July 2020 Wrap Up

 


July is over! What a month, full of reading and summer craziness. I hope your July was as full as mine.

19! 19 whole, wonderful, amazing books. I can't believe I read that many. That used to be my pace, but not these days with crazy kids on the loose. I guess I just needed the escape after all the stress from work and home.

Lets recap all 19 books.


Attack of the Clones
There is a great disturbance in the Force. . . . From the sleek ships of the glimmering Coruscant skyscape to the lush gardens of pastoral Naboo, dissent is roiling. The Republic is failing, even under the leadership of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, elected ten years earlier to save the crumbling government. Separatists threaten war, and the Senate is hopelessly divided, unable to determine whether to raise an army for battle or keep the fragile peace. It is a stalemate that once broken, could lead to galactic chaos.
Take Me with You When You Go

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Subject: You. Missing.

Ezra Ahern wakes up one day to find his older sister, Bea, gone. No note, no sign, nothing but an email address hidden somewhere only he would find it. Ezra never expected to be left behind with their abusive stepfather and their neglectful mother - how is he supposed to navigate life without Bea?

Bea Ahern already knew she needed to get as far away from home as possible. But a message in her inbox changes everything, and she finds herself alone in a new city - without Ez, without a real plan - chasing someone who might not even want to be found.

As things unravel at home for Ezra, Bea confronts secrets about their past that will forever change the way they think about their family. Together and apart, broken by abuse but connected by love, this brother and sister must learn to trust themselves before they can find a way back to each other.

Malorie
Now from the mind of a true master of suspense comes the next chapter in Bird Box. This time, Malorie is front and center, and she will confront the dangers of her world head-on.

The Mother Code

by Carole Stivers
What it means to be human-and a mother-is put to the test in Carole Stivers' debut novel set in a world that is more chilling and precarious than ever.

The year is 2049. When a deadly non-viral agent intended for biowarfare spreads out of control, scientists must scramble to ensure the survival of the human race. They turn to their last resort, a plan to place genetically engineered children inside the cocoons of large-scale robots--to be incubated, birthed, and raised by machines. But there is yet one hope of preserving the human order--an intelligence programmed into these machines that renders each unique in its own right--the Mother Code. 



Kai is born in America's desert southwest, his only companion his robot Mother, Rho-Z. Equipped with the knowledge and motivations of a human mother, Rho-Z raises Kai and teaches him how to survive. But as children like Kai come of age, their Mothers transform too--in ways that were never predicted. When government survivors decide that the Mothers must be destroyed, Kai must make a choice. Will he break the bond he shares with Rho-Z? Or will he fight to save the only parent he has ever known?

In a future that could be our own, The Mother Code explores what truly makes us human--and the tenuous nature of the boundaries between us and the machines we create. 

Luck of the Titanic Review
Reclaimed 
The Scarlet Letter
The Godstone
Live Your Life Review
A Terrible Fall of Angels
Three SIsters
I Tried to Change So You Didn't Have To
Same Kind of Different As Me Review
No Prisoners
The Christie Affair


The Devils Highway Review
Kingdom of Flesh and Fire
The Scavenger Door
Uncommon Type

Moving right along.

70/100 2021 Reading Challenge
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34/196 in my Star Wars Legends challenge
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52/341 Gilmore Girls challenge
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49/100 in my 100 books before you die challenge


July was a great month. Look forward to Augst.


2 comments:

  1. Cristina Monica @ Hit or Miss BooksAugust 3, 2021 at 2:40 AM

    Wow, that's a lot of books in one month, congrats!

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