Hey all, Dani here.
Wow. Seriously, I cannot believe that July is over already. This year is just flying by. Also, fun fact, today is my birthday! Yay…so I guess you all know that my August book haul is probably going to be a decent sized one, because I get a lot of books and such basically with any event where gifts are expected. Actually, at the time of this post’s release I’m probably sitting in the apartment my boyfriend and I share just reading. I took today off work so I can relax and just enjoy the day.
Anyway, July was a pretty good month of reading, so let’s just jump into the wrap up portion of this post. As per usual, I will link to my reviews where applicable. Oh, and I started my month by reading a handful of book samplers so you can check out that mini review here.
Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead (5 stars)
Lucky in Love by Kasie West (4.5 stars)
First Watch by Dale Lucas (5 stars)
Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody (5 stars)
Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw (4.5 stars)
Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor (4.5 stars)
No Good Deed by Kara Connolly (5 stars)
Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout (3.5 or 4 stars…still deciding on this one)
Alex & Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz (5 stars)
No Second Chances by Kate Evangelista (5 stars)
Critical Role: Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting by Matthew Mercer (5 stars)
Sandman, Vol 6: Fables and Reflections by Neil Gaiman (5 stars)
Ms. Marvel, Vol 6: Civil War II by G. Willow Wilson (5 stars)
The Wicked + The Divine, Vol 5: Imperial Phase I by Kieron Gillen (5 stars)
Dead Poets Society by N.H. Kleinbaum (5 stars)
Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger (5 stars)
Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh (4.5 stars) – review coming soon
Sovereign by April Daniels (5 stars) – review coming soon
Whew…see, that’s a pretty hefty list of books read in one month. This high total is partly thanks to participating in two different readathons in July: the 24 Hourathon and the Biannual Bibliothon.
Moving on to my book haul portion, which I like to do in photos. Here’s where I should also toss in a photo of my July OwlCrate unboxing. And I thought I was just going to have the one photo of books (top left), but my birthday book haul arrived a couple days earlier than I expected so the photo on the right is my birthday present to myself. I have finally completed my Sandman collection and I look forward to reading it, plus my boyfriend got me to watch Scott Pilgrim vs the World the other day so now I really want to read the whole series of that as well. Oh, and since The Blood Mirror by Brent Weeks is finally out in paperback, I have the whole series and hope to maybe marathon them by the end of the year.
Finally, it’s time to introduce my August TBR list. Again, I have a pretty packed reading schedule for the month. I like knowing what all books I need to read and everything, but I kind of miss selecting books based on what I’m in the mood for. But I put myself in this position by accepting so many ARCs and e-galleys.
Then again, a few of these books are Middle Grade, which tend to be a bit faster reads for me so I may be able to squeeze in some bonus fun reads this month. We’ll see what happens. With signing up for the Make Me Read It Readathon and wanting to read a number of the books I just hauled, I’m thinking August will be a jam packed month. Speaking of that readathon, do me a favor and check out that post here and vote on what books you think I really need to read for it–because, yes, you can vote for more than one option.
That’s all for now. I’ll be back again soon with more reviews, tags, and perhaps some other random posts. If you feel like commenting below, let me know what books you read in July, or what books you’re looking forward to reading in August.