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 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!
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.
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!
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!