July 2015 Wrap-Up

I am in a mid-year reading slump, which really isn’t helping my blogging slump. I only got through five books this month, which is down from eight books a month in April, May, and June. But this is still much better than I was doing in January and my Goodreads says I’m still on track to reach my 60-book goal by the end of the year.

JulWU Title: Yes Please
Author: Amy Poehler
Date finished: July 6, 2015
My rating: ☆☆☆☆ (Four stars)
Review: I intend to review this book.
Notes: I preferred Mindy Kaling’s or Tina Fey’s book over this one, but still a fun read. Who doesn’t love memoirs/essays in the summer?

Title: An Ember in the Ashes
Author: Sabaa Tahir
Date finished: July 11, 2015
My rating: ☆☆☆ (Three stars)
Review: I intend to review this book.
Notes: It didn’t live up to the hype for me, but it’s hard not to root for Elias.

Title: Oh! You Pretty Things
Author: Shanna Mahin
Date finished: July 14, 2015
My rating: ☆☆ (Two stars)
Review: No review planned.
Notes: It was like Mean Girls meets The Devil Wears Prada, in that it was all backstabbing between girls and ridiculous professional demands. So predictable that I spent a fair amount of the book feeling like I had already read it.

JulWU2

Title: The Wrath and the Dawn
Author: Renee Ahdieh
Date finished: July 15, 2015
My rating: ☆☆☆☆ (Four stars)
Review: Click here for review.
Notes: I didn’t like the beginning, but I was so invested by the end. What do you mean I have to wait a year for the next book?!

Title: Swerve
Author: Vicki Pettersson
Date finished: July 28, 2015
My rating: ☆☆☆ (Three stars)
Review: I intend to review this book.
Notes: All things considered, not a bad book. Plenty of twists, suspense, and grossness.

I’ll be going to Costa Rica for about a week and a half this month (going to see my family/going on vacation with friends), which I think will pump some life back into my reading/blogging. Vacation will give me plenty of time to read (Does anyone else love reading on planes?) and I’ll be forced to queue up a bunch of blog posts before I leave. My goal for this month is 10 books, so we’ll see in September whether I was able to follow through.

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