July 2017 Update

This monthly wrap up is coming a bit later than usual, but I’ve been busy lately.

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This month I did most of my reading the last week of July because it was Booktubeathon! I also found a way to listen to audiobooks from my local library, so I got to reread a lot of old favorites and new books through there. By the end of the month I read a total of 14 books! Yes, that’s a lot of books to go through in one month. Yes, half of them were audiobooks. Yes, I’m counting them too.

I also had a huge book haul this month mostly because of school and because I’m a nerd, I like to get my books early. However, I did get a couple of books for fun like A Court of Mist and Fury, A Court of Wings and Ruin, and the other two books in The 5th Wave trilogy by Rick Yancey.

Because I’ve been reading so much this past month, I haven’t been watching a lot of TV or movies. I’m still watching Black Mirror’s season 3 which I love but because each episode is different it’s different from other shows that grab you and don’t let go. At the moment, I think the only show worthy or my full, undivided attention is Game of Thrones.

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Monthly Favorites

I really want to say Animal Farm is this month’s favorite, but I feel like that’s cheating because it’s not a new read. But, it still is my favorite read new or old. I also watched the animated film from the 90s, which I loved although they didn’t include Betsy the mare. Apart from that difference, I liked the animation because it was the old school 2D kind before 3D animation was the norm.

As for new favorites, I have three completely different answers.

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A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas because it’s been a long time since I’ve delved into any fantasy series, and I enjoyed it.

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Dreamology by Lucy Keating because it was such a sweet and quirky read that really does boost your mood.

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Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang because it was truly weird and science fiction and reminds me of how much I enjoy stories that are unapologetically weird.

 

New Books I Read

  • White Fur by Jardine Libaire (2/5)
  • We Are Okay by Nina Lacour (5/5)
  • The Haters by Jesse Andrews (2.5/5)
  • Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea Handler by Chelsea Handler
  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (4.5/5)
  • Fables: Snow White (3/5)
  • Paper Girls Vol. 1 & 2 (5/5)
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (4/5)
  • Dreamology by Lucy Keating (4/5)

 

Books I Reread

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