I’m taking a break from all that’s happening at my mom’s birthday brunch right now and instead taking up the chance to write this Wrap-Up outside. Let’s hope the sun keeps shining!
This month has been quite productive for me reading-wise (and also in regard to posting more or less regularly I have to say). I’m glad I managed that with the new job and everything. I guess it’s a good thing I now have a commute of 40 mins.
Anyways, I read six books this month and at least 2.5 of them happened because a friend talked about binging everything on the currently reading pile before Always and Forever Lara Jean would arrive. I think, I just subconsciously followed her advice because wow I haven’t been on a roll like this for a few years at last.
So here’s the list:
#1 All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
My rating: ★★
I’ve started this book back in January and I liked it a lot back then. I only gave it two stars because it’s unfortunately also one of those books that got pushed back because I wanted to read other new books first and when I finally got back to it, I lost touch with it. It didn’t feel interesting anymore and I found it a bit weird and boring? But I also often get this feeling whenever I take too long to finish a book.
#2 Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me by Lily Collins
My rating: ★★★
I’m a sucker for biographies. Especially when they are written by people I like, find inspirational, or feel like I can somehow identify with. I enjoyed reading Lily Collins’ book, although there were quite a few too many tumblr-like inspirational quotes for my taste. Netherless, she manages to convey the importance of loving and standing up for oneself and it is something that should be remembered more often.
Certainly a surprise read. I didn’t think I would like this book as much as I did; but then the plot didn’t develop as I thought it would either.
#4 Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
My rating: ★★★★★
It is sooo good!! I finally got around to reading TDC and I fell in love with everything and everyone instantly. I was quite sad when I found out that the second book isn’t out yet. How am I supposed to wait until September??
#5 Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza
My rating: ★★★
Another one of those books that I was looking forward to reading- Space, duh- and wanted to love but didn’t. Right from the beginning I was overwhelmed by the amount of different species and races and planets. I hoped I would get it all later but I got even more confused. I also couldn’t warm up to the characters, so I tried to fight my way through the book but in the end I was mostly skimming the pages to see what was going to happen.
Do I even have to say anything about this book? You probably got that from my other posts but this is the book I looked forward to the most this year. And yes I was very lucky and got it early. I really really loved it a lot. It couldn’t have been better. If you want to hear me ramble about how amazing it is, go check out my review!
This was quite the eventful book month. I already have three more books on my tbr pile thanks to visiting friends (I’m not complaining ;)) and I can’t wait to start them. Guess the pile isn’t shrinking soon. Have you guys been reading any interesting, mindblowing books this month?