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Digging Up the Dead: Uncovering the Life and Times of an Extraordinary Surgeon
Druin Burch
Progress: 31/336 pages
The Witches: Salem, 1692
Stacy Schiff
Progress: 32/496 pages
Host
Peter James
Progress: 26/624 pages
The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Story (Oxford World's Classics)
Nick Groom, Horace Walpole
Progress: 6/192 pages
A Column of Fire (Kingsbridge)
Ken Follett
Progress: 36/766 pages
Italian Short Stories For Beginners: 8 Unconventional Short Stories to Grow Your Vocabulary and Learn Italian the Fun Way!
Olly Richards
Progress: 38/239 pages
A Clockwork Orange
Anthony Burgess
Progress: 42/219 pages
33 A.D. (Bachiyr Book 1)
David McAfee
Progress: 10 %

July Wrap Up and Reading Challenge Update

Not so many books read in July but I managed to fulfil my criteria! This was the first month ever, I think. So my first book was in German (only my second for the year, naughty me), the recently published AchtNacht by Sebastian Fitzek. This is a story about a man and a woman who suddenly find themselves outlawed for one night and anyone is entitled to abduct, maim, torture or kill them but surprise, surprise, all is not as it seems. 

AchtNacht: Thriller - Sebastian Fitzek 

 

My non-fiction choice for July was Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman. It doesn't have many similarities to the Netflix series but it was an interesting insider view of a minimum security women's prison.

Orange Is the new black : My time in a women's prison - Piper Kerman

 

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky was my classic for this month. It was my first Russian classic ever and I enjoyed it enough to want to read more. 

 Crime And Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky 

 

Just for fun I read Paul McAuley's Something Coming Through and Fingersmith by Sarah Waters.

 Something Coming Through - Paul McAuley 

 Fingersmith - Sarah Waters  

 

 

I have also almost finished Into Everywhere, the sequel to Something Coming Through but with 100 pages and just 20 minutes to go until midnight I am not going to finish it in July.

 

So, altogether, I am 13 books ahead of schedule but 5 German, 4 classic and 1 non-fiction book behind.