July 2019 Wrap Up

Monthly Wrap Up

July was a pretty good reading month for me, even though I had placed a lot of pressure on myself to participate in a couple readathons and that stress kind of took a toll on me, I still had a good time and that’s important.

I am very proud of the amount I was able to read, I did end up reading a total of 16 books but I did not fully stick to my tbrs.

 

Ash Princess
by Laura Sebastian
my rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I had a hard time with this book, I didn’t care for the first-person perspective at first because it made the character seem really good at spying when she was pretty terrible at it, but once the character was called out on her bullshit I began to enjoy it a lot more. Aside from that, the rest of the book was pretty mediocre for me, I’m not sure if I’m going to continue on with the series.

The Falconer
by Elizabeth May
my rating: 3 out of 5 stars

This was another one I had some mixed feelings about, I loved the Steampunk Edinburgh setting and I desperately wish that there had been illustrations because you can bet that I would have poured over those.

Charlottes Web
by E.B. White
my rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I read this to fulfill one of the challenges for the Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge, the challenge was to reread a book you loved when you were younger. I used to love Charlottes Webs and I still enjoyed this reread but I did find myself getting annoyed with Wilburs attitude.

Memoirs of a Geisha
by Arthur Golden
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This was so weird for me! I think this was a reread for me like maybe I read this over ten years ago but I don’t remember reading this, I love the movie and have seen the movie several times but I kept remembering little details and minor characters that aren’t mentioned or referenced in the movie. So I must have read this before but I just don’t remember. I did really love it, I love the storyline and Chiyros journey.

 

European Travel for the Monsterous Gentlewoman
by Theodora Goss
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I love this series and I have so many good things to say about it, its so fun to read and see all of these classic gothic horror characters. I just can’t get enough.

Captain Marvel Volume 1: In Pursuit of Flight
by Kelly Sue DeConnick
my rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this, the art style alone is fantastic, it has a bit of a Zack Snyder feel to it, like some of his movies have that gray overcast and this had that as well. There was also this badass women’s squad fighting in world war 2 and they all had fun and spunky personalities. Just an overall fun read.

Red Sister
by Mark Lawrence
my rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Idk why but I had a really hard time getting into this world. I think I’m going to reread this soon and I feel like I’ll have a better time around since I’ll be a little more familiar.

The Thousandth Floor
by Katherine McGee
my rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this, I was a little surprised by how much I loved this because I had heard quite a few mixed reviews. I did think that the storyline was a little basic and predictable but that didn’t make it any less enjoyable and the world-setting is so interesting and really makes up for it. This is another case like the Falconer where I wish there were some illustrations.

 

The Golem and the Jinni
by Helen Wecker
my rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I was pleasantly surprised by this, this was a case where I couldnt remember why I owned a copy of this. I dont remember buying a copy, I dont remember being given a copy of it, but am I glad I had a copy because I really enjoyed this. Chava and Ahmed were really cool characters to read about and see how they interacted with the world. The story wove together in a really amazing way and tied all the characters together very nicely.

Meet Cute
by Helena Hunting
my rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

I fell so let down by this book, I did write an entire review for this expressing why I was let down so I won’t go into much detail here.

The Husbands Secret
by Liane Moriarty
my rating: 3 out of 5 stars

This was another one that I felt kind of let down and underwhelmed about. If I had read this before Big Little Lies I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more. It was a bit predictable and some of the drama wasn’t quite believable.

Furyborn
by Claire Legrand
my rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I enjoyed this as I was reading it, the characters are interesting and the fact that everything is taking place a thousand years apart is also interesting. I’m excited to see where the story is going from where it left off, most of book 1 felt like a build-up so I’m expecting book 2 to be explosive.

 

Priory of the Orange Tree
by Samantha Shannon
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

OH MY GOD. That’s it. That’s all I got. Just OH MY GOD. I haven’t stopped thinking about this ever since I finished it, I almost want to reread it, it’s phenomenal and I don’t know what to say or what I can say, just this is worth the hype. I loved everyone and everything.

Vengeful
by V.E. Schwab
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

You should all know by know how I feel about V.E. Schwab and her books if you don’t the words “pure love” might sum it up accurately and completely. This book was no expection, I felt like I couldnt breath I was in so much anticipation. Marcella is an amazing villain and I just wanted more of her.


Favorite Book of the Month: European Travel
Least Favorite Book of the Month: Meet Cute

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