July Wrap-Up

Hiya! Before we start I just want to say that I’m so sorry for the month long hiatus. I’ve been very busy lately. Nevertheless, I am back and ready to delve into the book blogging world once more!

Novels I Read

Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon: 4.5 out of 5 stars (⭐⭐⭐⭐) I really loved this one! It was beautifully written, and was a lovely introduction to Nicola Yoon’s books. Review to come!

Sugar and Spite by Gail D. Villanueva: 3.5 out of 5 stars (⭐⭐⭐) This was the perfect summer read. Review to come!

Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee: 4 out of 5 stars (⭐⭐⭐⭐) Unfortunately, my expectations were too high. Nevertheless, it was still a good story! Review to come.

(ARC) Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Sáenz: 4.75 out of 5 stars. (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) I adored the book! But the ending was not for me. Review to come!

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera: 4.25 out of 5 stars. (⭐⭐⭐⭐) Obviously, this was sad. However, I didn’t cry as much as I expected myself too?? In my humble opinion, it’s a teensy bit overhyped. Review to come!

Graphic Novels and Manga read

The Girl from the Sea by Molly Ostertag: 3.5 out of 5 stars (⭐⭐⭐) I really enjoyed reading this! Unfortunately though, it didn’t stand out all that much. You can read my full review here!

The Promised Neverland Volume 19 by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu: 4.5 out of 5 stars (⭐⭐⭐⭐) This volume had a lot of plot twists, some of which didn’t make much sense to me. Nevertheless, I’m very excited for the final volume!

The Delinquent Housewife! Volume 1 by Nemu Yoko: 3.25 out of 5 stars (⭐⭐⭐) I had high expectations for this series, but the jokes weren’t that funny to me.

Levius/est Volume 1 by Haruhisa Nakata: 3.25 out of 5 stars (⭐⭐⭐) I picked this one up on a whim. While I didn’t love it, the story was quite interesting. I recommend Levius/est to sci fi fans!

Paper Girls Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan: 3.5 out of 5 stars (⭐⭐⭐) This was…interesting.

Pink Is for Boys by Robb Pearlman and Eda Kaban: 4.25 out of 5 stars (⭐⭐⭐⭐) This was such a cute picture book!

Total Number Of Books Read: 11

Total Number Of Posts Published: 2

Average Rating: 7/10 or 3.5 out of 5 stars

First, let’s recap! Last month I said I’d read two netgalley ARCs, and read 10 novels. Unfortunately though, that didn’t happen. I read five novels, and only one ARC. Reading slumps happen! And that’s totally okay! I think it’s better that I took a break and just read at my own pace. :))

Some of my goals for August include…

  • Finish two netgalley ARCs
  • Read 4 novels

And that’s a wrap! I hope you enjoyed reading about my July in books. I’d love to know about yours too! If you’d like, you can read last month’s wrap up here. Have a fabulous day!

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  1. Great wrap up!! Over 10 books is always insanely impressive to me

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    1. Thank you so much J!! You’re too kind <33


  2. I just came out of a hiatus too, and it’s great to see you posting! Looks like you had a good month for reading, though! I own Paper Girls, though I’m not huge on graphic novels. What do you mean by “interesting”? Also, YOUR SIGN-OFF SIGNATURE IS ADORABLE! Who made it?

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    1. Thank you Alex!! It’s nice to have you back as well. It’s great to be back too haha. Paper Girls to me, was a bit bizarre? It didn’t make much sense to me. Sorry for not elaborating btw! 😆 Thank you so much!! I made the photo of me with picrew, and the rest with canva. Have a wonderful August!! 💖

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      1. Thanks! You too ❤️❤️


  3. hi saniya, hope everything is easing up for you now! but wow to the books you read, so happy to see quite a number that are 4 stars and above, i’m curious to hear your thoughts about luck of the titanic especially! wishing you all the best for august’s goals! ❤

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    1. Thank you Cherelle! I know right! I was very happy about that. Especially considering it’s been a while since I’ve read a solid 5 star read. I hope to post my review of Luck of the Titanic in the following month! it was good, but the ending was a bit of a let down. Have an amazing August!! 💖💖

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  4. that’s an incredible amount of books! luck of the titanic is definitely a solid read, and i still want to read instructions for dancing! hope you have a wonderful august💜

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    1. Thank you so much Kaya! Yes!! I really liked Luck of the Titanic, and adored Instructions for Dancing. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it once you finish reading 💞💞 Have an amazing August!

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  5. Nehal Jain says:

    ah, I have been seeing paper girls everywhere! i should just pick it up and read it. great post!

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    1. I hope you like it! For me, it was quite bizarre. Still not sure if i think that’s a good thing or not 😆 Let me know if you do end up reading it! And thank you Nehal 💙

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  6. gauri @ a book and chai says:

    hi, glad to see back into blogging!! great wrap up, i’m so excited to read luck of the titanic ❤

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    1. thank you gauri!! do share your thoughts once you finish the book, i’d love to hear them 💜💜


  7. Glad you had a good reading month! All the books have such great covers😍😍

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    1. thank you!! what can i say? i do love beautiful book covers 😂

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  8. great wrap-up! Luck of the Titanic is on my tbr and i’m so excited to read it :))

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    1. thank you so much!! do let me know what you think when you read it! ❤

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  9. Omg I read They both die at the end this month! The last 20% was so good imo but everything before felt a bit hmm, but STILL! I cried lmao


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