My first wrap up blog post! This is so exciting!!!
July was a good month when it came to reading. I was in the most horrible reading slump from February to June... That's like 5 months. Because of a book I had to read for school that made me scared of reading, and also because of YouTube and those endless nights of binge-watching my favourite youtubers. However, I picked up Divergent in late June, and restarted watching booktubers...and boom. The booknerd in me was born again. Sooo, here's a list of the books I read this month!
1) Insurgent, by Veronica Roth
I have an entire blog post dedicated to this book and why I won't be finishing the series. I enjoyed Divergent a lot, but Insurgent wasn't for me. I'm a lot more into character-driven books, and Insurgent was action-packed. It was good, I will admit, and I can see why so many people loved it, but to me it was a 3/5.
2) Finding Audrey, by Sophie Kinsella
I have a blog post dedicated to this one too, and overall, it was a great read. It was light and fast-paced, although it dealt with a very touchy subject. I liked it as a Y.A. book, but honestly, I didn't find that the topic of anxiety was well handled, and a lot of moments left me "uh?". However, maybe I'm just stupid, because I don't know much about anxiety? This was a 3/5 as well.
3) Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell
Now this book was GREAT! It was such a fun read and kept me entertained for so long! I loved the characters, especially Levi. Oh my goodness. I loved Cath, and related so much to her, probably because my name is Kath and I'm a massive, massive, fangirl. And I love Harry Potter. And I will be majoring in English. And I'm socially inept. However, there were moments when I was confused, for example when Levi (I think) said something like "that's like saying Harry Potter is gay", when Simon Snow was supposed to be the Harry Potter of the book, wasn't it? Nevertheless, I loved this book, and it was a solid 4/5, or 4.5/5.
4), 5), & 6) Anna, Lola and Isla, by Stephanie Perkins
I can't believe I only read these books this summer! I have a post dedicated to how much I loved this trilogy. It left me so happy and gooey inside and wow. I literally have nothing but good things to say, but if you want to see a more detailed review, check out my review post. Anna and Lola were 5/5 for sure, and Isla was a 3.5/5.
7) Will Grayson, Will Grayson, by John Green and David Levithan
WGWG was the first book I read in July, and a great way to start the month. It was a light, fun and entertaining read and kept me going. The double narration was such a great idea, and it also gave me a first impression about Levithan's writing style, which I really liked. I did find that the book was slightly pointless, because although the ending left me satisfied, I didn't see the point of the whole story. It dealt with interesting subjects, like friendship, love and LGBT topics, but in such light ways that I didn't feel blown away. If you're looking for a good summer, fun read, this one is for you. To me, it was a 4/5.
So I read 7 books in July, and I'm happy I got to read 7, but I'm disappointed that I only read Y.A. contemporaries... I will try to read more classics in August, and I'm glad to have gotten some of these super popular books off of my TBR list!
I hope you liked this post, comment if you have any questions, I'd be glad to answer!