I was starting to think that reading 6 books a month is going to be like my thing this year. But this month I went above and beyond and managed to finish… wait for it… 7 books! Yes, I know. I am shocked as well. In my last wrap up I declared that I am going to do a better job and technically I succeeded. It’s not a spectacular victory, but a victory nonetheless. I am also aware that last year I was reading like 20 novels a month, but that’s completely beside the point.
It was definitely my best month this year. I gave three books 5 star rating. And I don’t give 5 stars easily. Unfortunately, one of my most anticipated releases of 2019 turned out to not be as great as I hoped it would be.
Number of books I read: 7
Number of pages I read: 2876
Average book lenght: 410 pages
Ahh, this book was so good. It gave me everything I love in fantasy – amazing worldbuilding, interesting magic system, lovable characters and a hint of a very adorable romance. This book introduced a lot of creative ideas and interesting concepts and I had amazing time reading it.
This book was probably the biggest surprise of this year so far. I am not a big fan of contemporaries, especially those sweet and fluffy, like this one. But there was something about this book that just clicked with me. And it has an amazing bi rep!
An American Marriage – Tayari Jones
Technically I have nothing bad to say about this book. It’s good. But it had potential to be amazing. I feel like it glossed over the hard and painful topics, instead of just diving in. It didn’t challenge me in any way. It didn’t make me grow. And it definitely wasn’t memorable.
I am looking for a new adult romance that is going to be better or as good as Crossfire series. I have been searching for at least 6 years now and I was unable to find anything. This was no different, though I found it refreshing to finally read a book like that from a male POV.
The Goddess Test – Aimee Carter
I was in a mood for a good Hades and Persephone retelling and I didn’t really want to reread A Court of Mist and Fury for the hundredth time. But now I kind of wish I had. It wasn’t a bad book, but it was very… 2010 YA. And it didn’t age well.
So this was my biggest disappointment. I have no idea how is it possible that epic fantasy with dragons and main romance being f/f failed to completely captivate me. But it happened. I can’t say that it was a bad book. In fact, in was very good. But it definitely wasn’t what I was hoping for.
This was, hands down, the best political fantasy I have ever read in my life. Ever. And I love political fantasy.
And that’s it! Have you read any of these books? Did you like them? How many books did you finish this month? Let me know!