The month where I only read ARCs!
Since these are ARCs and I’ll be talking about them in reviews, I’m not going to discuss much about any of these.
Total Number of Books: 14
Total Number of Pages: 4,917
Favorite (New) Reads of the Month: American Betaya by Anuradha D. Rajurkar AND Know My Name by Chanel Miller
Know My Name by Chanel Miller – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The one non-ARC read of the month! Chanel Miller chronicles her highly publicized sexual assault by Brock Turner, the court proceedings, and the aftermath in this memoir, and it’s one of the most powerful and hard-hitting memoirs I’ve ever read. She holds nothing back, detailing the trauma of doing a rape kit, the hate comments, and the heartbreaking sentencing hearing. This was a really hard listen, but so worth it to hear her story.
Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Girls Are All So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
A Better Bad Idea by Laurie Devore – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
American Betiya by Anuradha D. Rajurkar – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Astrid Sees All by Natalie Standiford – ⭐️⭐️
Five Ways Out of Love by Emily Martin – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
The Flipside of Perfect by Liz Reinhardt – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
Fadeaway by E. B. Vickers – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
Kisses and Croissants by Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Fight For Her by Liz Plum – ⭐️⭐️
Snapshot by Mercedes Helnwein – ⭐️⭐️.5
Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Fade into the Bright by Jessica Koosed Etting & Alyssa Embree Schwartz – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
Can you tell I have problem with making clear distinctions? Those half stars make a massive difference in my eyes—which is so silly and really doesn’t mean anything. This month, I found some new favorites and a lot mediocre passes. I can’t wait for my blog tour post at the end of the month for Becky Albertalli’s new book, Kate in Waiting. It sparked a new love of Becky Albertalli that I haven’t found in her last few books. I’ve already yelled enough about my love for American Betiya and Perfect on Paper, but you can read their reviews here. You can also find my other Two Book Tuesday from a few weeks right here to check out some more reviews of some of these reads. If I wasn’t a big fan, I’m not going to waste the energy on posting a review on here—when will I ever learn about Wattpad Books? A book like Snapshot by Mercedes Helnwein is real frustrating because I had such high hopes and it really had a lot of potential, but it just completely fell flat.
Sorry there wasn’t much to comment on for right now, but check out reviews coming in the next few weeks. So yeah. Kind of a weird month but hopefully next will be a little more bountiful.