July 2021 in Review
Updated: Sep 4, 2021
So, I thought that I didn't really read that many books...until I realized that I had my Goodreads shelf organized wrong... It is safe to say then that I am slowly coming out of my reading slump. I sat that even though I still felt like I had a bit of a slow month, and that is because in the odd mood to watch some movies.
I do like watching movies but I have a hard time sitting down and focusing on only the movie. Sometimes multitasking does not work in your favour. I have also been playing Horizon Zero Dawn (finally), and that is taking up the majority of my time because it is an open-world game with lots to do.
That being said, I would consider this a successful reading month by the fact alone that I read, or technically listened to, two massive books. I also got through some ARCs which is always a good thing.
On to the statistics!
I read a total of 10 books, 1 novella, 1 anthology, and 4 volumes of manga this month for a total of 16 books and roughly 5,708 pages.
I ended up DNFing 4 books this month all more or less because I either was just not getting into the book or the setup was so bad that I couldn't get myself to keep reading. Here are all the books, and one manga, that I ended up putting down.
Blood Blockade Battlefront (Kekkai Sensen) Vol.1 by Yasuhiro Nightow
Widow's Welcome by D.K. Fields
The Nesting by C.J. Cooke
Near the Bone by Christina Henry
Here are all the books I read this month. If you want to check out my reviews on them, click on the pink hyperlinks!
Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft
The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
Jujutsu Kaisen Vol.0, 5-7 by Gege Akutami
It by Stephen King
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
A Dragonbird in the Fern by Laura Rueckert
In Another Light by A.J. Banner
In the Watchful City by S. Qiouyi Lu
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Sinopticon 2021: A Celebration of Chinese Science Fiction by Xueting Christine Ni
Best Book of the Month - The Eye of the World
Worst Book of the Month - The Magicians
1 Mystery Thriller