Wrap-Ups

A Belated July 2020 Wrap-Up!

July Wrap-up

Hello! I know I disappeared off of the face of the blogging globe in the last few months, but I swear I have good reason! I’ve been finishing my university degree, which entailed the dreaded dissertation. But I am happy to report that as of TODAY, I am officially DONE with uni, and I have absolutely NO idea where the time has gone. It feels like just yesterday I was moving into my first year accommodation. With all but one of my deadlines done, I thankfully had a lot more time on my hands to pick up a book that wasn’t for my degree in July, and I managed to read four books! Here they are:

With the fire on high

With the Fire on High has been on my TBR ever since it was released. I was in the mood for something light after a month filled with uni deadlines, and I thought that a book about family and cooking would be perfect for this — and it was! I adored this book, and I can’t wait to read more of Elizabeth Acevedo’s writing — I’ve heard such great things about her other books!

★★★★

The Bride Test-2

I can’t believe it took me so long to pick this up! I loved The Kiss Quotient when I read it lat year, so I was excited to get into this one. And though it didn’t quite capture my heart in the same way that The Kiss Quotient did, I really enjoyed this book! I loved the cameos of the stars of the last book, and the storyline was incredibly sweet and heartwarming.

★★★★

The Secret History

Apparently I thought that I needed to balance out the romances with a dark academia, so I decided to finally pick up The Secret History in the second half of the month. I’d heard great things about this book, and I think that my expectations were a very high because of that (a dangerous gamble, I know). It was so different from what I expected, but I really enjoyed it!

★★★★.5

Rebecca

I will admit that I knew absolutely nothing about this book before I went into it, but I am so glad that I went into it knowing nothing. It’s been so long since a book has really managed to shock me, but the twists in the second half of Rebecca had me gasping. After reading The Secret History, I was really in the mood for another dark novel and this gothic book really didn’t let me down!

★★★★★

What did you read in July? Have you read any of these? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!

- Nicole-2

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4 thoughts on “A Belated July 2020 Wrap-Up!

  1. Congratulations on finishing that dissertation (good God I’ll never forget what that feels like). Also, welcome back! ♥️ I agree, The Kiss Quotient does have a very special place in all of our hearts doesn’t it? I did looove Bride Test too though, even if TKQ will always be my number one. Have a lovely august, happy reading and stay safe.

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    1. Thank you! It’s a big relief now that it’s submitted! TKQ and The Bride Test are both so lovely, I can’t wait to see what’s next! Thank you for reading — stay safe and happy reading to you too! 😁

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