Favorite Books Read In July 2019

The journey of a lifetime starts with the turning of a page. – Rachel Anders

I know it is only a couple days until September. I know that it is really too late for me to be writing this, but at the moment I don’t care. I guess you can think of this more as mini book reviews than a summary of my recent reading habits.

For some reason I ended up with a lot of books for July, so we had best get started!

The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

A librarian recommended this to me when I was looking for something new to read. It was an interesting read. The world that it took place in fascinated me. The story itself was a bit on the weird side and not what I was expecting. It took me on a twisting journey that actually ended up reminding more of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ than anything else. It was an interesting read, but it was not quite my cup of tea.

Pegasus by Robin McKinley

I really enjoyed this one, but it is the first book in the series and it basically ended with a cliffhanger and it has been about ten years since this book came out, so I am not sure that we will be getting the rest of the story unfortunately.

This one was a classic fantasy story in a detailed and well built world. The story was complex and interesting. My one complaint is that I want the rest of it!

She Has Her Mother’s Laugh by Carl Zimmer

This one is a nonfiction about genetics and it was absolutely fascinating! I really enjoyed it. It is a big, thick book that I learned a lot from, but it never felt like it was teaching me too much, perhaps a better way to put it is that it never felt like it was a textbook.

Followed by Frost by Charlie N. Holmberg

This one was a very loose retelling of the Snow Queen story. It was about a young woman who is cursed so that wherever she is snow and cold weather follow. I enjoyed the story and the way that it was written. It felt like a fresh take on the fairy tale.

The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope

This was the first time that I read this book by Anthony Trollope, but I have read other books by him in the past. I enjoy his way of writing. I enjoyed the story and some of the characters definitely managed to irritate me which means for me that they were well written.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowlings

It is Harry Potter. I always enjoy reading it. Do I need any more reasons?

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowlings

This may be one of my least favorite Harry Potter books because I don’t like large snakes, but it is still amazing.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowlings

This is quite possibly my favorite Harry Potter book.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowlings

Again, this is Harry Potter, I really don’t feel like I need to explain this any better than that.

One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters

This is a medieval mystery story. There is some romance. And there is a murder. I enjoyed this book so much. The mystery was good enough to keep me guessing until the end, although by then I did have a fairly good idea because there were clues throughout the book.

The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit

E. Nesbit is an older writer that my family discovered after she was mentioned in another story. She writes stories about children being children and having an adventures magical or other wise.

There are some things that are definitely from her time, but the story is enjoyable.


I hope that this has possibly given you some ideas of what to read or to add to your TBR list. What have you been reading recently?

5 thoughts on “Favorite Books Read In July 2019

    • Yeah, it has made me be a bit more wary about reading books that I don’t know anything about… And Harry Potter is always a fun re-read, I still need to finish the series though. I got distracted and started re-reading other things this August, but I really do want to finish the series.

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