Wow, it’s already July! I eagerly await July 5th, the day the school supplies come out en masse and I get to buy lots of cute stationary items on sale. But anyway, that’s not the point of this post – seriously, though, my favorite time of year is when Target’s back seasonal section turns into a giant backyard BBQ/back to school/Halloween smorgasbord. Pumpkin spice will be back before we know it!
I was thinking that I hadn’t really read anything this month, but in actuality I read 6 books which was just as much as I read in May. I did experience a pretty significant reading slump in June, though, which might have contributed to why I felt like I was just aimlessly spinning my wheels for almost a week.
Pages Read: 2,406 – an average of 401 pages per book
Average Rating: 4.5 stars
Least Favorite: Hidden Pieces
Most Favorite: Little Do We Know
I actually wound up reading more pages this month than I did last month, though I still averaged a 4.5 rating. Either I only read books proven to be good, or I am way too lenient with my rating system. I’ll have to examine that moving forward!
My disclaimer for this is that, as always, I am a mood reader and I almost never stick to a TBR – this is really just more of an excuse to list the books I am most interested in the possibility of reading. But I refuse to be tied to anything officially, other than my spurious whims.
The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir – This is kind of cheating because I’m reading it right now, but at least this way I’m assured a minimum of one book that is considered “follow through” on my commitments.
The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager – I loved and adored Final Girls last year, so I am thrilled to get my hands on this puppy next week and read it. Mr. Sager did what I want most suspense novel authors to do – he pulled a fast one on me, so fast I didn’t even realize what was happening. That’s talent.
Vicious by V.E. Schwab – I am spitballing at this point, but this book is definitely up there on my list, if not at the top. I want to read my first Schwab book, and with the sequel to this one coming out not too, too far from now, this seems to be the most likely candidate.
Save the Date by Morgan Matson – I told myself this is a “July or August” book, so “July or August” it shall be.
Have you read any of these and loved – or hated! – them? Let me know! I love to compare notes on wrap-ups and TBRs every month!