July Reading Challenge Recap



The advantage of long vacations with huge amounts of travel time is plenty of opportunity to catch up on reading. This month’s challenge was to read a book that you chose for the cover, and I had a number of them that fit into this category. (Challenge books, as usual, are in bold.)

  • The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
  • Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton
  • I’ll Eat When I’m Dead by Barbara Bourland
  • The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms
  • The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker
  • The Selection by Kiera Cass
  • The Line Between by Tosca Lee
  • When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica

What did you read this month for your “cover candy” challenge? And did they live up to their wrappers? I’m happy to say that for the most part, mine did, and two of them are going to make my “best of 2019” list. But you’ll just have to stay tuned to see which ones!



  1. Suzanne Sellner says:

    I read No Ocean Too Wide about the British Home Children, and both the cover and the novel were excellent! I also read Melanie Dobson’s Catching the Wind, which was also excellent! I’m only a few chapters into Kristy Cambron’s Castle on the Rise and expect that one to be fabulous as well.

  2. Lelia (Lucy) Reynolds says:

    I read Until The Mountains Fall by Connilyn Cossette and it was beautiful inside and out.

  3. Valerie S. says:

    Wow – you had an amazing reading month! I always enjoy the diversity of your reading because it’s quite similar to mine. :o) I plan to read The Line Between in August – hopefully you enjoyed it.

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