Monthly Reading Wrap Ups, Reading Updates

Reading Wrap Up – July 2022

July was a weird reading month. I read every day but only a little bit, almost all days under 50 pages which is really not like me. I read 5 books and read a good amount of my current reread but just never got good momentum going. I’m hoping the Trope-ical Readathon in August helps me really get back into the swing of things.

Reading Stats

  • Books Read: 5
  • Pages Read: 1,879
  • Average Rating: 3.40
    • 1 – 1 star
    • 1 – 3 stars
    • 2 – 4 stars
    • 1 – 5 star
  • Genre Breakdown:
    • Science Fiction – 2
    • Contemporary – 2
    • Fantasy – 1
  • Book Format:
    • Novel – 5
  • Reading Format:
    • eBooks – 3
    • Physical Books – 2

The Books

Eclipse the Moon by Jessie Mihalik

4 stars – Full Review

I had a really good time with the first two books of this sci-fi romance series. I read the first one in June and then the second, Eclipse the Moon, as my first book in July. It was an ARC but has since been published. I wrote a combined review of this series which you can find at the link above.

Hooked by A.C. Wise

1 star – Full Review

I’m going to be mad about this one for a good long time. I read Wendy, Farling by this author and enjoyed it right up to the end which was terrible. When I saw another book that looked similar, I checked carefully to make sure it wasn’t a sequel. It’s not….except it totally is!! It’s the same characters, the same world, just several years later. I was so mad and it was made worse by this continuing in the same bizarre and confusing way the ending of Wendy, Darling went which was why I didn’t want a sequel to start! Argggg, 1 star for you!

The Littlest Library and Poppy Alexander

3 stars – Full Review

This was fine but nothing special, the cutest thing about it is the cover. I honestly don’t remember much except the library and something about bats. It wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t anything special.

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

5 stars (4.5 rounded up)

This was so good! I wasn’t really sure what I was getting into but I really enjoyed it. It made me think and the characters were really well done. A few parts were a little slow and it could have been a little shorter but I was incredibly attached to these characters by the end (I sobbed like a baby at one point) which is unusual for me in a standalone so I bumped it to 5 stars.

Heat Wave by TJ Klune

4 stars

Lastly, I read Heat Wave, the final book in the Extraordinaries trilogy. This series was so much fun but doesn’t have the same hold over me as Klune’s other books. The first two books in this series had so much character work and they were hilarious, but the plot was lack luster. This one had more plot (although it totally reminded me of a few episodes of Smallville which could have been from Superman, not sure) but at the expense of fewer laughs with the characters. It never quite found the right balance for me. That said, I thoroughly enjoyed my time and I love that this book exists for some tweens and teens that need it.

Knitting Update

I knit a little but very little. Really not sure what happened in July but I didn’t knit or read much.

What’s Up Next

August is the Trope-ical Readathon and I’m so excited! It’s insanely ambitious and even letting myself believe it might happen is delusional but I have a 15 book TBR to meet all of the prompts. Here’s a graphic and I also did a full post on my TBR. There’s still time if you want to join (closes August 8 I think), see link in my TBR post.

And of course, the obligatory Bonnie picture. Bonnie hates the heat but enjoyed lots of air conditioning and ice cubes in July.

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