That Was The Month That Was… July 2021

I can’t believe I’m writing my July wrap-up already, I really don’t know where this year is going! July has been a good month for me. I’m double vaccinated now so have been making attempts to get back to some kind of normality.

My husband and I have been shopping a few times and have finally bought some much-needed new clothes. We hadn’t bought anything since our weight loss so all of our clothes were hanging off us. It still feels so bizarre to me to be buying and wearing clothes in a UK14 when eleven months ago I was five and a half stone heavier and five dress sizes bigger! It also felt very strange to go in shops for the first time in a year and half but once I got over the initial anxiety it was just so nice to be doing something normal again.

My reading time has been somewhat hampered by the Euros and now the Olympics but I don’t mind because I’ve been really enjoying all the sport. Also we finished watching The Sopranos early in the month and I still feel lost now that we’ve seen it all. It was brilliant though – it might even be my new favourite TV series of all time!

Here are the books I read in July…

The Miracle Pill by Peter Walker

The Lucky Eight by Sheila Bugler

Stronger by Poorna Bell

The Other Wife by Claire McGowan

Safe at Home by Lauren North

Hope Close by Tina Seskis

Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney

Fragile by Sarah Hilary

Death on Ocean Boulevard by Caitlin Rother

The Island Home by Libby Page

Yours Cheerfully by AJ Pearce

A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

The Last Days of August by Jon Ronson

The Heights by Louise Candlish

All My Mothers by Joanna Glen

Next of Kin by Kia Abdullah

Unwell Women by Elinor Cleghorn

Nothing But Blue Sky by Kathleen MacMahon

Justice for Helen by Marie McCourt

How to Save a Life by Liz Fenton

Sitting Pretty by Rebekah Taussig

How was July for you? I hope it was a good month and that you’re keeping well. What was your favourite book read in July? I’d love to know! 🙂

9 thoughts on “That Was The Month That Was… July 2021

  1. Exact same here with the Euros and the Olympics-loving it! Yay to the clothes shopping and wohoo to the double vaccination (sorry I know I sound overly hyper, it’s a bank holiday monday here!)

  2. Sounds like a great month with so much to do. So many good looking books too. I hope the reads were as stunning as the covers. My favourite book for July was ‘ 7 Perfect Things by Catherine Ryan’.

    Have a lovely month.

  3. Congrats on the weight loss! I’ve been on that journey, too.

    Rock Paper Scissors and A Slow Fire Burning are on my list. I see others that I want to check out. Thanks for sharing, and enjoy August.

  4. Sounds like a good month! I had a good reading month for July but I think it was because everything was so stressful outside of reading 😀 I’ve been watching the Olympics too and really enjoying it. Yours Cheerfully is on my TBR, I liked Dear Mrs Bird and it was such a cosy read.

  5. Brilliant on the double vacc – I’m so pleased for you. And what a lovely lot of books, too! I would be interested to know what you thought about Stronger, as it’s one I’ve got my eye on myself. I read some good books in July, Pete Paphides’ Broken Greek and Johny Pitts’ Afropeans were highlights. Happy August reading!

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