Soo…we’re now over half way through the year. Dang (and ew; seriously time slowing down would not actually kill us and would be super useful). Earlier this month I did a top 5 faves so far post. Obviously The Martian is on there, but you can find out the rest for yourself. Not sure what my list will look like at the end of the year, but I’m really excited because what’s on the list now might change and that would be cool. But that’s thinking ahead.
As for reading this month I didn’t manage to read a terribly large amount of books, but I read some and that’s good enough for me. Honestly I’m kind of amazed I read as much as I did considering the roller-coaster this month was. On the upside, I wound up greatly enjoying what I read for the most part.
This month is also the last month of twice a week updates. I start school again on August 18th, so for the sake of my sanity I’ll be going back to once a week updates after August 19th. Posts will be up on Friday. Obviously there’s some book tours and special posts I’ll be participating in which will be posted either on Tuesday or Friday. I also have some special posts queued for October and November, so those months will be the exceptions to the rule. (No, seriously y’all I’ve been queuing stuff for those months for the past two months. 😄 I’m so hyped!)
Anyway, on to the book list!
Twilight (Stephanie Meyer; 5/3 stars)
The Princess Saves Herself in This One (Amanda Lovelace; 5 stars-I swear I’d review it but I have no words for it, just go read it ok?)
Painted Spider (Kathryn A. Williamson; 2.5 stars)
#GIRLBOSS (Sophia Amoruso; 4.5 stars, review live August 2nd)
I think the books that surprised me the most were The Princess Saves Herself in This One and #GIRLBOSS.
Although I really enjoy poetry and sometimes piddle around in it myself, I never buy myself poetry books. But Amanda offered her book for free for a short time and I snagged it. It was blowing up like wildfire on both Amazon and Tumblr. I knew to expect emotional intensity from the reviews, but I wasn’t expecting the complete encouragement and motivation that I found in this collection. A good part of the time I spent reading this book was just me sitting in awed silence, deeply touched and encouraged by the poem I just read. If you’re into poetry The Princess Saves Herself in This One is a must read. If you’re looking for an excuse to get into poetry, again, a must read.
#GIRLBOSS was my “read in a day” quick and easy read. That was mostly due to the writing style and formatting which was fantastic. But it packed a powerful punch and I’m so grateful that my dad got it for me. I knew what I wanted out of the book and I got it, and a fair bit more. What I loved most about this book was that it’s not just how to be a business woman, it’s a book about how to be a better person. Ultimately the book says you can take the strength of a boss and implement it into your own life which is a pretty cool concept I hadn’t heard of before. It was an empowering and motivational read for sure!
I think Twilight and Painted Spider are pretty self explanatory when it comes to their reviews. I can’t add much more onto what I already said there (ok so maybe I could write a college length essay on Twilight but I’ll spare y’all…for now). I gotta say though, re-reading Twilight was an absolute blast! Still scratching my head over Painted Spider though.
While that’s it for me, but I’d love to hear your book recs and how your month went reading wise!