It’s time for our monthly wrap up! That fun time of the month where we recap all that we’ve read and done. July was a packed month for both of us, and as we’re probably going to mention 3000 times, WE FINISHED OUR SUMMER COURSES!! This means that we are free, and for the first time in six months, we’re on vacation. Cue what will hopefully be a month of lots of reading and relaxation.
Since we’ll both be taking actual vacations to faraway lands (or states) we will most probably be taking a hiatus later on in the month. We’re not totally sure what it will entail, but we’ll definitely let you know what it means before we disappear! August also contains both of our birthdays, so we also have that to look forward to! But you’re here to hear all about the books we read, so here they are!
This month was a very weird reading month for me. I either really loved the book I read, or I didn’t like it very much at all. It’s also weird in terms of rating because even though I rated The Friend Zone 5 stars, I do have conflicting feelings about it, which you can read about here. And both of my 2 star reads aren’t bad books, just ones I didn’t enjoy, and couldn’t see myself recommending. I also had my first ever rant review for my 1 star read. Like I said, a weird month.
I do want to highlight my two other 5 star reads though, which were fantastic! While Sorcery of Thorns has lots of hype, Serpent & Dove comes out in September and needs all the love because it is absolutely amazing! It’s about a witch and a witch hunter that are forced into a marriage. It’s magical and wonderful and NEEDS TO GET ON YOUR TBR NOW! Since all the covers in this post link to Goodreads, that should be pretty simple to accomplish. Add it please!
My goal for this month was to read 21 books so that I would reach 150 books read in total this year, and I met that goal!! I’m honestly so surprised because the past few months have been super slumpy for me. But I also read so many fantastic books this month! This Book is Not Yet Rated, was a definite favorite of mine.
I bought myself this book in hopes of having Elizabeth Acevedo sign it at Epic Reads Day, and even though she didn’t attend in the end, I’m still very glad I own it now!
And of course, I got these 6 books from Epic Reads Day which you can read about here!
The only books Chana acquired this month were the ones from Epic Reads, which is why she doesn’t have her own section.
If you read our Book Buying Habits discussion from a few day ago, then you’ll understand how this section ended up so empty!
Things We Did:
We both finished our summer courses and are now free for the rest of the summer!
And of course, as we’ve mentioned a few times already in this post alone, we attended Epic Reads Day and wrote a whole recap about it!
We had our 1 Year Blogoversary! Which was absolutely insane, we can’t believe we’ve lasted a whole year, and we can’t wait to have many more years in this amazing community!
We were nominated for Best Small Blog in the 2019 Blogger Awards! Voting closed yesterday, but we are just so so thankful for everyone who nominated us. We did not expect it at all and are just totally blown away by all the love!
Posts We Loved:
We were a little behind and all over the place with blog hopping this month, but here are a few that we really enjoyed!
Olivia @ Purely Olivia had a great discussion about The Controversy of Hyped Books
Caitlin @ Caitlin Althea wrote this wonderful post about Why You Should Never Compare Your Blogging Statistics With Others
Swetlana @ The Caffeinated Bookworm Life discusses Blogging Struggles: Not Reading Enough
How was your July? Did you read any good books? Did you have a big haul this month? Do you have any vacations planned for the summer?