July 2022 Reading Wrap Up

 July 31, 2022

 July 2022 Reading Wrap Up

July 2022 Reading Wrap Up (collage of covers)

How was your July reading?

July reading and blogging was interrupted by vacation, but I still read 9 books! Out of the 9 books completed, I had one 5-star read, two 4.5-star reads, three 4-star reads, and three 2-3.5-star reads.

The most memorable read of the month was Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes, a Middle Grade/Young Adult story. (not yet reviewed)

Did we read any of the same books?

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Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

5 Stars. (MG/YA) Powerfully and gently written. Diverse read. Not yet reviewed.

The Forgotten Cottage by Courtney Ellis (ARC)

4.5 Stars. (ARC) Engaging women’s fiction (yet another grandmother has a secret story!). Review coming 8/9/2022.

Sugar and Salt by Susan Wiggs (ARC)

4.5 Stars. (ARC) Compelling and gritty women’s fiction (don’t let the light and fluffy cover fool you). My review of Sugar and Salt here.

The Brighter the Light by Mary Ellen Taylor

4 Stars. Women’s Fiction (It annoys me when I can’t connect the title with the story!). Not yet reviewed.

The Honeymoon Cottage by Lori Foster

4 Stars. Women’s Fiction. A wedding planner finds happiness. Not yet reviewed.

Yinka, Where is Your Huzband by Lizzie Damilola Blackburn

4 Stars. Fun, feel-good women’s fiction. Diverse read. Not yet reviewed.

The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis

 3.5 Stars. Historical Fiction. Not yet reviewed.

The Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews

3 Stars. Women’s Fiction. Underwelmed. Not yet reviewed.

The Summer Getaway by Susan Mallery

2.5-3 Stars. Women’s Fiction. Too much open-door romance for my taste. Not yet reviewed.


What was your favorite July read?
Did we read any of the same books?
Which of these books is on your TBR?

July Blog Posts:

5th Blogiversary
Sugar and Salt Review
The Librarian Spy Review
Favorite Memorable Memoirs
Dakota: A Spiritual Geography Review
TTT: 10 Zany, dynamic, Memorable, Eccentric, or One-Of-A-Kind Characters
The Bodyguard Review
Anxious People Review
Jambo Book Box Subscription
A Dress of Violet Taffeta Review
Summer’s One #MustReadBook 2022
Ordinary Grace Review

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

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~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text

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