During the month of July, I read 10 books and they were all pretty great! Last month was the first time I posted a TBR and it’s definitely something I’ll be continuing in the future. It took the guesswork out of choosing my next book and relieved some of the anxiety I get when trying to decide what to read next. I didn’t read only one book on the TBR.
As usual, here are my top two books of the month from differing genres.
Is it a surprise Jim Butcher’ Cursor’s Fury is one of my top books? These books are incredible. I want to binge them all, but I’m slowly making my way through them because they put me in a book hangover every time.
Cursor’s Fury packs a punch with its twists and turns coupled with reveals that change the direction of the story in interesting and unexpected ways.
Genesis was a great introduction for me to Will and Faith. Would I recommend starting here? Probably not, but I picked it up on a whim at a used book sale and was in the mood for a mystery. Slaughter never disappoints. So, for that reason I already ordered the first book in the series, Triptych.
Making Up is the fourth instalment in the Shacking Up companion series. I didn’t enjoy Making Up as much as I wanted to. The rushed beginning, lack of palpable chemistry, and age gap left me unsatisfied.
Exhalation is a collection of short stories centered around our relationship with technology. I always complain that I dislike short stories since I usually find them lacking. So, if you’re like me then you’ll appreciate Chiang’s work. His writing is beautiful and concise making it a pleasure to read.
Repeat is a boring story featuring bland characters with no palpable chemistry.
Say You Still Love Me is the perfect summer romance to curl up with at the cottage.
Reread – The Prince is a FANTASTIC addition to the A Wicked trilogy. There’s so much more to explore within this world, so I couldn’t be happier that we’re getting more.
The King is another great addition to the Wicked universe. Brighton is a wicked character that I’ll follow until the end.
Bad Apple is a fun, sexy romance between a movie star and a waitress with a destiny she’s been working toward her whole life. Full of witty banter and hot chemistry, Bad Apple is the perfect read for sitting on the beach soaking up the sun’s rays.
Ancillary Justice is one of those novels that has an incredibly promising premise, but falls flat in its execution.
Have you read any of these? What did you think? What did you read in the month of July?