July Wrap Up and Haul

Posted July 31, 2016 by Adalyn in Books, Hauls & Wrap-Ups / 0 Comments


July was a pretty good reading month for me, I’ve had better this year, but I’m still feeling pretty good about it. I read eight books, and two of those eight were rereads. This month I just didn’t have much time to read because we’ve had a ton of guests over at our house. I’m hoping next month to read 10+.


Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter

Hamilton is one of my absolute favorite things. I actually thought the concept was kinda dumb before listening to it this spring, and now I’m obsessed. I really enjoyed reading this though because we got to read about the origins of the musical and just how complicated it was. Five out of five stars! I recommend his to any Hamilton fan.

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

I’m really sad that I didn’t enjoy this series as much as a lot of other people. Honestly, the only reason I even kept reading it was because I had received the whole series for Christmas, so why not? You can read my review of Ignite Me here. to see just why I don’t like this book. One out of five stars.

Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes

This book was definitely a pleasant surprise. I wasn’t expecting a whole ton from it, but came out really enjoying it, despite the fact that not much happened and the main character was super annoying. I still haven’t read Alice in Wonderland though, so I can’t compare this retelling. You can read my review here. Four out of five stars!

The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Selection was my first reread this month. I read it mainly because I don’t have all my unread books with me and was running out of things to read, even though I can’t stand this series. I actually didn’t mind The Crown, but ugh, the rest of these books are so annoying. I just want to reach through the page and rip off America’s head! I still really like these books though, and I don’t know why, honestly. They just have something so appealing about them to me. Three out of five stars.

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

This is already one of my new favorite books! I loved every single part of it, the comedy, the characters, the setting (I love history and the tudor era has always really fascinated me). It was such a fun read, and I couldn’t seem to stop laughing! You can read my review here. Five out of five stars!

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

I enjoyed this one the first time around I read it last year so much more. Don’t get me wrong, I still really enjoyed reading it, but I remember it being so much better. Emily starts off so annoying, which annoyed me, but we get some character development. Yay for character development! Three out of five stars.

And I Darken by Kiersten White

I didn’t even know who Vlad the Impaler was before reading this book. And I darken is a genderbent Vlad the Impaler retelling, and I loved every bit of it! Okay, there were some things that I wasn’t a huge fan of, but still a great read. Four out of five stars!

Shiny Broken Pieces by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton

This book, the sequel to Tiny Pretty Things, was everything I wanted it to be and more! If you thought the drama in the last book was crazy, it was even crazier in this one. Wow, I still can’t believe some of the things that happened. I just want a million more books with these characters set at the American Ballet Conservatory. Five out of five stars!

Along with not reading a ton of books, at least not compared to what I read last month, I didn’t buy a whole ton either. Overall, I purchased six books this month. 


The Lifeboat Clique by Kathy Parks

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

Shiny Broken Pieces by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

Sing by Vivi Greene

Also included in the photo are Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter and How to Read literature like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster (this one is required summer reading for school) because I wasn’t able to include them in last month’s haul photo.

So that was my June wrap up! I started this blog after wanting to for a while, read eight books, and bought six. How many books did you read this month? I would love to know!