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Books that I rated between a 4.5 and a 5:
Books that I rated between a 3.5 and a 4.5:
Books that I rated between a 2.5 and a 3.5:
The High’s & Low’s!
So many highs! This was a month that gave me 3 of my favorite series or authors, and it also brought me my second read by Santino Hassel. All four were definitely the best books I read in July.
Even if everything else I read in July was horrible, I would still consider this a great month. Luckily I was even blessed with a novel by Heidi Cullinan that was so adorable and romantic I melted, and I was able to read The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue which, for anyone who’s read it, we can all agree was funny and sweet.
I also read Shadow & Bone and A Promise of Fire, both of which are really popular books. I did enjoy both reads, but neither blew me away. I think, if I hadn’t read Six of Crows first I probably would have loved Shadow & Bone, but Six of Crows was so unique that for me it overshadowed the original. A Promise of Fire was fun, but it was far more of a ‘romance novel’ than I expected. Not a bad thing, but I do think that was why I believe, for me, it could have been better. It needed more emphasis on the plot and less on the love story.
Finally, I listened to the audio of Us, and if you haven’t then I highly recommend. Obviously start with book one, Him, because if you’re a fan of audio then you won’t be disappointed.
Next Month Reads
On the Schedule
I’m so looking forward to August. I managed to hold out on ARC’s, mostly, leaving plenty of open time for me to just read, without a schedule. I love Birdie Bookworm, so much, but sometimes it’s hard to read on a schedule. Especially when there are so many ARC’s with a deadline. For August my goal is to relax and read the books I’ve been looking forward to, but they keep getting pushed back. I’m going to finally read Buns and Kids of Appetite. I’m going to continue Five Boroughs, and Kingmaker Chronicles. Plus, I am so excited to read Eliza and Her Monsters. I really hope I love it as much as everyone else has.
I’m looking forward to a more relaxed month!