Holy macaroni, where did July go?
It seems like this whole month has just flown by in a mess of work and books and thunderstorms. When I think back, it seems like it’s been July forever, but now that the end is dawning on us, it doesn’t seem so long.
But let’s get to the wrap up, shall we? I can go on about how times goes to quickly all day long.
Books I Read
I probably would have read a lot more if I didn’t decide to tackle three rather dense books. But they were all good, so I can’t complain too much.
To All The Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han 3.5/5
This book was fine, but I don’t quite get all of the hype for it. Lara Jean came across as childish, and there wasn’t a whole lot to the story. I did enjoy it, and it’s a nice, light read.
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 4/5
This is a beautiful book, and I really enjoyed it. That being said, it can drag at times, and it’s hard to sit with this one for a long period, just because of the subject matter. I highly recommend this one, though.
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han 2/5
I had hopes for this one, because I did enjoy the first. But there was nothing to this book. It was a series of events rather than a plot, and Lara Jean drove me crazy. I don’t know if I’ll bother with the third book when it comes out.
Black and Blue (Inspector Rebus #8) by Ian Rankin 2.5/5
My friend adores these books, and has been at me to read one for a while. The mystery of Black and Blue was fascinating, and so were the characters, but it could have been half the length, and the pacing was a mess.
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan 4/5
Take out all the unnecessary, inappropriate humour, and this book would have been a 5/5. It’s so much fun, and so fast paced, and I had a blast reading it.
My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises 4.5/5 (review will be up Monday, I’ll link it then!)
This is one of the better books I’ve read this year. It’s sweet, and filled with fairy tales, and is one of the best portrayals of grief and children that I’ve come across. Highly recommend it.
The Light Between Oceans Read Along
Since the beginning of the month, I’ve also been participating in a read along on Goodreads of the Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. It’s been a blast so far, even if I’m current so annoyed with the main characters. Check out the following links for my thoughts, chapter by chapter.
The Light Between Oceans Read-Along: Preface-Ch.5
The Light Between Oceans Read Along: Chapter 6-10
The Light Between Oceans Read-Along: Chapters 11-15
The Light Between Oceans Read-Along: Chapters 16-20
Books I Acquired in July
I did better this month! I didn’t pick up nearly as many books, mostly through not going to nearly as many bookstores. It’s one of those work-in-progress sorts of things.
The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer
The School of Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
Harry Potter et le prisonnier d’azkaban par J.K. Rowling
My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises by Frederik Backman
I also have a copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on its way! I opted for the best deal I could find, so I have to wait for it to come in the mail.
Bookish Posts from July
Plans For August
I’m not making any!
Mostly because I absolutely suck at stick to them, unless I’m on some sort of deadline and absolutely need to read a book by a certain time. I’m currently reading The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson, so finishing that is the only plan I have.
How was your July, and what are your plans for August? Let me know below!