What I Read in July (2021)

Books Read in July: 23

Books Read for the Year:  152/250

Topical Books/Monthly Goal Books:

For Review:

Not Safe, by Mark Batterson (spiritual). Wonderful read!

A Court of Frost and Starlight, by Sarah J. Maas (TBR). Can we talk about how much I love this series?

Spiritual Warfare in the End Times, by Ron Rhodes.

Odd Apocalypse, by Dean Koontz (re-read). Still loving this series! And this is the last one that’s a re-read.

A Grown Up Kind of Pretty, by Joshilyn Jackson (TBR). The voice in this is Joshilyn Jackson at her best!

For Review:

The One You’re With, by Lauren K. Denton. I usually love Lauren K. Denton’s books, and, while this one was good, I didn’t like it as much as her others….because I feel like the wife was unreasonably mad over something she had absolutely no right to be mad about.

What We Devour, by Linsey Miller. I liked the idea of this and the writing was solid, but there was too much about the culture/history/etc. that was never explained in any way, so I just ended up confused.

Six Crimson Cranes, by Elizabeth Lim. This was a fantastic read! It’s a re-telling of a fairy tale set in a completely different culture and it’s both vivid and evocative. Highly recommended!

Where It All Lands, by Jennie Wexler. This was an interesting read, and it all hinges on a coin toss. The first half of the book tells what would happen if the coin lands on heads, the second half if the coin lands on tails. I enjoyed the story—and the music threaded throughout.

Dog Eat Dog, by David Rosenfelt. This was just a “meh” read for me. The characters are basically talking heads with no setting or actions, so it just didn’t work for me.

The Innkeeper’s Daughter and The Gentleman’s Daughter, by Bianca M. Schwarz. These books kind of felt like a Regency-era copycat of James Bond. The male lead was of course a notorious ladies man—supposedly as “cover” for being a spy, and yet he was actually a big flirt who just wanted to sleep with the ladies in question.

The War Nurse, by Tracey Enerson Wood. This was a solid historical read set in World War I and dealing with war nurses (of course).

The Lights of Sugarberry Cove, by Heather Webber. This was a sweet family story with a hint of magic, dealing with scars from the past.

Mother of All, by Jenna Glass. The final book in a trilogy, and a solid fantasy read.

Radar Girls, by Sara Ackerman. This was a fascinating historical fiction read about something I’d never heard of: the women who became radar operators after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

When a Duke Loves a Governess, by Olivia Drake (review forthcoming). This was a solid yet standard romance read.

The Last Nomad, by Shugri Said Salh (review forthcoming). This was a good nonfiction of a girl who grew up in Somalia and the thing she experienced during the upheaval and war there, before she managed to escape.

A Cup of Silver Linings, by Karen Hawkins (review forthcoming). this is the excellent second book in the Dove Pond series, and I highly recommend it.

A Dragonbird in the Fern, by Laura Rueckert (review forthcoming). I enjoyed this fantasy read. The cultures were unique, and adding a murder mystery into the mix made it stand out.

Just Because:

Praying the Scriptures for Your Life, by Jodie Berndt. I loved this!

The End Times in Chronological Order by Ron Rhodes.

Many Infallible Proofs: Practical and Useful Evidences of Christianity, by Henry M. Morris

Left Unfinished:

Together We Will Go, by J. Michael Straczynski. I tried. I read 30% of this, but the whole concept—a group of people who go on a road trip to commit suicide together—was just too much for me.

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