I read 10 books this month, including 4 from my June TBR! There were definitely a few surprise favorites and a few disappointments.
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1. The Night Circus Erin Morgenstern || 5/5 Stars
I absolutely loved this book. If you are looking for an atomospheric, beautifully written novel full of magic and wonder, I would highly recommend The Night Circus!
2. Smoke In The Sun by Renee Ahdieh || 4.8/5 Stars
I loved Renee’s Wrath and the Dawn duology, and I was worried her new series wouldn’t compare, but it definitely did. Smoke in the Sun was a fantastic ending to this duology and I can’t wait to see what else Renee writes!
3. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang || 5/5 Stars
Okay. This book. I genuinely did not expect to love it anywhere near as much as I did. It was just so fun! And there was amazing mental health rep! I’m going to stop myself before I go on and on about this book because honestly, I will.
4. My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan || 2.5/5 Stars
From an amazing book to an… meh book. My Oxford Year just didn’t click for me. It wasn’t what I was expecting and just didn’t really make an impact (except annoy me).
5. Listen To Your Heart by Kasie West || 4/5 Stars
Aaaaand back to adorableness. Kasie West is the queen of YA contemporaries. She knows the perfect balance of cute-ness, heart, and drama. Listen to Your Heart is a classic Kasie novel through and through and a great summer read.
6. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi || 5/5 Stars
This. Book. Tahereh Mafi absolutely blew me away. I’m so glad I got an ARC of this at BEA, and I can’t wait for everyone to read it too. It’s phenomenal. Please read this when it comes out this October!
7. Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian || 3.5/5 Stars
Stay Sweet was fun. It was a cute contemporary. While not the most memorable or impactful, I would definitely recommend it as a light beach read to pass the time in the summer sun.
8. Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren || 2.8/5 Stars
After reading Autoboyography, Roomies, and Dating You/Hating You, I decided to continue to read some of Christia Lauren’s other books. And this one just didn’t compare. While it could be funny and entertaining at times, and I liked the feminist vibe, it just wasn’t up to par with their later books.
9. Chemistry Lessons by Meredith Goldstein || 3/5 Stars
How to describe this book? It was definitely a quick contemporary. I read it in one sitting and had fun reading it, but some of the plot points and events of the book just didn’t sit well with me.
10. My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, & Brodi Ashton || 5/5 Stars
The Lady Janies’ Authors did it again with a fantastically funny read. I was laughing the entire time while reading this. I annoyed all my friends by constantly sending them quotes and annoying them with witty one-liners. This book was a riot and already want to reread it.
What books did you read this month?
Also, check out:
– Last Month’s Wrap Up
– My Most Anticipated July Releases
– My July TBR