Jenn’s July 2017 Wrap Up

July has ben a chaotic month altogether. My job that I started this summer is coming to an end while I get ready to start teaching again. The school year is upon us and that means limited free time. That being said July was an okay reading month for me. It wasn’t amazing but it was okay. All in all I was able to read 8 books this month.

  1. Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare:
    • This book was a Thrice Read read for our Saturday discussion. It was a really big let down for me. I typically expect more from Clare. If you’d like to see my full thoughts you can check out the discussion post here.
  2. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo:
    • Are you wondering how it took me this long to finish this series? Because, I am wondering the same thing. I adore Leigh Bardugo’s writing and all that she’s done with the Grisha world. You can check out my spoiler free review here.
  3. By Your Side by Kasie West:
    • Unfortunately this was another Saturday discussion book that was a disappointment. I’ve really enjoyed the other books I’ve read by Kasie West have been enjoyable. However, I didn’t feel as though By Your Side was quite up to par. You can check out our discussion post here.
  4. Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia:
    • Eden championed for this book. She read it earlier in the year and absolutely loved it. She continued to recommend it to me until I couldn’t take it anymore. This was one book that did not disappoint. It was a refreshing and honest contemporary. This book is very high on my list of favorite books I’ve read this year. You can check out my review here.
  5. Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah:
    • This book was definitely different from the other books I’ve read this month. First of all, it is a nonfiction novel obviously. Secondly, this is the only audiobook I read this month. This book was astounding. The raw stories mixed with Trevor Noah’s comedic sensibilities created a poignant yet entertaining  narrative. Check out my review to see all of my thoughts on this book.
  6. When Dimple Met Rishi:
    • This was another book I read to discuss on Thrice Read Saturday. We will be going more in depth in our discussion post this weekend. But, I have to say this book did not live up to the hype. I was not a huge fan of this book.
  7. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur:
    • This month I read a wide variety of genres. That also included a book of poetry. I think this book had the largest impact on me this month. It is a tragically beautiful and honest narrative woven through individual poems. This book really feels important and I loved it. Check out my full thoughts here.

 

What was your favorite book you read this month? Let me know what I should read next month!

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8 thoughts on “Jenn’s July 2017 Wrap Up

  1. Awesome reading month!!! I really want to read Born a Crime, I’m glad to hear you loved it. I also loved Eliza and Her Monsters, I’m glad it lived up to all the hype.

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  2. wow what a great month! i’m totally flipping out over this list because i love Born a Crime and i’ve always wanted to check out Milk and Honey.

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  3. My favorite July read was How to Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat. I have been really enjoying all these grief books lately, and this was was fun, quirky, sad, heartfelt. It just had so many things I love.

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