The month of July passed by like a blur. It is a long month, for me, as a lot of things happened that affected me and my work. It was a long and good ride, but somehow I have seen this coming.
Anyway, I am not being sentimental today. I am here to do a wrap-up, which is a bit late. The beginning of the month was not as good as other months, but I managed to catch up with my reading near the end. So for this month, I managed to finish 10 books! However, I will not include the books that I have read during The Reading Rush as I already posted my wrap-up for that readathon. I will link that wrap-up down below if you have not check it out yet.
Also, I have an exciting book haul to show you guys. I only hauled 3 books for this month but they’re so beautiful.
Without further ado, let’s get into the wrap-up!
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
↠ Four different worlds, yet all are called London. This book reminds me of why I love fantasy books. I am so engrossed with the whole story while I am reading it that I felt like I was transported to this world while reading the book. It is a good start for this month, though it took me some time to finish this book. I truly enjoy this, highly recommend!
After The Funeral by Agatha Christie
↠ I pick this book up in a whim. I long ago gave up on Agatha Christie, but I decided to read the books that most recommend as a good book from the Hercule Poirot series. And I might say, this is quite good, especially the revelation of the plot twist. Also, if you’re like me who hates Hasting, this book is for you.
Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie
↠ This is another case by Poirot that I found heartbreaking. I saw this in the list of Top Ten Best Thriller by Agatha Christie, and though I don’t find the mystery and plot as exciting, it’s the motive and the reason behind the secrecy that breaks my heart.
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
↠ I never thought that I would give a Hercule Poirot novel a 5-moon rating, but here we are! To be honest, this is more of a 4.25 to 4.5 reads, but it reminds me of Detective Conan so I gave it a full 5-moon rating. This is unlike any other Poirot novel. I can’t wait to read And Then There Were None as I heard that is the best book by Agatha Christie.
A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie
↠ This is the first Miss Marple novel that I read, and I already love her. I feel like she is my grandmother. I truly care for her as a character. Story-wise, I enjoyed it as well. You can really distinguish this story from Poirot’s. But there is still the classic Agatha Christie signature in the story, and somehow it works better here than most novels of Poirot that I read.
Check out my The Reading Rush Wrap-up for the last 4 books that I finished this month.
Now that is all said and done, it’s time for the book haul! I haven’t been buying a lot of books lately as I’m meaning to read most of my physical books. But I just can’t resist my latest purchase.
I’ve been seeing this trilogy EVERYWHERE in bookstagram. And I was more intrigued when I read Entertainment Weekly‘s blurb that it was “The Hunger Games meets The Night Circus”. If you still did not know, The Hunger Games is my life. And I may not love The Night Circus as much but I love the story-telling and the whimsical atmosphere of the book. So when you pitch it like that, I am already sold. I just hope this will not disappoint.
So that is all for this wrap-up and book haul! I hope you guys have a good reading month. Stay safe and healthy!
Until next time!