Was it just me or did July seem to drag a little? Though many exciting things did happen during the month, I mean it marks the 10 year anniversary since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows were released and yet I still remember that day vividly. July I also completed redecorating my room back home and completely moved out of my University halls and back home. Which was nice, it also marked my fourth year participating in the BookTubeAThon, although it didn’t go as well as I hoped. Anyway here are the books I managed to read and my thoughts.
- Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K Rowling and read by Stephan Fry.
The 6th instalment of the Harry Potter series and I absolutely love this book, always have as it been one of my favourites beside Prisoner of Azkaban. Although with the Harry Potter franchise I always listen to the audiobooks which meant that while listening I was able to paint my ceiling and walls which is especially good.
- All I Know Now by Carrie Hope Fletcher
Carrie Hope Fletcher has been one of my favourite Youtubers since I first starting to watch Youtube. Her positive videos always put a smile on my face and admittedly I have literally just binged watched her videos before. When I found out she was writing a book I made sure to get it the moment it came out and yet the it has taken me until her third book being published to finally pick up this one. I did enjoy reading Carrie’s stories and worldly advice but I did think that if I was perhaps 13 or 14 when I read this (Currently I am 19) then I would have enjoyed it a whole lot more. However it was an interesting read which I was able to fly through in a single sitting.
- Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden
If you know me, you know have an unhealthy obsession with Star Wars which I completely and absolutely adore with the whole of my being. So when I finally got the opportunity to pick up this novel which features heavily, Asajj Ventress, a character which is one of the main antagonist throughout the Clone Wars TV Show. Having the cancelled episode arc transformed into this novel which I absolutely adored. We see a whole new perception of the Jedi Order during the Clone Wars as well as adding depth to the character of Ventress. This is a stunning contribution to the Star Wars Franchise which I will certainly writing an individual review for. Five Stars straight of the bat!
- Monstress Volume One
As well as it being the BookTubeAThon this month which I failed in, I also attempted to participate in the 24in48 readathon as well which I only read one book which was Monstress. Monstress is a supernatural/fantasy graphic novel which features a woman processed by a mask which devours humans and other creatures. I can’t really say much on my thoughts of this graphic novel since it came more to the fact that I didn’t like it nor did I exactly hate it either….
- Liselotte and the Witches Forrest Volumes 1-2 by Natsuki Takaya
I have been a huge fan of Natsuki Takaya’s work for years, it was her Manga series ‘Fruits Basket’ in fact which sparked my love and passion for manga. Meaning when I found the copies of her new manga Liselotte I knew I had to read it. So far I’ve enjoyed it, Liselotte a girl of some noble birth is exiled from her land taking two servants with her. During this exile she encounters familiars, witches and a large variety of individuals including an assassin sent to kill her. So far I am thoroughly enjoying this series and cannot wait to continue on and find out the answers behind so many mysteries.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.k Rowing and read by Stephan Fry.
The final book which I read this month was the conclusion to the Harry Potter franchise. This has properly been the 100th time I’ve listened to the book, crying still at the death of Hedwig, Dobby and all the way throughout the Battle of Hogwarts. Still I cried with joy too when Harry defeats Voldemort and the Wizarding World is once again safe. This year listening once again to all the audiobooks in the Harry Potter series has reminded me of the joy which this books bring me and will seem to always bring to me.
Atlas, that is my July Reading Wrap Up for 2017, not a lot of books but more than I’ve read in quite a while. Reading this month has reminded me how much I love it and how important it is for me to not lose my passion again and also it’s made me realise that I am getting better again. Becoming me again.
What have you been reading in July let me know and let me know if you read of any of the books I have this year and what your thoughts were! xx