Every month I share the books that I read that month. July started out slow, I was on vacation with my family and I only read one book during the first half of July. Last week was The Reading Rush which helped me read quite a few books! Let’s get into everything I read in July.
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What I read in this month – July 2019
Return to Love by Anita Stansfield – this was a book that I loved as a teenager. It was at my parents house and I read it late into the night when everyone else was asleep while I was visiting. It follows a couple who fell apart after high school and have fallen back together. Janna’s trying to get out of an abusive marriage and Colin just wants to love her. A quick, religious (LDS) romance.
The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez – Another romance, but one with more language (f word mainly and sex scenes) this one is all about two friends who are falling for each other, the only problem is that he wants a huge family and she physically can’t have children (he doesn’t know that though). She tries to keep him at arms length in a friends with benefits situation, but both are falling harder and harder for each other. This book talks about infertility and I thought it was done really well. I really enjoyed reading it!
Related: What I Read This Month – May 2019
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gale Honeyman – this book took me completely by surprise! It’s been on my radar for a few years and since it was my bookclub’s pick for the month of July I finally read it. We follow Eleanor who is funny, quirky, and doesn’t know that life can be better than fine. There were times where I felt for her and other times where I laughed with her and at her. I related to Eleanor a lot in so many ways. This book was relatable and hilarious (and sad too) it had it all and it was a 5 star read for me!
The Latte Factor by David Bach – “you don’t have to be rich to live rich’“ You guys. This book is a short story following Zoey who’s living paycheck to paycheck. She wants more from her life and is offered a higher paying job, but it will be more hours and more stress, but more money. This book isn’t really about money or coffee though, it’s about living a rich life (not with money, but living your values) and it was so so good. You should probably pick it up right now.
Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey – This one was cute, fluffy, and didn’t have a ton of substance but I still loved it. Annie has been waiting for her own Tom Hanks forever (not the real Tom Hanks, but for a guy like the one he plays in all the rom-coms) and truly, her expectations are really really high. She could get annoying at times, but I loved all the movie references and I really enjoyed the romance. It was quick and predictable, but it was still a really fun read.
The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory – I’ve read Jasmine’s two other books in this ‘series’ and I did enjoy The Wedding Date, but the other two fell flat for me. I didn’t love The Wedding Party all that much. It was about to people who don’t really like each other but start having sex and then fall in love and pretend that nothing is going on around their family and friends. It wasn’t really my cup of tea.
Those are all the books that I read in July! It was mostly a good reading month for me, my favorites were Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and Waiting for Tom Hanks! What did you read this month?