Monthly Wrap-Up: July ’18

MonthlyWrap-UPI actually had a pretty good reading month. I’m so surprised and really pleased. These numbers won’t astound anyone, but for someone who has been struggling to read “enough” books during the last few month, July felt really productive. I read seven books this July; got to a couple of that I’ve been putting off for a while and even snuck in a reread (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before). I’m feeling really good about my summer reading right now, so hopefully this carries into August. It is also the start of the final month of the Summer 2018 Comment Challenge which I cohost with Lonna @ FLYLēF. For August, my partner is Barb @ Booker T’s Farm. I’m really looking forward to interacting with her more over the course of the month.

(Book covers below are linked to my reviews, unless otherwise specified.) 

Favorite Book This Month:

I had some really good reads this month, but my favorite was S.K. Ali’s Saints and Misfits. It was such an unexpected favorite and the protagonist Janna is now among my favorite contemporary characters. My review for this one will go up in August. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

Least Favorite Book This Month:

No book this month received less than three stars.

Reviews Posted This Month:

Read, Review Coming Soon:

(covers linked to Goodreads)

Notable Blog Posts This Month:

Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Seafire by Natalie C. Parker – What do you get when you combine pirates and Mad Max: Fury Road? Apparently, it’s this novel. I am beyond stoked for this book.

Summer 2018 Comment Challenge: August Sign-up & August Partners – The final month of this challenge is starting. We’ve had such a fun time with the challenge this year and I’ve met so many wonderful bloggers.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Pride by Ibi Zoboi – If you’re like me, you love discovering new P&P retellings. Be sure to check out this one, it sounds all kinds of amazing.

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books in 2018 So Far – Loved sharing my favorite reads so far this year.

2018 Second Quarter Book Haul: How Did This Happen? – I accidentally accumulated far too many books this quarter.

2018 Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag – I finally got a chance to post this tag where I looked back on the first half of the year.

Reading Challenges:

Aside from the Goodreads challenge, I’m only participating in one reading challenge this year.

1. The 2018 Debut Author Challenge is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. I didn’t read any debuts this month which make me feel a little guilty. I am now two books behind schedule >_<

  • Challenge Goal: 12 books; Current Count: 5 books

August Releases I’m Excited For:

Month in Review

How is your summer reading going? Any title your hoping to get to before the season is over? Let me know in the comments and feel free to leave me a link to your own wrap-up post and I’ll be sure to visit.

36 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: July ’18

  1. Seems like a great month! Seven is a high number of books read per month for me personally, so good job!!! I only read 5 books in July, which I definitely will be sharing about in my wrap up coming soon. Good luck with your reading in August!

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  2. Strange the Dreamer! I hope you enjoyed it! Can’t wait to read your review on it. The sequel, Muse of Nightmares is one of my most anticipated reads for this year. I hope you have another great month of reading in August.

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  3. No least favorite book is a sign a of a great reading month. I also really enjoyed Saints & Misfits when I read it. Ali did a great job sharing her culture and her religion with us, and the book was packed with fantastic characters.

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  4. I’m reading Forever and Always, Lara Jean and I dont want this series to end! Just a few weeks the movie!

    I’m also super happy you enjoyed Saints and Misfits. I met the author at ALA Annual and she was super cute!

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  5. Wow you had such an amazing reading month!! I’ve only read 6 but I love all of the, my favorite was Lifelike!

    Rec: Dawn and Hawkes – Highway

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  6. Congrats on the productivity- I have the Belles and Strange the Dreamer on my TBR (they’ve both been there for actual ages though). You had a great July by the looks of it- I hope you have a just as good August!

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  7. Hey, none under 3-stars – that’s awesome. I still need to see what I managed to total for July, but I’m already feeling like it’s better than June. I bought The Belles when it released for my Kindle but haven’t read it yet. I also have an arc of Starfire I hope to read soon. I’m trying to manage some arcs while still participating in The Dog Days of Summer Challenge. I can’t wait to read Toil & Trouble as well. I know people love To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before but some have commented it should have been stand alone novel. Have you read them all? I do think the Netflix film looks cute.

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    1. Always feels like I spend my reading time wisely when I don’t rate any books one or two stars. I really liked the writing and world building in The Belles. I hope you enjoy it. I wasn’t a huge fan of the second book in the To All the Boys series, but am currently reading the second and it’s making me all kinds of nostalgic. I am really excited about the Netflix movie.


  8. I’m struggling reading a bit. It’s been too hot and it has made it so hard for me to focus on anything. So I ended upreading a lot of comics again haha. Curious what you thought of Strange the Dreamer. I’m most likely reading that next week for the make me read it readathon.

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  9. I’ve heard great things about Saints and Misfits. I’m so glad you loved it, it’s been on my TBR for a while, I need to read it soon!! And since I’m Canadian and this author is Canadian too, I just need to read it even more 🙂

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