August already eh? Summer is going by fast isn’t it? Today I’m sharing my July Wrap Up with you all.
July was the month of YALC, which was friggin’ amazing! I will have a post coming up about my experience there in the next few days, so look out for that. I also read seven books this month, which is turning into an average for me which I’m pretty pleased about. I’m also 3 books ahead in my Goodreads reading challenge so overall I’m happy.
Books I Read in July
1. The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson
The Storm Crow was a YA Fantasy that I was intrigued by, and once I was reading it I found it to be highly unique. However, it did take a while for the plot to kick in and this brought it down a little bit for me.
2. The Shamer’s Daughter by Lene Kaaberbøl
This was a low-grade fantasy which I feel is suited for 9-12 year olds. The concept of a ‘shamer’ really took my interest and it was something that hadn’t been done in any of the fantasy I’d read before. The plot was a little bit predictable but I still enjoyed the read nonetheless.
3. All The Things We Never Said by Yasmin Rahman
All The Things We Never Said was a beautifully written book about the struggles of mental health and how it can affect not just the person affected by their loved ones. It also shows us that beautiful things can blossom from a situation that seems hopeless. I don’t often re-read books but I know I will be rereading this one!
4. No Big Deal by Bethany Rutter
No Big Deal was a great feminist read. It brought the topic of body image and body positivity to the forefront of your mind, and it certainly made me think twice about how I feel about my own body. It was a fantastic debut and you could tell that Bethany is really passionate about this topic.
5. The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg
The Kingdom, well if I could describe it as anything it would be the Disneyland of the future. It was unlike anything I’d read in the dystopian/sci fi genres before. I loved the air of mystery within the plot and robots developing feelings? I’m all for that!
6. Find The Girl by Lucy & Lydia Connell
For a YouTuber book Find The Girl really impressed me. Granted it wasn’t the best book I have ever read but it did manage to keep me engaged for the most part. It was predictable at times but it was well written for it’s intended audience.
7. Alex in Wonderland by Simon James Green
Well this was just perfection! I love Simon James Green’s comedic style of writing and this was still present in Alex in Wonderland. It had me laughing from start to finish and I absolutely loved Alex (who is probably now one of my favourite characters in YA ever!) A great LGBT summer read for anyone!