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July Wrap Up

Hello everyone! July was quite a confusing month for me with a lot to do and yet, still nothing to do at the same time. I do have quite a bit to share though so let us dive in!

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5 stars

A Sky Beyond The Storm by Sabaa Tahir

4.5 stars

Masters of Death by Olivie Blake

3.5 stars

First Love, Take Two by Sajni Patel
XOXO by Axie Oh
The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco

3 stars

The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K. S. Villoso
Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev

2 stars

Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev

TOTAL BOOKS: 8

MY FAVOURITE BOOKS OF THE MONTH:

A Sky Beyond The Storm by Sabaa Tahir

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Goodreads Challenge: 95/100 books
Year of the Asian Reading Challenge: 50/50 books
Beat The Backlist Challenge: 61/50 books 

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I watched all of Season 1 and 5 episodes of Season 2.

I really liked this show! It was fun and I liked all the high school drama and how relaxed this show was and how I could just mindlessly watch it.

I also really loved the characters and all the twists and turns and how we get to see a little bit of Simon and I can’t wait to watch more fo this show and see how it continues! It was also renewed for season 3 and I can not wait for that to come out so I can watch that too!

I can not talk enough about how much I love this show.

This is so cute and fun and wholesome and emotional and it has all the perfect feels which make it impossible for em to stop watching and I am just so fully in love with everything about this show and you should all definitely watch it! It’s also available on YouTube for free so you should definitely check it out!

I have so so much more I want to say about this show and I’m planning to do a whole post on it so I guess we will talk about it then!

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WHAT I DID IN JULY

I had been planning to start beta reading and I did! I completed 2 beta reads and got a paid job for August which I should be starting on now! It’s been fun and interesting and I like that and I’m hoping to be faster and get more jobs and then convert this into my book buying budget since I know I spend a lot of money on books and it is not fair to keep asking my mom for all of it.

I also got to see my cousins twice and also meet up with my friends! Honestly I have some complicated feelings about these meetings and how they went but overall, they were okay and I am glad I got to meet them. My cousins and I have a sort of complicated relationship and it’s been nice talking to them and working on it right now. I also liked seeing my high school friends again – most fo them for the first time since the pandemic began and we aren’t that close anymore but it was nice to see them and talk to them about what we have all been upto.

I also got into this c-drama, Falling into your smile that I’ve mentioned above and I love it so much and I’ve been loving watching it. I also listened to a bit of K-pop but I shall listen to more soon!

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PLANS FOR AUGUST

I have so much yet nothing to do in August and I just don’t even know where to begin. I am planning to possibly meet up with my friends once again and maybe see one of my new college friends too! I am so excited to see hat new friend and I hope it goes well if I do see them!

I’m also hoping to finally see Arrow! A friend asked me to watch it and I planned to see it in July but I couldn’t get to it because I was busy with other things but I really do want to see it in August! I also want to listen to some K-pop and I hope I do actually do it this month!

  • Finish 2 beta reads
  • Catch up on reviews
  • Read 3 ARCs
  • Publish 5 blog posts
  • Post 4 times a week on Instagram
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That was July for me! How was July for you? How many books did you read? Which one was your favourite? What are your plans for August? Let me know in the comments below! 

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18 thoughts on “July Wrap Up

      1. oh wow! That’s next on my list and I can’t wait to read it! I’m currently reading one for my enemy and really enjoying it!! Yes! Omg going through her backlist is so so fun since she has such great books!!

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      2. omg I can’t wait for you to read it it’s seriously such a special book, and olivie’s intentions behind writing it make it even more incredible! and olivie mentioned that she’s nervous about people going through her backlist since her style has evolved lol, but imo all her older work is still so good! please do let me know what you think when you finish one for my enemy😁

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      3. ahh I can’t wait to read it! ohh yes I get that, but her older work is definitely still so amazing and I’ve been enjoying going through it so so much! I will – I’ve heard from a few people that it’s their favourite book of hers so I’m excited to see how it goes!

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  1. ngl seeing Falling Into Your Smile in your wrap up gave me the biggest smile hehe, I am so happy I shoved it at you and that you loved it as much as me ❤ I can't wait for us to rewatch it together at some point though so we can shriek about things in real time more or less gah. It will be glorious!

    K-Pop!!!! Mayhaps I'll waddle into your dms to shriek about Stray Kids, since they're having a comeback in August hehe. Also recommend checking out the OST for Falling Into Your Smile if you haven't already, it's C-Pop but still the songs for that drama are absolute bops.

    My plans for August include: finishing one book (probably soul of the sword), making progress with my German on duolingo, working on blog shenanigans and maybe finishing or starting another drama/anime. Oh and also surviving Stray Kids comeback, which is probably the toughest goal because I don't think I will xD I'm already dying over concept pictures pls save me (by that I mean join me in dying)

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    1. Yes me too! I’ve been loving it so so much and I can’t wait for our rewatch either!

      Yesss do it!! Ohhh okay! I will!

      All the best with all those goals! I’m so excited for you to read soul of the sword and seeing your blog shenanigans 👀
      Shsjsk yesss you already shoved those at me and OH MY GOD

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  2. I’m glad you had a great reading month and got a lot done in July, that’s great!! July was good reading-wise as well for me, but this month I’m planning on reading a lot more fantasy because it feels like I haven’t read any in a long time and I miss it now haha, hope your august goes great too!!

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  3. glad to see that you enjoyed reading a sky beyond the storm! i still haven’t started the series since we last talked about it lol but i’m hoping i get around to it before the end of the year. and congrats on getting some beta reads done! i hope those go well in august too. i’m also hoping to catch up on my reviews this month but we’ll see how that goes 🥲🥲 have a great august!!

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    1. Haha yeah I get that! Hope you start the series soon tho, and that you love it as much as I did!
      Thank you!! Djsjsk yeah same, I want to, but will I? Time will only tell. Hope you have a great august too!

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