July has been a crazy month! I started my new job on the 8th and let me tell you, I have barely stopped! I’m currently working 9-5 Monday-Friday and I honestly can’t wait to sort out a shift pattern because I’m just not able to get anything done during the week! And don’t even get me started on how little time I’ve had to read. Audiobooks have honestly saved me this month.
Anyway. I’ll stop rambling! Let’s have a look at my July reads!
J SS Bach by Martin Goodman
My first read of the month was for a blog tour and I really loved it. I hadn’t expected to be so captivated by this story. I definitely recommend it for fans of WWII fiction.
Apple of my Eye by Claire Allan
This was a freebie from Avon Books that I’ve had on my TBR for a long while. I finally got round to it this month and really enjoyed it!
Picture of Innocence by TJ Stimpson
I raced through this one! It is genuinely one of the best thrillers I’ve ever read. So many twists and turns.
Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley
This is another book that I’m ashamed to say languished in the TBR cart for far too long. I finally felt in the mood to pick it up this month (or rather listen to it). Sadly, I didn’t love it. Full review coming soon!
The Photographer of the Lost by Caroline Scott
I ended the month on another historical fiction for a blog tour. You’ll be able to find out my full thoughts tomorrow 😉 And there will also be an interesting surprise!
The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
I received this book ages ago in a Fairyloot box and I finally got round to reading it this month. Unfortunately, it didn’t blow me away. I appreciated the world-building but didn’t really connect with the characters.
Flawed by Cecilia Ahern
I’ve been doing well with the backlist titles this month! This is one of my 12 must-reads for 2019 and while I didn’t really like it, I’m glad to have ticked it off my list!
Perfect by Cecilia Ahern
The second book in this duology was no better than the first. Not much more to say. They have been swiftly donated to the charity shop!
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
This graphic novel was supremely adorable and you should all read it asap if you haven’t already. What more can I say?!
The Twisted Tree by Rachel Burge
This was a surprisingly creepy YA story inspired by Norse mythology. It took me longer to read than I would have hoped but that was no reflection of the book’s quality – I really enjoyed it!
The Forest of Wool and Steel by Natsu Miyashita
This translated fiction about a Japanese piano tuner would be perfect for any of you taking part in Women In Translation from tomorrow 😉 It was a gentle but lovely read.
I had hoped to get through at least one textbook for my diploma course but I just didn’t have the time! Maybe next month hehe.
I didn’t reread any books this month!
Total pages: 3762
Average pages per day: 121.4
Longest book: The Photographer of the Lost (492 pages)
Shortest book: The Twisted Tree (180 pages)
Favourite read of the month: J SS Bach
Biggest disappointment of the month: I had a few of these this month! Probably The Last Namsara.
Male authors: 1
Female authors: 9
I hope you’ve all had a great reading month! And I hope that August will bring lots of great reads your way! ❤