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message 1: by Zuky (last edited Jul 26, 2018 02:46AM) (new)

Zuky the BookBum (zukythebookbum) | 107 comments Mod
Hello everyone! I hope you're all excited to start your THAT IS SO LAST YEAR books for July!

This is a thread for you all to link to your reviews. Here we can keep up with each other and see how we felt about our books for the month!

At the end of the month I will be linking back to everyone's reviews on a big master post on my blog so don't forget to link it here, otherwise I won't be able to find it! I'll be posting the July Theme Review post on August 3rd.

If you talk about the club anywhere online where hashtags are used, please use the hashtag #BookBumClub so I can see it! I follow the hashtag on Instagram, and regularly check it on Twitter!

Happy reading everyone x

~

26/07/2018

I read The Boy on the Bridge by M. R. Carey for July's theme.

It's the prequel to The Girl with All the Gifts, which I loved. Luckily, the second book was just as good and I've given it 4.5 stars!

Read my review here: https://bookbum.co.uk/2018/07/25/revi...

or here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


Magical_Bookworm | 26 comments I read Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling. I gave it 5 stars and is obviously a new favorite.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I absolutely loved this book and it is now one of my favorites. I feel like this book was a fantastic sequel to the first five books in the series. I can definitely see myself rereading this book in the future. While this book was slow at times it didn't bother me at all. I loved all of the character development in this book especially with Ginny Weasley. She is now one of my favorite characters. I loved how we got to see more of the complexities of Severus Snape. The quidditch was fantastic in this book. I loved how the stakes were raised and the build up for the second wizarding war. I can't wait to see what happens next. Weasleys' Wizzard Wheezes was a fantastic sight to see. Due to the fantastic and clever products thanks to Fred and George. "The thing about growing up with Fred and George," said Ginny thoughtfully, "is that you sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve."



View all my reviews


message 3: by Sue (new)

Sue  (oldersbl) | 43 comments I too enjoyed all the HP books. It was fun to read them and watch the films with my daughter.


message 4: by Quirkyreader (new)

Quirkyreader | 16 comments The Alice Network The Alice Network by Kate Quinn .

I was planning on reading it last year when it came out. But other books got in the way.

Here is the link to my review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 5: by Alex (new)

Alex I've finished The Turning Tide - I was expecting more of a straight murder-mystery with a solid focus on forensics (from an author who actually knows what she is talking about on that front!) and it wasn't that. I liked it but didn't love it.

My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 6: by Nicole (new)

Nicole (bookwyrmknits) | 22 comments My review for 1984 is up! 1984 by George Orwell

It is on the blog here: https://bookwyrmreads.wordpress.com/2...

I gave it a 4-star rating because I enjoyed reading it, but didn't like it. (I know, it sounds weird, but trust me. It works.) It's a very important book to have read, though.


Inside My Library Mind (insidemylibrarymind) | 11 comments I finally read The Power by Naomi Alderman and it definitely lived up to my expectations. The review can be found HERE


Misty's Book Space (mistysbookspace) I was sent Heartborn by Terry Maggert last year and somehow let it get lost in my huge virtual stack of books until now. I just picked this up on a whim a few days ago but it was perfect for this months prompt.

I ended up giving it 2/5 stars so unfortunately I didn't enjoy it as much as I had hoped.

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 9: by Sue (new)

Sue  (oldersbl) | 43 comments Here is my review of Snow Falling on Cedars by David Gutersonhttps://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...


message 10: by Tara (last edited Aug 01, 2018 09:02AM) (new)

Tara Million I finished The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and gave it 5 stars. It was a well written, lovely novel and I really enjoyed reading it. I think epistolary novels are so much fun!

Here's the link to my review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 11: by Sue (new)

Sue  (oldersbl) | 43 comments Tara wrote: "I finished The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and gave it 5 stars. It was a well written, lovely novel and I really enjoyed reading it. I think epistolary novels are ..."

I really enjoyed the format and the book. I can understand why so many book clubs chose to read it.


message 12: by The Captain (new)

The Captain Ahoy there! Me book for this month was the silent corner by Dean Koontz. Arrrr!

https://thecaptainsquartersblog.wordp...


message 13: by Zuky (new)

Zuky the BookBum (zukythebookbum) | 107 comments Mod
I read The Boy on the Bridge by M. R. Carey for July's theme.

It's the prequel to The Girl with All the Gifts, which I loved. Luckily, the second book was just as good and I've given it 4.5 stars!

Read my review here: https://bookbum.co.uk/2018/07/25/revi...

or here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 14: by Hafsa | حفصہ (new)

Hafsa | حفصہ (vibingwithabook) | 20 comments Here's my review for Nimona by Noelle Stevenson:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 15: by Sue (new)

Sue  (oldersbl) | 43 comments Here's my review of the Kite Runner- 5 stars

https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...


(Mellifluous Grant) (raeallic) | 18 comments So I didn't get around to reading what I had planned but I did have this gem that I did get to.

It's a graphic novel so I understand if it doesn't make the cut, but....
Scooby Apocalypse, Volume 1 by Keith Giffen

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


Jenna | Bookmark Your Thoughts (bookmarkyourthoughts) | 20 comments Hello! Here's my review for Isla and the Happily Ever After!

https://bookmarkyourthoughts.blog/201...


message 18: by Cathy (new)

Cathy (goodreadscomwhatcathyreadnext) | 40 comments I had intended to read a different book but ran out of reading time this month. Luckily I have loads of books sitting on my bookshelf that fit the theme and here is one - The Watcher by the Threshold and Other Tales by John Buchan.

Here's the link to the review on my blog: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.c...


message 19: by Nicki (new)

Nicki | 13 comments Just posted my review of The Hourglass by Tracy Rees https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Blog link https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpres...


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