Do you know what I love about July? The fact that I share my birthday month with JK Rowling, Harry Potter, and Neville Longbottom!! Besides that, I’m not a huge fan of my birthday, but I did buy myself waaay too many books, even though I read only two this month!
BLOG POSTS FROM THIS MONTH!
Not the best blogging month. I’ve just been in a slump for some reason. But here’s what’s been on my blog:
I may have only read 2 books this month 🙈 I’m not sure what happened, but I ended up in a reading slump, which was finally broken because I was buddy-reading ACOTAR with some friends. But I did enjoy both books, so I guess that’s good 🙂
THE TITAN’S CURSE (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3)
By: Rick Riordan
Rating: 4.5 ⭐️’s
This is definitely my favourite out of the series so far! I loved the new characters that were introduced, especially Apollo 😏 It was also nice to see Artemis, who happens to be my favourite Greek goddess! I’m shipping Percy and Annabeth so hard now 😍😍😍
While we’re on the topic of Percy Jackson, I also started reading The Battle of the Labyrinth, but only got 20 pages in before my reading slump started. Hopefully I’ll be able to finish this month!
A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES
By: Sarah J. Maas
I have mixed feelings about this book. I didn’t really fall in love with any of the characters – like they were good, and interesting to read about, but I wasn’t like squealing about them to anyone who’d listen. The world building, plot, and writing were so beautiful and intricate that I still ended up enjoying this book!
JULY BOOK HAUL
So I’ve told myself that since July was my birthday month, buying 11 books is totally acceptable. Honestly, if I didn’t have to worry about buying textbooks in September, I would have bought 21 books (since I turned 21 😊)
Here’s my book haul!
⚡️Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ⚡️By: J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany
(I was lucky enough to go to the midnight release party – it was such a magical experience!)
👑 Crown Duel 👑 By: Sherwood Smith
(I’m not sure if any of you watch InkBonesBooks on YouTube, but she mentioned this book and I immediately added it to my tbr. It sounds just like something I would enjoy!)
*The rest of the books are all by Tamora Pierce! Some of you may know that I’m trying to read all her books this year. I haven’t started her Tortall books yet (which are my favourite, so I decided to first buy them all. Book Outlet was having a sale so I couldn’t resist (also thank you to Yeldah for telling me about it!)*
The emojis are clues for what the books are about 🙂
WHAT I WATCHED!
I finished watching X Company 😭😭😭 I’m heartbroken after that ending and I don’t know what to do with myself. It was so good! I love all the characters so much! Can 2017 be here already!
After that I watched some more Marvel movies. I watched The Incredible Hulk, which wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. Then Thor, which I didn’t really like. It was just too predictable and a little cringy. I’m also not that into Chris Hemsworth, but I did like Loki, even though I hate him sometimes. Then I watched The Avengers, which was just AMAZING! I also definitely prefer Captain American to Iron Man 😏 Then I watched Iron Man 3, the first seven episodes of Agents of Shield, and then Thor 2. I was going to continue with Agents of Shield, but honestly I don’t like it all that much. The characters are a little annoying and cliche. Maybe I’ll continue at some point. (I’m also still reminiscing about Agent Carter – I miss it already and kind of want to rewatch it 🙈) I decided to instead watch Captain America: Winter Soldier and almost finished watching it, but so much was happening and I felt bad for skipping the next 7-8 episodes of Agents of Shield, that I didn’t finish it. Yes, I’m a terrible human
AND…yes I’m not done yet. ^^^^ This might be why I didn’t get much reading done lol 😂 I’m currently rewatching Sherlock with my sister. We decided to rewatch it when we saw the season 4 trailer. Honestly it’s even better the second time around! Sherlock and John are honestly the most adorable duo I’ve ever watched! Literally this is me while watching every episode:
Okay, this is getting waay too long. My August TBR will be up soon! Thanks for reading!