July Wrap Up

I’ve had a pretty great reading month in terms of quantity, the quality of the books were a little average though. There was a lot that I thought I would love that were just kind of ok. I participated in two readathons this month which went really well and I read a lot of books that have been on my radar now for a while so I am definitely satisfied with that!

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The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker⭐️3/5 stars

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski⭐️3/5 stars

Kingsbane by Claire Legrand⭐️4/5 stars

A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer⭐️4/5 stars

The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai⭐️4/5 stars

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert⭐️5/5 stars

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides⭐️4/5 stars

The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa⭐️4/5 stars

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo⭐️4/5 stars

The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller⭐️5/5 stars

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed⭐️4/5 stars

The Night Country by Melissa Albert⭐️3/5 stars

Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo⭐️3/5 stars

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn⭐️3/5 stars

Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan⭐️2/5 stars

The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan ⭐️5/5 stars

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Reading Rush Wrap Up

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I accomplished all the goals I set for myself and completed some great books along the way! All of my ratings for the books will be in my monthly wrap up!

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

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The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller

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Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

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The Night Country by Melissa Albert

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Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo

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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan

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I ended up completing all of the reading challenges plus I collected a few of the extra badges along the way!

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Reading Rush 2020 TBR

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The 2020 round of The Reading Rush will be starting next week from Monday 20th – Sunday 26th July. I participated for the first time last year and really enjoyed this readathon, I found it to be an incredibly fun and inclusive with a great community vibe. To watch the announcement video and hear all the challenges click HERE. I am going to try my best to complete the seven books, but I know there are a couple of books on my TBR that can actually fit multiple prompts so I may end up doubling up on a few… we’ll see how I go!

The Prompts and my TBR for the Reading Rush is:

Read a book with a cover that matches the colour of your birth stone

My birth stone is Amethyst: Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo

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Read a book that starts with the word ‘The’

The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller

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Read a book that inspired a move you’ve already seen

Gone Girl  by Gillian Flynn

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Read the first book you touch

The Night Country by Melissa Albert

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Read a book completely outside of your house

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

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Read a book in a genre that you’ve always wanted to read more of

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

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Read a book that takes place on a different continent that where you live

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

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Anticipated Book Releases 2020

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday prompt is my most anticipated releases for the first half of 2020. I have a couple of sequels and continuations of series, a few first books of new series from authors I love and a couple of books that I am intrigued about and have been a little bit hyped already before their releases.

A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer (Expected publication Jan 7th

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The Night Country by Melissa Albert (Expected publication Jan 7th) 

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Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen (Expected publication Jan 7th) 

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Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore (Expected publication Jan 14th) 

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The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson (Expected publication Jan 21st) 

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Crescent City by Sarah J Maas (Expected publication Mar 3rd) 

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Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare (Expected publication Mar 3rd) 

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The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence (Expected publication Apr 30th) 

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Aurora Burning by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman (Expected publication May 5th) 

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Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo (Expected publication May 5th) 

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April Wrap Up

I actually had a great reading month… I’m not quite sure how it happened but I deviated from my original TBR and actually read a lot more books than I was originally planning too and I’m not mad at it! I kind of listened a little more to my mood this month and read what I felt like reading instead of just solely sticking to my TBR and I feel like that approach really enabled me to read a lot more! 

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne⭐️5/5 stars

Sightwitch by Susan Dennard⭐️4/5 stars

HP and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling  ⭐️5/5 stars

Circe by Madeline Miller⭐️3/5 stars

The Hazelwood by Melissa Albert⭐️3/5 stars

Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins⭐️4/5 stars

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid⭐️4/5 stars

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer⭐️4/5 stars

Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard – ⭐️5/5 stars

Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry⭐️4/5 stars

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn⭐️4/5 stars

The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima⭐️5/5 stars

The Gray Wolf Throne by Cinda Williams Chima⭐️4/5 stars

Final Girls by Riley Sager⭐️4.5/5 stars

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