Monthly Wrap-Up: July 2021

This has been another great month! I read and reviewed quite a few awesome books, but I slowed my reading pace down quite a bit. I finished my TBR for the month, though. So, I’m definitely still making progress and well on my way to completing my Goodreads challenge very early this year. I also got a lot of writing done, which was one of the main reasons for the slow down in reading. I added over 10,000 words to my current work in progress for Camp NaNoWriMo, and I couldn’t be more pleased.

Progress On My 2021 Reading Goal

July 2021 Reviews

In total, I completed 5 full-length book reviews, 3 mini book reviews, and one comic book review this month. One of the reviews was for a blog tour, which was a lot of fun to join. I read and reviewed a good mix of supernatural horror, fantasy, dystopian, science fiction, and contemporary novels. I reviewed the following books:

Blog Posts

I continued participating in First Lines Fridays and Stacking the Shelves. I’ve still enjoyed doing them and will probably continue to write them for the foreseeable future as long as it remains enjoyable.

I also wrote several blog posts this month and completed the Mid Year Freakout Book Tag.

I changed up my usual posts about comics and tried a couple new things that were fun:

Other Books

I also read two books that have not been reviewed yet (one of which I haven’t quite finished).

  • Shards of Earth by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Blood Animus by Kyle McKeon (in progress)

Writing/Original Work

I participated in Camp NaNoWriMo this month and met my goal of 10,000 words. I’ve never written that much on any project before, and I’m still excited about where the story is going. I’m more determined now to finish this book (even if it never sees the light of day). I just feel like I have to get the story out of me. I’ll be placing my writing on hiatus for now, though, to turn my attention to completing my TBR for the Trope-ical Readathon. Here’s a look at my progress during camp over the month and all the badges I collected!

Final Thoughts

Looking back on my TBR for July, I met all of my goals. I finished reading all the books on my TBR and read one more than the number I initially planned. I got some ARCs I’m really excited about, which led to a slight reduction in my NetGalley feedback ratio. However, I’m planning to review three of them in the next month or so…so, it should be back up soon. Overall, I’m satisfied with what I read this month and have had a lot of fun with the books and posts I was able to do. Thank you all for continuing this journey with me, and I hope you are excited to see how well I do in the Trope-ical Readathon next month. I know I am!

12 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: July 2021

  1. An upward trend in graphs is always a great thing to see when it comes to our word count. Looks like a great month indeed, and I’m wishing you all the best for August!

  2. Yay for your NaNoWriMo goal! I made mine this past month as well. I thought I’d finish my book that I’d already started and had 80,000 words on, but my characters kept getting busy, if you know what I mean. lol. I can’t wait till I can fit The Firekeeper’s Daughter into my reading schedule, it sounds so good! Have a great August!
    Lisa Loves Literature

  3. Yay! Congrats on completing Camp NaNo! Glad to hear that you’re loving where your story is going, too. That’s always great!

    Have a great August! 😊

  4. Meeting goals does feel awesome! Great job sticking to your writing too. I’ve sadly left mine to get dusty and hope this fall to get back in my chair and create too.

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