Monday, August 1, 2016

July Wrap-Up, August TBR & Book Haul!

Hi everyone! I know, I have been inactive for a while, but blame that on... anyone but me ;) How has everyone's July been? It's already August! Time really flies, especially during the summer. Just one more month and I'm back in school... :( But enough about me and my life. Let's get on with the post!

July Wrap-Up

Books read:
(links are to my review)

I'd call this quite a productive July! So, from the ratings, I'd say my favourite was A Court of Mist and Fury, followed by Rebel of the Sands - two books I'd been putting off for a while. My expectations were met and I enjoyed both books a lot! However, I was a little disappointed by Twelve  Kings of Sharakhai. I picked it up because of the compelling blurb and cool cover, but the story itself was not that enjoyable. It was really slow, jumping back and forth from past and present, and action was minimal except for the scenes where Çeda fights in the arena. More on that later.

August Book Haul & TBR

I went on a shopping spree for books yesterday for no reason. We never need reasons to buy books, right? :) 

1. How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne. Yes, another Holly Bourne book! I adore all her books, especially the ones in this series. It's the second book in the Normal series, but this time about Amber, our hardcore feminist! I'm really excited for this one!

2. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K Rowling. 
*Inner Potterhead takes over* YYESSS LET'S GET READING! CAN'T WAIT! YAAAAAAS! Ahem, excuse my shrieking. :P All over Instagram, people were so hyped and so excited - and I was too! Many people also talked about waiting hours in line, but here? I'm lucky to live in a place where not many people read at all, let alone Harry Potter. So, quite easy to get your hands on books you want :) 

3. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman. I've heard quite a lot about it, and it does seem like an interesting book to read, especially since the sequel is coming out quite soon. Have you read it? What do you think? I think it looks really cool! 

4. My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier. I saw this book on Cait @ Paper Fury's blog, on her post on Australian Recommendations, and I thought it was a really intriguing book. It's a YA Thriller - goodness knows I don't get enough of that genre in my life. If you also want some horror in your life, read it too!

That's it for today! Have you read any of the books mentioned above? What did you think? Feel free to drop me a comment, I'd really appreciate it! :)


  1. Everyone is so hyped up about TCC and reading them rn, and here I am stalking every single one of them to know whether they like it or not, while aggresively hiding from spoilers xD

    1. Same! It's so difficult to avoid spoilers, it's like dodging bullets!

  2. Omggg you got My Sister Rosa!! BECAUSE OF MEEEEE. *squees* I so so hope you like it! If you need to howl about plot twists I AM HERE TO COMFORT YOU. hehe. ;) Also Illuminae is fabulous and I hope the Cursed Child lives up to your expectations! :D I've heard mixed things about it bahahaha. But I'm curious about it!

    1. Haha, I can't wait to read them all! NOOO plot twists? Then I must mentally prepare myself :P

  3. I thought I had my mind made up that I didn't want to read TCC but I'm so curious about the plot! I can't wait to see what you think (maybe it'll help make up my mind :D)!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    1. So far, TCC is pretty good! I bought it with no expectations, but I'm enjoying it so far. :)


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