July ’19 Wrap-up and Book Haul!

Hello, friends! I am sort of back from my hiatus but not really… πŸ˜› I’ll slowly ease my way back into it, that’s for sure.

Anyway, remember when I said I wouldn’t buy a lot of books in July? Well… That completely didn’t happen at all. Oops! Little did I know about the sales and the coupons and how I can’t resist any of that. πŸ˜‚

This has to be a new record for me. IΒ can’t remember the last time I finished nine books in a month. 😲 I think it was mainly due to not having to write detailed reviews (lol) and because I actually had free weekends with nothing to do but read. Since I’m still on hiatus from my blog, I’ll link my (very short) Goodreads review for each book (even though some of them say “full review to come” it may never happen, LOL. I’m sorry)!

Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game #1) by Amanda Foody (audiobook) – β˜…β˜…β˜…
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
There’s Something About Sweetie (Dimple and Rishi #2) by Sandhya Menon (audiobook) – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
Sherwood by Meagan Spooner (ARC) – β˜…β˜…β˜… 1/2
Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy #1) by Emily A. Duncan (ARC) – β˜…β˜… 1/2
Nyxia Unleashed (The Nyxia Triad #2) by Scott Reintgen (audiobook) – β˜…β˜…β˜… 1/2
Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Ngyuen – β˜…β˜…
The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient #2) by Helen Hoang – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
Wilder Girls by Rory Power – β˜…

My most disappointing reads were definitely Wicked Saints (I linked my actual review for that one above since I actually posted a detailed review with a trigger warning), Fake It Till You Break It, and Wilder Girls. I was a bit disappointed in Sherwood, too, but only because I wanted to like it as much as I did Hunted, but unfortunately, that didn’t happen.

Now for the book haul…


Yes, hello, to the six books I bought. πŸ™ˆ

Half Price Books had coupons (up to 50% off) and then Target had a Cartwheel deal of 20% off all books which I couldn’t resist. Target already sells their books at 20% in general so… Yeah.

I promise I’ll do better next month!

Anyway, like I said before, I’m not fully back from my hiatus. I’ve got a few ARCs lined up for August and September, and I’ll definitely be posting those reviews when the release date draws closer. In the meantime, if you’re in the U.S., you can enter my Twitter giveaway for some older ARCs. If you’re really keen, you can follow my bookstagram where I post at least 3-4 times a week.

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19 thoughts on “July ’19 Wrap-up and Book Haul!

  1. Colleen's Conclusions says:

    I’ve read Fake it till you break it and There’s something about Sweetie. Want to buy RWARB but I bought so many books in July that I’m holding off. The two I listed above weren’t bought in July but in June I think. I did buy Sherwood this month. Haven’t read it yet.

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  2. Veronika @ Wordy and Whimsical says:

    I’m so happy you loved The Bride Test! It’s one of my favorite books of 2019 so far, and fully lived up to The Kiss Quotient, in my opinion. I’m so excited about Quan’s book! Pity about Wilder Girls – I’m on the fence about it (haven’t yet bought it), and your mini review is making me not want to read it. There’s nothing worse than an all around boring book. 😦

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    • amyriadofbooks says:

      Thanks! I mean, I really loved TKQ so I didn’t doubt I would like TBT. I gobble these books up, so I just can’t wait for more!

      Wilder Girls has really mixed reviews. Either you hate it or you love–there’s not really an in-between,

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      • devouringbooks2017 says:

        Oh I already read it! LOL so it didn’t turn me off. Interesting to see your thoughts on it though! I got an ARC, and I read it early, so they hype didn’t influence me. I really didn’t expect much from it, so I wound up being impressed. I think expectations can really affect your reading experience.

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      • amyriadofbooks says:

        Oops, must have misread your comment! Sorry! πŸ˜› I definitely think expectations can affect your reading, too. Sometimes I try not to look into it so much but again…sometimes it can’t be helped. πŸ˜›

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      • devouringbooks2017 says:

        I feel like expectations totally affect my opinion. I wound up not enjoying ACOTAR because I read so many negative reviews, but I feel like I may have enjoyed it if I didn’t read all those reviews.


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