What a month!
July has been soooo full for me! It was both a pretty good reading month, and a good month in my life. Let’s start with the reading and all the books that I managed to read :
The world gives way | Marissa Levien | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | My review
The world gives way is a fantastic dystopia, very reflective. It’s full of action, yet gave me a sense of peace, and made me think a lot about life and death. 100% recommendation!
Mercury Boys | Chandra Prassad | ⭐⭐⭐ | My review
This was a VERY peculiar book. Unique actually. Teenage girls falling in love with dead guys from the 1800’s through daguerrotypes and touching/eating mercury was a pretty interesting plot. While I enjoyed how disturbing it all was, and the final message behind the book, the writing wasn’t really for me, and most of the plot didn’t make a lot of sense to me considering the ending.
Sky Breaker | Addie Thorley | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This is the sequel for Night Spinner (review here), that I read over a year ago, and absolutely LOVED! Like most sequels, I didn’t enjoy it as much as the first book. Still, it was very good, and it gave the duology and ending, and allowed me to discover more about some background characters. Overall a very good read!
56 days | Catherine Ryan Howard | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This is one of the first books I’ve read that’s set in our Covid era! It was pretty interesting, and the plot was fabulous. After meeting in a supermarket, the two main characters decide to go on lockdown together, only a few days after meeting. But soon, one of them is found dead…
The vibe here was fantastic, and I let the plot carry me entirely. I loved the ending, and understanding how the events came to unfold. I definitely recommend it if you love thrillers 🙂
The Aurora Cycle (Aurora Rising & Aurora Burning) | Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I missed out so much by not reading this series sooner! I devoured it in three days. I was a little frustrated the last book isn’t out yet though…. But it’s coming out soooooon! I’m really hyped about it and will probably pre-order it. I don’t know why Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff work so well together, but they do!
The Offset | Calder Szewczak | ⭐⭐
As usual, the prospect of a dystopia linked to overpopulation attracted me. But I didn’t connect with it. The concept of Offset didn’t seem very realistic or logical to me, so from then on, the whole book failed to catch my attention. I also disliked EVERY character, which made it hard for me to enjoy the plot… Many have liked this, but unfortunately, this is a hard pass for me.
July was a rather full month for me! I finished my Master’s internship on June 30th, did my final oral presentation for my Masters as well as gave the jury my Masters’ thesis. And guess what! I got it with a distinction 😀
After that, I went back to my native area, in Eastern France to attend my uncle’s wedding, which was pretty cool, especially since I’m the one who walked him down the aisle. That was the first wedding I ever went to, so that was a nice first!
Last but no least, I found a job, only two weeks after the end of my internship. I’m now working as a bookseller, back in Eastern France, where I can be closer to my family, until the end of February. So far, it’s really great, my colleagues are amazing, and I’m around books all day long!
So July was a lot of changes, with lots of growing up, but it’s super exciting and I can’t wait to see where this will all lead me!
I hope your July was as fantastic as mine was!
Thank you for reading !
See you soon,
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Congratulations on finishing your Masters degree, finding a job with books, and… so many other things!!! Glad you had a great July 🙂