Wrap Up: July 2019 or I might have finally read too many romance novels in a row

I did something stupid this month: I got Kindle Unlimited. I felt like a kid in a candy store and kind of went overboard with romance novels (again but this time for less money). I might have finally reached the end of that particular binge though – because many of these books I did not enjoy. And the books I loved this month were in different genres. So I might actually be back with my regularly programmed reporting next month (I keep saying that but it is bound to be true at some point).

Books I read in July:

  1. Mouth to Mouth by Tessa Bailey: 3 out of 5 stars
  2. The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley: 5 out of 5 stars (review)
  3. Heat Stroke by Tessa Bailey: 3 out of 5 stars
  4. Behind the Veil by Kathryn Nolan: 3,5 out of 5 stars
  5. The Trouble With Love by Claire Contreras: 3 out of 5 star
  6. Meant to be Kept by Amelia Foster: 2 out of 5 stars
  7. My Life in Shambles by Karina Halle: 4 out of 5 stars
  8. Remedy by Kaylee Ryan: 1 out of 5 stars (review)
  9. Whiskey Chaser (Bootleg Springs #1) by Lucy Score and Claire Kingsley: 4 out of 5 stars (mini-review)
  10. Untouchable by Sam Mariano: 2 out of 5 stars
  11. Catching Him by Aurora Rose Reynolds: 3 out of 5 stars (mini-review)
  12. Awayland by Ramona Ausubel: 3 out of 5 stars (review)
  13. After All by Karina Halle: 4 out of 5 stars
  14. Vera Nabokov by Stacy Schiff: 4 out of 5 stars (review)
  15. Sidecar Crush (Bootlegs Springs #2) by Lucy Score and Claire Kingsley: 2 out of 5 stars
  16. Moonshine Kiss (Bootlegs Springs #3) by Lucy Score and Claire Kingsley: 2 out of 5 stars

Favourite of the Month:

The Mere Wife, hands down. I just really loved that book.

Stats(ish):

I read the ridiculous amount of 16 books (and partly read around a million more). Of these books one was literary fiction, one was a biography, and another was a short story collection. The rest were all romance of some kind.

Currently Reading:

 

Books I should get to soon:

It’s Women in Translation-Month (find more info here)! I won’t be completely participating (everybody knows how much I suck as TBRs) but I am hoping to get to these three books at least:

I also have a trunk-load of unread ARCs that I really should be getting to. I feel like the worst blogger! I will be going on holiday in Scotland for 10 days and will only be taking my kindle in an effort to finally make a dent here.

(Some of the) blog posts I loved:

Naty wrote a brilliant review of The Secret History by Donna Tartt, a book I have been meaning to get to for some time.

Rochelle’s TBR for WiT-month is wonderful and I cannot wait to hear her thoughts!

I love Rachel’s book prize coverage and even though I am not planning on reading many of the Booker longlisted books, I cannot wait for more of her thoughts.

Callum has an impeccable taste and I am super excited to see his WiT-month recommendations – he also is going all in this month and I cannot wait to read his thoughts.

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17 thoughts on “Wrap Up: July 2019 or I might have finally read too many romance novels in a row

  1. “I did something stupid this month: I got Kindle Unlimited” RELATABLE

    That cover of Human Acts is so creepy!! I have to pick up this book, I liked The Vegetarian so much!

    Thanks so much for linking my post! I feel bad not having loved The Secret History like everyone else. I look so much forward to hearing your thoughts!

    Have fun in Scotland! 🙂 🙂

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    1. God, kindle unlimited is such a time suck. I really really should just cancel the subscription but on the other hand, I have two more free months (I will cancel it before it costs me anything).
      I love the cover for Human Acts but I am also worried about the book. It is supposedly even more brutal than The Vegetarian was and I thought that was pretty harrowing already.

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      1. I’m both more excited and worried about Human Acts now.

        Also I had to swear off Kindle Unlimited for those exact reasons! I think it’s a great thing, especially because I don’t really have library books to borrow so easily (especially in English…), so reading can be fairly expensive a hobby, so deals like these are super convenient. What I’ve been doing is checking if at least 3 of my wishlist books are available on Kindle Unlimited and then get it for 1 month. I always somehow end up reading a lot of stuff I didn’t plan to and didn’t particularly enjoy either…

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      2. It’s just too easy to download a book because the premise sounds hilarious and then only reading bits and pieces of it. I really should cancel my subscription at some point.

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  2. Looking forward to your thoughts on all three translation books! It looks like you have a good lineup. Sabrina & Corina is on my TBR as well (though not for August); I’ll keep an eye out for your review!
    And of course, I hope you have a great Scotland trip!

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    1. I read the first third of Sabrina & Corina and I am loving it. It’s a realistic collection (I usually read more surreal ones) but it is so beautifully written – plus focussing on sibling relationships.

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