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FAVORITE READS OF THE MONTH: July

Hope everyone had a great July! We got to go to the mountains for a few days which was a nice break from life and both read a lot. We also posted a bunch of fun posts last week and if you missed them, they’re linked below. 

The TBR Book Tag
Top Ten Tuesday Post: Books We Read in One Sitting
The Sour Book Tag
Short Book Recommendations
Mid-Year Check In Tag
Our TBRs for the Rest of 2021

We consume so many books in a month, that we don’t always get the chance to talk about all of our favorites. So, we’ve decide to set aside a monthly post specifically for talking about our favorite reads that would have otherwise flown under the radar.


Bree:

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This month was filled with many good reads. Including, but not limited to, the first 19 volumes of the My Hero Academia manga I binged all month long, and the Heartstopper graphic novels I finally got  around to reading!! I guess you could say July was my binge month for graphic novels. But the book that took me by surprise and kept me hooked was not in fact a graphic novel, but The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. It actually came to me as a recommendation from Tree, and my library happened to have a free copy. It was kismet. The entire vibe of The Inheritance Games reminded me strongly of the movie, Knives Out. This book follows a girl who is named the heiress to an entire multi-billion dollar empire for no apparent reason, displacing 4 beloved grandsons in the process. The only clue to figuring out why lies in the in puzzles, riddles, and codes Tobias Hawthorne (the deceased) left behind. There is a game afoot, but who will be the first to solve it? I honestly can’t wait to pick back up with the story and the characters in book 2, which releases in just over a month on September 7th!!


Tree:

The Anthropocene Reviewed

July was an interesting reading month. I read a lot of really good books and a few meh ones, but I also felt a reading slump on the horizon and ending up DNFing a ton of books as well. But, my favorite was a John Green’s latest book (and first foray into nonfiction), The Anthropocene Reviewed. This is a collection of essays were Green rates and reviews a variety of things from the Indy 500, Canadian Geese, a variety of art, and more. He is able into weave him history and bits about himself that make this a gorgeous and powerful work that looks at humanity as a whole. It also is the first book I’ve read since the COVID-19 pandemic started that mentions the pandemic which was weird, but also made it very topical and timely. I ended up buying a copy because it was so good and I know I’ll want to reread it in the future. I did listen to the audiobook which John Green reads himself and it was great. I also briefly want to mention Bad Blood by John Carreyrou which was a gripping and intense audiobook that follows the Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos story. It is an 11 hour audiobook and I listened to it in two days which is way faster than I normally listen to audiobooks. 


What were some of your top reads this month?  

xoxo, Bree & Tree

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