July was a slow month for me reading wise, I only finished two books, however, I’m okay with that because I was focusing on my knitting because I want to try to sell some items online. Plus according to Goodreads, I am two books ahead of schedule, which is a nice feeling. Means I don’t have to panic about what to read to meet my goal. I am currently at 31 books out of 50 (I finished a book this morning). That being said I definitely want to work on my improving my reading speed.
The two books I completed were:
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. This was a reread for me; I haven’t read this book in two years. I felt like it was the perfect book to act as a pick me up and to stop me from getting into a reading slump. I loved it just as much as last time, I just see so much of myself in Cath. Except I’m pleased to know I have my shit a little more together than she does for the majority of the book. Love, love, love this book.
- Doing It: Lets Talk About Sex by Hannah Witton. This was definitely my most anticipated read for the year for me, and oh boy did it exceed my expectations. It was more informative and less anecdotal then I anticipated, which made it even better. I will be doing a full review of this soon, because I cannot sing its praises enough.
This month I have decided to participate in ARC August, which is a book challenge where you just read ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) that you have received from publishers. I’ve decided to do this because I was approved for a lot more eARC’s from Netgalley than I was anticipating and want to try to get through as many as I can. Plus so many of them sound amazing, and I can’t wait to read them
The ARCs I want to focus on are:
- Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody. I actually finished this book the morning of me writing this post, and I really enjoyed it. It was quite different to what I expected. The mystery aspect was fully formed and kept me hooked as I tried to predict who could possibly be killing Sorina’s illusions.
- An Uncertain Grace by Krissy Kneen. This book sounds incredibly eerie, its difficult to summarize, but it involves experiments with AI and virtual reality, but I definitely expect it to give an introspective look into the kind of society we might be heading into as these forms of technology become increasingly mainstreamed. Krissy is also an Australian author so I like that I am also supporting local talent.
- Dating You/ Hating You by Christina Lauren. This sounds like such an adorable rom-com and I cannot wait to see read what happens. I haven’t read a lot of New Adult Fiction so I look forward to delving into the genre with this book. Plus I have heard so many good things by others who have read it.
- Friend Request by Laura Marshall. This thriller sounds amazing. Louise receives a Facebook friend request from a childhood friend who died 25 years ago, and now she delves into the past to figure out what really happened to Maria. How incredible does that sound!
- Her by Garry Disher. The summary for this is very vague on Goodreads, so I don’t have a fully formed idea of what it is about. But I look forward to reading it as it’s also by an Aussie author and I have wanted to read more books by Australian authors.
Let me know what books are on your TBR, or thought on the books above.