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July Wrap Up

image1.JPGBooks I Read This Month

This month I read 7 books, which I’m really happy with because my average is about 5 a month. So here are my quick thoughts on the 7 books I read in July 2017…

The first book I read this month was One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus, which is a young adult mystery novel that follows the story of four high school students who end up suspects in the murder investigation of one of their peers. I thought this book was amazing and surprising. You can read my full review by clicking here.

The next 2 books I read this month were The Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey and The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide. I started re-reading this series in June in preparation for the final book – Worlds Collide, which came out on July 11. I have been following this series since the first book came out in 2012 so finishing it was bitter-sweet for me. I loved the way it ended, and I think the last book is my new favourite in the series. I’d recommend this series to anyone who loves middle-grade fiction, fantasy, and fairytales.

The next book I read was Breathe by Sarah Crossan. It’s the first in a science fiction / dystopian duology. It’s set in a future where there is almost no oxygen left on the planet except inside a dome known as The Pod. I really enjoyed this book, and I’m planning on reading the sequel, Resist, in August.

One of the books I was excited to read this month was Because You Love To Hate Me. For those of you who don’t know, this book is an anthology of 13 stories about villains. I enjoyed most of the stories in this anthology, some of them I loved, and others just didn’t stand out to me. If you want to read my full review for Because You Love To Hate Me, click here.

The next book I read was When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon, which follows the story of a young Indian-American girl who wants to live her life the way she chooses rather than following in the footsteps of her traditional parents. I LOVED this book, and you can read my full review (in which I highly praise it) here.

The last book I read this month (or finished reading) was Royce Rolls by Margaret Stohl, which is about a family in LA who have their own reality show. This book was pretty good, I liked it, but it didn’t stand out to me compared to a lot of the other books I read this month. It was worth reading, so I recommend it to anyone who is intrigued by the premise.

What I’m Reading Now

Defy The Stars by Claudia Gray, which is a young adult science fiction about a robot and a human from opposing planets that are at war who end up working together. I’m almost halfway through it, and I’m enjoying it so far.

Books I Bought This Month

The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide by Chris Colfer
Because You Love To Hate Me edited by Ameriie
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Royce Rolls by Margaret Stool
Resist by Sarah Crossan

I also bought a box-set of Goosebumps books that was on sale because this month was the 25th Anniversary of the first book’s release. I loved them as a kid, so I wanted them for my collection, and I intend on reading some this October to gear up for Halloween.

Books I Hope To Read In August

Resist by Sarah Crossan
On Writing by Stephen King
King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Windwitch by Susan Dennard

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2 thoughts on “July Wrap Up

  1. I own “When Dimple Met Rishi” and “One of Us is Lying”, also “Defy the Stars” but I just haven’t gotten around to reading them. I seriously bought way too many books this month so I don’t know where to start anymore, haha.

    I’m so curious about “On Writing” from Stephen King though! I really need to add that one to my TBR-stack at home because I feel it’s a must-read for me.

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