August Reading Queue

Posted August 1, 2016 by Lori in Books, Posts / 2 Comments Tags: , ,

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I wasn’t really sure what to expect when it came to my reading list for July so my post last month only had four books on it. Of course I ended up only reading two of those, but that tends to be how these go. I always have grand plans for the month and follow them for about a week. Then it’s whatever goes. I was really just happy that I even felt like reading. So even though I didn’t actually follow my list very closely, I still read a good amount and enjoyed them! I’m not sure what to expect with August and school starting, but I still made a big list anyway! Here are the books I read in July and what I hope to read in August.

July Reads

Learning to Swear in America Just a Girl

I actually really enjoyed both of these. Learning to Swear in America is a fun book about the end of the world and a teen genius who hopes to save the world. My favorite part was Yuri’s view of America as a Russian teen who is very socially awkward. Just a Girl was also a lot of fun. It’s a new adult romance with a strong musical theme that looks at moving on and overcoming past relationships and mistakes. I really enjoyed it, though I didn’t love the male love interest.

The Season The Problem with Forever

The Season was one that wasn’t even on my list at all but I saw it at the library and snatched it up. It was fun, quick, and enjoyable but a little all over the place when it came to what age it seemed to be for. Still, I enjoyed it. The Problem with Forever is one that most people love but I just couldn’t get past the writing style. I think JLA and I just aren’t meant to be.

The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2) The Naturals (The Naturals, #1)

A couple of 2013 books I’ve been meaning to read for a long time!! The Dream Thieves is a widely loved book and sequel to The Raven Boys. I enjoyed it in the end but it dragged quite a bit for me in the middle. I’ll be picking up Blue Lily, Lily Blue after ARC August is over. The Naturals is one I bought right after reading The Fixer and finally read it this month! In one day!! I couldn’t put it down and can’t wait to continue the series.

P.S. I Like You Rebel Magisters (Rebel Mechanics, #2)

And two new books published this month that I just couldn’t wait to read!! Of course I loved them both. I highly recommend both of them! P.S. I Like You is I think my second favorite Kasie West Contemporary, right behind The Distance Between Us. I loved the MC, I loved how it all came together, and I loved the banter between the two. Rebel Magisters is a sequel to Rebel Mechanics and it ups the swoon level from the first and the possibility of a revolution. You guys should definitely read these!

Ross Poldark (Poldark, #1) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)

POLDARKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!! I’m obsessed. Read it. Watch it. Obsess with me. Please. We also finished our reread of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I think I like this one more each time I read it. We’ve already started on Order of the Phoenix. I don’t feel the same way about that one. It always drags for me. So much that doesn’t matter. Which is a lot, coming from me, who loves just about anything more from the Harry Potter world that I can get. And speaking of, did you get the new one? The Cursed Child?!?!?! I pre-ordered mine from Amazon and am still waiting for it to show up.

August Reads

I’m participating in ARC August hosted by Read.Sleep.Repeat. this month so I’ll be sticking mostly to ARCs. I read a bunch of great books last month but only two of them were ARCs. Oops. So while I had a lot of fun and have no regrets (because sometimes we just want to read what we want to read, right?!), I am a little behind on some of the review books I have. So I’m excited to dive into these books and make a dent in my review pile. Here are the books I’m hoping to read. But to keep with the idea of reading what I want (and hopefully not getting stuck in a slump or anything), I am going to keep this flexible.

A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2) Furthermore The Thousandth Floor (The Thousandth Floor, #1) The Peculiar Night of the Blue Heart The Forgetting

Vassa in the Night Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2) Replica (Replica, #1) Sweet Little Lies (Heartbreaker Bay, #1) Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies

I don’t think for a minute that I’ll actually be able to get through all of these but I really am going to try!

Are you guys participating in ARC August? What are you most excited to read this month?

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