Monthly wrap-ups

July 2020 wrap-up


My wrap up for July



I had a pretty good reading month for July! I got through 20 books.  I was sick for a week or so, which wasn’t great, but it did let me get through a few extra books, so, silver lining  and all that 😅

My 4.5 / 5 stars for this month were:


Stars Like Us:  A brilliant story about dreams of becoming a rock star, and the realities that can bring that dream crashing down.


I Give  my Marriage a Year:  Holly Wainwright’s books are always good value and this one was no exception!  Lou is becoming jaded with her husband and decides to give their marriage a year, before deciding whether to stay or go.  Relatable, heartbreaking and entertaining all in one.


The Constant Rabbit:  Another quirky, wacky and clever book by Jasper Fforde.  It tackles racism, privilege and more, set amongst a cast of anthropomorphised rabbits and humans.


Riven (Relic #2):  The second instalment in the Relic series, this series is one of my most highly recommended among underrated books.  If you haven’t picked up this series yet, avoid spoilers and read my review of the first book, Relic, here!


The Unadoptables:  I hardly ever give 5 stars to middle grade books, but this one was perfection.  Set in the Netherlands, a group of ‘unadaptable’ orphans decide to adopt themselves and solve a mystery, all while on the run.


The Erasure Initiative:  Another brilliant book by Lili Wilkinson, The Erasure Initiative takes us for a ride on a bus, where the passengers wake up with no memories and find themselves in the middle of a game they really don’t want to play.


Roaring:  Set in the 1920’s, with the slang and lingo to match, Roaring is the story of one monster hunter’s mission to  eradicate the last Siren.  Unique and super entertaining, I loved this one and would recommend it to lovers of the Monsters of Verity series!


House of Dragons:  The book that has forced me to change my “I don’t like dragon books” mantra.  A death defying race, political corruption and a cast of unlikely heroes made this book a new favourite of mine.  Oh, and the dragons, I LOVED  the dragons


Artemis Fowl: Guide to the World of Fairies: A stunning companion guide to many of the fairies and other creatures found in the Artemis Fowl books.  Not only are the illustrations gorgeous, it encompasses the feel of the original books with the trademark humour and cleverness.


Tribal Lores:  A book that will stay with me for a long time, Tribal Lores tells the story of best mates and neighbours, Frankie and Lochie.  One boy from an Italian family with a strict upbringing and one from an Aussie family with more than a few secrets.



Other ones I really enjoyed were Venom, Trul1f3, The Subway Girl and All Your Twisted Secrets!


As usual, clicking on the pics below will take you to my reviews (Some reviews may not be live on my blog yet as I post them on the book’s release date due to publisher’s requests, so keep your eye on my blog for those reviews in August)  🙂

Let me know in the comments what your favourite read was for July






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