I needed a bit of a kick in the pants to write up my reviews for the books I read in July.
This was a very bizarre reading month for me, friends. While I don’t experience reading slumps in the way that most bookworms might, I definitely experienced what I’m now labeling as a “Stephanie slump.” I read plenty of books throughout July (even in the midst of buying a house), but once I had crossed off all the titles on my monthly TBR, I realized that none of them had really piqued my interest. Sure, I gave a few of them higher ratings, but it seemed like no matter what I read, I just didn’t feel fully satisfied. In fact, I didn’t even begin to write reviews until I’d read over thirteen books, which is totally unlike me. Usually, I’m chomping at the bit to write reviews the moment I finish a book!
I’m by no means a mood-reader. I plan all of my reads in advance. So, it was just a crazy coincidence when one of the books I had added to my extended TBR (the backup list I work my way through when I finish my original list of planned monthly titles) became the one to completely reset how I felt about reading! Amelia Unabridged reignited that spark that I so desperately needed to enjoy books again! After that, it was like everything went back to normal. The rest of the month was golden and glorious and it made me so excited to jump into my list for August (which I’m sure will be primarily audiobooks since we bought a house and will be moving)!