July Reading Wrap-Up

Whew! Tough month. I sense better reading times are ahead, as I’ll finally be done with my summer classes and will have more free time on my hands. This month felt very similar to last month, but I was able to meet my main reading goals.

So, now a look back at the my reading completed this month:

What I Read:

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Pages: 305

Format: Hardback (personal copy)

| My Review |

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong (YARC 2020, Diversity Reading Challenge)

Pages: 246

Format: Hardback (library copy)

My Rating: Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

This is My America by Kim Johnson (ARC of the Month)

Pages: 416

Format: eBook (ARC)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous, Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer (Reading Women 2020)

Pages: 391

Format: Audiobook (library copy)

My Rating: My New Favorite Thing

Rivals in the City by Y. S. Lee (Book Riot 2020)

Pages: 352

Format: Hardback (library copy)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read

The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey Fitzharris (#startonyourshelfathon)

Pages: 304 pages

Format: Hardback (personal copy)

My Rating: Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

Total Pages: 2,014

Total Books: 6

Favorite Book of the Month:

This book is simply amazing. It’s really inspiring and I learned so many things from Kimmerer. I have a whole new outlook on plants and my place in the world. Honestly, if you can, read this book. It’s a collection of essays, so you could easily just read an essay a day. I keep thinking about this book and I even bought myself a copy, because I think this is one I’ll return again and again.

Least Favorite Book of the Month:

I dunno. This kind of book is just not my thing. I like poetry, but I really don’t like poetry mixing with prose to make this weird, abstract thing. This book was just too ethereal to me. I really didn’t connect with it and I honestly don’t even know if I would recommend it to anyone.

How about you?

How was your month of reading? Did you meet any of your goals? What was your favorite book you read this month? Least favorite? Let me know in the comments!

6 thoughts on “July Reading Wrap-Up

  1. I read nothing in July until last weekend when I read four books back to back. I can’t choose a favourite, but my least favourite was certainly Ink, Iron and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare. I was really disappointed because it had everything I am meant to love in a portal world fantasy but I found it very messy and jumpy. I’m just glad those books have helped me to edge closer towards my Goodreads Goal of 40 books (I’m now at 34 read) because I didn’t think I’d get to that with my current reading habits and I usually complete it by now.

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    1. I can relate. I have read quite a few books that I really expected to love, that suggested all the kinds of things I like to see in a book, and just don’t hit the mark. But, as you’ve said, it’s still worth it if it helps get you to that reading goal. Good luck! Thank you for commenting!

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    1. Oh, nice! It’s definitely a good read. I didn’t love it, but I think it’s one of those books that has a very important message worth telling, so I think it’ll be a big hit for most. Thank you and you, too!


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