Well July ended quickly, didn’t it? I honestly never thought I’d reach the summer holidays this year but somehow I have and I’ve had a lovely, bookish first week of the holidays. July was an okay reading month but I wasn’t feeling my best. I have high hopes for August especially as I won’t have work. For now, here’s what I read and blogged about in July!
Number of Books read: 8
Number of Pages read: 3,212 pages
In July I took part in the OWLs Readathon and managed to surpass my goal of 5 by reading 6 books for that readathon. I also read a couple of other titles. I read some really great YA books in July and found some new authors I’ll be keeping an eye on. I am trying to catch up on reviews but I’ve posted all my ratings below with links to the review if it’s live or the Goodreads page if not!
- Theatrical by Maggie Harcourt – ★★★★★
- To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo – ★★★★
- The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle – ★★★★★
- S.T.A.G.S by M.A. Bennett – ★★★★
- The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward – ★★★★
- Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling – ★★★★★
- The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill – ★★★★.5
- White Rabbit Red Wolf by Tom Pollock – ★★★★★
I absolutely ADORED reading Theatrical by Maggie Harcourt. This book is just like a big, warm hug from a best friend. I loved the friendships, the romance, the family dynamics, Hope’s journey and, of course, all the glimpses to theatre life. This was such a lovely read and the characters were really easy to connect with and root for. Hope is an absolute gem of a protagonist and I loved the fact she was determined to show she could make it on her own. Check out my full review here.
If you read my 2018 Goals and Challenges post you will know that I am once again completing a Goodreads goal as well as completing some other challenges. I’m not going to update every single one here so if you want to see my progress in all of them then check out this page!
- Goodreads Challenge: 57/100
- Let’s Turn Pages: 20,517 / 30,000
- British Books Challenge: 7 books (I keep forgetting to link up, woops!)
Here are my posts from this month in case you missed any (I’ve not included my WWW posts but click on the title to find them all)! I’d love to hear what you think about the content I post and whether there is anything you’d like to see more of.
Top 10 Tuesday
Book Tags (feel free to tag yourselves!)
Six for Sunday
I posted slightly less in July because I was conscious of taking time for myself in order to get to the end of term. I’ll be getting back into full blogging mode this month and have lots to tell you already. In the last week or so I’ve been to YA Prom to celebrate the launch of Katherine Webber’s second novel Only Love Can Break Your Heart and also spent 3 gloriously bookish days in YALC meeting ALL the authors. It’s been fab and I’m excited to tell you all about it.
What were your favourite reads in July?
Did we read any of the same books?