Welcome to my July Wrap Up. I had a pretty good reading month, finishing 6 books (6 books off my TBR). I also received 3 ARC's this month, and I continued my new goal of reading 1 Shakespeare play and 10 Shakespeare Sonnets, as well as 5 Brother's Grimm fairy-tales, and 3 'books' from Les Miserable by Victor Hugo. I hope to keep this up every month for the rest of the year. I guess we will see if that actually happens.

I have reviews up or coming up for these books so as usual this is just going to be a brief run down on each book I read.

Without further ado, let's get into my July Wrap Up...

Naughty Amelia Jane by Enid Blyton: I didn't love this book. I have loved re reading Enid Blyton's books and I did enjoy this one but it isn't one of my favourites. It was sweet and I can easily see how kids love this book but it just not up there with Enid Blyton's best in my opinion.

The Tall Man by Phoebe Locke: This was an interesting one for me. I like the story but I didn't like the characters. I just couldn't relate to any of them. I think the jumping between time lines made it hard for me to warm to any of the characters. I can remember ever liking a book when I didn't like any of the characters. It was a strange reading experience.

Sisters And Brothers by Fiona Palmer: I absolutly loved this book. This is the second book I have read by Fiona Palmer and she is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. This book is both heartwarming and heartbreaking, with a fantastic plot and truly wonderful characters. I will be reading this book many times in the future.

The Desert Nurse by Pamela Hart: This is the second of Pamela Hart's books I have read and it didn't disappoint. Her writing is amazing, her characters are three-dimensional and relatable and her descriptions are breathtaking. I don't have a bad word to say about this book and I cant wait to see what Pamela Hart comes out with next.

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King: I honestly don't have the words to describe how amazing this book is. Masterpiece is the only word I can think of. I am a massive King fan and this book is the reason why. It was perfectly woven, with amazing characters and a really wacky plot line. If you havent read this book yet, do it now.

The Boy At The Back Of The Class by Onjali. Q. Rauf: This book was beautiful. I honestly didn't know what to expect from this book. it was equal parts heartwarming and heartbreaking. I honestly believe that this book could change lives and should be read by everyone. Children and adults alike.

Shakespeare: I read 1 Shakespeare play and 10 Sonnets in July. I read the following Shakespeare Works This Month:

Much Ado About Nothing

Sonnets 61-70

Les Miserable: For those who don't know this novel, it is broken up into character sections with each character section containing 'books'. Within each of these books are chapters. These 'books' come in various sizes, it is just the luck of the draw really. I hope to read 3 'books' each month. I have read the following 'books' this month:

The Idyll In The Rue Plumet And The Epic Of The Rue Saint-Denis:

- Book 3: The House on the Rue Plumet

- Book 4: Help From Below May Be Help From Above

- Book 5: Of Which The End Does Not Resemble The Beginning

Brother's Grimm: I am happy to say that I not only completed my goals of reading 5 Brother Grimm Fairy Tales in July, I doubled it. I read the following Tales this month:

The Wolf And The Man

Gossip Wolf And The Fox

Little Red Riding Hood

The Wedding Of Mrs Fox

The Fox And The Geese

The Fox And The Horse

The Fox And The Cat

The Sole

The Willow-Wren

The Willow-Wren And The Bear

The Little Folk's Presents

That's it for my July Wrap Up. I hope you all had a great reading month. Let me know what you guys read this month in the comments section.

Until my August Wrap Up...

Happy Reading...

<3 Gem

Published by Geramie Kate Barker