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August 2020 Wrap Up

Hey bookish peeps!

Here I am again, apologizing for my HORRIBLE posting lately. Seriously, August feels like it just happened in a blink of the eye. I have missed posting on here. I haven’t had a ton of free time and I didn’t want to post something just for the sake of it ya know?

I figured I would hop on here and mention that A) I’m still here, B) I’ve been reading!, & C) I am way more active on IG (so if you want to follow me over there I promise ill be a better bookish friend lol).

I want to do my AUGUST wrap up! I did read some great books and some ARCS and overall, I feel happy about my reading for the month! I think I could have fit 1 or 2 more books in there but I got a little lazy mid August and then picked up again towards the end of the month hahaha anyone else do this??

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So lets start with all the books I read for August – I read 6 books!

  • Big Summer – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Get a Life, Chloe Brown – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Clap When You Land – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Love Sold Separatly – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Throwaway Girls – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Grave Secrets – ⭐⭐⭐

Big Summer was my fav of the month by far! Don’t get me wrong – I LOVED Chloe Brown… but Big Summer was just a really good story with mystery and IG influence life. I just really loved it.

If you haven’t read Big Summer…. GO NOW, READ IT MY GRASSHOPPER.

As for my fav things around the blog…. I have been a bad bad book blogger you guys. I have fallen off the book blog world. I don’t have much to share, simply because, I didn’t really read any blogs at all in August. Like I said, August went by SO FAST and I just couldn’t keep up. SORRY FRIENDS.

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But I will say, I have watched like 500 million hours (not quite, but like maybe) of BookTube. I’m obsessed. I don’t know what to say – i’m not really proud of how much I’ve been watching but also BACK OFF, let me do what I love. My heart wants BookTube and that’s just the way its going to be.

So, let me share some BookTubers and some specific videos I really loved this month:

Kayln Aridged – she is literally so cute omg

Jesse The Reader – just so entertaining all the time

I especially enjoyed his video “Talkin Bookish Things In Bed” he posted recently!

Hailey In Bookland – LOVE HER

I could probably post all of her videos here but if you want to listen to her talk about all sorts of books in detail – go watch her Books I Read in Quarantine videos!!

That is all for now everyone! I will try to be more active on here like I really want to be! I think I need to figure out the posts that make me excited and just want I most want to share with you all!!

For now, I shall leave you with a QUESTION:

What was your fav read of August?

July 2020 Wrap Up

Hey friends!

Where did July go???? Like actually this month went by quicker than any month this year. I have been a busy bee and just feel like there isn’t enough time to do everything I want to do, so this month was not long enough!

Updates on me: I am still working from home. This makes it about 4 months now which is seriously crazy, it hasn’t felt that long! I don’t know how much longer Ill be working from home but I am soaking it up the best I can. I’m finding that it is different and I do miss being social, but I’m also loving it and find that I’m quite productive when I get to be in my home office, Its more relaxing to me and therefore I get more done! I know that isn’t the case for everyone, but its working for me!

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Also – I kind of just stopped posting blog posts for the last couple weeks. I went to Kelowna around the middle of the month and ever since coming back I just found myself to be insanely busy. I just haven’t found the time to sit down and properly focus on writing posts and because I wasn’t fully concentrated I didn’t want to put something out that was half assed. So, I’m really hoping to get back into a schedule for August! I think Ill be posting a little less just so I can keep up and post quality content for you all!!

Reading updates: I was able to finish 5 books this month! I started off slow with reading. I finished The Heir Affair and then went into a bit of a book hangover haha I just didn’t feel like reading and couldn’t get into anything. But, I got over that and I started reading again and finished 5 books so I’m happy with that!

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What I Read This Month:

  • The Heir Affair
  • Bookish and the Beast
  • The Village Shop for Lonely Hearts
  • The Unhoneymooners
  • Kiki MacAdoo and the Graveyard Ballerinas

My Favourite Books of the Month:

  • The Unhoneymooners – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • The Heir Affair – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Favourite TV Shows/ Movies:

Cursed (Netflix) – Omg if you haven’t watched this yet please do! It is fantasy full of magic and action! I loved it so much! It only has 1 season so far but it was such a fun show! Its also a King Arthur retelling and has so many cool characters!

Favourite Songs/ Artists:

  • Stunnin – Curtis Waters
  • Popstar – DJ Kalid
  • Taylor Swifts who album Folklore
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My Most Popular Posts for July:

Ancient History Book Tag

New Releases – July 2020

Review: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Favourite Book Reviews

Prose and PancakesThe Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson

Books Over Everything Keep My Heart in San Fransisco

The Bursting BookshelfTwice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

Birdie Bookworm The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune

Favourite Blog Posts:

Foxes and Fairy Tales – Top Ten Contemporary Books

Upside Down Books Favourite Authors

Paws and PaperbacksLets Talk Bookish: What Makes a Book YA?

Annie Likes WordsBook Recs For Your Enneagram type

What was a highlight for you this month?

Did you read as much as you hoped?

Chat with me in the comments!!

May Wrap Up

Hello there friends!

Another month is gone. As usual I am wondering where the time has gone?? I feel like I am getting into the routine of being home now. I’m not sure if that is a positive thing or not LOL I think we are all going to be incredibly anti-social by the time this is all over.

However, this month the restrictions have eased a bit where I’m living and I was able to get some dinner at Oliver Garden so that was awesome!! I didn’t realize how much I missed throwing my money away at a restaurant 😂

Anyways – this month has been a decent reading month for me. You’ll see below that I read 6 books. This seems to be pretty normal for me. Usually 5 or 6 books a month! I so wish I was one of those people that read 10 + books every month but that is just NOT me. I cannot focus that much and obviously my reading speed is on the slower side haha. Are you a person who reads tons of books a month?? If so, please share some tips with me!!

So, lets get to it then! This is a little look into my month!

What I Read This Month:

  • Terraformer by Colleen Houck
  • The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel
  • Wilder Girls by Rory Power
  • The Little Bookshop of Love Stories by Jaimie Admans
  • The Leveller by Julia Durango
  • The Last to Know by Jo Furniss

Favourite Books This Month:

  • Terraformer – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • The Little Bookshop of Love Stories – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • The Book of Lost Names – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Favourite TV/Movies:

  • Star Wars (new one) – So fun fact about me… I have never ever watched a Star Wars movie. I had like no interest at all lol they just looked so old 🤷‍♀️ anyways, I know you are all thinking I’m horrible now LOL but my boyfriend loves Star Wars and when this new one came out on Disney+ he was like we need to watch it. So, I sat down with the expectation that this would be dumb because well a) I’ve never seen any of the movies so that’s confusing and b) I just figured it wouldn’t be my style. I WAS WRONG YOU GUYS!! This was a fantastic movie. I loved it so much!!
  • Trolls Movie – I ordered the “world premier” of this one as just something cute to watch one night and it was super adorable. I actually loved it and was dancing in my seat the whole time!!

Favourite Songs/Artists:

  • Stuck With You – Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber
  • Savage (remix) – Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyonce

My Most Popular Posts for May:

New Releases – May 2020

Blogging, Bookstagram, and Self-Esteem

Top 10 Tuesday: 10 Books I Decided I Wasn’t Interested In Anymore

Favourite Book Reviews:

Becky’s Book BlogBook Review: Girls With Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young

Kate, A Dreamer – Review: Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid

The Caffeinated Reader – A Song Below Water eARC Review

Favourite Blog Posts:

The Last Book on the LeftLets Talk Bookish: What Makes A Good Villain

Eternity Books – Lets Talk Bookish: Blogging 101: How to Write a Discussion

Jill’s Book Blog – Bookish Friday – Disappointing Books

BookTubers To Check Out:

I am new to booktube and only now starting to watch some videos here and there!! So I figured there are probably many like me who have been missing out on some fun booktube videos! I’m just going to link a couple here since I’m just starting to explore 😊

Mackenzie Lane – she is so sweet and I’m loving her videos!

Hailey in Bookland – she is really passionate and listening to her speak is wonderful!

Well that is all folks!! Thanks for sticking around with me. I love chatting with you all and I’m so happy that there are people out there who are enjoying my content 😊

How has your month been? Chat with me in the comments!!

April Wrap Up

Hey there my bookish friends!

CAN YOU BELIEVE APRIL IS OVER???? Where did the time go? I looked at the calendar a couple days ago and I actually had to look a second time because I was shocked we were already at the end of the month. I feel like we actually time traveled. I am just so confused LOL.

So, on a personal note, I have been busy working still which I am super thankful for! This whole COVID thing has been so draining and I really feel for people that are struggling right now. I help people for a living and it hurts my heart that regular people who normally have no problem living their lives are struggling and losing their jobs. I am sending so many good vibes to all you wonderful people and I hope you are all healthy and safe ❤

So as usual, lets wrap up this month with all my fav things that happened 😊

What I Read This Month:

  • Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
  • The Witches of Willow Cove by Josh Roberts
  • The Woman Before Wallis by Bryn Turnbull
  • Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones
  • Death at High Tide by Hannah Dennison

My Fav Books This Month:

  • The Witches of Willow Cove by Josh Roberts – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • The Woman Before Wallis by Bryn Turnbull – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Favourite TV/Movies

Community (TV Show) – Currently re-watching this series! My boyfriend has NEVER seen it?!?!?! So we are watching from the beginning. Love this show!

Favourite Songs/Artists

  • Blueberry Faygo – Lil Mosey
  • Boyfriend – Selena Gomez
  • No Truck Song – Tim Hicks

My most popular posts for April

MG Arc Review: The Witches of Willow Cove by Josh Roberts

Books I Want to Read but Don’t Want to Read Book Tag

Book Review: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

Favourite book reviews

The Bursting BookshelfThe Perfect Escape by Suzanne Park

Bookmark LitARC Reviews: The Honey-Don’t List and The Happy Ever After Playlist

Raven @ Dreamy AddictionsWould Like to Meet by Rachel Winter

Favourite blog posts

Book Princess ReviewsYA/MG Books to Satisfy Your Tiger King Obsession

Paper ProcrastinatorsWhat To Read During a Pandemic, As Decided by Experts (We Are Not Actually Experts)

Blogger BooksLets Talk Bookish: The Hype Train

That is it folks!! I hope you had the best April you could have given the circumstances!

I love to hear from you all so please comment below with your fav books/movies/songs/anything from April 😊

March Wrap Up

The end of March already?? Crazy how time has just flown by!! I feel like so much has been happening this month.

So many changes and still some changes to come. I know that my work has been different since this virus has grown in severity! I am working from home for the first time ever and while the situation that brought it on is horrible – I am LOVING working from home. Life changing!! I envy you people that always get to work from home. Truly the best!

Personally, I feel like I have done nothing super noteworthy this month. It was my dad’s birthday this month, so that was great! I attended a cheerleading competition with the team I coach. I started to go to the gym again and have found *some* joy in running on the treadmill! Small victories 🎉

Now to some of my fav things this month 🙂

Favourite books

The Lanterns Ember by Colleen Houck – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

The House in the Cerulean Sea – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

Josh and Hazels Guide to Not Dating bu Christina Lauren – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

I had two 5 star reads this month!! So exciting! I didn’t get to read as much as I was hoping for but I am happy that the couple books I was able to get through were really enjoyable!

My whole reading list this month was:

  • The Lanterns Ember
  • The House in the Cerulean Sea
  • The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass
  • The Dark Continent
  • Josh and Hazels Guide to Not Dating

Favourite movies/ TV shows

I really haven’t been watching much TV or really any movies. However, I started to watched a couple new shows that seem interesting so far so I will include them!

Locke and Key (TV show on Netflix) – So far so good!! Living up the hype I was hearing about it

The Tiger King (Netflix) – PLEASE WATCH THIS! Literally the weirdest, funniest, more entertaining show. It is SO WEIRD at times, like this stuff can’t be made up. Give yourself some joy during this quarantine time and watch The Tiger King.

Favourite songs/ artists

The Man by Taylor Swift – Cannot get enough of this one!! I wasn’t sure of it at first but man did it grow on me

You Should Be Sad by Halsey – Again, I wasn’t sure about this one at first but it grew on me and I seriously love it. Love the song, the lyrics, her voice… all sooooooo good!

I Wish Grandpa’s Never Died by Riley Green – I just love this song and Riley Greens’ voice! I go through phases of reallllyy loving country music. This song is sparking my come back to country haha

Favourite posts

Comfort Reads Book Blog5 Star Reads | The Predictions

Paperbacks and PlannersTrope Trial: “Magical” Nature

Bionic Book WormAsking my 9 year old what books are about based on the cover

Favourite book reviews

The Reading ChemistBook Review: The Deep by Alma Katsu

DinipandareadsHavenfall Blog Tour: Review & Favourite Quotes

Jill’s Book BlogReview: The Forgotten Home Child

February Wrap Up

Hey there bookish friends 🙂

It is coming to the end of the month! Wow, time is flying its actually crazy… where did the month go?? If you are like me then you soaked up all the v-day activities and ate chocolate all month claiming it was in the spirit of valentines day EVEN THOUGH valentines day is one day of the whole month 😂 sorry, not sorry!

I see lots of other bloggers doing a monthly wrap up and including things in the wrap up that are not just about books and blogging and honestly I love to read these posts because it helps me get to know the person better and gives me a little insight into what they enjoy! I figured I would give that a go as well since I have a lot of things Ive enjoyed and want to share them all with you amazing people!

Favorite books

In Five Years by Rebecca Serle – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow – ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

Favourite movies/TV

Sonic (movie) – This was honestly such a cute movie!! I loved every second of it. Jim Carrey is crazy good as usual and Sonic is just the cutest character. Everyone should give this one a watch.

Favourite songs/artists

Blinding Lights by The Weekend – really loving this one, could listen to it constantly!!

Have You Ever Seen The Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival – this is an oldie but a goodie! Used to hear this one a lot when my parents played CD’s and forgot about it until I heard it again and I’m just feeling it right now!!

Favourite posts

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my TBR I predict will be 5-star reads – The Bibliophagist

Books With Love in the Title – Paperbacks and Planners

Favourite YA Contemporary Romances – Paws and Paperbacks

Favorite book reviews

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert MunschKayCKay Book Reviews

Frankly In Love by David YoonKristin Kraves Books

October 2019 Wrap Up

Happy end of October!!

I hope that everyone has had a wonderful month! I know October was a busy but enjoyable month for me! October is also one of my most favourite months of the year. I love the start of fall, spooky Halloween things, and cozy sweaters 🙂

This month was a bit of a struggle for me to get reading done. It felt like I was always busy and didn’t have as much free time. However, I still managed to get through a few books so that’s all I can ask for.

My October Reads

Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The House Without A Key – Marin Montgomery

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Case For Jamie – Brittany Cavallaro

Review to come 🙂

October Book Reviews

The Last Of August – Brittany Cavallaro

Rebel – Amy Tintera

Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel

The Traitor And The Tunnel – Y.S. Lee

The House Without A Key – Marin Montgomery

My Most Popular Posts

Monthly Picks: October 2019

10 Spooky Books For Halloween

My Favourite Bookish Posts For October

Favourite Autumnal Book Covers by Holly Reads A Lot

I love a good book cover and especially with a theme!

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Give Different Ratings To by The Bibliophagist

I thought this was a fun idea!

Book Recommendations For The Practical Witch by Two Book Thieves

I cant get enough of witches, especially during the month of October! I love how it kept the witchy theme going by posting about non-fictional witches!!

The Grace Year review by Bionic Book Worm

I have been wanting to read this book for awhile and I am always reading reviews on it. I loved her review, it was so well written!

Spooktacular Reads by Book Lover Jo

I thought this was such a fun post! It is a post about children’s books for Halloween and they are super cute

Well that is all folks! See ya October, hello November 🙂

I want to know everyone’s fav part of October!! What went well for you? What were your favourite books of the month?

As always, thanks for stopping by and being a part of my bookish life 🥰

September 2019 Wrap Up

Hey there friends!!

September has been a crazy month for me! I turned 25 at the beginning of the month and went on a wonderful little weekend vaca! My boyfriend and I bought our first apartment!! So the month has been full of “adulting” and spending my life savings LOL.

Reading wise – I only managed to finish 3 books. Between all of the packing, planning, working, and stressing… reading didn’t get to happen as much as I wanted. However, the 3 books I read, I absolutely loved! So that was a major plus 🙂

September Reads

A Study on Charlotte – Brittany Cavallaro

This book was great! I loved it.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Check out my review if you missed it!

The Turn of the Key – Ruth Ware

I loved this book and it was my first book by Ruth Ware! I will be checking out some of her other books!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Check out my review here if you missed it!

The Last of August – Brittany Cavallaro

This book in the 2nd in the Charlotte Holmes series. I was happy to be able to read this one shortly after the first one as it was all fresh in my mind. Loving the series so far!! Review is to come!

My September Blog Posts

Sept 1: Monthly Picks: August & September

Sept 4: Book Review: A Study in Charlotte

Sept 6: Book Review: A Spy in the House

Sept 9: Book Haul

Sept 11: The Comfy Reader’s Dress Code

Sept 13: Book Review: Reboot

Sept 16: Author Mention

Sept 17: Book Review: The Turn of the Key

Sept 18: Book Review: Boy Robot

Sept 20: 10 Pink Book Covers I Love

Sept 23: Bookish Art Prints

Sept 25: WWW Wednesday

Sept 27: Book Review: The Body at the Tower

I want to know what books you all have on your TBR for October!! I am starting Station Eleven but after that I’m not too sure what I want to read for the rest of the month (I know… disorganized haha).

Leave a coment below, I’d love to hear about your Septmeber & October reads!!

Thanks for stopping by 🙂