Saturday, August 4, 2018

Month in Review: July 2018


I don't know about you guys, but I'm glad that July is over.  I'm really hoping August is a better month, overall.  The weather didn't help; it was way too hot, muggy, and rainy.  We did see a couple great movies (Ant-Man and the Wasp, Mission: Impossible Fallout), but that was about it.

I noticed I've been getting a lot of hits from Twitter, so thank you to everyone who has been sharing my posts over there!

And lastly, some semi-exciting news: I finally got a smartphone and joined Instagram; you can check out my page here.  Right now it's set to private because it will also be my personal account, but please feel free to send me a request and I'll follow back!

The Books




Zoo (audio) // All We Ever Wanted // Obscura (review to come) // The Garden of Small Beginnings


Stay Sweet (review to come) // Sweet Spot (review to come) // The Address // The Loneliest Girl in the Universe (review to come)


Daughter of the Siren Queen // Code Girls (review to come) // Jurassic Park (audio) // The Sweetest Kind of Fate

The Posts and Reviews
The Posts I Loved



Laura at Boats Against the Current tells the story behind her blog name



 
How was your July?  What was your favorite book of the month?

28 comments:

  1. Looks like you read a lot of great books! My favorite book was The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco. Not a lot of books came close to it!

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    1. It's always nice to have at least one GREAT book per month!

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  2. The weather in July is so gross. I’m glad it’s over, too. I’m ready for fall. I was so excited to get my Instagram account, but now I’ve had it for 8 months and am profoundly unmotivated to use it. I hope you have a great August!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Thanks, Aj! Haha, I'm still trying to get used to Instagram, I don't want to post TOO much, but we'll see!

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  3. I'm going to be watching for your review of Obscura. I saw that book recently and thought I might like it. Yes, July is indeed hot, but we've had no rain and are brown, brown, brown. Sigh.

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    1. Obscura was really good! I don't know which is worse - too much rain or not enough!

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  4. Looks like a great month! I agree the weather has not been so good. Too humid for me. Hope you have a great August!

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    1. Thanks, Grace! Ugh, the humidity has just been awful!

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  5. I'm sorry to hear that July wasn't that great - here it has been way, way too hot every single day, I'm getting a bit tired of it haha :) It seems like you had a great reading month though, so that's great! I loved The Loneliest Girl so much :)
    Thank you so much for sharing my post! I hope you'll have a great August <3

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    1. Thanks, Marie! I did have a lot of good reads, the weather actually probably helped! There were so many days I didn't even want to go out in the heat.

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  6. I would like to cancel the weather. Thanks! You read a lot of good books. I am looking forward to seeing what you thought of Stay Sweet. That one surprised me in a really good way.

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    1. Stay Sweet was deeper than I thought it would be, which was a nice surprise!

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  7. Did you enjoy Zoo? Do you watch the TV show? The husband and I watched the first two seasons together, but we haven't had a chance to watch the third. I love the idea of animals attacking humans and fighting back! It might be the vegan in me, lol.

    Legendary wasn't my cup of tea--too many unanswered questions and secrets. I can't wait to read your reviews on Stay Sweet and Daughter of the Siren Queen! <3

    -- Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. Yeah, we watched the tv show, last year I think? We binged it on Netflix. The book was very different! It was good, although I thought it kind of fizzled out near the end.

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  8. Yay for Instagram! I'm pretty new over there too... and I still need to see Ant-Man and the Wasp.

    I'm hoping Obscura was good as I have that one to read...

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  9. You had an excellent reading month! I found and requested you on instagram :)

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    1. Thank you, JoAnn! Looking forward to seeing you over there!

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  10. It still cracks me up that we both joined Instagram at the same time, Great minds think alike, lol.

    I really want to see Ant Man and the Wasp. I think I'm going to take my son this week since I have a couple of days off from work.

    Looks like you have a great reading month. I'm looking forward to your reviews for The Loneliest Girl in the Universe, Obscura, and Code Girls.

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    1. I know, it's funny! I just happened to get a smartphone last weekend, and that was one of the first apps I downloaded. I'd been wanting to try it, now I just need to get the hang of it. I don't want to bore people with too many posts, you know?

      Those reviews are coming up in the next couple weeks!

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  11. Wow, lots of reading! I am jealous of it. I am doing the challenge for Candid Cover and have read three already. I am working on Caraval now and it's really good! I hope you have a great week!

    Mary

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    1. Thanks, Mary! Have fun with the rest of the challenge!

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  12. You read a lot of books last month! I'm looking forward to reading Legendary; I read Caraval in July, and I'm on the waiting list at the library for Legendary.

    I hope you enjoy August a lot more!

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  13. So excited you're on Instagram! Yay!!

    Did you like Zoo? We've been watching the TV series, and haha I'm really hating it, although at the some time I watch it because I love to hate it ;) Lol. It's just so badly done. I'm not a fan of Patterson anyway, so I doubt I'll read the book, but I'm interested to hear what you thought...

    Hope August is a better month than July was. All the best!

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    1. Thanks, Amy! Instagram has been so fun!

      Zoo the book was okay, it fizzled out near the end. I listened to it on audio, and the narrator was really good. The tv show was kind of ridiculous! We binged it on Netflix because there wasn't a lot else on. Definitely a "love to hate" watch!

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  14. Sheesh, I'm also thrilled that July is actually over. It was pretty crazy for me. I'm glad you're on Instagram! It seems a few bloggers are branching out now. :) I love it there and I adore all the gorgeous pics!

    I hope you enjoyed Legendary more than Caraval? I can't wait to find time to read Daughter of the Pirate King! Gah. #toomanybooks

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    1. I am loving Instagram! Still trying to figure out my photos, but having fun! I probably enjoyed Legendary the same as Caraval. Hope you enjoy Daughter of the Pirate King!

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I'm so glad you stopped by, and I would love to hear your thoughts! Comments are always greatly appreciated!