Hello! I know it’s been a while but I have absolutely no idea what to write on here, and I’ve lost all motivation/inspiration which makes me sad because I miss this. Part of this is because I’m not reading very much and, considering this is a book blog, it does hold me back a little bit and I don’t want to do just endless book tags. Anyway, here we go, what I read in July!
Confessions of a Funeral Director: How the Buisness of Death Saved my Life
I read this over audiobook and I really enjoyed it. I love everything medical, especially things like this, and it was a really interesting insight into the life of a funeral director. I didn’t really like the religious tone, though, it felt a little overkill in parts, but I loved knowing how he didn’t emotionally detach from the people he worked with even when it was really hard for him.
The Bell Jar
I wanted to read more classics this year and this one has been on the top of my list for such a long time. Unfortunately, It felt a little disappointing but that might have just been because I’ve been anticipating it for such a long time. It was really slow to start with and the narrator was so judgmental and rude that it was often difficult to feel sympathy for her, but it did give an interesting insight to what it was like being a mentally ill woman in that time period.
All Boys Aren’t Blue
George. M. Johnson
I listened to this on audiobook, as well! I didn’t really know anything going into it but I ended up really liking it. It’s an important perspective on being a black queer person and what it was like for them growing up. It was kind of hard to read at times, but it was necessary.
One of my new favourites! This is the first time I’ve ever read a book about being aro and ace from someone who is aro and ace themselves. I don’t really talk about it much on here but I’m demiromantic and demisexual, the representation really meant so much to me. I had demi-specific representation in another book she wrote, Radio Silence, so this author is quickly becoming one of my top favourites. I have a full review of Loveless here.
The Heathrow Doctor
Dr. Stephanie Green
Again, I really like reading about medical things, and this is a book on what it was like to work as a doctor in one of the busiest airports within the UK. There were a few passages that were racist, such as saying “Eskimo” and “Indians” (in reference to Native Americans, not people from India). Other than that, it was a good insight into things they look for in international visitors and a little bit about immigration.
Monstress Volume 1-3
Majorie M Liu
I was originally going to read these for The Reading Rush, but I failed (oops) and I ended up being pretty happy I failed considering the stuff surrounding The Reading Rush and I no longer want to associate with them for the time being. They were really, really good. The plot was a bit difficult to follow and there were so many species and so many different people against different people that I couldn’t keep up, but the whole art style was so gorgeous I didn’t really mind and I really like the main characters.
Wonder Woman: Warbringer
I can’t believe this has been sitting on my shelf for so long and that it took me so long to get to it because it was incredible, I really really liked it. I, personally, love Marvel more than the DC universe (but the DC vilians are so much better than the Marvel ones) but I really loved seeing Diana/Wonder Woman from a more personal point of view. I also loved most of the side characters. I’m upset there isn’t a sequel as every book in this series is told from a different DC character. I’m currently reading the Batman one, so you’ll see my thoughts on that one in my August wrap-up.
So, there you go, everything I read in July! I would love to know your thoughts on what I’ve read, and if you read them what you thought of them too. Until next time.