July Wrap-Up

July went ridiculously quickly this year – seriously, I feel like I’ve accomplished nothing but reading many amazing books. It’s been the best reading month of the year for me so far. I managed to read 10 (9 and a half?) books! I am stupidly proud of that number because I don’t think I’ll do that again for a good while, so for now, here are the books I read in the month of July!

Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer
I wasn’t sure whether to class this is a full book or not, as I know it wasn’t completed. Either way, I really enjoyed reading a book from Edward’s perspective, even though it did take some time as I read it as a side-book. I haven’t read the Twilight series but I’m a huge fan of the films so loved seeing everything how Edward does! 3/5 stars

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
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I’m currently re-reading The Mortal Instruments series and it was nice to be reminded why I love these books! Honestly the best characters ever, such a creative plotline and a fantastic world. 5/5 stars

 

 

 

 

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
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I wasn’t the biggest fan of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, but this book was a great improvement! New super cute characters, a maturer Lara Jean and a sweet story with only the necessary amount of drama. 4/5 stars

 

 

 

 

Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski
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I first read this book last winter and I really enjoyed it.  It was unlike anything I’d ever seen before, because it’s main idea was fantastical, yet I feel like it lacked the details to make it believable. That being said, it was a really fun book and there were definitely some great characters. 4/5 stars

 

 

 

 

Think Twice by Sarah Mlynowski
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This sequel contained the fantastical detail to make the telepathy believable, yet it was still a fun and easy read with some romance thrown in. It was a surprising conclusion but a great way to end the duology. 4/5 stars

 

 

 

 

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
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This is my second Jandy Nelson novel and I loved it! I could relate to what Lennie was going through and loved reading about how she dealt with the loss of an important person. The romance is so bittersweet and it’s really easy to fall in love with all of the characters! Also, one of my favourite books covers ever! 4/5 stars

 

 

 

Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
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I really did not expect to love this book as much as I did! It was so well thought through and so exciting to read. I sped through the book and my heart was racing faster with each chapter; the last chapter sets us up perfectly for the next novel. I really can’t wait! 4/5 stars

 

 

 

 

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
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If you haven’t heard of this book or at least the movie, you must’ve been living under a rock.  I watched the film first and loved it so much I decided to pick up the book. But because the adaptation was just so perfect, I found it quite hard to get through the book so it took me a while to read. But I loved the extra detail in some scenes and the ending was so beautiful – my eyes definitely welled up! 3/5 stars

 

 

 

By Invitation Only (GILT series) by Geneva Lee
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Such a great start to the Gilt series! This book is so mysterious and suspenseful. It’s a perfect book to get you out of a reading slump because it’s so engaging and addicting! It’s unique compared to other mystery series, as the same mystery is being solve throughout the entire series, not just one book. I sped through it in one day and really started to love Emma and Jameson! Another gorgeous cover. 3/5 stars

 

 

 

 

Sin Never Sleeps (GILT series) by Geneva Lee
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Going into the sequel, I expected more answers and more drama. Though there was definitely some, not as much as the first book as it obviously had to deal with some of the repercussions from the incidents in the first. It was still very exciting and a quick, fun read with some great characters. Just like it’s predecessor, Sin Never Sleeps ended on a cliffhanger so I can’t wait to see what happens now in the next book in the series! 3/5 stars

 

 

 

Overall, I read so many 3/4 star books in July – couldn’t have asked for anything better. Hopefully I’ll continue my streak and read some more great books in August!

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