July was a weird month. It wasn’t bad in the least bit – I had plenty of days floating around the pool, I was finally able to hang out with friends from college whom I hadn’t seen since we left campus in March, went to the beach every week, celebrated one of my best friend’s 22nd birthday, AND got a new T-Swift album! At the same time, I was really busy with grad school this month, and I feel like my uncertainty for the rest of this year really set in.
I’m really content with the amount of books I read July, having read 14 in total! I feel like I’m really in my summer reading groove now – I find that I basically binge read 2-4 books every week between Thursday through Sunday! I read books that I LOVED this month, but I also had a few misses. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve read so many good books this year and a few that have become all-time favorites, but I don’t really have any big expectations for the second half of my 2020 reading year just because of the way life IRL is right now.
The Dare (Briar U #4) by Elle Kennedy | 4/5 Stars
The Dare was another fun installment in the Briar U series (review is coming in August!), but it wasn’t my absolute favorite in the series.
The Idea of You by Robinne Lee | 4.5
The Idea of You was so, so worth the read – if you need a scandalous romance this summer, pick this one up!
Playing with Matches by Hannah Orenstein | 5/5
I’ve been really excited to read Head Over Heels soon, so I figured I should try Hannah Orenstein’s debut, Playing with Matches, beforehand and I LOVED it!
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo | 4/5
I’ve made it my mission to read all of Elizabeth Acevedo’s books this year, and I started with her latest release, Clap When You Land. It was such a unique story, and I loved Elizabeth Acevedo’s writing.
Have a Little Faith in Me by Sonia Hartl | 5/5
I want to put Have a Little Faith in Me in the hands of every reader looking for a summer camp read or YA book with tons of sex positivity and discussions.Read More »