July 2016 Recap

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July was a great month! I had a 4 week vacation and a lot of reading time. I still had a busy month but it was with mostly fun stuff: a family reunion, a one-day shopping trip to the US with a friend, a cousin’s wedding, a rodeo and a festival. TV and movie wise – I went to see a few movies, I watched a lot on Netflix (highlights were the Big Short and Spotlight) and I binged watched Community, Orange is the New Black, the Mindy Project and started season 1 of House of Cards. In between all of that I took She-Ra for a lot of walks and slept a lot. I finally decompressed from work during week 4 – I picked up a paint brush again. I hadn’t painted since February so that tells me I was really stressed. I’m going to do better with my self-care now that I started back at work.

Here’s what I read during the month of July:
1. First & Then by Emma Mills
2. Think Again by Isabel Lucero
3. Moonshot by Alessandra Torre
4. For the Win by Sara Rider
5. Say You’ll Stay by Corinne Michaels
6. The Widow by Fiona Barton
7. Driven to Temptation by Melia Alexander
8. In the Middle of Nowhere by Roan Parrish
9. Sugar Daddies by Jade West
10. Jockblocked by Jen Frederick
11. Stealing Home by Nicole Williams
12. Choosing You by Jenny Trout
13. Bad Bitch by Christina Saunders
14. Paper Princess by Erin Watt
15. Broken Prince by Erin Watt

Grades:
B – 9 (6 B+’s)
C – 6

It was a good reading month but I also read a few meh books. Fave reads of the month are Paper Princess, Broken Prince, Moonshot, Sugar Daddies, Jockblocked, First & Then, and In the Middle of Nowhere.

Formats:
E-book – 13
Print – 2 (library books)

Genres:
Contemp – 8
New Adult – 4
YA – 1
M/M – 1
Mystery – 1

So that was my July. For August I’m starting off with the Shameless Hour by Sarina Bowen. I love Sarina’s writing so that’s a great start!

Nath is also hosting the next 30 Day Blogging challenge and here is me publicly stating I am joining her challenge. I’m going to aim for more book reviews since that’s my main struggle with blogging these last few years.

 

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About Bookish Ames

I'm just a girl, living in her bookish world. With two awesome sidekicks, Maximus and She-Ra.
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7 Responses to July 2016 Recap

  1. Kailana says:

    I totally get the stress of work and how it affects you outside of it… I guess I need a 4 week vacation, too!

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  2. Rowena says:

    Is this the first time you’re reading The Shameless Hour? I’m super stoked that my book club chose to read The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen for this month’s book discussion. I’m so looking forward to this re-read.

    What did you think about the Jenny Trout? I’ve read a lot of her blog posts but never any of her books so I’m curious.

    I’m super thrilled that you read Paper Princess and Broken Prince and am extra excited that you liked them. They’re like crack!

    Great reading month sweets!

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    • Bookish Ames says:

      It is my first time reading the Shameless Hour! Knowing SB is starting another series though I had to wrap this one up. Bella and Rafe are awesome. Although I hate hate hate what happens to Bella.

      I have read a few of Jenny’s books under her Abigail Barnette pseudonym and I really enjoy her writing. Choosing You was short and sweet. Doesn’t hurt I got it for free on amazon a while back.

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  3. SuperWendy says:

    I was indifferent to The Big Short – but man, I thought Spotlight was fantastic. No argument from me that it won Best Picture at last year’s Academy Awards.

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  4. Mariana says:

    So glad you enjoyed Roan Parrish. Really enjoyed her books.

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