July Wrap Up!!!!
Whoa July was a crazy reading month for me! I managed to finish 13 books and I’m currently 33 books AHEAD of my Goodreads reading goal!
➳ The first book I finished this month was When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (Diverse YA Contemporary Romance 3.5/5 stars.) I listened to the audiobook which was very well done. This book’s main audience is teens but if you would like to spice up your book life with a precious cinnamon roll named Rishi Patel then go for it.
➳ Love and Misadventure by Lang Leav (Poetry 1/5 stars) It is beyond me..why people actually BUY this book. I’m an avid poetry reader, I’ve even written some myself. I will yell from the rooftops that this isn’t poetry to anyone who can hear me OMG this book sucks.
➳Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (YA paranormal 4/5 stars) This is the third book in a series and the penultimate one and Paloma is not ok. Blue Lily took a turn that my Ravenclaw mind did not see coming.
➳ Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady’s Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners
by Therese Oneill (Nonfiction, Historical 4/5 stars) I highly recommend this book to anyone who is an avid Historical Romance lover and has always had questions that were never answered in books about Wallflowers and Dukes.
➳ Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire (Poetry, 5/5 stars) In contrast to the previously mentioned collection of poetry; this is actual poetry. It’s poignant, alive and so colorful. Pick this up. It’s also a really quick read, at 37 pages.
➳ The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons (Historical Fiction, Romance 5/5 stars) Ha! I can’t use stars to rate this! The beauty of this book cannot be described or contained with a “star” rating! That’s another reason why I haven’t written a review; how does one review the most important book they’ve ever read? A book that will literally stay with you forever? You just don’t review it. If you read only one book a year please let it be this one.
➳ The Day of the Duchess (Scandal & Scoundrel #3)by Sarah MacLean (Historical Romance, 3.5/5 stars) This was one of my 2017 highly anticipated release..though it was good it kinda fell a little short for me. But if you love second chance romances, married couples and angst..this is for you.
➳ Shatter Me by Tehereh Mafi (YA Dystopian 3/5 stars) Yeah, I’m surprised I read a young adult dystopian as well. But this ship in this series is a hardcore of obsession of peoples and I was tired of being out of the loop. This was meh for me but I hear the second and third books are the Bomb…one day I’ll read them.
➳Moonglow (Darkest London #2) by Kristen Callihan (Historical Romance, Paranormal 4/5 stars) This series is so special its paranormal in Victorian London literally all my favorite things! And this book had a werewolf….so yea speaks for itself. I recommend this series.
➳ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (Fantasy 5/5) This was a reread which I highly enjoyed! I’m finally rereading Harry Potter for the first time and they are holding up to when I first read them.
➳ Tatiana and Alexander by Paullina Simons (Historical Fiction, Romance 5/5 stars.) Literally amazing an Amazing sequel. This series so far is on my EPIC and my OUTLANDER shelf.
➳ The Rise of the Hotel Dumort (The Bane Chronicles #5) by Cassandra Clare (YA fantasy 4.5/5 stars.) This series is surpassing any expectations I had. I love them and the shadowhunter world doesn’t sleep..it keeps growing and TBC just adds more depth.
➳Stalking Jack the Ripper by Keri Maniscalco (YA Historical Mystery, 4.5/5 stars) Oh this was so good. I did not think I would enjoy this half as much as I did, but alas, here I am just waiting for the next book.
That’s it guys I had a lot of fun reading this month! I wish every month was like this one. There is a good mix of audiobook, ebook and physical book which I’m very proud of, I hate discriminating on book formats. Happy Reading!