July Reads, August TBR, and I have been Blogging for a Year

So the big news first!!!

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I have been doing this for a year!! It is kind of surprising because when I first started (like my bookstagram) I knew nothing but I have learned a lot on the way and I will continue learning. I do hope to have a longer post about my first year but I am leaving for vacation on Saturday and there is much to do (and eat because the fridge has to be cleaned out)!

And speaking of Vacation, my August TBR (Yes, I realize that I am kind of doing this backwards!)

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These are the books that I am bringing for my friend and I to go on vacation.

She Walks in Shadows by Various Authors

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton

Our Dark Duet & Vicious by V.E. Schwab

And for my ARCAugust selections

Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre

Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

I read the excerpt for this on BookishFirst and it was amazing and I am super excited to read the rest of it!

Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry

I actually started reading this book yesterday and it is awesome so far!

Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan

Beast by Lisa Jensen

Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie

I know that I probably won’t be able to read all of them but it is good to have options!

Now, I only read 4 books in July but I did start and not finish quite a few but the ones that I did finish:

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The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

Rating: ★★★★★

I loved Gentleman’s Guide and I knew that if I got Lady’s Guide that it was probably going to be something that I would immediately start reading, which I did and if I had started it earlier I could have definitely finished it in a day!

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Crimson Ash by Haley Sulich

Rating:  ★★✯✩✩

This book was… interesting… I learned that I don’t really care for dystopian anymore but the characters were amazing!

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Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Rating: ★★★★★

THIS BOOK! So I actually just finished Godsgrave a few hours ago and I am going to be have a bookhangover until September 3, 2018 because that book was just awesome. And I am really happy because those were two books that I really wanted to finally get off my TBR this year!

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 The Bird and the Blade  by Megan Bannen

Raing: ★★★★★

I read this right after I read Crooked Kingdom and I was worried that it wasn’t going to be as good and though it was not the same as Bardugo’s books, it was still fabulous! I now have a book boyfriend, Khalaf, who from now on all other boyfriends will be judged to. (this is seriously a big deal for me as I don’t like taking others SOs but in this case I am okay with it) One thing I was not okay with, that ending! I hope Bannen write a short story (I can’t say about what but if you read the book, know that I want it to be about two characters) so I at least I get some closure.

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