Another month down! It feels like I just started doing this but now i’m about to go into my 4th month! (For the rules and details of this challenge see my announcement post Things are going so well with this and I haven’t stressed one bit! Since I’m a massive mood reader, I was afraid that this wasn’t going to work at all. Having set books that I HAD to read even if I wasn’t in the mood for them. But that hasn’t happened at all! I did, however, have a very unexpected turn out this month. Let me explain…..
The first book that was chosen for July was The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. My brat son decided that he would choose one of the longest books on my TBR shelves just to be funny. I was actually really excited he chose it though! I had just finished Save the Date by this author and this was a book that I’ve been wanting to read for a while now. Sadly, I ended up DNF’ing it. I read the first three chapters and I just couldn’t care less about the story. It felt like it was very choppy and the characters were very one dimensional and annoying actually. Initially I was sad about making the decision but now I’ve made peace with it. This book just wasn’t for me. At all.
The TBR jar pick of the month was A Closed And Common Orbit by Becky Chambers. No, I haven’t finished it yet, but I’m still currently reading it! I will finish it because I want to keep it! I’m going to be honest though, it took me a long time to get into it. I read the first chapter 3 times before finally convincing myself that I had to push through. It’s been so long since I’ve finished the first book that I forgot what happened and who the characters were. I will finish this and review it soon 🙂
TBR UNHAUL TOTALS:
BOOKS READ: 4
BOOKS UNHAULED: 2
So I’ve unhauled 2 books now. I never imagined that this would happen! It makes me sad to DNF books, but this challenge is really helping me to cope with my guilt of giving up. I’ve definitely decided that I need to give up on feeling bad about giving up on a book that I don’t enjoy. I’ve already got my books chosen for August and I am SOOOOO excited for the choices! Can’t wait to let you know what I will be reading! The books will be announced in my August TBR coming soon 🙂
Until next time, happy reading!