Goodbye July. It was nice being in your company for these last 31 days. I must say in terms of reading, this has been my best month yet. I read 5 books, which is a step up from my usual 3 and I finally feel energized to read more. As predicted my summer contemporary binge session has kicked in and once again it was a Morgan Matson book that triggered this summer contemporary sesh. 😛
Here are the books I read in July. I’d say the standout books would be The Wrath and the Dawn duology mainly because Khalid and Shahrzad had my shippers heart going into overdrive. 😀
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi: 3.5/5 Stars
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh: 4/5 Stars
The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh: 3.5/5 Stars
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson: 4/5 Stars
Play On (Lewis Creek #1) by Michelle Smith: 4/5 Stars
25th July: Pokemon Go! Book Tag
7th July: Game of Thrones S6
Favourite Posts in July
Ari @ The Daydreaming Bookworm tells us Why she’s yet to DNF a book.
Ali @ Arctic Books asks how do you define YA?
Madeline @ The SFF Bookshelf wonders if being feminine means you can’t be a warrior?
Aimal @ Bookselves and Paperbacks talks about why we shouldn’t apologize for writing negative reviews.
Klinta @ Book Owly wonders why book series is a thing.
Astra @ A Strangers Guide to Novels tells us why she doesn’t read diverse books.
Lashaan and Trang @ Bookidote talk about the different type of readers.
Regina @ The Bibliotheque asks if we can stop romanticising real life.
Nick @ Nick and Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist talks about her new found love for re-reading.
Jesse @ Books at Dawn also talks about the benefits of re-reading books.
Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight gives us some tips on how to turn those blogging lemons into lemonade.
August To Be Read List
As always I have no set tbr list. Recently I have been exploring the world of contemporary sport romances and I am hooked. They’re so swoonworthy and fun and it makes me wish I was a bit more athletic. I have a new found appreciation for sports, specifically baseball at the moment, despite the fact I know nothing about that sport at all. I’m looking to read more of these sports based contemporaries so if you have any recommendations feel free to send them my way (bonus points for non-angsty books).
August also marks the release day of the highly anticipated Nevernight by Jay Kristoff. My pre-order has been placed and I am so excited to get my copy of the book.
In terms of what I’ve been watching I would highly recommend watching the BBC production The Living and the Dead. The final episode aired this week and it was so intense. It’s spooky and physiologically twisted. And to those Merlin fans wondering what Colin Morgan’s up to now, well this is the show for you.
Other than that I have no real goals. In terms of life events there won’t be much to report. I’m basically counting down the days for my holiday and in doing so trying not to splurge on books and working as much as I can.
Overall July was a great reading month for me.
How did July treat you?