July 2017 Wrap-Up

This past month I was able to finish 12 books, 11 of which I read for the first time and 1 of them was a reread. I'm rereading the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas in anticipation for the next book coming out in September, Tower of Dawn. Last month I read Assassins Blade, this month I read Throne of Glass, and I finished rereading Crown of Midnight at the beginning of August but that doesn't count for July! All I have left is Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, and Empire of Storms, and I'm so excited to read them again. Anyway, enough Throne of Glass, let's get onto the new reads.

The first book I finished this month was Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor and it is definitely my favorite book of 2017. It's about a librarian looking for a lost city and he is the only one who cares about it, but there's also romance and comedy and action and so much more, it's such a perfect book!

The second one I read was a sequel to a middle-grade graphic novel by Hope Larson that piqued my interest. The first in the series is called Compass South which came out last year and the sequel is Knife's Edge which just came out in July. It was a very quick read, I finished it in about an hour, and it was pretty good.

The third book was a short story written by Rainbow Rowell called Kindred Spirits, which is about a girl camping out for the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the people she meets while waiting in line.

The fourth was the first book in the Mortal Instruments Series my Cassandra Clare and it is City of Bones. It's about a girl named Clary and how she gets swept into the Downworld which is filled with vampires and werewolves, faeries and warlocks, and what she is, Shadowhunters.

The fifth is a really short side story in the Scott Pilgrim series by Bryan Lee O'Malley called Free Scott Pilgrim. There isn't much I have to say about this one because it was only like 4 pages, but it was good.

The sixth, seventh, and eight were City of Ashes, City of Glass, and Clockwork Angel which are the second and third in the Mortal Instruments Series and the first in the Infernal Devices Trilogy, all by Cassandra Clare. It sound weird the way that I'm reading in this order if you're unfamiliar with the series, but it's the series that the author recommends so I'm gonna read it that way!

The ninth was a short story in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas that takes place in between A Court of Mist and Fury and A Court of Wings and Ruin and it focuses on Cassian and Nesta and their relationship.

The tenth book I read was for a book club I'm in and it is Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham. It's about a girl who lives in Tulsa, where the Tulsa Racial Riots took place in the 1920's, and it goes back and forth from present day where she finds a body in her back yard after construction workers dig it up accidentally, and back in the 1920's leading up to how the body gets there.

The eleventh and final book was another middle-grade book that piqued my interest called The Many World of Albie Bright. This book is about a 6th grader name Albie Bright who is the son of two scientists, and when his mom passes away from cancer and he wants to see her again, his dad tell him that there are multiple versions of Earth in different dimensions, and in another she might still be alive. Throughout the book he travels through each dimension trying to find his mom. It was a sad but sweet book that was definitely worth reading.

So this month was definitely a good one in terms of reading and I hope I can top it in August because once school starts I won't get to read as much as now!


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