July, 2023

July 7th, 2023, 8:02 p.m. - "If you are going to commit one major crime in your life, Lance reasons, make it stealing diamonds from the mafia"

27. The Man Who Died Twice (Richard Osman)
Another terrific read from Osman. I'm excited to still have one to go, plus a new one coming out in September. P.S. Kendrick is delightful.

Up next: The Wishing Game (Meg Shaffer)

July 10th, 2023, 5:27 p.m. - I also read...

28. Hell Bent (Leigh Bardugo)
I don't want to say that I liked this more than The Ninth House, but...maybe I did? All I know is that I can't wait to see what happens next.

Up next: (continuing) The Wishing Game (Meg Shaffer)

July 15th, 2023, 2:32 p.m. - Make this a movie with Nathan Lane as Jack!

29. The Wishing Game (Leigh Bardugo)
I've seen this compared to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Westing Game, and The House in the Cerulean Sea, all of which are completely accurate. And since I love all those things, it's no surprise that I loved this, too.

Up next: The Bullet That Missed (Richard Osman)

July 21st, 2023, 8:09 p.m. - New favorite character alert!

30. The Bullet That Missed (Richard Osman)
I look forward to more entertainment from Viktor for as long as this series continues. And I will read it as long as it continues, because it brings me so much joy.

Up next: Night Will Find You (Julia Heaberlin)

July 29th, 2023, 2:31 p.m. - July was a great month, reading-wise

31. Night Will Find You (Julia Heaberlin)
This was one of those books I wanted to read quickly so I could find out what happened but also wanted to savor. My only complaint about is the unnecessary love interest stuff. Stop that, writers.

Up next: True Biz (Sara Nović)

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