Reading Wrap-Up: July 2018

July was a crazy month for me.  Not only was I incredibly busy with starting a new job, coming back from holiday, going on holiday again, and then going to YALC, but I also acquired and read so many books!  I’m not going to break these down like I usually do because this post will be impossibly long if I do, so feel free to chat with me in the comments!


Books I read


Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire (review)

Adrift by Rob Boffard (review)

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire

The Mermaid by Christina Henry (review)

Redemption’s Blade by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Orlando by Virginia Woolf


Books I am currently reading



After the Fire by Will Hill


Books I bought



Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 20th anniversary edition by J. K. Rowling

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King

Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan

Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers

The Armoured Saint by Myke Cole

Grimm Tales by Philip Pullman

The Night Manager by John le Carré


Book post




Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

The Bastard Legion: Friendly Fire by Gavin G. Smith

The Gilded King by Josie Jaffrey

Gilded Cage by Vic James

Tarnished City by Vic James

Bright Ruin by Vic James

Ascension by Victor Dixon

The Relic Guild by Edward Cox

The Cathedral of Known Things by Edward Cox

Watcher of Dead Time by Edward Cox

Real Town Murders by Adam Roberts

Raft by Stephen Baxter

The Ninth Circle by Alex Bell

Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton

Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames

The Blue Salt Road by Joanne M. Harris

Lud in the Mist by Hope Mirrlees


NetGalley approvals

Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

The Life of Pi by Yann Martell

Knaves Over Queens edited by George R. R. Martin

Mirage by Somaiya Daud 


YALC books




Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao

The Familiars by Stacey Halls

Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria

Rosemary Spell by Virginia Zimmerman

Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

Vox by Christina Dalcher

The Book of M by Peng Shepherd

Suicide Club by Rachel Heng

Hunted by Megan Spooner

Bruja Born by Zoraida Cordova

Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Pérez

All the Ever Afters by Danielle Teller

Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi 

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes

Roar by Cora Carmack

Lifelik3 by Jay Kristoff

I am Traitor by Sif Sigmarsdóttir 

Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman

The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge

The Red Ribbon by Lucy Adlington

After the Fire by Will Hill

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

Spacemen of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar

The Loneliness of Distant Beings by Kate Ling

Showstopper by Hayley Barker

The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson


Are you guys still here?  Good! Don’t forget to check out my post-YALC wrap-up, which will be coming soon, and more book reviews as they come.


What did you get up to in the month of July?  Did you read or buy anything good? Did you got to YALC?  Let me know!

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