July Wrap

NOTE: I’m not including any of my assigned reading for my class in this wrap, because that will be in a specific course wrap-up post soon!


July Reads…

πŸ¦„Β = ARC
🌻 = POC rep
🌈 = LGBTQ+ rep
✨ = Throwback Event
πŸ‘½Β = Sci-Fi July
🍯 = TBR Jar Readathon


1. A Quiet Kind of Thunder β€” Sara BarnardΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†Β πŸŒ»
review coming soon!

2. Anna and the French Kiss β€” Stephanie PerkinsΒ β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜† ✨🍯
review coming soon!

3. Twilight β€” Stephenie MeyerΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†Β βœ¨

4. Hush, Hush β€” Becca FitzpatrickΒ β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†Β βœ¨πŸ―
review coming soon!

5. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer β€” Michelle HodkinΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†Β βœ¨πŸ―
review coming soon!

6. Spinning Silver β€” Naomi NovikΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β πŸ¦„πŸŒ»

7. Clockwork Angel β€” Cassandra ClareΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†Β πŸŒ»πŸŒˆβœ¨


8. The Hunger Games β€” Suzanne CollinsΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β βœ¨πŸ‘½
review coming soon!

9. Hullmetal Girls β€” Emily SkrutskieΒ β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†Β πŸ¦„πŸŒ»πŸŒˆπŸ‘½

10. Mirage β€” Somaiya DaudΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β πŸ¦„πŸŒ»πŸ‘½
review coming soon!

11. Contagion β€” Erin BowmanΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β πŸ¦„πŸŒ»πŸŒˆπŸ‘½

12. City of Fallen Angels β€” Cassandra ClareΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β πŸŒ»πŸŒˆβœ¨

13. Sawkill Girls β€” Claire LegrandΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β πŸ¦„πŸŒ»πŸŒˆ
review coming soon!

14. Grace and Fury β€” Tracy BanghartΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†Β πŸ¦„

15. The Doll House β€” Phoebe Morgan 🚫 (DNF)Β πŸ¦„
This just wasn’t what I expected at all.


16. You β€” Caroline KepnesΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
review coming soon!

17. Nyxia β€” Scott Reintgen 🚫 (DNF)Β πŸ¦„πŸ‘½
I’ll try this one again another time!

18. Moon Called β€” Patricia BriggsΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†Β βœ¨
review coming soon!

19. Sparrow Hill Road β€” Seanan McGuireΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β πŸ¦„
review coming soon!

20. Devil in Ohio β€” Daria PolatinΒ β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†Β πŸ¦„
review coming soon!

21. The Prince and the Dressmaker β€” Jen WangΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β πŸŒˆ
review coming soon!

22. The Opposite of Innocent β€” Sonya SonesΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†Β πŸ¦„
review coming soon!

23. Our Stories, Our Voices β€” Amy ReedΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†Β πŸ¦„πŸŒ»πŸŒˆ
review coming soon!

I’m sorry that I have so few reviews for these! I’ve been in a major reviewing slump but hopefully, the majority of my August posts will be playing review catch-up.

Other Reviews Posted this Month…

Bright We Burn
Sky in the Deep
Children of Blood and Bone
The Astonishing Color of After

My Favorite Non-Review Posts of the Month…

Post-Book Ban Shopping List
Mid-Year Reading Goal Update!
TBR ROUNDUP: Looking Back At Old TBRs
HAUL ROUNDUP: Looking Back At Old Hauls
Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2018
Booktubeathon TBR & Booktuber Shout-Outs!
Let’s Talk About TBR Jars!
β€œHalloween in July” Book Tag πŸŽƒπŸ‘»πŸ’€


66% PRINT, 25% EBOOK, 9% AUDIO
PERCENTAGE OF JULY TBR COMPLETED: 74% completed, 20% in progress, 6% not started yet


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45 thoughts on “July Wrap

  1. Looking forward to your reviews on The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and Moon Called! Both of these are on my TBR. and I finally got my copy of Spinning Silver, I’m excited to get to that this month hopefully!


  2. OH I loved A Quiet Kind of Thunder and Mara Dyer, I can’t wait to hear what you thought of them both πŸ˜€
    I hope you’ll have a fantastic August πŸ™‚ ❀


  3. I love your emoji key. πŸ™‚ Interesting to see you didn’t love Clockwork Angel, tho you’re a CC fan. I’m definitely in the camp that I might like the prequels better than Mortal Instruments (as you mentioned many are). But, honestly, I love them all… who am I kidding? It’s always nice to see fresh perspectives though. Thanks for sharing!


  4. Wow, you have read SO many books this month – go you! πŸ™‚ My heart definitely fluttered when I saw you have read A Quiet Kind of Thunder – it is one of my favourite books and Sara Barnard is one of my favourite authors and people! Have you read her first book? Beautiful Broken Things (UK)/Fragile Like Us (US).
    I have a few of these on my TBR but I really do need to read the Mara Dyer trilogy soon – I’ve owned it for waaay too long for it to be acceptable!!
    I hope August is just as book-filled! πŸ™‚


  5. All this old YA giving me throwback feels, I want to reread them too haha πŸ˜‚ great wrap up! I can’t imagine what you’re reading is like when you’re not in a reading slump!


  6. i am FREAKING OUT at how much you read. seriously. so impressive.
    & i’ll try to get over that 2 star to anna and the french kiss with the nice rating for You ❀ ❀ ❀


    1. Thank you! β™₯

      I’m sorry Sawkill didn’t work as well for you! I definitely think it will be a polarizing read because it’s being marketed as horror/thriller when it’s more of a magical realism story IMO, and I think a lot of people don’t like MR or have to be in the right mood for it, you know? Plus the writing is a bit unusual – my point is, I can 100% understand why it wouldn’t be a 5 star read for everyone lol! I hope your reads this month are better, though!


    1. I… I honestly don’t know πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I just have no life and I never sleep, I guess? Plus I read a lot of ebooks and he likes cuddling on the couch watching TV while I read on my kindle! And this month, I managed to find audiobooks for a few of these on Scribd.com, which helped SO MUCH because I would put them on 1.5x or 1.8x and listen while I did chores!

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  7. Wow! You had an amazing reading month! The only book out of the above that I’ve read so far is The Hunger Games… but I read that both in English and in Spanish, so that counts twice, right? Several others are on my TBR though.


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