15 more books down this month! Not as much as last month, but that’s probably because I read some really chonky ones. (Crave & Crush — they’re thick!) Not complaining, though, because that’s 15 more towards my yearly goal, and that makes me 19 books ahead. Nice!
Now, the wrap:
What I read:
21 in 2021
Dry by Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman
- An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Renegades by Marissa Meyer Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
World War Z by Max Brooks
- A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Angelfall by Susan Ee
- The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee Replica by Lauren Oliver
- Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
- Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Moloka’i by Alan Brennert Peony in Love by Lisa See
- Wicked by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie
The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
- The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Feed by M.T. Anderson The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Most of the book ratings weren’t really a surprise, but I was a little disappointed by the rating I gave Fugitive Telemetry. I love Murderbot. This one just didn’t hit me as well as the previous stories did. Regardless, though, I can’t wait for the next one. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of reading Murderbot’s views on humans. It’s so interesting.
I enjoyed the Renegades series, but the first book was by far the superior in the series. I really liked the idea of a villain being one of the POVs so you can actually see both sides, and I always love Meyer’s writing style. By the time I got to the second and third, though, they felt a little dry and drawn out, especially with one of the main plot points. Also, Nova was really dumb sometimes. I mean, I relate, but sometimes I just wanted to sit her down and tell her to use her brain first.
No five-stars, but I wasn’t really expecting any. Daughter of Moloka’i came closest, but I enjoyed the first book more than the second, so it was knocked down to a four-star.
August’s TBR post will be coming tomorrow, since, for once, I’m actually doing pretty good with them. Stick around for that if you’re interested!
Thanks for reading!