So it’s safe to say I had an okay reading month 😄 I read 13 books and I think the reason I was able to finish so many was because of the #BookTubeAthon I participated in.
Reading with everyone and watching/reading how people were going was awesome and motivated me to read more then I usually do making me read 3-5 books more then I usually do in a month.
This month’s reads:
V.E Schwab’s writing is impeccable and I love all the themes and characters in this book so much. favourite quote:
“Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human.”
The Distance between Us by Kasie West 3/5 stars A very easy read but not the best contemporary I’ve come across. Favorite Quote:
“’Is that your subtle way of saying you missed me last week?’
‘I’ve missed my hot chocolate. I just think of you as the guy who brings it to me. Sometimes I forget your name and call you hot chocolate guy.’”
What I thought was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick 2.5/5 stars
I did originally give this a 3 stars but thinking back to it now it’s not only a very average, predictable and slow paced contemporary but it’s forgettable and if it wasn’t for Goodreads I would know that I had read this book.
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders 4.5/5 stars
This book, this book was full of wonderful. It’s weird and beautiful. The characters are interesting, the themes are fantastic as well as the romance taking a very very back seat (like the back seat in on a bus and I appreciated that. A fantastical adventure with vivid imagery and extremely lovable characters I highly recommend this for fantasy lovers.
“You never learned the secret,” said Roberta. “How to be a crazy motherfucker and get away with it. Everybody else does it. What, you didn’t think they were all sane, did you? Not a one of them. They’re all crazier than you and me put together. They just know how to fake it. You could too, but you’ve chosen to torture all of us instead. That’s the definition of evil right there: not faking it like everybody else. Because all of us crazy fuckers can’t stand it when someone else lets their crazy show. It’s like bugs under the skin. We have to destroy you. It’s nothing personal.”
The Hating game by Sally Thorne 5/5 stars
Wowza so I must say arcs are very hit or miss with me (mainly miss but that’s besides the point) I went into this thinking okay typical chick lit cookie cutter book- Girl works in publishing company, girl hates boy, plays pranks and “hating games”, ends up falling for each other because they actually liked one another all along. BOY was I wrong! Not really about the plot I mean the plot is basically the same plot as every other chick lit hate turns into love story but the writing, the twists and turns. I don’t want to compare this to a CoHo book but I love it nearly as much as one of hers. The writing, the characters everything was impeccable.
Nina is not okay by Shappi Khorsandi 2/5 stars.
I wanted to love this as it deals with a lot of heavy themes and it does tackle them all quite well but it was boring and dragged. Also I really ahted Nina, I mean I felt for her but I just wanted to shake her constantly and she had me on edge with the things she’s do.
The Fill in Boyfriend by Kasie West 4/5 stars
The Fill in Boyfriend was adorable and a fantastic contemporary if you’re looking for something fast, happy ad full of laughs. I really liked this book and was surprised at the depth it had. I thought it was just going to be your typical contemporary and while it WAS that it was also pretty amazing.
On the fence by Kasie West 5/5 stars
Casey what’s with all the contemporaries this month? Oh me I’m just reading about warmer places to try and escape the freezing weather that is Melbourne at the moment.
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson 4/5 Stars
This book is and isn’t a favourite of mine by Matson. It is because its so different compared to her others focusing heavily on Family and finding yourself rather the romance, it was a lot heavier and sadder.
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery 5/5 stars
Everyone must read this genius book (and most likely already has) I’m a little late to the party.
November 9 by Colleen Hoover (audiobook re-read)
One of my favourite books ever, did you doubt I’d love the audiobook less? Well your wrong doubters it was just as amazing and I loved revisiting this world and reading about Fallen and Ben.
This Savage Song by V.E Schwab 4/5 stars
This was pretty slow to get into but I did enjoy it once it picked up. This is my least favourite V.E Schwab book as I felt we didn’t really have a plot? I mean we did a few different things, made some friends but nothing THAT big happened
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe 5/5 stars
I wasn’t expecting to feel pretty emotion reading this, I went into this pretty blind except from everyone exclaims that they loved it and was expecting a LGBT romantic love story and what I got was deep, thoughtful and flawlessly written with a real heaviness that you feel when you are 17 and in a weird stage of life. The feeling and tone this book used and evoked was just amazing and I loved every bit of it.
This month was amazing
- I set up my home office/study, organised all my books(then dis-organised them)
- Turned 6 months on my blog
- Hit 1000 followers on my bookstagram
- Finished the lounge room renovations
- Made yummy cake, ate yummy cake
- Met Jay Kristoff & Amie Koufman at the Nevernight Launch
- Met fellow Melbourne bloggers at sed Launch
- Have my first ever personally signed book
- Ate 8bit for the first time
- Caught loads of pokemon
- Seen a lot of friends that I haven’t caught up with in at least a year or more
- AND read lots of amazing books.
July has been my Favorite months of this year and I can’t wait to see what August brings (hopefully some sunshine I’m sick of Winter)
How many books did you read in July? How was your month in general?