjoy them! happy August.

    Eveline's Books

  2. I BOUGHT THE FIRST TWO BOOKS IN THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS SERIES YESTERDAY! I've already read City of Bones but since it was library book I bought it so I could have my own copy! I'm really excited to read the sequel and see what I think!

    So glad you enjoyed all the books you read this month! Most of them are on my wishlist!

    Oh, and good luck for the 40-hours free of technology thing! I'll be rooting for you! ;D

  3. I hope you will be able to read all the books on the list for August! It looks like you've had a really great reading month xx
    Erika @ The Red Bookmark (By the way, I've moved to - Please come and have a look, possibly comment?)

  4. Woah 9 books that's amazing. I'm so jealous.

  5. You got 'This is What Happy Looks Like'! I'm desperate to read that. Will you review it?xx

  6. I recently got really into Twitter too. I've had my account for awhile, but I just wasn't very chatty on it. Now I talk to other people on it every day. :)

    I'm glad you liked all of the books you read this month! It's always nice to read a bunch of good books in a row.

    I posted my first monthly roundup type post earlier today if you would like to see how my July went too -->

  7. I really want to read 'The Elite' and 'Ketchup Clouds' too! I also have Book 1 in TMI Series so I'm excited to start that. Glad you had a great reading month! Can't believe we're in August already!


    Haaaaapppyyy reading for August!

  9. Wow, nine books in one month is pretty amazing! I'm so glad you enjoyed them all too. I've heard really great things about Ketchup Clouds and it's been on my wish list for a while now.

    YYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY FOR BEING A MEMBER OF TWITTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so glad you joined, because I love chatting to you so much and can not imagine my twitter feed without your tweets now. Perhaps we could be twitter sisters or twitter cousins?! Haha :D

    I noticed you are planning to read Glass Houses this month, which is really awesome! That series is so fantastic, and seriously addictive. And you're going to meet Shane Collins who is so gorgeous I want to cry because he will never be mine :'( but I am so excited to fan girl with you!

    All the best with your 40 hour ban from technology. That is really admirable of you. :)

    Thanks for sharing this brilliant, informative post with us, Sunny. :D


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