July 2020 in Review
Updated: Jul 13, 2021
This was apparently the month of SJM books. I ended up starting all three of her series... Overall this was a pretty good reading month as I ended up reading a lot of 4 star books.
Here are all the statistics for the month!
I read a total of 10 physical books, and 3 audiobooks for combined total of 13 books and roughly 5,243 pages.
I did end up DNFing Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang (though I finished the majority of it) and An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir because I was just not getting into it. I also read Vol.1 of Bride of the Water God but I am not continuing the series so I did not see the need to write a review.
Here is a list of all the books I read. If you want to check out my reviews for them, click the links!
Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Miracle Creek by Angie Kim
The Silence of Bones by June Hur
House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
American Sherlock by Kate Winkler Dawson
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
The Third Rainbow Girl by Emma Copley Eisenberg
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Male vs. Female Authors
3 to 10
Best Book of the Month - Skyward
Worst Book of the Month - Strange the Dreamer
2 True Crime
1 Historical Fiction
M-Bot and his Love for Mushrooms
Credit to Sanderson's Art Director Isaac and his Daughter "W"
Quotes of the Month
"The dead are gone, yet we live in their shadows" ~ The Silence of Bones
"There is one lesson all who enter the capital will learn: evil comes from the unfulfilled need for significance." ~ The Silence of Bones
"It was impossible, of course, but when did that ever stop any dreamer from dreaming." ~ Strange the Dreamer
"Libraries were full of ideas - perhaps the most dangerous and powerful weapons of all." ~ Throne of Glass
"That's the point of it Bryce, of life. To live, to love, knowing that it might all vanish tomorrow. It makes everything that much more precious." ~ House of Earth and Blood