It’s almost August! Fall is so close, yet so far away. *counts down the days*
I had an incredible reading month, blogging month not so much. I got a tad busy with school and I hit something that I’m going to call a reviewing slump (Maybe reviewer writers block?). I finished the Sweet Evil trilogy and then read Been Here All Along so I could have a review drafted for August, but then when I finished The Syrena Legacy trilogy I couldn’t find a single thing to say to review it. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the series but my mind went blank when I sat down to review it. Here’s to hoping that was a one time thing and all of the amazing August releases pull me out of whatever reviewing funk I’m in!
-Read + Reviewed-
Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins [REVIEW]
Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins [REVIEW]
Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins [REVIEW]
Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall [**REVIEW TO COME**]
-Read But Didn’t Review-
Of Poseidon, Of Triton, and Of Neptune (The Syrena Legacy) by Anna Banks (4/5)
Ah, the series I had trouble reviewing. Overall it was a pretty great, I enjoyed it. I highly recommend it for anyone who loves mythology and mermaids. This was my first experience with a mermaid type book and I was pleasantly surprised. I had a few minor problems with the pacing and how I felt that everything was revealed too soon, but other than that it was a great read!
Sweet Temptation by Wendy Higgins
I didn’t review this because of the fact that it is just Kai’s POV of all of the Sweet Evil books and I reviewed all of them. However, I loved it and it was neat getting to read Kai’s POV.
- The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
- What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton
- Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout
- Trust in Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout
- A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
- Hero by Samantha Young
- Kaleidoscope Hearts by Claire Contreras
- The Power by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Here is where I wish rereads counted toward your Goodreads reading goal. If they did I would have surpassed mine already.
So apparently I read 16 books in July. SIXTEEN. I might be in minor shock over the fact that I read that many books. Most of them were rereads but still I think I can say I had a great reading month.
I’m going to have to go with Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall. That book was one of my most anticipated reads and I somehow got lucky enough to get approved for an eARC through NetGalley. I was over the moon! It was so cute and everything I had hoped. I can’t wait to share my review with all of you in August!
The Beauty & The Beast Book Tag!! I had so much fun with it and I love Beauty and the Beast. Best tag ever, okay.
I’ve been buying more eBooks since I got my Kindle. They’re usually cheaper and I’ve been trying to cut back on my book buying in general. I was on a complete book buying ban but that only lasted a month. I blame all of the amazing books being released that I can’t help but splurge on, and my impaitence at waiting in line for books from the library. I also really like reading eBooks just for the ease of highlighting and note taking for reviews. (Even though eventually I end up buying phyiscal copies too for my shelves. 🙈) This month my haul is a combination of books I bought and books I received for reviewing and/or through giveaways!
- Torn by Jennifer L. Armentrout
- Sweet Evil Books by Wendy Higgins
- The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle
- Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall
- The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch
- Lost Stars by Lisa Selin Davis
- Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland
Can you believe it’s almost August!? This year is going by so fast. It feels like just yesterday it was New Years.
Anyway, I actually have a TBR for August. I thought I would go into this month doing something similar to last month, but then I realized a lot of books I want to read are releasing this month.
I didn’t get around to Torn or Last Seen Leaving in July, but I plan on getting around to Torn this month. And while Last Seen Leaving isn’t on my immediate TBR I’m hoping to get it read in August too along with a few other eARCs.
That aside, I can’t wait for It Ends With Us and Nevernight! Anyone else really excited for those two!?
Speaking of It Ends With Us, who else is going to a Colleen Hoover signing in August? 😄
I am so excited! It’s going to be my first ever author signing and you guys know how much I love Colleen. I’m also the worst conversationalist. I’m a really quiet person in real life who never knows what to say to people she has never met before. We’ll see how that works out with meeting your favorite author. I’m a tad bit nervous.
I survived my first college class! Do I get a reward? 🙈 *buys books as a reward*
This month was crazy but it was also pretty great. I didn’t get to blog as much as I wanted, but I read sixteen books which I’d say makes July a successful month either way. Anytime I can read more than three books in a month makes it a great month, for me. I also got new bookshelves and won a book for the first time ever from Goodreads. Besides bookish things school and work kept me busy. So, that about sums up my July! 😊
Going into August, I’ll be on a break from school for two weeks until my first writing class starts. And I’m going to stuff as much blogging and reviewing as I can into those two weeks! I have some major catching up to do tag and award wise too.
I hope all of you had a great July too and have an even better August! ❤️
What books did you read this month? What was your favorite?
Did you have a good blogging month or just a good month in general?
What do you plan on reading in August?