July Reading Wrap Up

Set a new reading record AND participated in my first read-a-thon, the Reading Rush!

Total Number of Books: 21
Total Number of Pages: 7,400
Physical: 10
eBooks: 7
Audiobooks: 4
Favorite (New) Read of the Month: More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn AND Have a Little Faith in Me by Sonia Hartl

For the months of July, August, and part of September, I started doing something new with my TBR. I wrote a numbered list of all my books that take place during the summertime.  I would put the numbers into a number randomizer that would then, make my next book choice.

Physical:

Have a Little Faith in Me by Sonia Hartl – ♥♥♥♥♥
The Impossibility of Us by Katy Upperman – ♥♥♥♥
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren – ♥♥♥♥♥
In the Neighborhood of True by Susan Kaplan Carlton – ♥♥♥.5
Hope and Other Punchlines by Julie Buxbaum – ♥♥♥♥.5
Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith – ♥♥♥♥.5
Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider – ♥♥♥.5
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson – ♥♥♥♥.5
The Summer of Impossibilities by Rachael Allen – ♥♥♥♥.5
Unscripted by Nicole Kronzer – ♥♥♥♥♥ 

I read a lot of really great physical books this month, a lot of new faves. I also read from some authors that I always enjoy: Morgan Matson, Jennifer E. Smith, and Christina Lauren. Have a Little Faith in Me by Sonia Hartl is a new favorite for sure. Based on this book alone, Sonia Hartl is a new auto-buy author.

ebooks:

More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn – ♥♥♥♥♥
Stay With Me by Mila Gray – ♥♥♥♥
Come Back to Me by Mila Gray – ♥♥♥♥
We Are The Wildcats by Siobhan Vivian – ♥♥♥♥.5
Virtue by John Moot – ♥♥♥
More Than Just a Pretty Face by Syed M. Masood – ♥♥♥♥♥
The Mall by Megan McCafferty – ♥♥♥.5

Half ARC’s and half library rentals! More Than Maybe is going to be on my End of Year Favorites List. I love books with musical themes and Erin Hahn’s sophomore read, was pure magic. I was surprised by how much I loved We Are The Wildcats. I’ve read books by Siobhan Vivian in the past that I enjoyed but forgettable. Her latest was anything but, taking place over the span of 24 hours following a girl’s field hockey team and the toxic coach who manipulated them.

Audio:

Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham – ♥♥♥♥
Love Songs and Other Lies by Jessica Pennington – ♥♥♥♥
Where Am I Now? by Mara Wilson – ♥♥♥♥♥
The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour – ♥♥♥♥

After watching Mara Wilson profiled in the HBO Documentary Showbiz Kids, I knew I had to pick up her memoir. She is so freaking smart and eloquent, going through such a crazy experience professionally and personally. Highly recommend.

And that’s July! I’ve got eight books ready for ARC August while also dropping in some more summer reads here and there. I hope you all are continuing to stay safe and healthy! Don’t forget that Black Lives Matter!

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