July 2019 Reading Wrap Up

July was a pretty poor reading month for me. I only managed to read five books and while I am glad I managed about one a week, it is my worst reading month so far this year.

I’ve been a little slumpy and I haven’t felt like blogging as much which is disappointing, but I think it’s on the up. I am hoping that by going to YALC and doing some buddy reads with Matilda from Reel Bazaar, I’ve got that kick in the butt I need.

AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT BY ZOE MAY

I was part of the blog tour for As Luck Would Have It and you can check out the post here.

Natalie ends up winning a holiday to Marrakesh with her ex that broke her heart. Add in that it’s a honeymoon package and they have to pretend they are married and you get a great read.

This was the perfect summer read with some enemies to lovers sprinkled it. It was cute and sweet and full of mischief, definitely one to read by the pool or on the beach.


AGAIN, BUT BETTER BY CHRISTINE RICCIO

I listened to Again, but Better and it was fine, it just was not for me. I found the protagonist read pretty young, she grows up a bit in the second half but at 26 years old, I couldn’t relate.

There were also quite heavy themes of cheating and I didn’t appreciate it.

I will say that it was a unique idea at least, and I think it would be good for younger YA readers.


THE SIMPLE WILD BY K.A. TUCKER

This book ignited my love for K.A. Tucker!! It was fantastic and it was the first book to make me cry in a while. On that note, trigger warning for death of a parent.

We follow Calla visiting her father in a remote part of Alaska as he has terminal cancer. It was a heartbreaking read and I am so glad I picked it up.

I picked this up as an ebook via Scribd and now I am carrying on with the rest of her works.


DAISY JONES AND THE SIX BY TAYLOR JENKINS REID

For The Reading Rush, I picked up Daisy Jones and the Six. I listened to it on audio as I heard that was the best way to read it and I will say it was a fantastic audiobook that hada full cast, but I do not connect with audiobooks as much. While it was a good read, I still prefer Taylor Jenkins Reid’s earlier works.


JACK OF HEARTS (AND OTHER PARTS) BY LEV A.C. ROSEN

FINALLY, I read some YA!! It has been months since I read YA as I fell down an adult contemporary hole. But while this was YA, it was very explicit so it eased me in.

Jack agrees to write a sexual agony aunt column for his friends blog which turns out to be very popular and very frank. With it, there comes some anonymous and slightly threatening love notes. That added mystery pulled me into the plot and I honestly didn’t work out who it was.


Did you have a good reading month? What was your favourite read?

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20 thoughts on “July 2019 Reading Wrap Up

  1. reelbazaar says:

    You are literally I think the ONLY person to say they prefer Taylor Jenkins Reid’s older stuff and I appreciate your different opinions on things so much because I have a feeling I’m going to feel the same way when I eventually get around to reading her novels!

    Also, when I have a bit of money again (damn YALC) I’m definitely ordering a copy of The Simple Wild. It sounds beautiful and the cover is gorgeous! 😍

    Hopefully we can kick this slumps ass in August! 👍

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    • bookloverkate says:

      I thought about this and I think it as her older works are like slice of life and love stories with a twist. Whereas Daisy Jones and Evelyn Hugo have been about a celebs life and I’m not about that really.

      YEY! I read it in Scribd though if you want to save money and like an ebook! But I do really want my own paperback I think.

      Lets hope so!!

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    • bookloverkate says:

      I’m glad at least one made me cry, that’s a big feat 😂 I hope you have a quality filled month in August 🤞🏻

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    • bookloverkate says:

      That’s a shame. I just think I’ve realised stories recounting a “celebs” life isn’t really for me 🤷🏻‍♀️

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    • bookloverkate says:

      It’s such a shame, it’s an interesting concept and I liked the writing enough, it just fell flat 👎🏻 good luck, I hope you’re on your way out of it! 🤞🏻

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