July Reading Wrap-Up
Total Number of Books: 11
Total Number of Pages: 3,014
Average Pages Read per Day: 97
Average Pages per Book: 274
Big Little lies by Lianne Moriarty (Audio) – 4 Stars
I read this after Melissa at writergrrlreads raved about it. I really wasn’t sure it was for me but decided to give it a try when it came available on audio at my library. I’m happy to say that it completely surprised me in the best way and I can’t wait to read more by this author. I highly recommend the audiobook as well, it totally adds to the story and the atmosphere.
The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars by Michael Dante DiMartino (Library)
This has no rating because I realized when I got home from the library that this wasn’t the first in the series. I read it anyway but you definitely need to read the previous books to appreciate it.
Joyride Vol. 1 by Jackson Lanzing (Library) – 3.5 Stars
I loved this graphic novel! If you enjoy space adventures or books like Illuminae you’d enjoy this as well.
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (Audio) – 3 Stars
I had only ever seen the movie and fans of Riordan told me I had to read the book before I formed an opinion. I did enjoy it a lot more than the movie but I’m not sure I will continue the series. I think if I had read it when I was the same age as the characters like I did with Harry Potter, I would have loved the series.
99 Days by Katie Cotugno (Audio) – 2 Stars
I was hesitant in the first few chapters but I quickly changed my mind and fell in love with the ship. Sadly the last few chapters were cringy and disappointing. I failed to see the point of the story when it ended the way it began and there was no character growth.
Mirage by Somaiya Daud (ARC) – 4 Stars
A really interesting sci-fi that feels like fantasy. I enjoyed the story because it didn’t contain any of the tropes I expected. The love interest is a sweet cinnamon roll and the antagonist with intriguing and complex. Dauds writing didn’t read like a debut, and I can’t wait to see where she takes the sequel
Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone (Audio) – 2 Stars
I was really excited to read another book by Tamara after enjoying Little Do We Know, unfortunately, this didn’t even come close. It’s partly because I don’t enjoy books about time travel but also it just didn’t have the heart that LDWK did.
Giant Days Vol. 5 by (Library) – 3 Stars
The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace (Own) – 4 Stars
I liked this book of poetry and the way it had recurring themes and elements. They came together like a kind of story and it was a story I could really relate to.
Obsidio by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman (Own) – 4.5 Stars
An incredible, action-packed conclusion with a new romance (hate-to-love my favorite!) and some really dark moments. I would read anything this duo write.
Sleep Sheep! By Kerry Sparrow (eARC) – 5 Stars
A very cute picture book about a boy who will not go to sleep for his mother. He always needs something; a glass of water, another blanket, a bedtime snack. One day she outsmarts him and he is forced to try counting sheep, but #68 just won’t jump! Sleep, Sheep had great illustrations and the sheep’s antics had me in giggles. I loved reading it even as a digital copy and I can’t wait to get my hands on the physical book.
Recently Added To Goodreads:
The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf
The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan
Contagion by Erin Bowman
Coming Up Next For Review