Friday, July 31, 2015

Monthly Recap: July 2015

My goodness, this month has been crazy.  Like, crazy in a really weird way though.  Looking back, I haven't been doing a huge amount of stuff and most of it has been fun things like reading a ton, going to the beach, and hanging with friends.  I think I'm so exhausted from the anticipation of getting back to school.  I really like having summer break but I'm already more than ready to leave California and move back up to Washington!  And, even more exciting, when I move up I'll be renting my first ever apartment!  

As far as this blog goes, it hasn't been the best month for reviews and posts but I'm trying to get back into it!  Going to school really through off my blogging schedule and it has taken me a ridiculous amount of time to get it back but I'm slowly but surely getting back into the hang of thing.  I've been reading a lot so I have a lot of reviews coming so be on the look out for those!

Here are some of the reviews that have popped up on the blog this past month!


The Devil You Know by Trish Doller
This book drove me crazy with the stupid decisions the MC made and the less than believable premise but the mystery aspect was decent.  Two Teapots.

Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios 
I really enjoyed the idea of this book and the characters!  It did take me a while to get my head around all the new terms and jinni dynamics but I still had fun reading it!  Four Teapots

Shadow of the Wolf by Tim Hall
Holy cow, ya'll.  Put any other books you may be holding down and pick up this one because, trust me, you don't want to miss this awesome, twisty, dark read.  New all time favorite!  Five Million Teapots.

I'm hoping I'll have more reviews to reflect back on next month but, oh well!  I'm happy with how this month has turned out.  I know August is going to be crazy busy for me because it's the last month I'm home before moving but I'm still going to make this blog a priority!  I miss talking with you guys about books everyday!

Tell me, how was July for you?  What fun things did you do?  Any good reads?  Let me know in the comments below!


  1. i didn't like exquisite captive I think it is a little bit dragged out

    1. I can definitely see that. It did feel pretty long but I think I was invested enough in the characters that I didn't really mind :)

  2. I remember those days of my first apartment - so exciting! Summer can be crazy and it's really hard to keep a schedule - no worries. Just have fun! The routine will kick in again soon! I'm hosting a monthly wrap-up round-up on my blog so that we can all see what we may have missed on each other's blogs in July. Check it out if you're interested!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    1. It is really exciting!! I'm so busy collecting furniture and decorations for it - stressful but so fun! The monthly wrap-up round-up sounds like a blast!! I'll definitely check it out! :)

  3. "I think I'm so exhausted from the anticipation of getting back to school." This. All I do is pretty much laze around because I know I only have a few weeks before I go back to college, argh. I have Exquisite Captive out from the library so I'll have to go check out your review!

    1. Haha your summer and my summer are going by in very similar fashions! I'm trying to enjoy it while it lasts but it's definitely getting hard!

  4. I've been in a slump the past month, so I'm also trying to get back into it. Lately I've been trying to find the perfect, past-paced book to get me hooked and catch up on reviews, the latter which I always fall behind on. I suspect I'll be doing a lot of mini-reviews to catch up! I also didn't love The Devil You Know. Have you read any of the author's other books? Her other books are definitely stronger and her debut, Something Like Normal, is a favourite of mine.

  5. Good luck with the apartment. That should be an awesome experience!


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