Books, What I Read

What I Read in July 2017

July was filled with days spent at the beach and by the pool with a book in hand, of course! Having read 12 books, I’ll be keeping my thoughts on each read short and sweet, especially if I’ve already reviewed the book on the blog.

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Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay // My Rating:4/5 Stars

Review:here

Fun Fact: There’s a film adaptation of Sarah’s Key, which I watched this month and also really enjoyed!

Dear Evan Hansen by Steven Levenson // My Rating: 5/5 Stars

Review: here

The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord// 4/5 Stars

Review: here

Just Friends by Tiffany Pitcock (ARC) // 2/5 stars

I was fortunate to receive an ARC of Just Friends, but unfortunately, I did not enjoy this friends-turned-romance story. I wasn’t a fan of the writing style and characters (two major components of a novel), and while I don’t mind books with predictable plots, I just couldn’t get into this one.

The Mothers by Brit Bennett // My Rating: 4.25/5 Stars

The Mothers isn’t a heavy plot-set book, but it was one that I really enjoyed. We grow up with these three main characters who’s past and secrets come to life as they get older. The Mothers reminded me of Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, another diverse read that I loved in 2016.

I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo // 4/5 Stars

Review: here

A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by V.E. Schwab // 4/5 Stars

The third and final book in the Shades of Magic trilogy, I took my time reading A Conjuring of Light, since I didn’t just to rush through. These books also have slow, world-building starts that doesn’t necessarily call for fast-paced reading. However, once I hit the 300-page mark (ACOL is over 600 pages long), I felt myself immersed in this story. I really loved how this series wrapped up, ACOL now being my favorite Shades of Magic novel.

Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index  by Julie Israel //4/5 Stars

Review: here

Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins // 4/5 Stars

I have a review for Summer Days and Summer Nights on the way, but for right now, I will say that I loved this summer-filled read, especially the stories from Leigh Bardugo and Stephanie Perkins.

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath // 4/5 Stars

A classic book that I really enjoyed and didn’t read in an English class, whatttt?? I was absolutely enchanted with the writing style and story set in The Bell Jar, and a week after reading, I still find myself thinking about Esther’s story and how parallel it is to Sylvia Plath’s own life.

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee // 4.75/5 Stars

Another review coming soon, but just know that I lovveeeeddddd Tash Hearts Tolstoy and it deserves all the hype, especially for its diversity!

How to Be Bad by Lauren Myracle, Sarah Mlynowski, and E.Lockhart // 3/5 Stars

I read a lot of Lauren Myracle and Sarh Mlynowki’s books growing up, and I love E.Lockharts books, so I figured I enjoy How to Be Bad. If you’re looking for a light, summertime and throwback read (HoBB was published in 2008), look no further, Waffle House and a road trip included.

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5 thoughts on “What I Read in July 2017”

    1. Thanks!

      Oh wow, I have seen a few people who didn’t enjoy it as much. I liked how she made it seem like it was going to be a contemporary but nope!

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