Hello friends and fellow book lovers! Even though I write my intro at the beginning of the month, it still feels weird to be writing a July wrap-up. Honestly, where has the time gone? I can’t believe it’s almost my birthday month.
I know I mentioned it before, but I changed my wrap-ups. I write my thoughts on each book as I finish it. I’ll include the date I finished it, some thoughts and then my star rating. Without any more introduction, let’s get into my July reads!
Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes: Finished July 1st. This book has been on my Goodreads TBR forever and it was everything I hoped for. It was a hard-hitting contemporary with sports, romance, and mental illness. It also discussed therapy and how it helped the MC. The perfect way to start the month, 5/5 stars.
American Panda by Gloria Chao: Finished July 2nd. This was on my Summer TBR and it was a cute summer contemporary. It features a Taiwanese-American girl who is 17 and attending college. While I can’t speak to the representation, this book fell flat for me as it seemed a bit more juvenile than I imagined. 3/5 stars.
I Hate Fairyland Book 1 by Skottie Young: Finished July 3rd. I knew this graphic novel would be weird, but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought. Not sure if it was too dark or just not what I hoped for but it didn’t live up to expectations. The art style was amazing, though. 3/5 stars.
Princess Leia Vol 1 by Mark Waid and Terry Dodson: Finished July 4th. My second graphic novel of the month and my 3rd Summer TBR pick. I enjoyed the art style and how it didn’t change Leia’s character too much but it seemed kind of an unnecessary addition to the Star Wars franchise.
(Like Solo oops) 3/5 stars.
I Believe In A Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo: Finished July 8th. I wrote a review of this one so feel free to check it out! 😀 4/5 stars.
Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann: Finished July 10th. This was on my Summer TBR and thankfully, my hold came off early. I thoroughly enjoyed this book especially its diversity, focus on family/friendship and the cover. What held me back from giving it a higher rating was the MC’s best friend who acted bratty and annoying for a decent part of the story. I always dreaded reading parts where she was included but was still a fun contemporary. 4/5 stars.
The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo: Finished July 17th. The first book I finished in a week but what a book it was. This was the perfect summer book with compelling characters, an amazing friendship, an awesome (hot!) dad and a cute romance. Plus it was set in LA and talked about food trucks, could it be any more perfect? This easily cemented Goo as one of my new favorite authors and I could rave about this book forever. 5/5 stars.
My Plain Jane by the Lady Janies: Finished July 22nd. Was there any doubt that I’d love this book? The Lady Janies have done it again and this Jane Eyre retelling was full of everything I wanted: adventure, romance, and humor. If you liked My Lady Jane, you need to read this and honestly, can these ladies do no wrong? I know I’m gushing about this book but I just can’t help it, I loved it so much! 5/5 stars.
Bob’s Burgers Vol 2: Medium Rare by various authors: Finished July 22nd. Sadly, I didn’t enjoy this volume as much as the 1st. Regardless, it was still a fun one and an awesome way to get more Bob’s Burgers in my life. 4/5 stars.
July wasn’t my most productive month. However, it was good since I enjoyed almost all of the books I read. I also read almost all of the book on my Summer TBR which makes me so happy. I plan on finishing the rest of them next month 🙂
Anyways, I only read 9 books this month but I still consider it a success. What about you? How many books did you read in July?