Books I Read in July 📚

  1. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
    ⭐️⭐️. This book rubbed me the wrong way but I can't put my finger on it exactly.
  2. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
    Quit. Gave it its 50-page due but just could not get into it enough to justify the 850 pages...
  3. Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Really liked this one! A little disquieting as I could believe this for a not too distant future...
  4. White Sand Vol. 1 by Brandon Sanderson
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️. It was alright. The art really bothered me, especially how I could barely tell which character was which for a lot of parts.
  5. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Loved it! Great mystery/quest narrative at the intersection of technology and books!
  6. Beast by Judith Ivory
    ⭐️. This book is the WORST! I do not know why I didn't quit it, I really should have. The main characters are awful and this sort of deception/miscommunication plot drives me nuts. Not to mention that the prince basically tries to force himself on her once they're married. I swear to god there's a line that's something like "he liked it even if she did not" when he forces a kiss on her.
  7. French Kids Eat Everything by Karen Le Billon
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️. Interesting but took it with a grain of salt. Reminded me of when I went from picky to not so picky... In college!
  8. Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
    ⭐️⭐️1/2. So epic! Too epic. This book is huge and doesn't have enough character development/interest on a personal level. Too much scientific explanation. Huge time jump in part three didn't seem to be treated appropriately (some things were totally unbelievable for 5000 years later).