July Reading Wrap Up

July 31, 2019

July Reading Wrap Up

July Reading Wrap Up

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July was a productive reading month and I am happy to report several four-star reads. Find all my July reads listed below in order of Star Rating. Keep in mind that I normally recommend five- and four-star reads on the blog; three-star reads receive mixed reviews from me for various reasons; and two-star reads are books that were not for me. One star reads are usually shelved as DNF.

My favorite read of the month is Hum if You Don’t Know the Words.

Did we read any of the same books?

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Hum if You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais

4 Stars. Thought-provoking historical fiction. I love diverse reads! Brief Goodreads Review.

The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters
by Balli Kaur Jaswal

4 Stars. Engaging, zany, and light women’s fiction with some thoughtful themes. A great choice to take on vacation in August! Full review here.

The Romanov Bride by Robert Alexander

4 Stars. For fans of Russian history. Brief Goodreads Review.

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy
by Rachel Joyce

4 Stars. A companion read to The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (5 Stars). Full Review Here.

What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon

4 Stars Romantic time travel. Not yet reviewed.

The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen

3.5  Stars (rounded to 4 on Goodreads). YA Fiction. Teenage storylines but loved the theme of hearing the “stories.” Brief Goodreads Review.

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

3.5 Stars. (rounded to 4 on Goodreads) 90% of this book I LOVED! I didn’t find Chapter 5 to my taste (Ch 5 doesn’t impact the story and you can skip or scan it!). Brief Goodreads Review.

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

3.5 Stars. A compelling contemporary fiction read but left me with mixed feelings. Full Review Here.

Recursion by Blake Crouch

3 Stars. For fans of Dark Matter. I’m not a huge science fiction fan, but others have loved it! For me, it was interesting and OK. Not yet reviewed.

The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson

3 Stars. Chick Lit. A fun and fast read with very little substance. Not reviewed.

I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott

2 Stars. An entertaining memoir/journal, but I wished for more substance. Very Brief Goodreads Review.


2 Stars. I set aside The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger. Although it’s received some excellent reviews, it wasn’t the right read for me. At 60% I was bored with unlikeable characters and their privileged drama. The 60% I read, I rated 2 stars. I hear it has a great ending with a fun plot twist…..but I couldn’t do it.

Let’s Discuss!

What did you read in July?
Did we read any of the same books?
Which of these books is on your TBR?

Happy Reading Book Buddies!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text

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