Happy Tuesday (and AUGUST) everyone!!
I hope you guys are having a great week so far. I am really excited for August (the conclusion to a great summer and a fresh start to school); however, July was a month for the books (when it comes to my reading). I read TWELVE books (I have placed them chronologically from beginning-end of month):
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (Review in K’s Corner)
- The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han (I have not been able to post my review yet)
- Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (I Finished this on Sunday, I plan on posting a review later this week. Get ready for this review, it’s gonna be great).
- Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch (My review will be coming soon!)
- 99 Days by Katy Cotugno
- Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
- Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
- Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
- When We Collided by Emery Lord
- Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh
- My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
- Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
I feel like I have had a pretty great reading month, don’t you guys think?! Now let’s get to what books I liked, disliked, and am still thinking about (bc some were so good)!
My favorites of July:
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson may have been one of the best books I have ever read. I finished reading this right before midnight on Sunday, and I am beyond happy that I got to end July on a great note (with a great read). My review should be posted within a week (I have a lot of previous reviews to post). If you are looking for a moving story, this is the book for you.
Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch came right behind Speak. It was such an original and lighthearted story filled with mystery. I love a good puzzle story, and this book definitely had me putting pieces together.
I really enjoyed Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh (visit my review for more comments).
I also fell head over heals for Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum (y’all need to see my review on this WONDERFUL novel).
I also fell in love with Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (review coming soon). I am meeting Leigh in September and I CANNOT wait.
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (visit review) were really awesome as well.
I could go on and on, but I think that you guys get that I had a wonderful reading month.
What I disliked:
I do not think I have disliked a book as much as I disliked 99 Days by Katy Cotugno. Every character was unlikeable, and the amount of unnecessary drama killed me. I hate it when I come across a book I loathe so much (and I hate being so harsh). For this reason, I chose not to review 99 Days.
I was very surprised to see that I disliked When We Collided by Emery Lord. I thought I would love this contemporary, but I did not. I plan on putting together a short post covering my thoughts on this novel.
THIS MONTH WAS CRAZY PEOPLE. Here is what I have been up to:
- It is summer. every summer my family goes on vacation. This year we went to the east coast, and I spent the beginning of July out of town.
- I am a cross country runner; therefore, I have tried to get myself out of bed every morning at 6:30 am to train. I know. I’m crazy.
- I am going to be a junior this coming year; therefore the stress of the SAT/ACT/SAT subject tests has risen exponentially. I have spent many days and nights at my local Starbucks studying for these scary (yet kind of exciting) tests.
- You all can probably tell that I spent a lot of July reading… 12 books YIKES.
- One of the more exciting occurrences of July 2016, onebooktwogirls came to bookstagram!! N and I decided that after more than two months of blogging, joining bookstagram was the right place for us. We are so excited, follow us @onebooktwogirls
That’s basically what I did. It was a pretty hectic (and FUN) month. I cannot wait for more good times (and good reads) in August.
Did you guys read anything good in July? Recommendations? Let me know, I think my tbr pile could use some more friends : )
Thanks for listening (and HAPPY AUGUST)