Hi guys! I hope you have all had a wonderful July 💖
Cue the excuses for being a terrible blogger: July was a scary month for me for personal reasons and unfortunately that’s meant reading and blogging has had to take a bit of a back seat which I’ll be honest – really sucks. I felt like I was just getting in the swing of blogging again, and I’m sorry to have been so consistently inconsistent this year 😔 On a positive note though, I requested and received my first ARC this month which I’m super excited about! I think that by having the added pressure to read and review these on time will make my posting more regular again.
- Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker – ✭✭✭✭
- There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins – ✭✭✭✭
Oops 😶 Like I mentioned before, my reading definitely took a backseat for the second half of the month which meant I only managed to finish two books, although I’m currently half-way through Daughter of the Burning City which I’m really enjoying!
After finishing the mess that is ACOWAR, I’m so glad I reached for Ten Tiny Breaths because a contemporary New Adult book was just what I needed! The ending was really weird, but I thought it handled grief and tragedy brilliantly, and the book itself was such a quick and fast-paced read that I couldn’t put it down! Sometimes it’s good to take a step back from YA, and I’ll definitely be making an effort to venture more into the NA genre from now on.
And then a crazy thing happened and I got accepted to read TSIYH by Stephanie Perkins, and I couldn’t resist reading it straight away 🙈 Halloween is my favourite time of the year and slasher movies are a definite guilty pleasure of mine so TSIYH (which is essentially a slasher style movie, but as a YA book) was exactly the thing that I never knew I wanted/needed until now. I would highly recommend it, and I’m planning a re-read over the Halloween season 🎃
- The Wicked + The Divine – Volumes 1-4
The Wicked + The Divine is now on par with Saga now as one of my favourite graphic novel series! It’s a fantasy series set in London, where Gods are reincarnated as human rock/pop stars – I promise it is better than I am making it sound🤦♀️ – there are a load of references to mythology and the artwork is stunning (With the exception of the third volume that features guest artists). Overall, it’s really enjoyable and unpredictable, and I read the first 4 volumes in a week
RIP my graphic novel buying ban.
Whilst I was in London I visited my favourite Waterstones and ended up picking up Vicious and This Savage Song because I miss V.E. Schwab’s writing, and the books are so pretty! I know that I’m going to enjoy these when I get round to them.
I took everyone’s advice and only requested a couple of ARCs that I really like the sound of which were TSIYH, Daughter of the Burning City and The Hanging Girl 😀
- Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popović – August 15th
- Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo – August 29th
I don’t have too many anticipated releases for August, but I am really excited for these two! It’s FINALLY (well, almost) time for Wonder Woman: Warbringer 🙌
What’s your favourite book you’ve read this month? What are your reading plans for August? 😁