July Reading Wrap Up

July 2019 Reading Wrap UpJuly passed by in a complete blur! A lot of it was spent prepping for baby, and I’ve started slowing down, so it seemingly went by even faster than normal.

That being said, I still managed to complete a good number of books in July. All of them were solid reads and many warranted at least a four out of five rating. All in all, this may not have been the best reading month I’ve ever had but it was pretty satisfying all things considered.

Ready to see what I read and reviewed?


Books I reviewed:

Keeping Lucy, by T. Greenwood

Keeping Lucy was powerful, emotional, and heartbreaking.
dotted line separatorBecause You're Mine, by Rea FreyBecause You’re Mine wasn’t quite what I expected but it was entertaining and suspenseful.
dotted line separatorAs Long as We Both Shall Live, by JoAnn ChaneyAs Long as We Both Shall Live started out strong from the first sentence and kept my attention to the end.

dotted line separatorThe Murder List, by Hank Phillippi RyanA legal thriller with a psychological twist, The Murder List was a riveting read.

dotted line separatorThe Warehouse, by Rob HartThe Warehouse was a well written and compelling dystopian thriller that left me thinking about it after each time I put it down.
dotted line separatorFirstlife, by Gena ShowalterFirstlife had a fascinating premise but was lacking execution.dotted line separatorThe Whisper Man, by Alex NorthThe Whisper Man is a serial killer thriller that combines police procedural with family dynamics for a compelling and layered read.

Books I read but haven’t reviewed:

Only Human, by Sylvain Neuvel

I enjoyed Only Human but it didn’t live up to the first two books in the Themis Files trilogy.
dotted line separatorThe Happiest Baby on the BlockThere was a lot of filler in The Happiest Baby on the Block but it was a worthwhile skim.dotted line separatorThe Doll Factory, by Elizabeth MacnealThe premise for The Doll Factory was intriguing and the writing was solid but I simply couldn’t get into it. dotted line separatorHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was a fun comfort reread.


Other posts this month:

10 Enchanting Books About Books & Stories

In 10 Enchanting Books About Books and Stories, I shared books about books that I’ve really enjoyed from a variety of genres. See the full post HERE.


On the stack for next month:

August 2019 TBR

I have no idea what to expect for my August reading. I’ve heard some mothers of newborns say that they got more reading done than ever and others who say it was the most exhausting time in their lives and they couldn’t think of anything other than sleep. So. I have three review copies I’d like to get to before the end of the month, and have picked out three books from my own library I’ve been looking forward to and will read if I have the time and energy. I do have some posts scheduled out and will be checking in from time to time. We’ll see how this goes!

What are you reading or planning on reading next?

6 thoughts on “July Reading Wrap Up

  1. I do hope everything will go perfectly well with the baby! Also a bit sad to hear about The Themis Files. I do want to give at least the first book a shot though. And Magpie Murders! It’s been a while I haven’t seen Anthony Horowitz around. Didn’t he release a new mystery novel recently? 😮 Happy reading, Nicole!

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    1. Thanks, Lashaan! I really enjoyed the first two books in The Themis Files, maybe you’ll have a better experience with the third book than I did. Anthony Horowitz did release a new mystery last year! I keep hearing good things about all of his books so I’m excited to start Magpie Murders. 😃

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  2. As Long As We Both Shall Live sounds really good – and I’m especially keen now having seen how gripped you were by it. Adding it to my TBR!

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