I reached 1200 followers this month, which is so exciting! Thank you for following me and liking my posts. I definitely need to do another giveaway really soon. 🙂 July has been the month of ups and downs in my life outside of blogging. I’m not entirely happy with how things ended up, but such is life. I have to keep moving forward and accept what is and roll with it. Aside from personal life, I was able to read a decent amount of books compared to how busy and stressed I was, so that was cool.
You can find a full list of these books and the other books I read this year over here. All will be linked to Goodreads below and I will also link to individual blog posts if I did a review for them.
Physically Read Books:
These are the books that I read by myself (not audiobooks) throughout the month of July.
Peter Darling by Austin Chant – 4 out of 5 stars.
Peter Darling is a LGBTQ Peter Pan retelling. I’ve been wanting to read it for awhile now and I was super stoked to finally read it. I thought it was great, a lot of fun to read, and pretty emotional at times too. I love Peter Pan and I love reading retellings.
An Anatomy of Addiction by Howard Markel – 4 out of 5 stars.
An Anatomy of Addiction is is about Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and cocaine. It was a really interesting read. It talks about their lives and their discovery of cocaine, the uses of it in the medical world, which ultimately lead to addiction. It was such a good book.
The Boy Who Could See Demons by Carolyn Jess-Cooke – 4 out of 5 stars.
The Boy Who Could See Demons deals with mental health and it was really good. I really liked the story and it was hard to put down.
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler – 2 out of 5 stars.
I have been wanting to read Why We Broke Up for such a long time now and finally did. I was pretty disappointed with how bored I was. I also wasn’t a fan of the writing style and some of the conversations just didn’t make sense to me. I actually wanted to DNF the book, but I also wanted to know what happened to these people’s relationship so I kept reading. I guess it has that going for it, even with it not being that great, it still makes you want to continue reading.
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur – 3 out of 5 stars.
I liked Milk and Honey. There were some really great poems and some pretty powerful ones too.
Mary’s Monster by Lita Judge – 4 out of 5 stars.
Mary’s Monster was great! It’s a story about the woman that wrote Frankenstein. This book is told in verse and it also has a lot of awesome illustrations throughout the entire book. I was sent an ARC for review and finally got around to reading it. I plan to do a full review soon.
My Diarrhe by Miranda Sings – 4 out of 5 stars
I am a really big fan of Miranda Sings on YouTube and her Netflix show Haters Back Off. I liked her first book and I really enjoyed her second book My Diarrhe. It was pretty hilarious.
These are the books that I listened to the audio versions throughout the month of July.
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab – 3 out of 5 stars.
I wasn’t really that impressed with A Darker Shade of Magic. I liked it, but it didn’t blow me away. The first half of the book was pretty boring, to be honest. I did like the second half a little more though. I plan to give the series a second chance and listen to the audiobook for the sequel at some point this week.
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
I didn’t actually finish I’ll Be Gone in the Dark…yet. I’m not counting it as read, but I wanted to include it on my list. I started it, but it got returned to the library before I could finish it. I’m currently on hold at the library again, so hopefully I’ll get it soon and be able to finally finish the audiobook. I enjoyed the first half and I am looking forward to finishing the second.
Currently Reading Books:
These are the books that I started to read in the month of July, but didn’t get a chance to finish them yet.
The Shadow Minds Journal by Kia Carrington-Russell
A goal I have for August is to try to read and review at least three ARCs. I have a ton of ARCs (check them out here) to read for the rest of the year and some I didn’t get the chance to read toward the beginning of the year that I still plan to read/review. I am currently halfway through the one that I am currently reading (The Shadow Minds Journal) and it’s pretty interesting so far.
What did you read in July? Have you read any of the books that I read? Feel free to link me to your wrap up posts, so I can check them out!
In case you missed it;
Book Haul|| July.
Random|| Picture Update.
I hope you have a great day!
17 thoughts on “Wrap Up|| July.”
Congratulation on the followers, Ashley, so well deserved! ❤ ❤ I'm sorry that life has been a bit of a rollercoaster, but I hope that August will be a bit better for you ❤ Sending you all the love ❤
Thank you, Marie! So crazy to be at 1200 followers. When I first started blogging I really didn’t think it would get this far, haha. ❤ I hope August will be better too. Thanks! ❤
Well I’m so glad you did get this far – and will continue growing, you’re such an amazing blogger ❤
Ahhh congratulations on 1200 followers!! That’s an absolutely amazing accomplishment ❤
Thank you, Tiffany! ❤
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Ahhh so many congratulations on hitting 1200 followers! I’m still way back down in the 200’s :’)
Thank you! 🙂 Your blog is really great, so I am sure you will be up in the 1200s in no time! 😀
I hope next month is just as good as this one!
Thank you! 🙂
I’ve heard of Peter Darling, good to know you enjoyed it *adds to massive TBR* for whenever the re-telling mood strikes 😉 I’m sorry to hear about the not so great time you’ve been having personally, sending you lots of luv & positive vibes 🙂
Happy reading in August & CONGRATS on 1200!!!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤
Thank you, Lilly! ❤
I hope you enjoy Peter Darling when you get around to reading it. I think it would be perfect for when you're in a retelling mood.
So crazy to be at 1200 followers. I really didn't think my blog would get very far or that I would even still be posting, haha. So happy that I am though. 🙂
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Congrats on 1200 followers! That’s awesome. I’m surprised you didn’t enjoy A Darker Shade of Magic as much as everyone else, but I suppose you can’t love every book, right? I hope your August is at least a little less stressful for you.
Thanks, Alicia! 🙂 I’m sad I didn’t love A Darker Shade of Magic as much as everyone else. I’m still going to give the series another chance though and read the sequel. Maybe I’ll have better luck with that one.
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