August is tomorrow! Which makes me really happy since it's my favorite month. I have some good things coming up - which includes a Mets game, another Yankees game, one of my really good friends visiting from Spain, a couple potential trips to Florida and/or Montana, and, of course, my birthday! July was insanely busy for me and quite stressful (and the blog definitely suffered this month...my post numbers are depressing) so I'm very much looking forward to leaving July behind. But first - my top five reads (or my top 4 and Jackie's favorite book this month).
I haven't wanted to push a book on everyone I know so much since I read Princesses of Iowa (which I bought at least 6 copies of to make sure there were no excuses not to read it). This book has refreshing narrative style and the emotions it inspired surprised me. I NEED to talk about it, so if you've read it, let's discuss some things!
I just love everything Echols writes. She's incredible. Bailey is totally relatable and it becomes so easy to live vicariously through her. I really loved the country music aspect in this one - I think a trip to Nashville might be in order soon! You can check out my full review here.
This book is stunning. It amazes me how much meaning Trish can pack into every single word she writes. I don't know that I can point out another contemporary author who has said so little and so much at the same time. She's a fantastic writer.
Finally, we get to find out what happens to the Hourglass gang. Myra totally switched things up when she wrote Timepiece and I think she keeps that going in Infinityglass. It's tough to say goodbye to these characters, but this was a great end to a fabulous series. My review is here.
Jackie says: I'm really loving where Morgan Rhodes is taking the Falling Kingdom story. The new characters are interesting and complex, as are the lot of them in this series, and some of the original charaters are changing my mind about what I want to happen and with whom ;) There was no holding back in this book from any angle, and the story is getting even more intense. I love it!
What were your top reads this month?