July Monthly Wrap Up!

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I did pretty good in July! I think it’s nice to take a few weeks off every now and again. I was pretty out of it most of the month, so we stayed home a lot. It was nice and gave me time to get caught up on reading and chores. As always, I will link my reviews, if you want to see it in depth!

I read 19 books for total of 7,366 pages!!

I got 3 books (P, Q, & V) checked off my AtoZ reading challenge! I only have I, J, X, Y & Z left. Any recommendations would be great! 

I was tagged several times this month: I Spy Book Tag, Behind the Screen: A Book Blogger Tag, Book Tag: Game On- You Name it and Twenty Questions Tag. Thank you all!!! I love tags. 🙂

I was nominated for a few awards too: The Sunshine Blogger Award #3, Mystery Blogger Award #2, Unique Blogger Award and The Sunshine Blogger Award #4. Thank you SO SO much to all the amazing blogs that have tagged or nominated me! ❤

I will also be participating in Summer 2018 Comment Challenge for August, which is hosted by Lonna @ FLYLēF and Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense.

My partner is, LA LA In The Library and we are doing 10+ comments! I’m really excited to get to know her and her blog!!  I’ve never done anything like this before and wanted to try something new. 🙂


BOOKS READ:

Kiss of the RoyalFrozen Tides (Falling Kingdoms, #4)Crystal Storm (Falling Kingdoms, #5)Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1)

Kiss of the Royal by Lindsey Duga (e-ARC)– 3/5 stars. This was part of a blog tour I was on. I thought this book was just okay. I liked the blog tour, since that’s where I had to put my review. 

Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes (my copy)– 4/5 stars. I have a love/hate relationship with this series. I think it’s good if you want a guilty pleasure type of read. I finally decided to finish the series and I binge read it. I have a review for books 3-6 in one. So, I’ll only add it here. 

Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes (library copy)– 3/5 stars. Ditto to what is above. 

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (my copy)– 5/5 stars! I loved this book and I highly recommend it. Especially, if you want to read something different! This was also a buddy read for me with Sara @ The Bibliophagist

A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms, #6)Dread Nation (Dread Nation, #1)Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle, #2)

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (my copy)- 4/5 stars! This is such a great book. I really enjoyed this one and it was also a buddy read. Thanks to Brittany @ Perfectly Tolerable ! We also continued the series and are almost finished with book three! 

Immoral Reighn by Morgan Rhodes (library copy)– 3/5 stars. Ditto from the top. lol. 

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (library copy)– 4/5 stars. I was pleasantly surprised with this one. I really enjoyed it, even with the zombies. haha. 

Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff (my copy)– 5/5 stars! I seriously wish I didn’t have to wait so long for the last book. I love this series. Thanks to Sara, for buddy reading this one too!

Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, #1)One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns, #2)When Dimple Met RishiQueens of Fennbirn (Three Dark Crowns, #0.5)

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake (my copy)– 3/5 stars. I had a hard time with this one. This was actually my second attempt. I’m glad that I suffered through because it got better in the next book. 

One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake (library copy)– 4/5 stars. This book was a big improvement to the first. It was like a different author. haha. I hope that the next book is more like this one. 

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (library copy)– 3/5 stars. Oh man, I just did not like this one. I thought that Rishi was good and the story was cute but I just didn’t like Dimple! It was for book club, so I had to push through.

Queens of Fennbirn by Kendare Blake (library copy)– 4/5 stars. I really enjoyed the second story in this book. I really wished that it was all about The Oracle Queen. 

The Prince and the DressmakerAsh Princess (Ash Princess Trilogy #1)A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic, #2)Sadie

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang (my copy)– 4/5 stars. This was my first graphic novel and I loved it! Such a cute story. 

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian (library copy)– 4/5 stars. I really liked this book. It’s really dark and not the fantasy is like others but felt different. 

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab (my copy)– 4/5 stars. This book was good. A littler slower then the first but still a great read!! I also buddy read this one with Brittany. 

Sadie by Courtney Summers (ARC)– 4/5 stars. This was a different read for me and I really enjoyed it. I STILL haven’t decided how I feel about the ending. haha. 

Vicious (Villains, #1)Aru Shah and the End of Time (Pandava Quartet, #1)The Rogue Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #3)

Vicious by V.E. Schwab (library copy)– 4/5 stars. I am a huge fan of V.E. Schwab! I’ve read a lot of her books this month and she has a great writing style. 

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi (library copy)– 3/5 stars. I think I had too high of expectations because this one let me down. Not what I was expecting at all. 

The Rogue Queen by Emily R. King (my e-book)– 3/5 stars. I just finished this today. FINALLY! I am really hoping the last book is so much better. The love triangle was horrible in this book. I don’t even like the guy that she ends up picking. I do not have a review for this one, since I just finished it! 


Book Hauls:

I didn’t buy many books. I only had one bookoutlet order and I just got a couple books at Half Price Books. It was a slow book month for me! I’m too lazy to go round them up and take a photo, so stock photos will have to do. 

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)A Million Worlds with You (Firebird, #3)Frost Like Night (Snow Like Ashes, #3)

The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen, #1)The Dark Days Pact (Lady Helen, #2)A Book That Takes Its Time: An Unhurried Adventure in Creative MindfulnessMistborn Trilogy Boxed Set (Mistborn, #1-3)

From HPB:

The Prince and the DressmakerA Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)

The Shatter Me series books and A Court of Thorns and Roses I have already read. They were just to fill in my series sets. Not a big month for book buying but I got some great ones! 


I think I’ve had a great month! I got almost all of the books on my July TBR list read and that excites me! I believe I had about 13 books on there and only didn’t get to 2 of them. I did add others though because I’ve read 19. I’m just going to add those onto my August TBR! I hope to get that up soon too. I hope you all had an amazing month! How did your month end up??

 

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16 thoughts on “July Monthly Wrap Up!

  1. I’m so glad you read and loved The Prince and the Dressmaker!! I love that one so much! And I’m bummed to hear you weren’t a fan of When Dimple Met Rishi. That has been on my TBR for a while, but I’ve been putting it off…

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