July Wrap Up 2016

Goodbye July. It was nice being in your company for these last 31 days. I must say in terms of reading, this has been my best month yet. I read 5 books, which is a step up from my usual 3 and I finally feel energized to read more. As  predicted my summer contemporary binge session has kicked in and once again it was a Morgan Matson book that triggered this summer contemporary sesh. 😛

Here are the books I read in July. I’d say the standout books would be The Wrath and the Dawn duology mainly because Khalid and Shahrzad had my shippers heart going into overdrive. 😀

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The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi: 3.5/5 Stars

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh: 4/5 Stars

The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh: 3.5/5 Stars

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson: 4/5 Stars 

Play On (Lewis Creek #1) by Michelle Smith: 4/5 Stars 

Top Ten Tuesday
5th July: Underrated Gems
12th July: Facts About Me

19th July: Books Set Outside of the USA.
26th July: Things I Want to do Thanks to Books

Waiting on Wednesday
6th July: A Crown of Wishes
13th July: A Promise of Fire

20th July: Long Way Home
27th July: Wait for Me

25th July: Pokemon Go! Book Tag

TV Talk
7th July: Game of Thrones S6

Favourite Posts in July

Ari @ The Daydreaming Bookworm tells us Why she’s yet to DNF a book.

Ali @ Arctic Books asks how do you define YA?

Madeline @ The SFF Bookshelf wonders if being feminine means you can’t be a warrior?

Aimal @ Bookselves and Paperbacks talks about why we shouldn’t apologize for writing negative reviews.

Klinta @ Book Owly wonders why book series is a thing.

Astra @ A Strangers Guide to Novels tells us why she doesn’t read diverse books.

Lashaan and Trang @ Bookidote talk about the different type of readers.

Regina @ The Bibliotheque asks if we can stop romanticising real life.

Nick @ Nick and Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist talks about her new found love for re-reading.

Jesse @ Books at Dawn also talks about the benefits of re-reading books.

Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight gives us some tips on how to turn those blogging lemons into lemonade.

August To Be Read List

As always I have no set tbr list. Recently I have been exploring the world of contemporary sport romances and I am hooked. They’re so swoonworthy and fun and it makes me wish I was a bit more athletic. I have a new found appreciation for sports, specifically baseball at the moment, despite the fact I know nothing about that sport at all. I’m looking to read more of these sports based contemporaries so if you have any recommendations feel free to send them my way (bonus points for non-angsty books).

August also marks the release day of the highly anticipated Nevernight by Jay Kristoff. My pre-order has been placed and I am so excited to get my copy of the book. 

In terms of what I’ve been watching I would highly recommend watching the BBC production The Living and the Dead. The final episode aired this week and it was so intense. It’s spooky and physiologically twisted. And to those Merlin fans wondering what Colin Morgan’s up to now, well this is the show for you.

Other than that I have no real goals. In terms of life events there won’t be much to report. I’m basically counting down the days for my holiday and in doing so trying not to splurge on books and working as much as I can. 

Overall July was a great reading month for me.
How did July treat you?




9 thoughts on “July Wrap Up 2016

  1. Oh yaaay! Thanks for mentioning me and my bitter post on how we romanticise real life, haha ❤

    Great blogging month, girl and if I have to pick one of your posts it would definitely be the GOT one. AH, I still can't believe we have to wait one stupid year. Have you heard they confirmed the 8th season to be the last one? Like, NO MORE SEASONS. EVER.

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    1. We all need a bit of bitter ranting. Damn these books and their romantic expectations.

      haha our lengthy GOT discussion was a delight. So much epicness in one season. How they top it will be interesting to see.
      I know. I don’t know what to think of the end. It’s like I’m glad they won’t drag it out but once it’s done I will be lost. I don’t think I can fully function without it.
      Also if the last two seasons are going to be shorter than the episodes need to consistently meet the epicness that was the final two episodes of season 6.


  2. It looks as though you’ve had a wonderful month, Lois! And read some pretty amazing books, too!
    Thank-you so much for sharing my post, it means a lot! 🙂

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  3. July certainly feels like it flew by! And I think the reason behind your usual three bumping up to five was because of our buddy read. 😉 😉

    To my dismay I still haven’t gravitated towards reopening Six of Crows so I have nothing to report in terms of fangirl feels. Sigh. However, I’m trying to overcome my reading slump with graphic novels. 😀 (I finally finished Wolf Children, which took forever for me to read, and I’m going to pick ReLife and Ao Haru Ride back up.)

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    1. Oh yes. The buddy read sessions were definitely a reading motivator and the fangirl feels were all over the place haha.

      The slump continues to strike. Well you’ve still got over a month until the second book comes out so there’s plenty of time to read Six of Crows…if your mood allows it 😛

      graphic novels definitely seems like the best reading material to get you out of that slump!!


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