wrap up: July 2018

How is July nearly over?!  Anyway, it was a 4 star kind of reading month.


Favorite: The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
Runner up: How to Be Both by Ali Smith
Least favorite: Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough


My Goodreads challenge goal was 75, so yay!

Currently reading: Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy and My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh.


August is going to be a busy reading month – I have a lot of ARCs, planned buddy reads, and library holds coming in, plus I’d like to read a couple more Man Booker longlisters… wish me luck.

What’s the best book you guys read in July?  Comment and let me know!

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17 thoughts on “wrap up: July 2018

    • I’m only 50 pages in but LOVING it. I’m getting a bit of a The Idiot vibe from the prose and the dry humor. Though this narrator is much less likable than Selin. But I love unlikable female narrators so I’m into it.

      And thank you!! I purposefully set my goal a bit lower than I thought I was capable of so I wouldn’t stress too much about the number, but I’m still surprised I reached it in July!

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  1. Looking forward to reading your thoughts on Moshfegh’s book. Her debut seemed to be pretty polarising and I never got round to picking it up, but I was always intrigued. I believe her heroine in that was pretty unlikely too, and I do like a good unlikable heroine!

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    • This is my first Moshfegh and I’m loving it! I really need to check out Eileen though. I am ALL ABOUT unlikable heroines and it’s always fun to discover another author who does this so well!

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    • lol I can’t even remember specifically since I started it at the beginning of July, but I was in a weird mood where I couldn’t figure out what I felt like reading, so I started a bunch of books from different genres and this was my classic pick. I’d been wanting to read it for a while since seeing the film and I’ve had a feeling that Hardy is an author I’d end up loving so it felt like time to give him a try!

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    • I’m only about 100 pages into Far From the Madding Crowd but really enjoying it! I’d already seen the most recent film adaptation so I know the story, but I’m enjoying seeing it unfold again, and loving Hardy’s prose. LOVING My Year of Rest and Relaxation so far. And How to Be Both was absolutely brilliant, I hope you enjoy it!

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