July flew by. I can’t say I’m sad about that since the months of social distancing due to the pandemic have been, for the most part, slow. But, here we are about to enter August which means it’s time to round up my July reads.
I had been feeling pretty down about the number of books I was reading, but now that I have them gathered in one place I can see that it isn’t as bad as I thought it was. Mind you, I do listen to about half of my books but I do what I can with a ten-month-old running around.
Fable by Adrienne Young. I received this book through the Goodreads Giveaways section. I never win anything, so I was ecstatic to find out that I not only won a book, but it was an ARC for Adrienne Young’s new book. I first fell in love with Young when I read Sky in the Deep (Fiske...be still my heart) and Fable did not disappoint. I cannot wait until the second book, Namesake is out. Look for Fable this September.
Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2) by Cassandra Clare. Originally I was going to wait to read the final book in Sequel September, but by the time I finished this, I was too anxious to wait.
Muse of Nightnames (Strange the Dreamer #2) by Laini Taylor. I know most of you don’t know me yet, but I have a love for Laini Taylor that runs deep into my soul. If you’re looking for excellent writing, slow-burn romances, artfully developed character arcs, and exquisite worldbuilding, Taylor’s books deliver every time.
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. By the end of this list, you may notice that I’m on a bit of a Jay Kristoff kick. This was the first of his books I read this month and it was a wild ride. I listened to the audiobook and it was a little hard to follow at first, since the whole book is written as a series of reports, but thrilling once I got into it. I really appreciate that it was performed by a full cast.
Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. This took me a little bit to get into, maybe because it was in a similar vein as Illuminae and I went from that directly to this, but it was wild by the end. I cannot wait to read Aurora Burning.
LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff This was another book that took me a little bit to get into. I love science fiction, but the worldbuilding portion takes me a while to wrap my head around, but I was thrown for a loop by the end and I will be reading DEV1AT3 in September for sure.
Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3) by Cassandra Clare A lovely ending to the trilogy.
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What are you reading?