Aug 8, 2021

[Books] July 2021 Reads

July 2021 Reads

From a "competitive" reading perspective, I read more books in July than I did in June, which is good. However, I still didn't read at a pace that was the equivalent of 1 title per day, and that means I'm still off my game. Then again, July was also a very busy and eventful month at work, so it couldn't be helped, I suppose. 

I enjoyed the mix of things I read, that's for sure. But I'm still balancing fulfilling titles versus also racking up enough numbers to hit my goals before the end of the year. It's just how things go.

For the month of August 2021, I've read a total of 27 titles consisting of 3 novels, 20 comic book trade paperback equivalents, and 4 audiobook titles.

On the novel front, I've finally gotten through the first three books of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by finishing Library of Souls. The novelty of the old photos kinda diminished over time but the core story still has a lot going for it. I just wish he didn't write such long chapters. 

I was all over the place on the comic book front like getting through a lot of the supporting titles for the War of the Realms event. But I also had a lot of reading choices influenced by the different Disney+ shows like a Taskmaster-related title, some of the Winter Soldier books, and even a few Kang-related titles.. The other show-related title that really stood out was finally getting into Sweet Tooth. It was striking how different it was from the Netflix show, but both are brilliant in their own way.

On the audiobook front, I tried to make some smarter choices after finishing Circe by going through a number of the shorter Audible Originals that I had either purchased or had gotten for free last year because of whatever reason they opted to shower us with books. Inside Jobs was one of the first quarantine-focused anthology collections I've gone through and it was pretty enjoyable. Some of the others were pretty meh though, but that's life.

I've blitzed through a number of comics at the start of August to help make up for lost time, but that's no guarantee I'll keep this up. But we'll see how things will go - ultimately I'm just going to enjoy myself.

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