Wrap Up|| July.



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.

  1. 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 ❤

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  3. 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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