SUMMARY: july

Since I was much busier (and therefore, much more exhausted), I decided to take a short hiatus from my blog…which turned into a little longer than I first planned. I’m posting my monthly summary as usual but I still won’t be posting regularly for a couple of weeks. Anyways, this month also resulted in a worse reading month for me, partially because of time and partially because I’m in yet another bad reading slump where I either cannot focus on anything or don’t particularly find joy in anything I try to read. But still! I managed to read 12 books this month.

#thegildedwolvesreadathon starts today! Join us in reading The Gilded Wolves and The Silvered Serpents before The Bronzed Beasts comes out next month. Check out everything about this readathon here.

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READ IN JULY:

* = reread
bolded = favorite
underlined = ARC
ya unless otherwise noted

★★★★☆ The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould (read my review here)
★★★★☆ If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha (adult)
★★★★¼ The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid (adult)
★★★★☆ Rise to the Sun by Leah Johnson
★★★½☆ The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins (adult)
★★★★☆ Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta *
★★★★¼ The Bronzed Beasts by Roshani Chokshi (watch out for my review!)
★★★★☆ XOXO by Axie Oh
★★★☆☆ The Rehearsals by Annette Christie (adult)
★★★¾☆ To Have and to Hoax by Martha Waters (adult)
★★★¼☆ To Love and to Loathe by Martha Waters (adult)
★★★½☆ Radha & Jai’s Recipe for Romance by Nisha Sharma

POSTED IN JULY:

ANTICIPATED BOOKS IN AUGUST:

bolded = most anticipated
*** = have the ARC / read and will be reviewed
ya unless otherwise noted

  1. The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould (read my review here) ***
    • out: August 3
    • rep: lesbian protagonists, bisexual Latino main character, gay main character; (lesbian author)
  2. A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee
    • out: August 3
    • rep: lesbian protagonists, Black side character; (bisexual agender author)
    • cw: death, violence, emotional abuse, full list here
  3. Like a Love Song by Gabriela Martins (read my review here) ***
    • out: August 3
    • rep: Brazilian protagonist, Jewish bisexual love interest, lesbian Pakistani-American side character, bisexual Brazilian-American side character; (Brazilian author)
  4. So We Meet Again by Suzanne Park (adult) (read my review here) ***
    • out: August 3
    • rep: Korean-American protagonist and love interest; (Korean-American author)
  5. Redemptor (Raybearer #2) by Jordan Ifueko
    • out: August 17
    • rep: Nigerian-inspired setting and characters; various cultures represented (African, Korean, Indian, etc.); biromantic asexual side character; (Nigerian-American author)
  6. Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (adult) ***
    • out: August 17
    • rep: Mexican protagonist and side characters; (Mexican-Canadian author)
    • cw: violence, gore, torture
  7. Battle Royal by Lucy Parker (adult) ***
    • out: August 17
    • rep: British Japanese asexual side character
    • cw: mentions of past deaths of loved ones, vomiting
  8. How We Fall Apart by Katie Zhao
    • out: August 17
    • rep: Asian-American protagonists; (Chinese-American author)
  9. Devil in the Device (Goddess in the Machine #2) by Lora Beth Johnson ***
    • out: August 24
    • rep: fat biracial (Southeast Asian-Chinese, white) protagonist, wlw side characters
  10. The Heart Principle (The Kiss Quotient #3) by Helen Hoang (adult)
    • out: August 31
    • rep: Vienamese-American protagonist and side characters; (biracial (Vietnamese, white) author)

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