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Monthly Wrap Up July 2020

Since it’s the end of July, I’m going to be talking you through all the books I’ve read this month and share some brief thoughts on them along with my ratings! This was another slow reading month for me because I’ve been taking more shifts than normal whilst I can.

You can check out last month’s wrap up here.

1. Entwined by A. J. Rosen — Whilst this sounded like everything I could want on the surface, it was too cliché and it being from Wattpad was very apparent. Despite being part of the target age, it read a little younger — maybe it’s more for people who are 12/13?

• Read my full ARC review here.

2. *Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling ★★ — I didn’t have any strong feelings about this book, the characters are all still very young and the one liners from Fred and George saved the otherwise dull book.

3. Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn ★★ — This NA reminded me why I don’t read NA often. The romance was boring, but there was a really unexpected twist at the end that livened up the previously lacklustre contemporary elements.

4. *Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling ★★ ½ — A lot of people told me this is the best in the series, but Rowling’s writing is so cut and dry that it didn’t pack the emotional punch it should have. I think I’d have liked it more if I hadn’t seen the movies beforehand, then I’d have been more surprised by the Sirius/Peter reveal.

5. Twisted Circles by Claire Contreras ★★ ½ — Another NA, except it’s a sequel that can be read as a stand-alone to a suspense romance I read last year. It was fast-paced and secret societies are one of my favourite things to read about, but didn’t compare to the first for me.

6. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson ★★ — This was the perfect summer read with lots of fluff and I appreciated the equal focus on family, friendship and romance. However, it was about 200 pages too long and dragged unnecessarily.

7. More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn ★★ — Great for music lovers with a sweet romance and likeable characters. I finished it in one day and would recommend for something easy to help you out of a slump.

More Than Maybe is featured in Book Recommendations Based on Folklore by Taylor Swift.

8. Disenchanted by Brianna Sugalski ★★ — I’m a sucker (pun intended!) for vampires and strong heroines, so this was an incredible and addictive read for me. It felt like From Blood and Ash (if it was YA) meeting Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

9. Going the Distance (The Kissing Booth 2) by Beth Reekles ★★ — I actually didn’t like the first book when I read it years ago, but my guilty pleasure is bad rom coms, so I read this after watching the film. It was better than I expected, but the characters all had serious communication issues and that irritated me.

*Rowling is a known TERF and I do not support or agree with her. If I didn’t already own the books, I wouldn’t be reading the Harry Potter series. However, knowing it’s a big part of many people’s lives, I’d highly suggest buying second-hand when possible if you’d also like to start the series. You can read more about on if I think you can separate the artist and the art here.

TOP 3 BOOKS OF JULY: Disenchanted, Twisted Circles and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Let me know how many books you’ve read in July or what your favourite was in the replies below! And what are you excited to read in August?

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