July Reading Wrap-Up: Picture Book Marathon

Posted August 4, 2022 by Richetta in Book Themes, Monthly Wrap-up / 0 Comments

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July was chock full of summer activities. But in between them all I managed to read a few YA books, some graphic novels and a whole bunch of picture books. In fact, my daughter and I did a mini Picture Book Marathon in order to read all of the library books we had checked out that are due soon. It was pretty fun! I think we will try it again soon.

I’m currently experimenting with techniques for writing reviews. This month I decided to try and keep reading if I was on a groove to avoid any possible slumps and then batch write my reviews. So you will see a few “review to come” statements scattered through my list. But don’t worry! They are coming!

Graphic of book covers read in July 2022
Have you ever done a reading marathon?

Adult Nonfiction

  • Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land by Leah Penniman – I absolutely loved this book! She shares so much great advice for those who want to start farming and living a sustainable life. True Inspiration! Review to come!
  • Two Meals a Day Cookbook by Mark Sisson – Review: Two Meals A Day Cookbook I picked this up because my husband and I are debating Keto and eating healthier. This book had his core requirement of having lots of meat-centered dishes.
  • The Lazy Genius Way by Kendra Adachi – I can’t wait to try out her tips and apply her advice. I bought my own copy because I was reading a digital version and I couldn’t take notes the way I wanted to. It is a great book for Moms of young kids!

Young Adult Novels

Graphic Novels

I read some phenomenal graphic novels this month! Two of them won’t release until this fall so make sure you pre-order them!!!

Picture Books

The following is a list of picture books, most of which we read in one day during our Picture Book Marathon. Check my Picture Book Roundup: Animals, Adventures and Good Eats for my thoughts on each one.

  • Black Boy, Black Boy by Ali Kamanda and Jorge Redmond
  • Bodega Cat by Louie Chin
  • Ninja Nickels by Leah Cupps
  • Frog vs Toad by Ben Mantle
  • A is for Bee: an alphabet book in translation by Ellen Heck Review: A is for Bee
  • Kapaemahu by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson 🎧 (Audiobook is awesome!)
  • Soul Food Sunday by Winsome Bingham
  • It’s an Orange Aardvark! by Michael Hall
  • Oona by Kelly DiPucchio
  • Three Billy Goats Gruff Retold by Mac Barnett
  • Solitary Animals: Introverts of the Wild
  • Ba-Chan: The Ninja Grandma by Sanae Ishida
  • Kalamata’s Kitchen: Tastebuds in Harmony by Sarah Thomas

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