July Wrap Up!

I can’t believe it’s August!! I feel like April last a year and the summer went so fast. I know the world is crazy right now but I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. ❤


I read 21 books that totaled 7,126 pages. I’m really surprised by that number!!

I have filled in the letter K on my AtoZ challenge. I only have O & Z left. I have the books to fill these letters but I just need to get to them!

I’ve also read 10 books for my #startonyourshelfathon and I now have a total of 86 of my own books! The only thing is that I keep buying more and my physical TBR is still huge. haha.

I was planning on joining a readathon this month because I was going to read a bunch of sequels. Well.. that didn’t really happen. haha. I’m such a mood reader and TBR’s are hard!

***If there’s a review, it’s linked… just click the photo!***


Books Read:

The House in the Cerulean Sea

I LOVED this book so much!! Review is linked to photo, if you want to read more.

Owned copy

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Wishful Drinking

This was enjoyable but I was wishing it had some more depth to it.

Owned copy

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The Best We Could Do

This was expiring in my overdrive holds. It was such a quick read that I read it in one sitting. It’s such a great graphic novel!

Library e-book

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires

I was really underwhelmed by this one.

Library e-book

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Becoming

SO GOOD! I loved this so much. I watched her Netflix special about her book tour too. I can’t wait for her podcast!

Library Audiobook

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Book of Dragons

I really enjoyed this Anthology! I’m so glad that I stumbled upon it.

e-ARC

Rating: 4 out of 5.

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

I did the audiobook of this one. I had mixed feelings.

Library audiobook

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (The Sandman #1)

I had a rough start but once I ended up loving this. It is quite violent and gross at time.

Library e-book

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Fortuna Sworn (Fortuna Sworn, #1)

I liked this so much more than I thought I would!

Owned copy

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Girl, Serpent, Thorn

I really enjoyed this one! Such a unique world and I liked the characters.

Owned copy

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy, #2)

This was such a great book! I can’t wait for book 3!

Owned copy

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up

I bumped this one up to the top because of her passing. R.I.P! I really enjoyed it and listened to the audiobook. I highly recommend memoirs that are read by the author this way.

Library Audiobook

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty

I listened to this as an audiobook and I did not care for this one. She was pretty much obsessed about her looks but trying to say she wasn’t obsessed about it. Review to come.

Library audiobook

Owned copy

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Get a Life, Chloe Brown (The Brown Sisters, #1)

I did not enjoy this one as much as everyone else, unfortunately!

Library e-book

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Soul of the Sword (Shadow of the Fox, #2)

I did like this one but I felt like it was a lot of set up.

Owned copy

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Love & Gelato (Love & Gelato, #1)

I enjoyed this book so much!! I can’t believe it’s been sitting on my shelf so long. I can’t wait to read the next one!

Owned copy

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Mexican Gothic

This was definitely a strange one! Not my normal genre but it was interesting.

Owned copy

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

I really enjoyed this as an audiobook! She’s so funny!

Library audiobook

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

The Hate U Give (The Hate U Give, #1)

This was so good. I’m so mad at myself for taking so long to read this one. Highly Recommend!

Owned copy

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Beware the Kitten Holy (Lumberjanes, Vol. 1)

This was such a cute graphic novel!

Library e-book

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Bookish and the Beast (Once Upon a Con, #3)

I really liked this one!! I need to write my review and I’ll post it up soon!

E-ARC

Rating: 4 out of 5.

How did your month go? Did it go as planned or did you struggle?

I hope that everyone is doing well and staying sane!! ❤

22 thoughts on “July Wrap Up!

    • Thank you, Laurel!
      Did you know that Michelle Obama is doing a podcast now??

      I definitely need to check out the documentary! I loved her and can see how it’s better than the book!

      I hope you have an awesome August!

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  1. I still have letters to fill in my A to Z challenge, and I might not be able to fill them this year 😬 – it looks like I might not be able to finish the challenge. Next year I will start at the beginning of the year, more time and more books to fill those letters.

    Also, congrats to a fabulous reading month!! I read 21 books as well 😀

    ~ Corina | The Brown Eyed Bookworm

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    • Memoir audiobooks have really helped me with reading more!! I can’t do any other type of audiobook but memoirs told by the author. It’s the strangest thing. haha! It’s definitely going to be a top favorite of the year!! I hope you enjoy The Book of Dragons! Have a great August!!

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  2. Wow so many books. I really need to read House in the Cerulean Sea and Fortuna. I’ve heard great things about them.Great reading month Leslie!

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