Months in Review

July 2016 Wrap Up!

Hello lovelies!

I can’t believe it’s August already?! Man, this year is flying by! I’ve been working on keeping up with my blogging, but obvious I haven’t quite master this just yet. I absolutely love blogging and connecting with you all over books & fictional characters & fandoms and everything in between! I just lack discipline lol. But I’m still proud of the posts I did get up in July and as always I have high goals for August! I’m going to make it happen, promise!

Ok, so without further adieu, check out my July recap :

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The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds
She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation Why by G. Willow Wilson
Boxers by Gene Luen Yang
Saints by Gene Luen Yang
Fairy Tail, Vol. 1 by Hiro Mashima
House of Secrets (#1) by Chris Columbus
Knit Tight (Portland Heat #4) by Annabeth Albert
The Hit by Melvin Burgess
Hex Hall (#1) by Rachel Hawkins
The Genius Factor: How to Capture An Invisible Cat by Paul Tobin

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I also started a reread of Throne of Glass as well as started reading Grasshopper Jungle and Monstrumologist. I’m hoping to wrap up those two books this week and also try to catch up on my Throne of Glass Read Along before the latest book comes out 🙂 Other than that, I plan on reading through the books I currently own and take a step back from purchasing or borrowing other books. Though I might borrow some middle grade I want to read from the library. Really though, my main reading goal for August is to read through the books I own (which I’ve come to realize is a shit ton of books) that I haven’t read yet. So fingers crossed I get through a lot of them on my time off from school! 🙂

 

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#AZDiverse ReadAThon – My TBR for this fun weekend read-a-thon!
Witches…by Rosalyn Schanzer – Book review; 5 stars!
My Story with Reading, Pt. 1 – A look into my relationship with reading
Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds – Book Review; 5 stars!
Tiara on the Terrace by Kristen Kittscher – Book Review; 4 stars
Hear the Wolves by Victoria Scott Book Cover Reveal 
Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith – Book Review; 4.5 stars
Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang – Graphic Novels; Book Review; 4 stars
Waiting on Wednesday (10): Harry Potter & The Cursed Child 

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As mentioned above, I didn’t post as much as I would have liked to this past month, but I’m still happy with what I was able to get up live for you all 🙂 I cannot wait to see if I can do better in August!

 

 

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July was pretty low key book event wise. I didn’t have a chance to attend any book signings as there weren’t really any around me this past month. I did get to attend my in-person romance book club! We met on the 21st at a local Panera Bread, like always. This month we read Knit Tight by Annabeth Albert. This was actually my first M/M romance and I ended up enjoying it a lot. The characters and plot had some issues, but I did end up really enjoying it. It was a quick read (being a novella more so than a novel) as I read it within one sitting. Some of my fellow club members weren’t as fond of it, but I found it a quick, sweet (with some steamy scenes as well!) and a beach-like read. We also read an article by Brandon Taylor: Gay Romance Novels Are Not Queer Romance Novels which gave us some perspective on queer romance from a gay man’s point of view. I found his point of view really enlightening as I never read M/M romance (outside of some YA LGBTQ reads) and thought a lot of his points were valid about the genre; although I do want read more of the genre to see if a lot of the books align with what he brought up. I did notice some of his points appearing in this particular book.

Outside of book club, I basically only went to class or work. The summer semester was only 7 weeks, so classes were a bit more intense as all the assignments seemed to pile up in July. I also flew back home for a quick weekend as I had to attend a bridal shower. While I’m not a fan of leaving my kitty by herself, I do love to fly. I love hanging out at airports reading my book and waiting to board the plane. I love the rush of take off and watching the landscape change as we near the landing strip.  I love how I can be in the air and then land in a brand new place so quickly. I’m definitely a fan of everything involving flying 🙂 Probably has a lot to do with my wanderlust 😉

I did get to visit Brattle Bookshop for the first time. I don’t know why it took me so long to visit this awesome used bookstore. I’m hoping to go back soon since I’ll have a bunch of free time this August.

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Otherwise, July was quiet. Just homework, reading and working 🙂 I’m looking forward to what August will bring! 🙂

 

Let me know how your July has gone! If you have any wrap-up posts, please leave them below! I love seeing what everyone else has done each month! 

Happy Reading!

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2 thoughts on “July 2016 Wrap Up!

  1. You have me itching to go on holiday and I have only been back for a day! I hope that your August is as eventful as July. I always find that my blog tends to suffer a little during busy times and the holidays. I think that it is actually good to take a breather sometimes! ❤

    1. Definitely always good to take a breather lol but I’ve always had trouble just staying steady haha so I’m working on it 😊 And haha oh no! I guess it’s just that wanderlust bug haha hopefully you’ll have some time to slip away on a holiday again! And thanks, I hope you have a wonderful August as well! 😊

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