July 2020 Wrap Up

In July I read a total of 12 books, including 7 physical books and 5 audiobooks. The month started off strong and I had a ton of books I hoped to get through before my summer break ended, but exactly halfway through July I experienced a very unexpected life change and I could no longer focus on reading. Here’s hoping that August turns out better.


Beach Read by Emily Henry ☆☆☆☆☆
Twilight (Twilight #1) by Stephenie Meyer ☆☆☆☆
Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J. Maas ☆☆☆☆☆
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix ☆☆
New Moon (Twilight #2) by Stephenie Meyer ☆☆☆
Eclipse (Twilight #3) by Stephenie Meyer ☆☆☆
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1: Squirrel Power by Ryan North & Erica Henderson ☆☆☆☆.5


Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West ☆☆☆
Take a Hint, Dani Brown (The Brown Sisters #2) by Talia Hibbert ☆☆☆☆
The Bridge Kingdom (The Bridge Kingdom #1) by Danielle L. Jensen ☆☆☆☆☆
The Traitor Queen (The Bridge Kingdom #2) by Danielle L. Jensen ☆☆☆☆☆
An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1) by Sabaa Tahir ☆☆☆☆☆


At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2020 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 98/100

Explore more genres: horror & literary fiction

Buy fewer books: I think I only bought one new series set

Finish more series: I finally finished Throne of Glass!!! And I almost made it through the whole Twilight series.

Reread more: Twilight series & An Ember in the Ashes (I haven’t read the rest of the series yet)

Read at least two classics: 1/2 (none this month)

Read one graphic novel each month: Squirrel Girl

I really thought I would surpass my goal of reading 100 books in July, but it just didn’t happen for me. I read a ton of books in the first half of the month, but there were quite a few other books I expected to get through in July, and now I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed by my TBR and ARCs. However, I am doing the best I can right now, and that’s all that I can do.

How did your month go? What was the best book you read in July?

Author: Caroline | Carolibrary

Hello! I’m Caroline! I am a teacher, a book lover, and a nerd. My passions include reading, writing, bookstagram, barre & yoga, baking, binging TV shows, and Star Wars. I love stories in all formats because they can transport you to a different world while helping you understand the world around you. I have always found books to be a particularly magical source of imagination.

2 thoughts on “July 2020 Wrap Up”

  1. Love the diversity of the books you read, I have Saving Ruby for later this month, and I must agree with you about The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires it didn’t work for me either. But I really enjoyed Take a Hint, Dani Brown. 😀

    Have a wonderful weekend Caroline!!!
    ~ Corina | The Brown Eyed Bookworm

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