Wrap Up: July 2022

Hi and welcome to the reading world!

Today, I’m wrapping up another month of reading. July 2022 had some great books in it for me, and I’m excited to share some new highlights.

What’s on the Shelves:

One of my favorite reads from the past month was definitely Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt. This is a great summertime read!

Wrap Up: July 2022Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
Published by HarperCollins Publishers on July 23, 2022
Pages: 368


A Read With Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!

"Remarkably Bright Creatures is a beautiful examination of how loneliness can be transformed, cracked open, with the slightest touch from another living thing." -- Kevin Wilson, author of Nothing to See Here

For fans of A Man Called Ove, a charming, witty and compulsively readable exploration of friendship, reckoning, and hope that traces a widow's unlikely connection with a giant Pacific octopus

After Tova Sullivan's husband died, she began working the night shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium, mopping floors and tidying up. Keeping busy has always helped her cope, which she's been doing since her eighteen-year-old son, Erik, mysteriously vanished on a boat in Puget Sound over thirty years ago.

Tova becomes acquainted with curmudgeonly Marcellus, a giant Pacific octopus living at the aquarium. Marcellus knows more than anyone can imagine but wouldn't dream of lifting one of his eight arms for his human captors--until he forms a remarkable friendship with Tova.

Ever the detective, Marcellus deduces what happened the night Tova's son disappeared. And now Marcellus must use every trick his old invertebrate body can muster to unearth the truth for her before it's too late.

Shelby Van Pelt's debut novel is a gentle reminder that sometimes taking a hard look at the past can help uncover a future that once felt impossible.

What’s on the Blog:

I shared a review for the entire Avatar: The Last Airbender Comics series on the blog!

In addition, I got to share more book lists, including Graphic Novel Recommendations: Vol 2 and my Favorite and Recommended Reads from March, April, and May! I love getting to share quarterly wrap up posts, so these and book lists are some of my favorite posts on the blog!

What were some of your favorite reads from the past month? Feel free to let me know in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by!


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