Hey, loves! Happy fourth of July!!
I wasn’t planning on doing any more wrap-ups on the blog since starting a Youtube channel, but I don’t have time to film one, so I thought I would put it in writing instead.
This wasn’t my best reading month, as I’ve only read 7 books, which I think is my lowest number of the year so far (I’ve been doing a good job of reading 10+ books each month). BUT, I did read some new favorites!
Let’s look at what I read last month:
All four of my 5-star reads have instantly become favorites for me.
Wilder Girls: This is an ARC I received on NetGalley, which I am so thankful for. It comes out in a few days and YOU NEED IT IN YOUR LIFE. It broke me, it was incredible, and the ENDING… that’s all I’m going to say.
With the Fire on High: This is Elizabeth Acevedo’s second book, and it was definitely one of my most anticipated releases of the year. I’m so happy that I was finally able to read it, and it was exactly what I needed. It’s a really quick read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The Night Circus: I got an ARC of The Starless Sea recently, but before I started that, I wanted to re-read this one. I read it back when it was still a newer book, before I had any bookish social media, before I was a critical reader. I didn’t remember anything from it, like at all. BUT, the re-read was so worth it. I don’t remember loving the story as much as I did this time. It is now one of my all-time favorite books. I can’t wait to read Erin Morgenstern’s next novel.
Aphrodite Made Me Do It: This is a poetry collection from Trista Mateer, and I LOVED it. It was so well written and really unique.
Truly Devious: I am trying to work my way through some of the mystery/thrillers I have because I love reading them, but don’t pick them up as much as I’d like. This one was really good, especially for YA. I am definitely going to pick up the rest of the series.
The Rest of Us Just Live Here: This book was just ok. I don’t want to talk about my feelings about it too much because I will be posting a video where I talk all about it!
Romeo and Juliet: I was so bored by this play since I’ve known this story for years (as do most people). I don’t think I got anything new out of reading it. I could have just stuck to the movie adaptations.
That is all for this short wrap-up. Let me know if you’ve read any of these and what your thoughts were! See you Tuesday :)