July TBR Books Read: 1
Total Pages Read: 1,603
The Girl In The Picture by Alexandra Monir – 2/5 – This was a Netgalley ARC that had been sitting on my kindle for about a year before I finally got around to putting it on my TBR. It was a YA thriller with a very minor paranormal element to it, and it did a decent job of keeping me entertained and engaged for most of the story. This was traveling well as a three-star book, but I think the ending is what let it down for me. It had potential but just didn’t quite hit the mark.
Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton – 4/5 – I recently went on a holiday back home to Perth and on the way over I picked this book up at the airport bookstore. I’m glad that I did because as it turned out my QANTAS wifi wasn’t working and I spent the entire flight reading. I loved this book, and I’ve heard a lot of other books compared to ‘You’ by Caroline Kepnes (one of my all-time favourites), but this is the only book I’ve read so far that has given me a similar vibe. I really enjoyed this, it was an absolute page-turner and it kept me entertained during the entire three-hour flight.
Let Me Lie by Clare Macintosh – 4/5 – This was my first ever buddy read with Riley and Andie, and it was so much fun to experience a thriller playing out bit by bit at the same time as other readers. I love Clare Macintosh because she always manages to surprise me with unexpected twists and turns, and this book was no exception. It had me guessing until the very end.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng – 5/5 – This was a book club read with my close girlfriends over the months of July and July, and I read it in its entirety while on holiday back home. This was a slow burner, but was full of strong characters and ended up being something I really enjoyed reading. I am even more excited to see this translated into a tv series after reading the book.
This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills – 4/5 – This was the #ReadYourFaceOff Book Club book for the month, and I absolutely adored it. This was a light and easy read and I absolutely flew through it. I loved the characters in this book, the dialogue was so much fun to read and felt really authentic. I feel like YA contemporary is really growing on me, and I can’t wait to pick up some of Emma Mills’ other books.