Things have been a lot better this month, thankfully! My aunt’s health is improving, and things are looking up. Normal routines are starting to appear again, and I never thought I’d appreciate them so much. Hopefully August will continue on this way and settle back to normal.
What I Read in July
I’ve had a pretty good reading month: I read eight books and I’m currently half-way through my ninth.
Fairest, Untold and The Heart of Betrayal were easily my favourites, and the rest were all-round meh or terrible. I don’t know if I’m getting harder to please, but with the exception of the Lynburn Legacy trilogy by Sarah Rees Brennan, nothing has really wowed me since I read An Ember in the Ashes a while back. I’ve tried writing a review for that book several times and the glittering fangirling I’m feeling isn’t really transferring into text form that easily!
Books I Bought
I’m currently reading Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan, and it’s the final book in the Lynburn Legacy trilogy. I read Unspoken at the end of June, and I ordered the next book straight after I finished reading. Rinse and repeat with Untold, and now I’m just about to finish the trilogy around a month later. This doesn’t happen very often! Most of the series I’m currently obsessed with have more books still to be released, so it’s a real treat to find a new series that I love and can devour right away.
I can’t wait to read The Winner’s Crime! I think the third book is released early next year… so technically I should hold off reading it for a while and cut down on the wait time. Humm. We’ll see how well that works out! While I was on Amazon recently, I found a brand new hardback edition of The Falconer for £3. Needless to say, it’s now mine! I also got Shiver, Storm Glass and The Bronze Horseman on Amazon, and they’re all second hands. I’m not exactly happy with the cover of The Bronze Horseman… I ordered a different one! Thank goodness it was cheap, so I can’t complain too much I guess.
My New TBR Jar...erm, Box
I’ve seen so many bloggers and booktubers with TBR jars, and I’ve been intending to make one for myself for quite a while now. I was in Ikea the other week and I had a plain jar eyed out, but then I spotted this pretty box, and changed my mind!
Jar… Box… Same thing. Tomayto, tomahto. Anyway!
The vast majority of titles in this box are physical books, with maybe around a dozen or so ebooks. I NEED to chip away at the books that are sitting around the house, and this seems like it could work.
I’ll be using my lovely box:
My August pick is The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas. I’ve been putting this book off for so long, as I have a pretty good idea it’ll kill me! I need to read it before Queen of Shadows arrives and I hope to get around to reading the novellas ASAP. I've pre-ordered Queen of Shadows, and let's be honest here, once I have that book in my hands everything else will not exist!
How was your July? What did you get up to, and what books did you read? Are you anxiously waiting Queen of Shadow’s release, like me?? I can’t believe it’s only a month away! Hope you have a fabulous weekend, and happy reading!