July 2020 Wrap Up

Welcome to the July wrap up. What a crazy month. It started off slow for me, with only a few books read in the first few weeks, but I really picked up toward the end. Let's recap the good, the bad and the ugly.

Everyone thinks that Sophie is an orphan. True, there were no other recorded female survivors from the shipwreck which left baby Sophie floating in the English Channel in a cello case, but Sophie remembers seeing her mother wave for help. Her guardian tells her it is almost impossible that her mother is still alive, but that means still possible. You should never ignore a possible. So when the Welfare Agency writes to her guardian threatening to send Sophie to an orphanage, she takes matters into her own hands and flees to Paris to look for her mother, starting with the only clue she has - the address of the cello maker. Evading the French authorities, she meets Matteo and his network of rooftoppers - urchins who live in the sky. Together they scour the city for Sophie's mother before she is caught and sent back to London, and most importantly before she loses hope.


From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Darkest Minds comes a sweepingly ambitious, high-octane tale of power, destiny, love and redemption.
Every seven years, the Agon begins. As punishment for a past rebellion, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals, hunted by the descendants of ancient bloodlines, all eager to kill a god and seize their divine power and immortality.
Long ago, Lore Perseous fled that brutal world in the wake of her family's sadistic murder by a rival line, turning her back on the hunt's promises of eternal glory. For years she's pushed away any thought of revenge against the man--now a god--responsible for their deaths.
Yet as the next hunt dawns over New York City, two participants seek out her help: Castor, a childhood friend of Lore believed long dead, and a gravely wounded Athena, among the last of the original gods.
The goddess offers an alliance against their mutual enemy and, at last, a way for Lore to leave the Agon behind forever. But Lore's decision to bind her fate to Athena's and rejoin the hunt will come at a deadly cost--and still may not be enough to stop the rise of a new god with the power to bring humanity to its knees.

50/50 Books in my Read Around the Country challenge
17/196 in my Star Wars Legends challenge
7/20 in my Scotland challenge
40/341 Gilmore Girls challenge
39/100 in my 100 books before you die challenge

Well, had a few DNF's this month. This doesn't mean that the books were bad, just that I wasn't able to finish them. If I didn't like a book I would give it one star. I don't think this has happened yet.

Finally finished up my reading around the country challenge. Finished a book set in each state. I'm going to knock out my Scotland challenge and the try and tackle some of those big ones. i think I bit off more than I can chew, but I am determined to finish them.

This has been another monthly wrap up by yours truly... 

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