July 2016 Wrap-Up


Um, so, this is very late. Very, very late. I’ve been quite busy this far in August though, I’ve had a lot of work and not a lot of free time to write blog posts. So let’s pretend half of August hasn’t passed already, haha. 

Here are the books I read in July. 


28862528Saga volume 6

by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

I didn’t even know this volume had been released when I found it in a bookstore, on the actual release day I think. This is my favorite volume this far, I loved everything about it. I probably won’t write a full review so here’s my goodreads comment

5/5 stars

The Life List16127237
by Lori Nelson Spielman

Like I wrote in the last wrap-up post when I listed what I was currently reading, this genre isn’t my usual cup of tea. This is more in the realm of chick-lit. But I read it over the summer, while chilling at the poolside, and it was fitting for that. It wasn’t too bad, it was entertaining enough even though I didn’t buy the main premise that a mother would force her daughter to do all these things in less than a year. 

3/5 stars


17675462The Raven Boys
by Maggie Stiefvater

I did not think this would be good because of the terribly cheesy and clichè synopsis. And then??? It’s so good? Definitely one of my favorite books. All the characters are great, they come alive on the page. Don’t read the synopsis, especially not the one on the back of the book. Just don’t. It has nothing to do with the story at all. Ridiculous. 

5/5 stars

18332844De Usynlige
by Roy Jacobsen

Another Norwegian book that I listened to on audio. It’s not really my style either, but it was alright. 

3/5 stars




Crown of Midnight17670709
by Sarah J. Maas

I started this as part of the Make Me Read readathon, but I only got 14 pages in before the readathon ended so it barely counts as ‘started’. I haven’t continued it since then either, and I might not yet. We’ll see!



This Savage Song28696452
by V.E. Schwab

I’m praying I’ll like this better than A Darker Shade of Magic. I’ve only reached page 34 but it’s intriguing me this far.


Still reading

And I Darken27190613
by Kiersten White

WILL I EVER FINISH THIS BOOK???? Place your bets now. I’ve been reading it for about 3 or 4 months now. It’s just really hard to pick it up, but I try to read a bit every lunch break at work.



Other posts written this month



Top Ten Tuesday

Top 5 Wednesday

Book Traveling Thursday


I also just realized yesterday that yesterday was actually my first year blogging anniversary 😀 Or blogiversary, if you want. Yay! I wish I’d realized earlier so I could maybe host a giveaway or something, but let’s try to remember next year. Hurray for one year! 

So what’s the best and worst book you read in July? Do tell! Anything else interesting happen? Did you go on vacation? 

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9 thoughts on “July 2016 Wrap-Up

  1. Holly says:

    I’m so glad you loved The Raven Boys!! I recently finished reading the last book in that series, and the ending is definitely worth the wait. Hope you enjoy it!
    Also, happy 1 year blogoversary!! *throws confetti* 🙂


  2. Sara @ freadomlibrary says:

    Congrats on your Blogiversary! Mine is next week 😄
    I’m so glad you loved the Raven Boys! I had a feeling that’d be a series up your alley. I’m currently reading the last book and it’s so good!
    I really hope you like This Savage Song. I’m a Fangirl for Queen Schwab so I just want everyone to love her books haha
    And I Darken is really slow and dense so I totally understand, but I hope you finish it this mibth😃


    • Anette Reads says:

      The Raven Boys was such a surprise, because the synopsis is really really cheesy. I had no idea what it was about at all XD Can’t wait to finish the series! I have a feeling it’s going to be sad, from what I’ve seen people saying.
      I like This Savage Song this far 😀 I’ll try to trudge through And I Darken hahaha. I just wanna get to the impaling part, but that’s probably not until book 948798438 in the series………

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      • Sara @ freadomlibrary says:

        It is, it definitely doesn’t do justice to the actual story. There’s definitely some sad parts but i don’t considering a sad series in general.
        I love anything Victoria Schwab so 😍
        I think there’s only one impaling scene in this first book but I’m hopeful with the rest of the series haha


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