July 2018 Recap


July was a great book event month for me. First, I got to see Linda Castillo. She comes to the area every year on book tour and it’s always one of the highlights of my summer. This year she did a writing seminar before her regular author event. It was really interesting to learn more of her process and I even asked a question (if you know me, you know this is kind of huge deal for me to talk in front of a crowd). When I got to talk to her afterwards to get my book signed, she remembered my name which is pretty awesome.


I also went with Amanda to see Linwood Barclay! He’s one of my favorite authors and I have always wanted to meet him so it was definitely a Book Nerd Bucket List moment. He was pretty funny and I enjoyed hearing how some of his real life moments make it into his books. There was this elderly woman there that basically begged him to continue a series he ended over a decade ago that was really funny. She also had a big tote bag full of all of his books she wanted him to sign. I want to be her when I grow up. When it actually came time to get my book signed I was basically a mute idiot…but that should come as no surprise to anyone. It was a great time and it was also so nice to catch up with Amanda, even though most of it was spent with me venting all my family drama. Thanks for listening, Amanda!

5 Year Blogiversary

I think I forgot to mention that my blog turned 5 back in June? I really meant to do a whole post and maybe a giveaway for it. But…I obviously missed it again. Maybe next year.

Books Read: 10

Adult: 8
YA: 2

Favorite Book I Read This Month:


Close to Home (DI Adam Fawley #1) by Cara Hunter

  Books Reviewed: 7

A Gathering of Secrets (Kate Burkholder #10) by Linda Castillo – 4/5 Stars

I Think I Love You (Oxford #5) by Lauren Layne – 4/5 Stars

Girls’ Night Out by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke – 2/5 Stars

Dead Drift (Chesapeake Valor #4) by Dani Pettrey – 4/5 Stars

Good Luck with That by Kristan Higgins – 4/5 Stars

Close to Home (DI Adam Fawley #1) by Cara Hunter – 4.5/5 Stars

Our House by Louise Candlish – 4/5 Stars

Books Read in 2018 Overall: 92

Funny Fridays:

July 6

5 Steps to Becoming a Happier Person | books, reading, quotes

July 13

You can't read all day. If you don't start in the morning.

July 20


July 27

Other Posts:

June 2018 Recap

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag: 2018

Reviewing the Unreviewed: July 2018

Looking forward to August


One more author event of the summer! Amanda and I get to see Karin Slaughter again as part of her Pieces of Her book tour.

20 thoughts on “July 2018 Recap

    • Thank you! It has been a good month and the book events were definitely the highlights! And no, I’ve gone 5 years without giving 5 stars! I have one 4.5 star book for this year so far. I’m still holding out for that perfect book!

  1. Happy Blogoversary! Seeing Linwood Barclay was so much fun. I didn’t mind listening! Sometimes you just need to vent. Looking forward to Karin Slaughter. I will have last year’s book finished before we see her lol.

  2. Pingback: August 2018 Recap | Stephanie's Book Reviews

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