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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