Time for my July recap: I read a LOT of graphic novels & hauled some very exciting review copies!

August 4, 2023

It’s time for a look at my JULY reading life!

It’s time for another wrap-up/haul post — and some fun stats!

July was another very busy month! It was SO miserably hot here, as I’m sure a lot of you will relate to, so I spent a lot of the month in chronic pain and fatigue flare-ups. August is still expected to be pretty hot, but so far it’s been much better than July was (especially at night), so I’m hoping for some relief over the next few weeks. I have some really exciting stuff coming up in the next few weeks, like a Simple Plan concert in the middle of this month and a new tattoo appointment at the beginning of September, plus I’m just counting down to autumn and Halloween! 🥳🎃 What are you looking forward to, and how was July for you?

The month at a glance:

  • books completed: 23
  • books DNFed: 2
  • average rating: 3.8
  • best book: Fourth Wing
  • worst book: Sex Cult Nun

What I read:

(each title link will direct you to my review for more thoughts!)

emoji key:
✨ review copy → 💞 buddy/group read → 🔁 re-read → 🎧 audiobook → 🍰 graphic novel/manga
🤷‍♀️ TBR jar → 🗓️ 2023 TBR → 🌻 seasonal TBR

5 stars

4 & 4.5 stars
3 & 3.5 stars

2 & 2.5 stars

1 & 1.5 stars
  • nothing this month!

Witch King is here and in the 3-stars section because I did DNF it, but I read most of it, so I gave it a rating anyways. 🤷‍♀️

And now, for some of my favorite recent hauls:


review copies:

How was your month? What was your favorite book you read or hauled, or what was something nice that happened in your life?



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Just a horror aficionado/geek girl trying to juggle motherhood, reading, blogging, gaming, and everyday life.

    1. Wow, you had a really good month! I’m glad to see Nightbitch and Our Wives Under the Sea got such high ratings, I need to read both😁

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