Sunday, July 31, 2016

July Books

Here we are, another month has flown by.  My summer is slowly fading away, and I'm both excited and dreading it at once.  I actually thought I would only get in two books this month because they were both very LONG (but wonderful!) books!  I managed to squeeze in one more, though.

Here's what I read this month:

A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6)A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another great installment in the Outlander series! (Seriously, I know that's not deep, but I just loved reading another book in this series.  I don't want to ramble about all of the things I love about these books....)

An Echo in the Bone (Outlander, #7)An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am so sad that this series is drawing to a close!

As with the other Outlander books, "An Echo in the Bone" has many ups and downs in the lives of Jamie, Claire, Brianna, and Roger! The one thing I didn't enjoy as much is that in this book, Gabaldon includes many chapters about William. So as not to give anything away, William is a character that has been mentioned in or even part of other books, but I was annoyed that it took away from parts of the story about the other characters.

However, after finishing the book, William truly becomes an integral part of the plot.

I think I might take a break and put off reading the next (and final) book, as I am not sure I can bear to say goodbye to these amazing characters!

Dark MatterDark Matter by Blake Crouch

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a surprisingly quick (and good!) read. I was a little unsure if I would actually enjoy this book, since it's out of my typical genre choices. But I actually really enjoyed it! As a science fiction book, there were some parts of the book that were a little confusing. When the author was talking a lot about certain aspects of physics, I was lost. There were also parts that were hard to wrap my head around, but Jason (the main character) was struggling, as well, which made me feel like I was supposed to be confused! Ultimately, I couldn't put this book down. I really wanted to know what would happen with Jason, Daniela, and their son, Charlie. Even if "science fiction" isn't your "thing," I would definitely recommend this book. There are a lot of twists and turns with an amazing, exciting plot!

I received this book for free from in exchange for my review, but all opinions are my own.

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I am currently "on track" with my Goodreads challenge to read 40 books this year.  My plan for August is to try to get ahead since things will inevitably slow once school begins.  (Also, I suspend my Audible account in the summer since I spend way less time in the car and don't need to have an audio book on hand.  But it will activate again near the end of August, so that will help, too!)

What have you been reading lately??


Kristin said...

Have you watched Wayward Pines? Or read it? Blake Crouch wrote that too. It's pretty good.

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