Books I Read in July 2022
This year I have a goal of reading at least 50 books. In July, I added 4 books to my list bringing me to 34 / 50. Here are the books I read!
- New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
I read both Twilight and Midnight Sun earlier this year, so I thought I would continue with the trend and work on finishing the series. There is something comforting about reading these books that I can’t quite explain. It was fun to revisit Forks, Washington and the characters. Reading about werewolves and vampires was an appreciated change from reading current events. I have read this book once before, but I actually ended up enjoying it more this time around.
- Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Dystopian Fiction is my favorite genre, so I was excited when I came across Shatter Me at Target. I had heard about it years ago, but never got around to picking it up. It reminded me of a cross between The Hunger Games, Divergent, and a Marvel story. The main premise of the story is a girl who has a deadly touch. The concept is so original that I was hooked immediately. It is the first of a series, so if you are looking to get hooked on a long haul of a story, this is for you.
- If I Stay by Gayle Forman
I loved this book when I read it in middle school and the movie made me cry when I watched it in theaters. The main plot of the book follows a teenage girl, Mia, who gets into a car accident with her family. She is stuck in a coma, but has an out of body experience as she has to decide whether or not she wants to fight to live. The story moves between current time while Mia is in a coma to her past memories with her family and friends.
- Where She Went by Gayle Forman
After I read If I Stay, I had to read the sequel. This book has been burning a hole on my shelf for years and I’m glad I finally picked it up. It was nice to finally know what happened to the characters from the original book.
What did you read in July? Let me know in the comments!