Monthly Book Wrap Up | July

July Wrap Up

Hello bookworms and welcome back! It is officially the end of July. Is it just me or did July just fly past in the blink of an eye?! I honestly can’t believe how fast this year is going… It’s kinda freaking me out! But anyway, I am here today to give you my bookish round up, where I present to you everything I read in the past month! 
I managed to read a total of 6 books and 1 novella this month! So let’s hop right in shall we?!

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

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I enjoyed this book! It was extremely mysterious and a totally dark read which I was not expecting. For the entirety of the story, I was left feeling so lost and wondering what the heck was going on. 

I didn’t know who was good and who was bad, and I was constantly trying to figure out what the situation was. 

Hush Hush is a good first novel to the series, however I don’t know if I will continue on with the series. It was great, but I wasn’t completely invested in it. 

I gave this book 4 stars.
Click here to see my review.
Click here to go to the Goodreads page. 

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

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Magonia, sadly, was a disappointment for me. The premise was so interesting and the writing? Man, the writing was beautiful. The cover is absolutely stunning too, I mean, look at it! 

But yes, this book did not live up to my expectations. I did not like the main character, Aza however I really liked the secondary main character (the boy whose name has totally flown out of my head right now). The plot was all over the place, and it felt like it progressed over the course of a single day! That was a bit crazy but also very unique. 

I gave this book 3 stars.
Click here to see my review.
Click here to go to the Goodreads page.

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

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I loved this book. Seriously, I loved it so much. I’m a big fan of The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare and I read the entire series when I was much younger and loved it completely. This year, I began to crave for more Cassandra Clare in my life and after a while of contemplation, I bought and picked up Clockwork Prince (since I had a copy of Clockwork Princess sitting neglected on my shelves).

I loved everything about this book. The setting in 1800s London, the Shadowhunter world, Tessa and Will and Jem and all the side characters. The characters were all distinct from one another, the plot was insanely good and surprised me the only was Cassandra Clare’s books can, and the writing was wonderful. 

It was such a relief to get back into her writing and the Shadowhunter world. I forgot how much I loved her writing and now, I have two more potential book boyfriends to add to my list (Will and Jem, I’m falling for you!)

I gave this book 5 stars.
Click here to see my review.
Click here to go to the Goodreads page. 

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

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Another book that I really, really enjoyed! The craziest and most awesome thing about this book is how fast-paced it is! But it’s fast-paced in a good way. It’s over 300 pages long and I managed to read it in 2 days! That’s insane! 

But I really enjoyed this book. I liked Juliette, I didn’t think she was a bad protagonist, but I’m hoping to see her potentially grow and develop into a stronger lady in the upcoming books. I liked most characters in this book. Adam was an exception. I thought he was very one-dimensional and slightly suspicious. I didn’t believe his character. Warner is crazy, and I couldn’t believe how people could love him, he was a crazy psycho. But he was written SO WELL. Kenji was simply fabulous. 

Tahereh’s writing was so unique and awesome to read, I love the way she went down a different road when it comes to novel writing. 

I gave this book 4 stars.
Click here to see my review.
Click here to go to the Goodreads page. 

Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

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Now do you remember me saying how I could not understand how people could love Warner in the Shatter Me series? You know how I said he was a crazy, obsessive, psycho maniac? Well, let me tell you, this book changed my perspective entirely. 

This novella is told in the point of view of Warner, our antagonist. I suggest that you read this novella right after you read Shatter Me. You know why? Because I am all for Warner now. I can understand why people love him. This book has set me on the path of making Warner my next book boyfriend. This book also motivated me to read Unravel Me even more! 

I can’t go on enough about how much I loved reading from Warner’s perspective. I just urge you all to read this before moving on to Unravel Me. 

I gave this book 5 stars.
Click here to go to the Goodreads page.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

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This book was beautiful and cute and ultimately heart-breaking. I only just recently finished reading this less than a week ago and it’s still playing on my mind. 

This is the second book from Rainbow Rowell that I’ve read and I loved it just as much as the first book of her’s I’ve read which was Fangirl. Eleanor & Park is a contemporary love story of two teens falling in love for the first time, and hard. It deals with family issues too which I really liked. 

This is one of those books that brings you back to reality. Sometimes you can’t always have your happy ending, sometimes things can’t last, no matter how passionate and strong things are. It makes me tear up just writing this, oh gosh. 

But seriously, this book was amazing, and I loved every minute of it. 

I gave this book 5 stars.
Click here to see my review.
Click here to go to the Goodreads page.


I hope you all enjoyed reading all the books I’ve managed to finish this month! There was a good amount of good books mixed in with some not so good books this month. 

What books did you finish this month?

How many books did you finish?

Which was your favourite?

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35 thoughts on “Monthly Book Wrap Up | July

  1. I love Eleanor and Park! (And Clockwork Angel but I think you probably already know that, haha). I read five books this month: Sparks Rise, A Monster Calls, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and An Abundance of Katherines. The best was definitely A Monster Calls. I also read a bit of The Scorpio Races and The Silver Chair but I put them aside because I wasn’t feeling them.
    Anyway, great post!

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    • Glad to hear it! And yes I do know that. 😉
      I only know of A Monster Calls out of all the books you read but I definitely agree that it is amazing. It made me cry so hard at the end! Patrick Ness is an amazing writer. That’s a great amount of books you ended up reading this month! Thanks for stopping by.
      xoxo

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  2. Yay!! I’m so glad you enjoyed Eleanor & Park and both Shatter Me and Destroy Me! Warner is amazing. ❤️ I understand what you mean about being unsure to continue the rest of the Hush Hush series. 😄 I hope you enjoy the series if you decide to continue! It’s too bad Magonia was a disappointment, but overall it seems like you had a great reading month! That’s great. 😆 Happy reading!

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    • Yessss Warner is fantastic! 😍
      I hope I enjoy it too. I think I might as well continue it for fun, you know?
      Thank you!! Hope to see your wrap up soon, I hope your reading month was as good or greater than mine. xoxo

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  3. Looks like you’ve had a pretty decent reading month. I felt the same way about Magonia. I also really love Clockwork Angel. Just wait until Clockwork Princess. It’s probably one of the best conclusions I’ve ever read if not of all times. I read Eleanor and Park last year and wasn’t that impressed but I honestly have no idea why because I remember really enjoying it while I was reading it. I read Hush, Hush so long ago that I honestly have no idea what I really thought.

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    • Thank you! It was a great month.
      Hm it is such a shame that Magonia turned out that way!
      Oh gosh I am so excited for getting to Clockwork Princess!
      Its a shame that Eleanor and Park didnt really impress you! And fair enough. Hush hush is such an old series now, I’m well behind on my reading for it. xoxo

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  4. Great wrap up post! Hopefully I will have my posted up over the weekend. 🙂
    Eleanor & Park was such a great read and I’m glad you enjoyed it so much.
    I really want to read Magonia. I’ve had it on my bookshelf since it was released, sigh.
    And same goes for Shatter Me! I’ve had that one for awhile now too.

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  5. Wow! You’ve read such great books this month.I’m so glad that you loved Eleanor and park it is in my next reads so I’m pretty much excited to read it.Shatter Me is one of my favorite trilogies I hope you love the finale too.
    Happy Reading! 😀

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    • Thank you! They are pretty great books indeed.
      I think Eleanor and Park is one you will really enjoy and hopefully love. Prepare for a little bit of heartbreak though!
      I’m so excited for the rest of the Shatter Me series like it’s not even funny! I want to see more Warner!!
      Happy reading to you too xoxo ❤

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  6. you read amazing books this month. So glad you liked Eleanor and Park, it’s so beautiful and heartbreaking (and it played on my mind for a long time after I was done with it too).
    Also, great that you are enjoying The Infernal Devices, in some ways I like it better than The Mortal Instruments, and Jem and Will are amazing, you can go ahead and add them to your list, I know you want to 😉

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    • Thank you! I do think they were quite amazing and I’m glad I read them all this month.
      Its still playing on my mind right now! My heart still aches from it.
      Yes, I feel myself liking The Infernal Devices more than TMI right now too! But the TMI series is an all time favourite on mine personally! Thank you for stopping by! xoxo

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  7. Eleanor and park will always be amazing! Sounds like you had a pretty good reading month. Sorry you didn’t enjoy Magonia though 😦 I personally liked it, but it wasn’t mindblowing or would make it on my top favorites list or anything… Hope August will be a good month for you as well 🙂

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    • Always!
      And yes it wasa great reading month! Sadly yes I wish Magonia had been a better read but, alas!
      I’m glad you enjoyed Magonia though!
      I hope August will be a great month for you too! xoxo

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  8. I LOVE everything that you’ve read this month(except for Magonia, I haven’t read it yet😅). I think you should continue the Hash Hash Saga 🙂 it has its up’s and down’s but things get reallyyyy good especially on the last 2 books! 😀

    And I can’t for you to finish The Infernal Devices trilogy and the Shatter Me Series!!!!! Those are my absolute faves ugh 😍 they won’t let you down! X

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    • Oh that’s wonderful! Will you be reading Magonia any time soon? 😄
      Hmm, well if you think I should continue it then I might as well give it a go! Anyways, in always up for trying things! 😁
      Oh my gosh I can’t wait either! Eep I’m so excited I have Unravel Me waiting on my shelves right now, it came in the mail 2 days ago! xoxo

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      • I honestly don’t know, I’m still having mixed feelings about the book 😅 and yay, you’re gonna love the next books!! Especially Ignite Me haha can’t wait for you to finish it 😀 Happy reading!

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    • I’m also very happy that I loved them.
      I will definitely be getting around to Clockwork Prince as soon as possible. I’ve already read Fangirl! It was the first Rainbow Rowell book I’d ever read, and not long ago either, about a month or so ago! 😄 xoxo

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    • Oh the covers are truly wonderful, I know! Yes, covers are one of the biggest reasons I buy books (guilty as charged). BUT Clockwork Angel was a total author buy. I love Cassandra Clare and I missed her Shadow hunter world. I also bought Eleanor and Park because I loved Rainbow Rowell’s other book: Fangirl. But covers play a huge role, and as with Magonia, it didn’t quite make a great cut!!
      I have no idea how I manage it, especially with school. I just somehow manage to find time and I always give myself time at the end of the day or the beginning to read. xoxo

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