Where did July go? Asking for a friend. It seems like I was just writing up my June wrap-up post, and here we are again.
July was a pretty good reading month for me. While I read some pretty mediocre books, I also discovered some new favorites and had time for some ARCs.
In July I read…
The standout book of this month was easily Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. This book had me ugly crying in my living room on at least three separate occasions. Eleanor will stay with me for a very long time.
The biggest flop for me was The Chemist. I really wanted to give Stephenie Meyer another chance. She’s so wildly successful while at the same time being on the receiving end of loads of criticism. I thought she may have taken some of that criticism to heart and improved as a writer, but The Chemist was simply cringe-inducing for me.
Review Links, in case you missed them: The Favorite Sister ~ Battle Royale ~ The Wife Between Us ~ I’ll Be Gone in The Dark ~ The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper ~ The War of the Worlds ~ Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine ~ The Chemist ~ Before I Go to Sleep ~ The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Review are still to come for the following: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle ~ When Elephants Fly ~ Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom ~ Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating ~ Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton ~ Good Me Bad Me
On to August…
I’ve been trying to work through my ridiculous shelf of unread books lately, so I’ve been choosing book titles at random from a jar (with the exception of the audio books I get from the library and my NetGalley ARCs.) This month, I’m taking a break from that to dedicate some time to my Book of The Month picks, which I haven’t had time to touch yet. Here’s what I have so far…
I also have a couple of galleys read to read this month:
I got The Rule of One through my book club’s blogging program, and I won Goodbye, Paris in a GoodReads giveaway.
Finally, there’s this month’s pick for my book club, Tin Man, by Sarah Winman.
This is all I have planned for August so far. Hopefully I’ll have some ARC requests come through on Netgalley as well, and of course there will be library books, as always!
Thanks for reading! Did you find any new favorites in July? What are you most anticipating in August? Please share in the comments!