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Currently reading

Chibi Art Class
Yoai
Progress: 20/144pages
The Parisian
Isabella Hammad
Pagan Portals - Gods and Goddesses of Wales
Halo Quin
Llewellyn's Complete Book of Essential Oils
Sandra Kynes
The Deathless
Peter Newman
Progress: 28%
Splendor Solis
Stephen Skinner
African Cowrie Shells Divination: History, Theory, and Practice
Zolrak
The Hearth Witch's Kitchen Herbal: Culinary Herbs for Magic, Beauty, and Health
Anna Franklin
Progress: 4%
The Great Wizards of Antiquity
Guy Ogilvy
Progress: 36%
Unfettered
Kevin Hearne, Michael J. Sullivan, Brandon Sanderson, Lev Grossman, Patrick Rothfuss, Daniel Abraham, Shawn Speakman, Jennifer Bosworth, Mark Lawrence, Blake Charlton, Peter V. Brett, Geno Salvatore, Robert V.S. Redick, Eldon Thompson, David Anthony Durham, Peter Orull
Progress: 10%

July Wrap-up

Conrad Monk and the Great Heathen Army - Edoardo Albert Kitchen Witchcraft - Rachel Patterson Haunted Castles of England - J.G. Montgomery Ghost Boy - Stafford Betty Llewellyn's Little Book of Life Between Lives  - The Newton Institute Woven in Wire - Sarah Thompson Unnatural Creatures - Maria Dahvana Headley, Neil Gaiman Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals, Volume 2 - Jill Stansbury Knitting Ganseys, Revised and Updated: Techniques and Patterns for Traditional Sweaters - Beth Brown-Reinsel

9 books this month, which is good for me. 6 of them were non-fiction which don't take as long (usually) and 8 of the 9 were from Netgalley.

 

I do have another 7 partial reads on the go which I hope to at least mostly finish by end of August and one more book from Netgalley that definitely won't fit into Halloween Bingo, so I'll start it next.

 

I have 5 books from Netgalley that I haven't started yet that just might fit a Halloween Bingo category, so I'll wait to see what they are before I start any of those! Unless I actually finish all of my current reads, in which case there is one less likely than the others.

 

I'm still working my way through the massive pile of samples. Hopefully choosing books for Bingo will lead to eliminating a few of those! There are a couple in my Horror folder that I hope to include in Bingo, not least of all the third book of the Jason Crane series. It's becoming a tradition to read one of these each year! Though I think this is the last of the series.

 

Of this month's books, the stand out was Conrad Monk and the Great Heathen Army, which I reviewed on my last post before this one. It earned a rare 5 star rating from me.

 

Two of the non-fiction books I read will remain among my reference books; Haunted Castles in England and Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals. The Jewellery and knitting books will also get some future mileage and hopefully I'll find time to try a few projects.

 

So not a bad month, but I definitely need some more good fiction reads in the upcoming months.