Books I Stopped Reading in July

Books I read in July…a.k.a. books I made myself stop reading. For real. I didn’t finish one book in July.

With a baby coming in 2ish weeks, ain’t nobody got time to read books that don’t impress me. So here’s a list of the books that I put down and why I put them down. If you love them, feel free to make your defense in the comments below! I’ll definitely give them another try!

Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave
I tried really hard with this one, I made it about 1/3rd of the way through but the subject matter stressed me out and wasn’t giving me life so I put it down.




This is Where You Belong by Melody Warnick
I don’t know if it’s because I live in a big city or I live in the same city I grew up in, but this book really didn’t bring me much new information! It was a little too wordy for me and would be a great read from someone who has moved to a new place or someone who moves a lot, but alas, neither of those are me.





Young Wives Club by Julie Pennell
This was a spontaneous library pickup. I MAYYYYBE made it a quarter of the way through before the whininess of the characters got to me. Would maybe be a good beach read but I was not on a beach.





The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza
I’ll probably pick this one back up, but I just didn’t finish it in July. It’s an easy one to pick up and put down. I’ve read other books by this author and really enjoyed them!





Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
I didn’t get a chance to read this before I had to return it to the library. Sad day!! Looks like a charmingly light mystery series, perfect for a pregnant hormonal person like me. πŸ˜‰






This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel

I put this book on hold and forgot about it…reading about the subject matter I realized I’m not at a place emotionally where I can read a book like this, so it’s shelved for now but I’ve heard wonderful things and will return to it! Have you read it?





Okay – here they are, the sad books that didn’t make it through July. Have you read them? Would you advocate for them to be picked up again? Sound off in the comments below! πŸ™‚


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