July 2021 Reading Wrap-Up

I’m so excited to be back in the reading grove again. It’s especially nice because we’re now just two months away (6 weeks!) from my due date, and who knows what my reading will be like once Bean has made his entrance. Till then I’m going to savor these months of inhaling books. Over July I read a total of 20 books and I’m officially 8 books ahead of my schedule for the year. Maybe I’ll actually make this year’s goal! Anyway, here’s what I read in July. Hope you enjoy.

1 Star:

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a 1 star read. I ended up quitting this book because I just couldn’t get into it. It was definitly a case of just not being my thing.

2 Stars:

Overall I’ve had really good luck this year with reading mostly books I enjoy. I think this is the first month in awhile that I’ve had some 1 and 2 star reads, but don’t quote me on that. 😀 I’ve already mentioned how disappointed I was in Authority. And the second book here was just a case of me not liking the author, it was very medicalized and very heteronormative, plus it just didn’t bring anything new to the table.

3 Stars:

These books were all pretty good, of the four of them I most enjoyed Convivence Store Woman. It was such a unique odd read that really got me thinking. I’ll probably write a review for it later, though I haven’t been feeling up to review writing of late.

4 Stars:

In my second favorite category we have some really great read that I highly recommend. King John was a great historical nonfiction read from the beginning of the month, and Many Love was a great memoir. I’m still thinking about Klara and The Sun, I read it in a single day and at the same time wondered why I liked it so much. It was an odd read. 😀

5 Stars:

Put these books on your must read! You’ve all heard me rave about Just Kids before so that’s no surprise. But what did take me by surprise was Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, I was hooked the entire read. I also highly recommend Why Did No One Tell Me This? It’s the most helpful, most queer friendly parenting book I’ve read and I plan to own it next time I get pregnant.

What did you read this month?

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