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July Breakdown

July was a really great month! I read some awesome books and my life was agreeing with me for the most part so that’s always good!

First and foremost it was birthday month so guess who’s a really old seventeen year old (I still act like a seven year old so it’s all good)

NOTE: Links to the reviews of the following books are in the titles, if you wanna check it out!

What I read

A Court of Thorns & Roses by Sarah.J.Maas 

I had quite an infamous opinion on this one and we’ll leave it at that

Sweet Damage by Rebecca James 

This was a hauntingly enjoyable read and I’m so glad Allen & Unwin encouraged me to pick this up!

Go set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Of course! July was the month this iconic book was released and despite unsure opinions I liked it for the most part.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

To be honest I went into this not expecting to not like it but despite being cliche at times it was a light and fun read.

What I watched

YES I the Paper Towns movie came out and it was funny and entertaining and you can read my review  here.

I haven’t been in the blogosphere this past month mostly because of school and life but this month I’m going to work on being more active on Twitter and keeping up with exciting book news

Have a great August everyone!




book haul

July Book Haul

Since it is birthday month I decided to treat myself and I also received some surprise ARCs in the mail so that’s always pleasant!download

Snapchat--3980446583782745355Kudos to the Yellow flowers for providing such a pretty background!

From top to bottom

It by Stephen King– I’ve been meaning to get into Stephen King for ages so when someone said I HAD to read this I decided hey let’s give it a go. It sounds very spooky but it is quite chunky

Les Miserable Volumes 1 & 2 by Victor Hugo– Another book I’ve been meaning to read for AGES. I decided to buy it in two volumes so it would be easier to carry to school and also less daunting cuz my gosh we’ve got another hunky one.

Dumplin by Julie Murphy– Thank you so much to Penguin Teen Australia for sending me an ARC of this! It sounds hilarious and I cannot wait to dig into it closer to the release date

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han– Everyone seems to be raving about this series all the time so I bought it to see what the hype was all about. I’ve only previously read The Summer I Turned Pretty and didn’t enjoy it so this shall be interesting

Sweet Damage by Rebecca James– Thanks to Allen & Unwin for this one! I recently reviewed it here and found it to be quite an agreeable  read

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee– Saved the best ’til the last! I barged into the bookstore on release day and despite the hefty price bought it because To Kill A Mockingbird is an all time favourite of mine.



Excitement & Ambition

Ello ello friends!
There are magnificent things occurring this July and I have some rather ambitious ideas.
Half a year has already gone away and all I have done is read books, well, what can you do?
So, In order of importance…
#1. My Birthday “does a little party dance alone”      
Yes my birthday is on the 3rd of July, and I cannot contain my excitement! This sweet 16 is going to be one good one and also I get my license AHHH

#2 Release of Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead



The Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series are my favorites and I have been waiting so long to get my hands on this baby and finally on the 29th of July the wait is over!
If you haven’t already read this series I highly recommend it, trust me it is not cliché and does not include sparkly vampires
#3 Wicked Wildfire Read-a-thon

I am extremely behind on my goal of reading 70 books this year (you can check out my looser progress on goodreads here and maybe challenge yourself!)
I have decided to join this read-a-thon happening between July 14-24 and hope to read many books and catch up

For more info on this read a thon:
#4 Introducing Thought TuesdayCapture

Ok for a long time I have been trying to come up with a special day/event to add to my blog and I thought hey let’s do some deep thoughtful thing.
Thought Tuesday is basically where I share my thoughts on a certain quote, event, issue or you know we’ll make it up as we go along.


Those are all my exciting plans for July (not that exciting I know but). What are you looking forward to in July? Leave a comment I love reading those 🙂

See yaa next time (when I’ll be a year older)