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July Wrap-Up & Check-In

Wow, it has been a long time since I’ve rmeembered to do one of these *facepalm*

I feel I’ve neglected the blog a bit, to be honest, I’ve been struggling in general I think – how do you come up with fun and creative things all the time!?

Quick check-in, how are we all doing? Are we all keeping safe in these weird times? I really hope you are.

Now for what you’ve probably come here to look at – the books.

Who Am I, Again? – LENNY HENRY

Lenny is an entertainer and actor famous in the UK. I loved this dive into a part of his life I didn’t know about. I’d really recommend the audiobook, if this biography interests you. Lenny narrates it, and he brings so much life to the narration.

★★★★★ (memoirs/biographies get 5 stars as default)

The Court of Miracles – KESTER GRANT

YA fantasy set in the seedy underworld of 19th Century France. Easy reading and enjoyable, but I expected so much more from how it was billed.


The Gentleman Thief – KATE GRAGG

Oh, what a marvellous romp this book was! I thought I’d enjoy this book, but I did not know how wonderfully entertaining and fun it would be! I’d love to see some more fo these characters moving forward, and I am definitely interested in reading more from Kate.


The Malvern Murders – KERRY TOMBS

et in Victorian England, this murder mystery takes place a couple of counties over from me – resulting in it mentioning many places I’m familiar with. I loved this, as it doesn’t happen often in my sleepy corner of the world haha. The story is a cosy mystery that gives me some slight Marple vibes (admittedly, I have only read Murder at the Vicarage many years ago).


An Enchantment of Ravens – MARGARET ROGERSON

This book was a delight! I loved all the autumn vibes it gave me – and yes, I have decided that I stan The Autumn Prince. I love that the fair folk are portrayed closer to their folklore origins – there’s the sinister side, the imperfect side. I just wish it was longer, as I didn’t want to leave.


Cheer Up Love – SUSAN CALMAN

A witty and brutally honest memoir by Scottish comedian Susan Calman, and her experiences with depression – that she refers to as her crab of hate.


The Bromance Bookclub – LYSSA KAY ADAMS

I adored this book! It was funny, a little bit smutty, and the whole conecpt is one I absoltely loved. I found out after its part of a series and I cannot wait to jump into the next.



Such a charming childrens tale – I can see why this is well loved.



A short story that leads into Cahty’s next book, I can’t wait to get my hands on it an find out what unfolds for Fearne.


The Name of the Wind – PATRICK ROTHFUSS

My all time favourite, that is still my all time favourite! loved rereading this book and being immersed back into this world.


Anna Karenina – LEO TOLSTOY

I really enjoyed this at the start, but I fell out of love with this classic, and by the end I felt it just wasn’t for me.



4 responses to “July Wrap-Up & Check-In”

  1. Average Nicole avatar
    Average Nicole

    I’ve been reading The Name of the Wind for SO LONG now, and I’ve been debating continuing but seeing that you love it is making me want to push through!

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    1. It’s definitely my favourite book, but it is a slow book. It creeps up on you though – I find myself so immersed in it after a while


  2. Nicole (innerbookthoughts) avatar
    Nicole (innerbookthoughts)

    Hey I wanted to let you know I nominated you for a blogger recognition award! You don’t have to participate if you don’t want to, but I wanted to make sure you knew 🙂

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    1. Hey, sorry – I’ve been on a hiatus while I bought a house. Thank you so much!!! I’ll check it out now 🥰

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Books and food enthusiast. I discovered a love for reading in my late teens, so you’ll see me catching up on older series quite often. I also love to travel around the UK, where I live, and picking up some crafty hobbies – I hope to share snippets of this amongst all the book content. Other interests include gaming, podcasts, drinking too much tea, and trying to personify autumn.

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