Every first Wednesday of the month, I’ll be posting a roundup of the month just gone, and writing about what’s to come in the next few weeks.
Last month I read a total of twelve books: Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen, Ironskin (Ironskin #1) by Tina Connolly, New X-Men: Childhood’s End by Craig Kyle, Uncanny X-Men Vol 5: She Lies With Angels by Chuck Austen, Earth Girl (Earth Girl #1) by Janet Edwards, Camelot Burning (Metal & Lace #1) by Kathryn Rose, Ultimate X-Men Vol 14: Phoenix? by Robert Kirkman, Uncanny X-Men: Wolverine, Wanted Dead or Alive by Chris Claremont, Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman, Smiler’s Fair (The Hollow Gods #1) by Rebecca Levene, The Rise of Endymion (Hyperion Cantos #4) by Dan Simmons and Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins..
I carried on reading more Marvel comics, although this will probably be the last month I’m able to for a while. Alias Hook was a great start to the month – a five star book as my first read of July! I also absolutely loved Marvel 1602, I mean you can’t really go wrong with Marvel and Neil Gaiman, right? Towards the end of the month I read Smiler’s Fair by Rebecca Levene, which was kindly sent to me by Hodderscape. It’s a new epic fantasy series and WOW. Not only is the writing fantastic, but it also has a truly gorgeous cover. I also managed to fit in a re-read of Mockingjay, which I desperately wanted to do after seeing the new trailer for the film.
- I read six books towards the Avengers vs. X-Men Challenge. I managed to recruit Cyclops and Nightcrawler, as well as successfully defeat Dr. Doom, securing extra points for my team. August’s villain is the hungriest creature in the world, Galactus!
- I have currently read ninety-seven books towards my Goodreads goal. I may increase it to 125 for the whole year.
Off the blog:
I went to London Film and Comic Con/Young Adult Literature Convention on 12th July, but more on that later! I also spent three days in London with my mum and sister, which was lovely. We visited the Natural History Museum, Borough Market, London Zoo, saw lots of the sights such as Westminster, Big Ben, the Globe Theatre – and we saw Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy. IT WAS SO GOOD. SOOOO GOOD. My whole family absolutely love the film (can’t remember how many times I’ve watched it), and it worked so well as a musical. One word of advice – don’t buy drinks in the Savoy Theatre. £22 for three drinks? Nah.
I also saw Guardians of the Galaxy, which I’ve been wanting to watch since January or so – and IT WAS SO WORTH THE WAIT. Funniest Marvel film yet, so crazy and fun but still full of wonderfully built characters and emotions! Go watch it now.
How was July for you?
10 thoughts on “Monthly Roundup: July 2014”
I can’t wait to hear about London Comic Con! And I was surprised to see you read The Rise of Endymion. Not a lot of bloggers talk about Dan Simmons so I’m always happy when I come across him on another blog:-) Hope you have a fantastic month!
First post will be on 10th August 😀
Yep, finally finished the series – and wow. I haven’t either, but I’ve introduced it to a couple of bloggers and my book group ended up reading it this January, I think it was. Hyperion is my favourite, with its different tales 🙂 Is it a favourite of yours?
I loved 1602!
It was amaaaaaaazing!
I really enjoyed Guardians as well…especially the awesome soundtrack!
Yesss! So good! I want to see it again – and there aren’t many films that have made me want to watch them again in the cinema 🙂
I can’t wait to see Guardians of the Galaxy 😀
I just saw it again today! 😀 Loved it even more, still made me laugh my head off.
Intrigued by the sound of ‘Earth Girl’. Definitely going to have to check that one out!
It was… ehhh… the main character was annoying. Loved the idea, but really didn’t like her.