Everything I Read In July 2021

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July was such a slow reading month for me! Without the graphic novels I only read three books, which is crazy. But the three books I did read, I liked quite a bit.

I’m not sure why I was in such a reading slump in July but I just really didn’t want to read anything. August turned around but oof.

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  • Get $5 off of $25 from BookOutlet! This is a great place to find new books for pretty cheap. They also have sales quite a bit, so keep an eye out for those. I tend to check here for books I want if they’re more expensive other places. They don’t have everything but they do have a lot. Shop BookOutlet here!
  • Thrift Books has become my go-to when I’m looking for a book and want it cheap. It’s great if you like buying used books. With this you can get a free book after spending $30!
  • Shop my book lists here! You can find every book list I have on Bookshop.org (except my monthly round-ups) and I add everything I can but they occasionally won’t have some. I do occasionally add extras though. If any lists are empty, they’ll be filled in shortly! Shop my bookshop.org book lists here.

The Unexpected Everything

Author: Morgan Matson

Genre: YA contemporary

Rating: 4/5, but a lower 4

About the book: Andie’s life was perfect. Before the scandal, at least. Before having to be in the same house as him. Before Clark. And before walking a ton of dogs. While it may not be what she planned, this summer changed her life for the better.

Final thoughts: From Good Reads: This was a fun one! I didn’t really care for the political stuff but I just don’t care for fake politics in books. And this probably could have been at least 100 pages shorter. I liked Since You’ve Been Gone a lot more.

Love With a Chance of Drowning

Author: Torre DeRoche

Genre: Memoir

Rating: 4/5

About the book: Torre has a major fear of deep water but when she meets Ivan, a handsome Argentinian man, she agrees to sail to the South Pacific with him. These are their ups and downs of sailing halfway around the world.

Final thoughts: I really liked this one. There were some parts I just didn’t care about that much but overall I enjoyed it. Still don’t care to sail but it was fun to read about.

Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea

Author: Steven Callahan

Genre: Survival memoir

Rating: 5/5

About the book: This is a firsthand account of Steven Callahan’s seventy six days adrift in his inflatable raft when his sailboat capsized just six days in.

Final thoughts: This was so good! some parts were a little dry but overall, this was really interesting! I love this kind of book and it was interesting reading about someone stranded in the Atlantic since most I’ve read are about the Pacific.

Lumberjanes, Vol. 13: Indoor Recess

Author: Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, Dozerdraws, Maarta Laiho, Aubrey Aiese

Genre: Graphic novel

Rating: 5/5

About the book: It’s raining at camp and everyone is forced to have fun inside. Jo and Molly join an adventurous board game while Ripley, April, and Mal venture a little further underground for their fun.

Final thoughts: From Good Reads:I think this is my favorite so far! I really enjoy obscure made up games though

Lumberjanes, Vol. 12: Jackalope Springs Eternal

Author: Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, Aime Sotuyo, Maarta Laiho, Aubrey Aiese, Noelle Stevenson, Brooklyn Allen, Grace Ellis

Genre: Graphic novel

Rating: 4/5

About the book: Jen is trying to cheer her campers up and get them out adventuring again by setting out to find the mythical jackalope.

Final thoughts: This one was cute. I don’t remember a whole lot of it but it’s got jackalopes so what’s not to like?

Lumberjanes, Vol. 11: Time After Crime

Author: Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, Aime Sotuyo, Maarta Laiho, Aubrey Aiese

Genre: Graphic novel

Rating: 3/5

About the book: Molly makes a deal with a mysterious voice in the woods to slow down time for more fun at camp with her friends. What she didn’t bargain for was everyone’s ages to start jumping all over the place.

Final thoughts: From Good Reads: Definitely not my favorite of the series. It wasn’t bad but I’m glad I’m onto the next one

Madame Cat

Author: Nancy Pena, Mark Bence

Genre: Graphic novel

Rating: 2/5

About the book: This is a series of vignettes of life as a cat, Madame, that thinks she’s an owner.

Final thoughts: From Good Reads: This one didn’t do it for me


Author: Aline Brosh McKenna, Ramon Perez

Genre: Graphic novel

Rating: 2/5

About the book: This is a Jane Eyre retelling set in present day New York City. She soon discovers her place in the world as a nanny for Adele but finds herself falling for Adele’s father. She needs to decide if she can trust him or not.

Final thoughts: From Good Reads: Did not like this one

Have you read any of these? Which ones? What did you read in July?

Author: Megan Johnson

I'm Megan, a cheesehead at heart currently residing in the Sunshine State. You can probably find me reading, watching Forensic Files, or both.

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