Monthly Wrap Up

Monthly Wrap Up: July 2016

July 2016(3)

Hi and welcome to a new monthly wrapup!

July has been… again… a bit underwhelming readingwise. I had a lot of other things to do and reading got a little bit procrastinated. I hope August will be a lot better though!

I have some holidays planned in August so usually that’s the time to get some more reading done. It also does mean that I will have a bit less blog posts up than usual. I’ll see what I can do though πŸ™‚

What I read

July Read

  • Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch (review)
  • Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch (review)
  • Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson (review)
  • The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (review)


Other blog features

Top Ten Tuesday
Waiting on Wednesday
  • A Torch Against The Night by Sabaa Tahir (read)
  • Carve The Mark by Veronica Roth (read)
  • How To Hang A Witch by Adriana Mather (read)
  • King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard (read)
Tag Thursday
  • A-Z Bookish Survey (read)
  • Game of Thrones Book Tag (read)
Bookish Bites
  • Everything, Everything Casting, More Sarah and Becky, Divergent Shocker and More (read)

What I listened to

Just like last month, I’ve still pretty much been obsessed with All Time Low, Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce The Veil. Here’s a random selection of songs:

All Time Low – Weightless
“If I could just find the time
then I would never let another day go by
I’m over getting old”

Pierce The Veil – Circles
“And I said, “Hey, what’s on your mind?” I think about my life without you and I start to cry
And I said, “Hey, it’s alright” We’ll make it. I love you and I’ll never leave your side”

Sleeping With Sirens – Roger Rabbit
“Is there a right way for being strong? Feels like I’m doing things all wrong
Still I’m here just holding on. Confess my heart and forgive my wrongs.”

And then… I finally gave in and listened to the Hamilton soundtrack. And at first I was like ‘meh… this is okay I guess. Maybe not my thing though’. But then I kept listening. And then I pressed repeat. And before I knew it I was singing along “I AM NOT THROWING AWAY MY SHOT” and I knew I was lost. I love a lot of songs, but some of my favorites are Satisfied and You’ll Be Back. I just love Angelica and King George πŸ™‚

Hamilton Original Broadway Cast Recording

Β What I Watched

Only one show: Gilmore Girls.

I’ve rewatched both season 3 and 4 this month (I already rewatched season 1 and 2 a few months back) and I am obsessed again. I can’t wait for the revival. This is one of those shows I can keep on rewatching forever and ever. It’s also the show I like to watch whenever I feel down – it always makes me feel better.

What’s on the August TBR

August TBR

  • Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
  • Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
  • A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
How was your July? What did you read? What did you listen to and what did you watch? And what are your plans for August?


  1. I hope you’ll have a better reading month in August. I’ll be reading Blue Lily Lily Blue and The Raven King as well this month. πŸ˜€

    1. Thanks! Hope you’ll enjoy Blue Lily, Lily Blue and The Raven King! I just finish BLLB and I LOVED it! πŸ™‚ I both want to rush through TRK because I need to know everything and I want to read really, really slowly because I’m not ready yet for this series to end…

  2. Nice month. Dream Thieves is on my TBR. Did you read The cursed Child yet?

    1. Thanks! Dream Thieves was amazing, hope you’ll enjoy it too! I have finished the Cursed Child by now and I loved it! It’s not as good as the book series, but I still loved it if only for sentimental value πŸ™‚

  3. I’m really eager to read The Dream Thieves, I loved the Raven Boys and I am glad you loved that sequel just as much! πŸ™‚ I hope your trip was great, if I understood right you are now back, but I hope you had a wonderful time! πŸ™‚

    1. I actually loved The Dream Thieves even more than the Raven Boys! It may even be my favorite of the series, though it may be a tie with Blue Lily, Lily Blue πŸ™‚ I hope you’ll enjoy it as well!
      I am back from my trip indeed – it was super, thank you! I went to Italy and visited Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast and Pompei and it was gorgeous – I wish I could go back already πŸ˜‰

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