Read in July
July was kind of a slow reading month for me. Life got in the way and I went through a bit of a reading slump caused by temporarily losing one of my most anticipated books of the year. But I was able to read a total of 9 books and am very close to finishing a 10th book. Okay so it's eight books but I will finish 9 by the end of the month.. And now that I say it, that is a good month.
2.) The Awakening of Miss Prim
by Natalie Sanmartin Fenorella
Rating: 8.5 out of 10 Full Review
3.) Looking for Alaska by John Green
4.) Vicious by V.E. Schwab
5.) The Kiss of Deception by Mary Pearson
Rating: 7.5 out of 10 Full Review
6.) Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Rating: 9.5 out of 10 Full Review
7.) A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
8.) The Fracking King by James Browning
Rating: 6 out of 10 Full Review
9.) The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
Rating: ??? Full Review to Come
10.) The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman
Rating: ??? Full Review to Come
To Be Read in August: Historical Fiction
So first things first I will be taking part in an amazing and very cool challenge hosted by Octavia and Shelley over at Read.Sleep.Repeat called ARC August. The goal of the challenge is to tackle that giant pile of ARCs and that Netgalley or Edelweiss Queue that have just been sitting there unread. I have barely made a dent in my BEA ARCs and I keep requesting eARCs on Netgalley even though I have tons that I haven't read. So I am taking part in the the challenge. So most of my planned books this month are ARCs and I hope to read at least five of them.
Now onto my theme! This month I will be reading one of my absolute favorite genres, Historical Fiction. It was originally going to be historical fantasy but then I realized my theme for next month and decided to stick with straight Historical Fiction. I know a lot of fellow bloggers are just getting in to Historical Fiction but I love it and I'm really excited to read a lot of different books and hopefully you can find some you may be interested in. Here's the list!
ARCs from Netgalley
1.) Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little - Add to Goodreads
This one doesn't fit the theme, it's a mystery/thriller but it's an ARC
2.) Grace and the Guiltless by Erin Johnson - Add to Goodreads
A YA Historical Fiction set in the Wild Wild West with a kickass female heroine? Yes, please!
3.) Neverhome by Laird Hunt- Add to Goodreads
I'm so intrigued by this book about a woman who disguises herself as a soldier when her husband leaves for the American Civil War. I usually love those kinds of stories!
1.) Salt and Storm by Kendall Kulper - Add to Goodreads
YA Historical Fantasy about whaling and a witch who has to live in a non-magical world. Also the phrase "tattooed harpoon boy" is a serious draw!
2.) Jackaby by William Ritter - Add to Goodreads
A supernatural detective in Victorian England. I cannot wait to read this one!
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Add to Goodreads
My original theme was historical fantasy and this is classic Historical Fantasy!
1.) Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard - Add to Goodreads
2.) A Darkness Strange and Lovely by Susan Dennard - Add to Goodreads
3.) Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard- Add to Goodreads
The final book just came out so I'm really excited to binge read this steampunk series about zombie fighting in the Victorian era. I've heard nothing but good things!
What have you read in July and what are you planning to read in August? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!