So, it’s been quite a while, huh? I really enjoyed my break from the blog, so much so that I could actually see myself stepping away from it in the future. I’m in my fifth year of blogging and I never really considered when I would stop blogging, but I always thought I couldn’t picture it and now I can. This doesn’t mean I’m quite ready to do so, but I’m in a place where if I needed to, I think I could. I spent a large part of July still dealing with that pesky reading slump. I tried so many different things and they didn’t always fit. But I am happy to report the slump has ended and I really want to pick up all the books.
I read five physical novels, one graphic novel, a book of poetry, and listened to one audiobook. Two of these were rereads and were probably the best part of my July in terms of reading. The next couple of days I will be trying to catch on any comments I might have missed as well as visiting your blogs because I missed you all. I have a lot of plans for Latinx Heritage Month coming in September and am going to say right now that I might not post very much in August because I have so many things I need to work on for LHM. I am really happy to be back and am just panicking a little about all the stuff I need get done. *nervous laughter*
(Book covers below are linked to my reviews, unless otherwise specified.)
Favorite Book This Month:
My favorite read in July was my reread of The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. I listened to the audiobook for Latinx Book Club and this book somehow got better. It was already a five-star read for me, but the narration by Elizabeth Acevedo blew me away. If you haven’t gotten a chance to check out the audiobook, it is a MUST. Cover linked to Goodreads.
Least Favorite Book This Month:
No books received less than three stars from me this month.
Other Books I Read This Month:
The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg: 4/5
Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen: 3/5
Conflict Resolutions for Holy Beings by Joy Harjo: 4/5
Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza: 4/5 (reread)
Blood of a Thousand Stars by Rhoda Belleza: 4/5 *review to come*
House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig: 3/5 *review to come*
An Affair of Poisons by Addie Thorley: 4/5 *review to come*
Aside from the Goodreads challenge, I’m only taking part in one reading challenge.
1. The Beat the Backlist Challenge 2019 is hosted by NovelKnight. I am failing at this challenge and I am failing bad. Haven’t picked up a book for this in a while.
- Challenge Goal: 10 books; Current Count: 4 books
August Releases I’m Excited For:
How was your July? Did you miss me like I missed you? Share a link of your favorite post in July! Let me hear from you in the comments and feel free to leave me a link to your own wrap-up post and I’ll be sure to visit.