July Reading Life Wrap Up

July was probably my best reading month of the year. Not only did I read eleven books that were all awesome, but I went to an amazing Harry Potter event! I did not however have a great review writing month. I’m behind on so many reviews that I will hopefully catch up on in August.


Books I Read

  1. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson- I absolutely loved this book! It was a lot of fun to read, and super fast paced. I completed the entire book in one day. I highly recommend picking up The Unexpected Everything this summer. I will have a review up for this book very soon.
  2. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows- This book is probably my favorite book of 2016 so far next to Ignite Me. I seriously adored this book. It was relatable, wacky, and absolutely hilarious. I have a full review up if you would like to know all of my thoughts.
  3. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon- I really wanted to love this book, but I just didn’t. It was really nothing special. I don’t think I will write a review for this book just because I truly have nothing to say about it.
  4. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi- I read this entire series this month and I really enjoyed each and every book in the series. Shatter Me was definitely my least favorite book in the series, but it was still a solid four star book. I have a full review on this blog.
  5. Unravel Me- The second book in Tahereh Mafi’s debut trilogy was even better than the first installment. It was gritty, romantic, and exciting. I could not put it down! I will have a full review on my blog very soon.
  6. Unite Me by Tahereh Mafi-This book was a novella bind up of Destroy Me and Fracture Me. I really enjoyed Destroy Me, and it was nice reading from Warner’s point of view. However, I did not love Fracture Me. I think it gave a lot of insight to what happened at the end of Unravel Me, but I just did not enjoy reading it.
  7. Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi- The final book in this series was definitely the best, and probably my favorite book of 2016 next to My Lady Jane. It was action packed, and all the characters were ten times better in this book than they were in the other series. I definitely recommend picking up the final installment in Tahereh Mafi’s in Shatter Me series.
  8. Writing Irresistible Kidlit-The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Fiction for Young Adult and Middle Grade Readers by Mary Kole- This is a nonfiction book written by a literary agent about how to write good YA and middle grade books. It was very informative, and I definitely recommend it if you want to write a novel.
  9. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness- This story was very interesting and beautiful. The story was sad but fascinating, and the themes were gorgeous. I recommend picking it up before the movie comes out this fall.
  10. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson- This story was a ton of fun to read. I took me about a day to read, and I enjoyed every second of it. I will most likely have a full review for this story in a couple days.
  11. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne-  The eighth Harry Potter book came out on Harry’s birthday this year. The eighth book we never thought we would get. I got this book at midnight, and devoured it the following day. I will have a full review with all my feels very soon.

Those were the eleven books I read this month. Like I said, this was an awesome reading month for me. I read my two favorite books of the year this month!


Bookish Life Things

I didn’t do a lot of book related things, but I did go to an awesome Harry Potter release party a few days ago. It was a lot of fun, and super crowded. I was so happy about how many Harry Potter fans of all ages got together to enjoy these amazing books and movies.

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Those were the books and the event that I went to in July 2016. What did you read this month? Did you go to a Harry Potter release party? I would love to know, so let me know!

-Lucy

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