Monthly Reading Recaps

Monthly Reading Recap: July 2020

Another month has come and gone, y’all, and you know what that means…. another monthly reading recap, coming your way! Time has really been flying by for me lately, but in such great ways! In between working on home improvement projects, doing some pretty intense research for a project I’m working on for school, and some other fun yet also exhausting tasks, I still managed to accomplish my goal of reading more books than I did last month! Here;s how this month of reading went:

What I Read This Month

Let’s Break It Down

New Books Read: 2

New Novellas Read: 1

Book Re-Reads: 0

Novella Re-Reads: 0

Monthly Total: 3

Average Rating of this Month’s Reading: 3.33 stars

Favorite Read of the Month: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Most Surprising Impressive Read of the Month: The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen

Least Favorite Read of the Month: The Queen by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Ratings

The Rest of the Story

As you all saw in my review, I was shocked that I loved this book as much as I did. Sarah Dessen’s books are typically hit or miss for me, but this one was a total hit! The Rest of the Story was one of those contemporaries that keeps you laughing and smiling for just about the entirety of the book. I fell in love with Saylor, Roo, and all of the wonderfully-written supporting characters. Overall, I just loved every moment of reading this book, and if you’re looking for the perfect summery read, I highly suggest you give The Rest of the Story a shot!

The Queen (A Wicked Trilogy #3.7)

I shared some of my thoughts on this book in my Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag, so I’m going to keep this extra short and sweet: I wanted to love this final installment of Wicked novellas, but I just couldn’t because NOTHING HAPPENED (as far as action as plot go, more specifically). I think it all boils down to the fact that I had such high expectations for this book (being a total super fan of JLA and all) and The Queen fell completely flat for me. However, I will say that the epilogue was my favorite part and was beautifully written, but it just wasn’t near enough to sway my opinion of the rest of the novella.

Alex, Approximately

Jenn Bennett is my newest auto-buy author. I fell in love with both Serious Moonlight and Starry Eyes before reading Alex, Approximately, and I have not been disappointed yet! While this book isn’t my favorite of hers, it was absolutely fantastic! Given that I’m not very familiar with all the happening in California, I had so much fun learning all about life on the west coast and exploring this new territory from Bailey’s eyes. I also loved the dynamic between she and Porter and how connected each of them are to their families. A review for this book is coming very soon, so keep your eyes peeled for more of my thoughts on Alex, Approximately!

There you have it, folks — my month’s worth of reading! I’m actually really proud of how much I read, though of course I wish I could have read more (said every booklover ever!). Did you meet your reading goal for this month or read a really good book you can’t help but recommend to your fellow bookish friends? Let me know how your reading went this month and drop those recommendations below!