Monday, July 30, 2018

Best of the Bunch: July 2018

Today I'm sharing the best book I read in July.

Of the 10 books I read this month, I had three 5-star reads, but they were all from the same series, so I'm just going to make that series my best of the bunch!

YA fantasy and I do not have a great history, so I was hesitant starting The Raven Boys despite the many rave reviews. However, I found it struck just the right balance between realistic and fantastical, and the more complex magical elements developed slowly over the course of the series. Multiple plot lines are juggled skillfully, the characters are real and multi-faceted, and I laughed out loud many times during every book. The ending wasn't perfect (it wrapped certain things up too tidily while also leaving many unanswered questions) but perfection is hard to come by, and I loved it anyway. For me, this series definitely lived up to the hype.

What is the best book you read this month? Let me know in comments, or write your own post and link up below!

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Looking back:
One year ago I was reading: Faithful Place and Crime and Punishment
Five years ago I was reading: The God We Never Knew and Thinking, Fast and Slow
Ten years ago I was reading: Eat, Pray, Love

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