Monthly Wrap-Up | July 2021

Hello everyone!

It’s a holiday here in Canada, so I hope all my fellow Canadians are having a great long weekend!

I didn’t get as much reading done as I wanted to this month, but work has been pretty hectic lately and I went to visit my parents for the first time since last September.

I continued my Kindle Unlimited obsession… I’m so glad it’s only 10$ a month because thinking about paying full price for some of those books is distressing haha.

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During the month of July, I read 9 books and DNF 1.
So, here are some stats!

Number of pages read: 4066
Number of print books: 4
Number of e-books: 6
Favourite quotes of the month: 

“Every damaged, depraved, dirty piece of his soul was made to fit with all the twisted, turned parts of my own. And if the stars didn’t like then I’d happily climb up into the sky and tear them all down for him.” -Zodiac Academy: Cursed Fates

“My argument with so much of psychoanalysis is the preconception that suffering is a mistake, or a sign of weakness, or a sign even of illness. When in fact, possibly the greatest truths we know have come out of people’s suffering.” -Arthur Miller

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Without further ado…. here is my favourite books of the month from differing genres.

Project Hail Mary is a mix of The Martian and Arrival: wholesome characters, an exciting world ending problem, and enough science to keep readers engaged. 

4.5 Stars

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False Witness will certainly be making it on my top books of 2021 list. Though it’s a gruesome novel about rape and murder, at its heart is story about sisters, family, and length people go to protect them. False Witness is one of those novels with an unrelenting pace that will make your jaw drop in the first two chapters and never allow you to recover.

Five Stars

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Liar ups the sexual tension and spice. The reverse harem aspect of the series starts to come into play. Three Stars

I DNF’d My Heart is a Chainsaw at 30% because it was painfully slow and boring. The main character, Jade, is a difficult character to connect with because her thoughts and actions were so obsessive with slasher films it got tedious quickly.

Zodiac Academy: Cursed Fates has set up what is going to be an explosive finale in the next two novels. This series has infuriated and frustrated me to no end at times, but pulled me back and made me root for characters I previously hated. As I mentioned countless times before, Zodiac Academy is my new obsession. Five Stars

The Spark is another solid read from Keeland in a long line of novels that are sure to please any reader. The Spark features a swoon worthy love interest, incredible sexual chemistry, and enough light hearted moments to even out the darker themes. Four stars

Fake is the third novel in the Madison Kate series and is easily the worst novel so far. Fake is terribly written, almost nothing happens, and Madison Kate makes questionable choices over and over. Three Stars

Gild is one of those novels with potential, but is bogged down by where the author decided to focus their attention. Lack of world building and unnecessary violence against women ultimately led me to rate the novel three stars instead of four. Three Stars

The Maidens surprised me. I’ve never read a Michaelides novel before so I wasn’t expecting such a beautifully written mystery. I will definitely be reading The Silent Patient ASAP.

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Have you read any of these? What did you think? What did you read in the month of July?

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