Books in July

I really thought with all the vacation I’ve had this month I would have read more. But I guess it wasn’t that kind of vacationing – too much swimming, hiking and hanging out. I also feel like I haven’t finished a book in a while – I have 3 on the go right now – so maybe that is it. Even with only 4 books this month I’m at 39 for the year.

(36) The Gathering – Kelley Armstrong

Another young adult novel – I may have a slight addiction right now. This one was a little different than the ones I read in June – it’s set in present time and so far the main character hasn’t started/participated in an uprising against an oppressive government (although she does have some bad guys after her). I found the ending happened kind of suddenly (I knew I was coming to the end of the book but it didn’t seem like the story was wrapping up) so there were a lot of unanswered questions. But, I’ve got the second book in the series on hold at the library so I shouldn’t have to wait too long. Not as captivating as some of the other YA series I’ve been reading but still an ok light read.

(37) Lioslaith -Last of the Painted Ones – George C. Myles

I read this while I was up at the cottage on the recomendation of my father-in-law (the author lives in the area). More YA reading but this one was not about the future or supernatural beings – the main story is that of a young Pict girl in 9th century Scotland. It was a good story but I found there were lots of characters and subplots going on so It was harder to follow.

(38) Divergent – Veronica Roth

Loved this book! I cannot wait to get my hands on the second one (I’m number 85 on the wait list). It’s similar to a lot of the other YA books I’ve been reading but I liked the main character a lot more than I have in other series. It takes a while for things to really get happening but leaves with a cliffhanger ending.

(39) Bitten – Kelley Armstrong
I downloaded this after I finished The Gathering. This is not YA but still features werwolves and sort of similar emotional drama. I liked it well enough – it moves along quickly – and even though it is part of a series it stands on its own. It is kind of nice to read a book that ends and doesn’t require you to wait for another couple of months to get the sequel to figure out the story.

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I’ve got quite a collection of books to work through in August.

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I was really excited to pick up Shadow of Night since A Discovery of Witches was one of my favorite reads last year. I started reading it in the library parking lot and had to drag myself away. I’ve also got a tree planting book,our current book club read and another recommendation from my father-in-law all waiting to be opened!

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1 thought on “Books in July”

  1. I have read Kelley Armstrong YA books and I was also addicted. In Goodreads, there was a special discussion with the author last July 31st.

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