July Reading Wrap Up

This month was not my best reading month. Between having a huge final project spread over the past two weeks, and family visiting the last two weeks, my life has been kind of a clusterfuck this month. I didn’t get much done the second half of July, and most of the books I read didn’t go toward any challenges or reading lists or anything. So overall, it was a bit disappointing.

That said, I did read some good books. Obviously, This Savage Song was my favorite of the month, but I’m also really excited about having finally read Mary Poppins. And I’m looking forward to the movie adaptation of The Circle later this year (yay for reading books before the movie comes out!).

I am currently reading Moby Dick by Herman Melville and The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore, and am really enjoying both of them (even though it’s taking me forever to get through them). And in somewhat exciting – to me at least – news, this month was a bit of a milestone for me because I received my first physical ARC (advance reading copy) this month! I’ve gotten eARCs before, but having a publisher reach out and offer to send me a physical copy was really special.

UPDATE: I also managed to finish Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on the 31st – mostly because I wanted to avoid spoilers. And it was incredible! I was a bit apprehensive, but it did the original stories justice. So, so good.

Anyway, here are the six seven books I managed to finish this month:

1. Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holberg
Finished July 2
NetGalley ARC Review
Rating: ★★★✩✩

2. Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers
Finished July 3
PopSugar Reading Challenge – a book with a protagonist who has your occupation
Rating: ★★★✩✩

3. Life and Other Near-Death Experiences by Camille Pagán
Finished July 4
NetGalley ARC Review
Rating: ★★★★✩

4. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
Finished July 10
Rating: ★★★★★

5. The Circle by Dave Eggers
Finished July 16
Rating: ★★★★✩

6. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
Finished July 21
Rating: ★★★★✩

7. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany, & Jack Thorne
Finished July 31
Rating: ★★★★★


2 thoughts on “July Reading Wrap Up

  1. I read about 100 pages of Cursed Child on the train this morning (I wanted to start it yesterday, but finished reading my other book first) and it’s so great. I just love Scorpius; but Polly Chapman and Karl Jenkins are the most horrible, horrible children ever. Little bullies. I hope Scorpius and Albus get some revenge on them (which is a mean thing to want but I don’t care – those children are awful).

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    1. It’s so good! I just finished writing my review (which will be up Wednesday), and I thought it was really great. I love Scorpius, too! The beginning is a great continuation of the epilogue.


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