Books, Challenges, Reviews

July Books

Still no better title for these posts. I’ll keep working on it.

I read 4 books in July, bringing me to 22/30, which means I’m way ahead of my reading challenge! It was another complete mix and match of a month when it came to my choice of books. I’m starting to think there is no pattern for me when it comes to the question ‘What’s next?’. I do try to not binge read the same genre or author but to have some variety. So I guess that could be the pattern?

I don’t think it’ll come as a surprise to anyone that the first book that I read was another one by my current favourite author – The Way of Kings, Part 1 (The Stormlight Archive #1.1) by Brandon Sanderson. I know I’ve been blabbering on about how amazing I think he is, but this book brought it to a whole other level. Another world, another (new) magic, whole new characters, a whole new story. Honestly, if you like fantasy then pick up any of his books and your world will change.

In fact, this brings me to the surprise I mentioned a few weeks back. Drum roll, please. I’ve got a brand new copy of The Way of Kings, Part 1 to giveaway to someone reading this 🙂 All you need to do is comment here or message/email me or like this post and you could be the lucky owner of this book! I’m SOOOOOOOO excited!!! As you can probably tell.

Ok, I’ll try to hold it in until I’ve told you about what else I read. My second book in July was Girl Online Going Solo (Girl Online #3) by Zoe Sugg. I finally gave up waiting for the paperback and bought it on Kindle. Only to have it come out as a paperback a couple of weeks later… Typical. Anyway I found it a good sequel to the other Girl Online books – it was fun and easy read. The main character Penny battled with many of the same issues that she’d been struggling with from book one – anxiety and being way too trusting being the main ones. I do like how Zoe, who has admitted to be suffering with anxiety herself, is writing about what she knows, as it makes it more realistic and will give hope to many who are also struggling with the same issues. So thank you for reminding me I’m not alone with my anxiety.

The third book I finished in July was Moomins: Moomintroll’s Book Of Thoughts by Tove Jansson. I got this book from my mum for my birthday earlier this year (or maybe Xmas last year?) and I’ve been picking it up every now and then. It’s a collection of Moomintroll’s thoughts from different Moomins books. I find them so sweet and heart warming, so I often reach for it when I’m need of something… cosy. ”How exciting it is to be alive,’ thought Moomintroll. ‘Everything could change to the opposite – from nothing.” That’s the kind of life lessons one can learn from this book.

Last but by no means the least – The Way of Kings, Part 2 (The Stormlight Archive #1.2) by Brandon Sanderson. I’ve already been going on about how amazing the first part of this was so I don’t think it’s a surprise the second part is just as good. If not better. Also, as a bit of a spoiler I can let you know that the second book of this series is the highest rated book on Goodreads with over 100k votes. So I can’t waaaaait to start on the next one!

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That’s it from me. Don’t forget to like, comment or message me if you’d like to be the lucky owner of a brand new copy of Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings, Part 1! I should probably say that I’m only giving it away to a good home, so please enter responsibly.

Also don’t forget to let me know any good books that you’ve read recently or share your all time favourites! I’m always looking for recommendations for what to read next 🙂

G.

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