July has come to an end (which is ridiculous by the way – where is the year going?), which means it is time to talk about everything I read this month and for the first time this year, I actually have a good amount of books to talk about! 2019 hasn’t been an amazing reading year so far, but July has been a good month, which means I’m hopefully going to be able to reach my reading goal for the year despite my slow start. I read 5 books in July (4 of them being Harry Potter), which is the best by far this year, so lets just get into them.
Harry Potter books 1-4
If you have been keeping up with my blog over the last month, then you will know I have been posting a lot about Harry Potter as I finally started my Book vs Movie series that I’ve been planning since last summer! I chose to start with Harry Potter since it is such an iconic series and there is so much to unpack when talking about the books vs the movies and it was also an excuse to re-read Harry Potter! If you didn’t know, I adore Harry Potter, so I knew I was going to fly through the books and I was right. I managed to read the first 4 books in the series and have gotten a decent way through Order of the Phoenix before July ended as well. I think reading Harry Potter was a good call because they are such easy reads that I love so much and I think reading them and flying through them has helped me ease back into the world of reading slowly and successfully!
5/5 (for all 4…duh!)
You Do You by Sarah Knight
The only other book I read outside of the world of Harry Potter was ‘You Do You’ by Sarah Knight. I read her other 2 books earlier this year and loved them, so I thought it was about time I finished the trilogy, especially because I thought I would be needing her advice for when I start college in September. I gave You Do You 5/5 stars just like all her other books because they really are amazing! If you don’t know, Sarah Knight writes self-help books, but they are a little different to the usual kind of self-help. They are down-to-earth, realistic and funny and she isn’t afraid to drop a few f-bombs, which is exactly the kind of self-help I’m looking for. If you haven’t read Sarah Knights books and are looking for someone to kind you down the road of realistic self-love and getting your life together, then these are the books for you!
So those were the 5 books I read in July! I’m really proud of myself for getting back into reading again because I really haven’t felt the reading groove since last September because of all the schoolwork I had to do, but that’s over forever now, so I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to hold onto this new spark of love and actually start getting through by TBR (or at least a considerable amount) before Christmas.
What did you read in July? How is your reading year going? I’d love to know, so leave a comment down below or come and chat to me over on my Instagram: @theoriginalbookdragon
Goodbye for now!
Over and Out