July Wrap-Up And TBR !

August 5, 2019

July wasn’t a good reading month but actually, if I’m being honest, the last four months haven’t been that great reading wise. I moved houses so that took a lot of my time and I wasn’t able to read as much as I wanted. The Reading Rush happened and that was… fun. I completed the seven challenges and also read four books.

I found that of all the books I read for the last four months, nothing has really grasped my attention and I understood that I’ve been more focused on completing my Goodreads challenge rather than enjoying myself. Therefore, I lowered my challenge to 50 books which I completed last week. 

Let’s get to the Wrap-Up ! 

Books Read :

Roundup : 7 books read in July 2019

⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎Stars : 1
⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎Stars : 1
⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎ Stars : 5
⭐︎⭐︎Stars : 0
⭐︎Star : 0 
DNF : 0

🌺King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo (3 stars) : this was a bit disappointing. I did love the characters (I mean… obviously) but the plot didn’t interest me all that much. 

🌺The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (3 stars) : creepier than what I expected. 

🌺The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare (Girl Meets Duke #3) (3 stars) : this comes out on August 13th 2019. The Wallflower Wager was very cute and fluffy which was what I needed when I read it. It got much more serious which I absolutely didn’t expect towards the end and does deal with sexual abuse and pedophilia.

🌺Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions 
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (5 stars) : Dear Ijeawele educates but never belittles. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is eloquent without ever being condescending. Her manifesto is smart, simple and brilliant.

🌺Hello Girls by Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry (3 stars) : The story follows Lucille and Winona, two seniors in high school, as they run away from their hometown. While I enjoyed the premise of the story a lot, I thought that the two main characters weren’t distinguishable enough in the narrative.

🌺Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (4 stars / 3rd re-read) : Every Single One of my experience reading Twilight has been unique and what I take from in changes every time. That being said, I truly did enjoy this re-read and I annotated my copy of the book in a very hilarious way if I do say so myself. 

🌺Death Note, Vol. 9: Contact by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata (Illustrator) (3 stars) : not my favorite and I’ve become less and less invested in the story as it goes on. However, reading Death Note has made me want to read more mangas (click here to read my GR update where a lot of people kindly recommended a lot of mangas for beginners)

Currently Reading :

This list is Dry AF and I’ve been reading these books for what feels like AGES. 

🌺Atonement by Ian McEwan : I’m SO excited to be reading this because I’ve heard so much about it 

🌺The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater 

🌺Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare : It feels like I’ve been reading this one for ages but I’m excited to see where the story goes. I just wish I’d read this faster. 

🌺A Conjuring of Light by VE Schwab : everybody has been telling me that this book will break me, lmao and I don’t know what to expect. 

🌺Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout : deffo not my favorite out of the other two I’ve read. Daemon’s possessiveness/protectiveness was cute but is now straight-up annoying/borderline disrespectful.

🌺Save Me by Bighit Entertainment (BTS Webtoon) : BREAK ME BOYS IM READY.

🌺Red Rising by Pierce Brown : I’m only 5% in and don’t have thoughts on it. 

What have you been reading in July ?
Did you participate in the Reading Rush ? Let me know below ! 

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