It’s only twelve days into July and I’ve already read five books, so I’d say things are going better than June. So far, I’ve finished Moloka’i by Alan Brennert (adult historical fiction about a girl with leprosy in the early 1900s, very under-hyped), A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews (who may be known as PaperFury on social media), Solitaire by my favorite Alice Oseman, The Stranger by Albert Camus (a classic I read for my AP English Literature summer assignment), and I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman as well. None earned less than four stars, which I’d say is a pretty amazing feat! My favorite so far has been Solitaire probably, but even though I critically gave I Was Born for This four stars, I loved it a lot.
I’m currently reading Bright We Burn by Kiersten White (finale of the And I Darken series, which is an all-time favorite) and Red Rising by Pierce Brown (but that might take awhile…)
As for the rest of the month, I need to read About Grace by Anthony Doerr (author of All the Light we Cannot See) and Brave New World for AP Lit. For fun, I intend to read P.S. I Like You by Kasie West, Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson, Passenger by Alexandra Bracken (trying this again?), The Hamilton Affair (on my list for the millionth time), and Uprooted. For once, I’d say my TBR is actually doable because I can read contemporaries super fast and it’s…primarily contemporaries plus a few historical fiction reads!
I hope everyone has a wonderful July!