July has been quite the month for this blogger and surprisingly, a very good one for my TBR Pile & My Goodreads Challenge.
At the beginning of July, I was completing the book that would finish my Goodreads Challenge and here we are 30 days later and my Challenge is not only completed but it is 8 books over.
Over the course of the month of July, I completed 8 books, 1 novella, and reread 2 books for my Sarah Addison Allen Summer ReRead.
Here’s the lineup.
- My Lady Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, & Jodi Meadows
5/5 Stars, full of humor and fun, light reading and hilarious characters. Absolutely full of little references to so many pop culture things.
- The Island by S. Usher Evans
4.5/5 Stars. A bit more New Adult then Young Adult then was advertised. Both characters are extremely snarky and it fits well.
- The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
10/5 Stars. This book is an absolute delight and a new favorite.
- Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
3.5 /5 Stars. While it is not required to read this before Six of Crows, I would actually advise it because it pales so much in comparison to Six of Crows.
- The Chasm by S. Usher Evans
5/5 Stars. A great follow up to The Island with so many more characters to help round out the main 2.
- Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson
Infinte /5. This book is full of magic and science. A perfect blending of steampunk, historical fantasy, and magic. An absolute winner for a ya fantasy lover and Engineering Student like me.
- The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
Before the Snow: A Stealing Snow Novella by Danielle Paige.
A lovely little reading that introduces the world setting of her upcoming book that I can’t wait to be published in September.
Sarah Addison Allen Summer ReRead
On Instagram in June, I was given the idea of rereading all of SAA’s stories over the summer. It seemed feasible as I was getting ready to reread Garden Spells so I could then read the sequel, First Frost. I then decided to continue this month by selecting two more of her stories and I quickly reread The Sugar Queen and The Peach Keeper. Both are fun, magical realism filled stories that are quick, one-sitting stories that exhibit SAA’s amazing writing.
Reviews to all are posted on my Book Tumblr -> booksofkings.tumblr.com/tagged/my+reviews
If you wish, I can begin crossposting them here, but going forward in the future, all my reviews will be posted here.
Until the next time kitkats