July Reading Roundup
July was an excellent month for reading! I read so many amazing books. There wasn't a single book I picked up that I struggled to get through and there are lots of five stars in here!
Before the Fall-Noah Hawley
This was my first read of the month and it was an excellent start! I couldn't put this one down and the I loved the ending. It was a bit frustrating at some points because there were so many narrators, they each added something to the story, but sometimes there was a bit too much extra fluff we didn't need. 4 Stars
In the Unlikely Event- Judy Blume
What possessed me to read two books about plane crashes before I took a cross country flight is beyond me, but this was plane crash book number two. This one has been on my to be read list for a long time and I actually stumbled across a copy at the thrift store for $1.39, SCORE! This story is beautiful, eloqently written, with so many lives intertwining, and it keeps you on your toes. I absolutely loved it. 5 Stars
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things- Bryn Greenwood
This was hands down my favorite book of the month. I read it in less than a day, I could not move until I was done. It was extremely uncomfortable at some points and it left me reeling and heartbroken. I don't think I stopped thinking about it for two days straight. It is obviously an extremely controversial book, but the author wrote it in such a way that you are able to form your own opinion. She isn't swaying you to either side. 5 Stars
The Highly Sensitive Child- Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.
My last read left me absolutely emotionally exhausted and unable to pick up another novel for the rest of the month so I decided to read a few lighter things! The first was this book I have needed to read for a while. Max, my youngest, is absolutely an HSP, as am I. I have not read The Highly Sensitive Person yet but it is on my list now. This book was chock full of information on dealing with your HSP child without too much extra fluff. 4 Stars
Carry On Warrior- Glennon Doyle Melton
This one was one I started a while ago and never finished. It is a collection of essays by blogger Glennon Doyle Melton of Momastry. Is it okay to admit that I had no idea who she was before I picked this up? I don't know why I set it down and didn't pick it up again for a while because I loved it. She is hilarious and an excellent story teller. I laughed and cried through all of these! 4 Stars
As You Wish- Cary Elwes
I loved this one! The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies so hearing all these amazing stories and the behind the scenes info was awesome. I listened to this one on Audible and I highly recommend listening to it. Cary Elwes narrates, with some guest appearances by some of the other cast members. 5 Stars
Im pretty sure the sign of an excellent reading month is not rating anything under four stars, huh? If only every month could be this good! What did you read in July?