July Wrap Up:

It's that time again. It's time to recap what I read throughout the month of July. I originally planned on reading only four books. I finished six books this month. Six! That's the most I've been able to read in a month since I was pregnant back in 2014. I am so proud of myself for this tiny little feat.

These are all books I recommend to everyone. Except Mercy, you shouldn't read that one unless you are over the age of eighteen due to the sexual scenes.

I will include my ratings for each book and the link to my review. If you want, you can check them out. If not, that's cool too.

These aren't in order of which I read them, but the order of the picture.

Title: Come Back To Me
Author: Mila Gray
Read my review HERE
Started: 07/16/2016
Finished: 07/17/2016

In this heart-wrenching tale of love and loss, a young Marine and his best friend's sister plunge into a forbidden love affair while he's home on leave.

When a Marine Chaplain knocks on her door, Jessa's heart breaks- someone she loves is dead. Killed in action, but is it Riley or Kit? Her brother or her boyfriend....

Three months earlier, Marine Kit Ryan finds himself back home on leave and dangerously drawn to his best friend Riley's sister, Jessa-the one girl he can't have. Exhausted from fighting his feelings, Kit finaly gives in, and Jessa isn't strong enough to resist diving head first into a passionate relationship.

But what was supposed to be a summer romance develops into something far greater then either of them expected. Jessa's finally found the man of her dreams and Kit's finally discovered there's someone he'd sacrifice everything for.

When it's time for Kit to redeploy, neither one is ready to say goodbye. Jessa vows to wait for him and Kit promises to come home to her. No matter what.

But as Jessa stands waiting for the Marine Chaplain to break her heart, she can't but feel that Kit has broken his promise...

Riley or Kit? Kit or Riley? Her brother or her boyfriend? Who's coming home to her?

Title: Hopeless
Author: Colleen Hoover
Read my review HERE
Started: 07/03/2016
Finished: 07/05/2016

Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies...

That's what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she's never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he's nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn't at all who he's been claiming to be. When the secrets he's been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky's life will change forever.

Title: Losing Hope
Author: Colleen Hoover
Read my review HERE
Started: 07/07/2016
Finished: 07/10/2016

In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder's past remained a mystery.

Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him...

Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder's head during all those hopeless moments-and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs.

Title: Finding Cinderella
Author: Colleen Hoover
Read my review HERE
Started: 07/10/2016
Finished: 07/11/2016

A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love comes with conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe.

When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her don't happen outside of fairy tales.

One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in insta-love is stripped the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Daniel soon realizes the way he pretended to feel about Cinderella and the way he really feels about Six may not be so different after all. Especially when the two loves of his life end up being one in the same.

Unfortunately for Daniel, finding Cinderella doesn't guarantee their happily ever after...it only further threatens it.

Title: The Way I Used To Be
Author: Amber Smith
Read my review HERE
Started: 06/30/2016
Finished: 07/02/2016

Eden was always good at being good. Starting high school didn't change who she was. But the night her brother's best friend rapes her, Eden's world capsizes.

What was once simple, is now complex. What Eden once loved-who she once loved- she now hates. What she thought she knew to be true, is now lies. Nothing makes sense anymore, and she knows she's supposed to tell someone what happened but she can't. So she buries it instead. And she buries the way she used to be.

Told in four parts- freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year.


Shannon said...

Nice wrap up! Is there not a review to Mercy or am I completely over looking it? Lol, by the way, yesterday I made my first real post and I used your picture. I gave you credit, but that should be the last time I do that because I've figured out how to make my own pictures.

Tiffany Giovino said...

There's the review for Mercy. It's not that good of a review because when I read that book, I was in a slump and I didn't take any notes.

And if you ever need to use any pictures of mine, you can! Just make sure you give the credit :)