JULY WRAP UP | 31 books in 31 days! ~ 2022 releases, romances & lots of manga! πŸ“š

Hey everyone, welcome or welcome back to my blog! It’s been a wild month for me and somehow it’s over now! I’ve been experimenting with week-long reading experiments on my blog and I also co-hosted round 6 of the Graphicsathon this month AND I caught covid from my family, so it was a very hectic month with some great highs and major lows. But, all in all, I think it was a really good month and I read some new and old favourites! I’m officially so excited for August to see if I can keep this positive streak going!

Goodreads Challenge Update!

Quick Stats:

  • Pages read: 9,876 pages
  • Books read: 31 books
  • Most disappointing book of the month – Garnet Flats
  • Worst book of the month – Cleopatra and Frankenstein
  • Most surprising book of the month – See You Yesterday
  • Best book of the month – A Sign of Affection Vol 1
MONTHPAGE COUNTREAD COUNT
JAN8,356 pages25 books
FEB12,464 pages38 books
MAR7,308 pages17 books
APR15,002 pages39 books
MAY4,336 pages11 books
JUNE6,002 pages12 books
JULY9,876 pages31 books
TOTAL63,344 pages173 books

🌻 – Buddy read | 🎧 – Audiobook | πŸ” – Re-read | 🌈 – LGBTQIA+ rep | 🟣 – disability rep | ✨ – 2022 release

*Click on the titles for my Goodreads reviews! You can also find my StoryGraph reviews here!

For the first week of the month, I challenged myself to read only ✨ 2022 releases ✨ – you can find my blog post with all my reviews here!

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  • Something Wilder [01/07] 🎧✨ – ⭐⭐⭐ – Not fantastic but this would make such a fun movie!
  • Book Lovers [02/07] 🎧✨ – ⭐⭐⭐ – Unfortunately, this was just so boring.
  • A Chance For Us [03/07] 🎧✨ – ⭐⭐⭐ – Very fast-paced but, I did still enjoy it!
  • The Stranger In 8B [01 – 03/07] 🎧✨ – ⭐⭐⭐ – I really enjoyed this one, I’ll definitely continue in this series as the books come out.
  • We Had to Remove This Post [04/07] 🎧✨ – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Absolutely disturbing but very well-written.
  • So This Is Ever After [04/07] 🎧✨🌈 – ⭐⭐⭐ – Another book that would make a fun movie or show! This had an interesting world and cast of characters + love story, but it was so predictable and slow-paced that it was a bit boring, honestly.
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  • Cleopatra and Frankenstein [05/07] 🎧✨ – ⭐⭐ – It’s a no from me chief.
  • See You Yesterday [06/07] 🎧✨ – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – This was truly the first time I’ve ever enjoyed the Groundhog day trope and I highly recommend this one!
  • Kaiju Preservation Society [06 – 07/07] 🎧✨ – ⭐⭐⭐ – A lot of fun!!
  • Sea of Tranquility [07/07] 🎧✨ – ⭐⭐⭐ – Great writing, boring story.
  • In Deeper Waters [08/07] 🎧🌈 – ⭐⭐⭐ – Not as good as So This Is Ever After, but I did still really enjoy this and I’ll definitely be reading whatever Lukens writes next!
  • Perfect World Vol 10 [011/07] 🟣✨ – ⭐⭐⭐.5 – I haven’t been absolutely loving the last few volumes in this series but, I really enjoyed this one!

From the 11th to the 17th, I co-hosted the Graphicsathon over on Twitter

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  • A Sign of Affection Vol 1 [11/107] 🟣 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – absolutely gooped and gagged over this rn, this was so wholesome I need to pace around a room I’m feeling too many things all at once
  • A Sign of Affection Vol 2 [11/07] 🟣 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Not as good as the ultimate manga romance Sweat and Soap, but, this is still really cute!
  • A Sign of Affection Vol 3 [11/07] 🟣 – ⭐⭐⭐.5 – This series is so easy to binge!
  • A Sign of Affection Vol 4 [11/07] 🟣 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – This was definitely my favourite volume so far!
  • A Sign of Affection Vol 5 [11/07] 🟣✨ – ⭐⭐⭐.5 – I’m seriously loving this series! It’s so cute and such a fast read!
  • A Sign of Affection Vol 6 [11/07] 🟣✨ – ⭐⭐⭐.5 – Okay that cliffhanger was unfair!
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  • SΓ©ance Tea Party [12/07] ⭐⭐⭐.75 – I loved the cute spooky vibes!
  • From Lukov with Love [12/07] πŸŽ§πŸ” – ⭐⭐⭐⭐- No joke, I literally put the audiobook on and just never turned it off. This cured 80% of my awful mood and distracted me from feeling icky. 10 brownie points.
  • Marriage For One [14/07] πŸ”πŸŽ§ – ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 – I won’t lie, I absolutely love this book!
  • The Wall of Winnipeg and Me [15 – 16/07] πŸ”πŸŽ§ – ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 – I’ve read this six times in just over a year if that tells you anything about how much I enjoy it.
  • Stalking Jack The Ripper [16/07] πŸ”πŸŽ§ – ⭐⭐⭐ – I just was not in the mood for these characters today.
  • Hunting Prince Dracula [17/07] πŸ”πŸŽ§ – ⭐⭐⭐ – Definitely better than book 1.

This is the week I got Covid-19 πŸ˜’ so I pretty much didn’t read anything for a week [20-26/07]

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  • Caraval [18/07] πŸ”πŸŽ§ – ⭐⭐⭐ – It genuinely feels so good to be back in this world!
  • Legendary [19/07] πŸ”πŸŽ§ – ⭐⭐⭐ – I cannot stand Tella so though I try, I will never be able to enjoy this book.
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland [27/07] πŸ”πŸŽ§ – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Absolutely ridiculous. but in a good way.
  • Finale [20-28/07] 🎧 – ⭐⭐.75 – One day, someone will end a trilogy on a high note and we’ll all die of absolute and utter shock. This was not good.
  • Indigo Ridge [29/07] 🎧 – ⭐⭐⭐ – Earlier this year I read book 2 in this series and enjoyed it but didn’t *love* it, but I randomly felt the urge to get back into this series and I have to say I really enjoyed this one and I genuinely think I’ll continue this series throughout the years as each book comes out.
  • Juniper Hill [29-30/07] πŸŽ§πŸ” – ⭐⭐⭐.5 – I think this is my favourite book in the series so far, I’m a sucker for the single parent trope.
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  • Garnet Flats [30-31/07] 🎧✨ – ⭐⭐⭐ – My least favourite book in the series so far, but still a pretty good read. I definitely think I’ll love book 4, it sounds completely up my alley!

[IF YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT I’M READING WHILE I’M READING, YOU CAN CATCH ME ON GOODREADS OR STORYGRAPH]

πŸ” – Rewatch // 🌈 – LGBTQIA+ // ✨ – 2022 release

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  • The Hating Game [02/07] πŸ” – ⭐⭐⭐ – Honestly this isn’t a good movie but I love the sets and it’s a good background movie so don’t be surprised if you keep seeing this in future wrap-ups.
  • Persuasion [16/07] ✨ – ⭐⭐.5 – The sheer disrespect of this movie existing and also not putting Richard E Grant’s name on the poster.
  • Once Upon A Time in Wonderland [22/07] πŸ” – ⭐⭐⭐ – It’s like a badly made and badly written student film but, I have this love for it that I’ll never be able to explain. I’m honestly shocked they made more than one episode.
  • Gilmore Girls Season 1 [23-24/07] πŸ” – ⭐⭐⭐ – when you have covid you’re forced to automatically watch comfort tv
  • Gilmore Girls Season 2 [24-26/07] πŸ”- ⭐⭐⭐- there’s nothing quite like Luke’s rage rants to get me through a bad slump.
  • Gilmore Girls Season 3 [26-27/07] πŸ” – ⭐⭐⭐- so much Jess drama, so little time.

[IF YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT I’M WATCHING WHILE I’M WATCHING, YOU CAN CATCH ME ON LETTERBOXD & TVTIME]

What did you read this month?
Did we read/watch any of the same things?

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