July Wrap Up + August TBR

I decided to combine my wrap up and TBR since I only finished four books in July.

I participated in The Reading Rush, but I only finished a graphic novel that didn’t really fit any prompts, plus we all know how the readathon went anyway. YIKES.

July Wrap Up

I finished:

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

Rating: 4 out of 5.

One Year at Ellsmere by Faith Erin Hicks

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Needless to say, Tuck Everlasting was my favorite read of the month. Home Before Dark actually let me down quite a bit. I wanted more after the beauty that is Lock Every Door. Maybe haunted house/ghost stories aren’t my thing. Maybe it wasn’t necessarily the book itself. Either way, it didn’t work for me.

Least favorite book was 100% Sharp Objects. I never want to think about that book again. I’m surprised I made it through. The only redeeming quality was the characters. I will give Gillian Flynn that much.

That’s about it for July, my dudes. I started a few other books—Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain and The Martian by Andy Weir.

August TBR

I know that I’m buddy reading The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune with Krystyna @ The Literary Lifestyle

I’m hoping to finish Quiet by Susan Cain. I’m 150-ish pages in. I’m really enjoying it so far!

Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan.

Finish up the last 100 pages of And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini.

I’m in the mood for nonfiction right now, which is extremely rare, but I’m rolling with the punches. I have a few in mind, but I don’t know which one(s) I’ll be reading yet. I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself this month.

My choices are:

Hell in the Heartland: Murder, Meth, and the Case of Two Missing Girls by Jax Miller (If I can snag it from my library when it comes in.)

At the Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails by Sarah Bakewell

If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood by Gregg Olsen

If you have read any of these, please let me know your thoughts in the comments. 🙂

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January 2020 TBR!

I have an extensive TBR this month, but I wanted a lot of options! I’m probably going to move a lot of these to February, but that’s okay.

Physical Jar Pick:

No Exit by Taylor Adams

NetGalley Jar Pick:

Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters

Main Library Picks:

Starsight by Brandon Sanderson: Currently 120-ish pages into this. I’m actually enjoying it more than the first book in the series.

Giant Days vol. 9 by John Allison: Continuing on with this series into the new decade!

The Wives by Tarryn Fisher: I didn’t get to this, but it is one I have on NetGalley to review.

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque


These are the lower priority for the month of January. If I read all of the above, then I go for these.

The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner: Won this in a Goodreads Giveaway, but I do have it on NetGalley as well.

Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire: This is a possible buddy read with Krystyna @ Turning the Pages! It’s also a book I have on NetGalley.

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Network Effect by Martha Wells: I received this from the publisher, and I am super excited to dive back into this world ASAP.

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May 2019 TBR

I don’t usually stick to a TBR since I am a mood reader. I start multiple books at once so I have a variety of reading material for awhile. I do have a few things that I need to read this month since I was so kindly accepted on Netgalley for them.

  1. The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames: Published 5/7/19 by Ecco
  2. The Naked Truth: A Memoir by Leslie Morgan: Published 5/21/19 by Simon & Schuster
  3. Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane: Published 5/28/19 by Scribner

Thank you to the publishers for allowing me to read these exciting stories in exchange for an honest review! 

I do have one audiobook I need to finish up this month:

  1. A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold

Additional books I would like to get to:

  1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  2. The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie

I am going to try my best to stick to this. I need some structure in my life. The e-galleys are my number one priority right now. I’m a little nervous I won’t finish Stella Fortuna by the time it is published. I’ll have to read it any chance I get.

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