Another month full of books, TV, and pool time, another summer month in the books *le sigh*. In July, I read 15 books, took ALL the bookstagram photos-TWO OF
WHICH WERE REPOSTED ON VICTORIA SCHWAB AND TRACY BANGHART’S INSTAGRAM- and caught up on some much-need reality TV and movies (including many Princess Diaries, Gilmore Girls, and Outdaughtered rewatches).
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi (ARC) | 4/5 Stars
Burn for Burn Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian | 5/5 Stars
Fire with Fire by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian | 5/5 Stars
Check, Please: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu (ARC) | 4.5/5 Stars
Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor (ARC)| 4.5 /5 Stars
Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian | 4/5 Stars
Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart (ARC) | 5/5 Stars
The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood | 4/5 Stars
Dear Martin by Nic Stone | 4/5 Stars
The List by Siobhan Vivian | 4/5 Stars
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han (Reread) | 5/5 Stars
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera (ARC) 4.5/5 Stars
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab (ARC)| 4/5 Stars
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han (Reread) | 5/5 Stars
That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger (ARC) | 4/5 Stars
The only book I didn’t read on my July TBR was Katherine Arden’s The Girl in the Tower, partially because I read other books on my TBR, partially because the third book got moved to 2019 instead of August 2018.
I also completed my Goodreads Reading Challenge of 70 books this month! I’m now challenging myself to get to 100 books by the end of the year.
Incredibles II & Bao- The six year old me was more than excited to finally see Incredibles II this month. I admit that I was a bit nervous going in, but Incredibles II was just so good and funny. Jack-Jack and Edna completely stole the show for me and my sisters. And as expected, I LOVED BAO! The dumpling was just so cute, I loved its meaning, and I really didn’t think it was as weird as people on Twitter made it out to be.
Dynasty– Confession time: I will still watch Victorious on Teen Nick. That being said, I was super intrigued by the CW’s reboot of Dynasty starring Liz Gillies, which has become my latest CW obsession. Yes, it’s overdramatic, yes it’s so good, and yes I like it even better than Riverdale (I admit the second season of Riverdale was pretty lackluster for me). I flew through the first season of Dynasty on Netflix and I am more than ready for season two this fall.
Set It Up– THE ROM COM IS BACK PEOPLE! Netflix’s Set It Up was such an enjoyable movie, and I hope that they continue to make rom-coms. I haven’t watched The Kissing Booth yet (I keep hearing mixed things), but HELLO TO ALL THE BOYS I”VE LOVED BEFORE!
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel –If you’re looking for a comedy this summer with a female protagonist, look no further than The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. It’s definitely different than Gilmore Girls, but any Stars Hollow resident can see creator Amy Sherman-Palladino’s influence. Another show where I am more than ready for the second season!
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta and basically all the TLC wedding shows- Rainy summer days call for staying inside with all the books and TLC wedding shows. I’ve been really enjoying the latest season of Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta and please tell me we’re getting more new episodes of Four Weddings.
Epic Reads Day- I was fortunate enough toexperience HarperCollins’ first Epic Reads Day. It was beyond amazing to get to visit their offices and hear from all-star authors and staff. I hope Epic Reads continues to host this event, and I have an experience post all about the day linked above.
Funko Pop Shopping- I added two more Funko Pops to my collection for the first time in 2018. I finally treated myself and bought Luna Lovegood with her Gryffindor hat. Barnes & Noble restocked her online, and a coupon and gift card were just calling my name. I also bought one of the San Diego Comic Con exclusives, Nearly Headless Nick. It’s so cool how he glows in the dark!
What did you read or watch in July? Share in the comments!