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The Butterfly Garden
Dot Hutchison
Progress: 25/288 pages
Daughters of the Lake
Wendy Webb
Progress: 41/317 pages
The House of the Seven Gables (Oxford World's Classics)
Michael Davitt Bell, Nathaniel Hawthorne
Progress: 132/360 pages
The House on Vesper Sands
Paraic O'Donnell
Progress: 178/384 pages
The Lingering
SJI Holliday
Progress: 25/276 pages
The People in the Trees
Hanya Yanagihara
Progress: 26/350 pages
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (Macmillan Collector's Library)
Victor Hugo, John Grant
Progress: 155/586 pages
The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World
Catherine Nixey
Progress: 89/352 pages
The Shadow Of The Wind
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Progress: 228/506 pages
Elizabeth's Rival: The Tumultuous Life of the Countess of Leicester: The Romance and Conspiracy that Threatened Queen Elizabeth's Court
Nicola Tallis
Progress: 106/352 pages

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.