Friday, August 3, 2018

July Monthly Wrap Up (2018)

Off the Blog:

Hey everyone! July came and gone by and we had a nice little cookout on July 4th to celebrate the special occasion!  We had hot dogs, potato salad and ribs and they were all DELICIOUS!  Unfortunately, we didn't get the chance to shoot any firecrackers to celebrate the occasion, but hopefully when the New Years come by, we will be shooting firecrackers!  Other than that, not much has really happened in July, except me and my family are still watching Netflix and Hulu and checking out a lot of new and great shows like "The Babysitter" and "The Worst Witch!"

On the Blog:

It seems like July was a slow month for me in terms of reading since I've only read 2 books for the month and one of the books was a reread.  *Sigh*  It seems like my reading is getting lower each month this year.  I would say that I hope that I read more in August, but I'll just wait and see if that can be a reality next month.  However, this was an AWESOME month for me in terms of book buying! I've managed to buy so many good books this month such as "Made You Up" and "Eliza and her Monsters" by Francesca Zappia, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll, "Heir of Fire" and "Queen of Shadows" by Sarah J. Maas and "Forest of a Thousand Lanterns" by Julie C. Dao!"  I can't wait to dive into these books soon!

Books Read this Month:

Other Reviews and Activities Completed this Month: 


1. [Miscellaneous]  2018 Mid Year Book Stats
2. [Miscellaneous]  ARC August Sign Up!





1. [Sunday Post]  The Sunday Post Meme (142)
2. [Sunday Post]  The Sunday Post Meme (143)
3. [Sunday Post]  The Sunday Post Meme (144)
4. [Sunday Post]  The Sunday Post Meme (145)
5. [Book Photo Sundays]  Book Photo Sundays #84: July 1, 2018
6. [Book Photo Sundays]  Book Photo Sundays #85: July 15, 2018
7. [Book Photo Sundays]  Book Photo Sundays #86: July 22, 2018
8. [Book Photo Sundays]  Book Photo Sundays #87: July 29, 2018
15. [It's Monday! What Are You Reading?]  It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #13: July 9th, 2018
25. [Stacking the Shelves]  Stacking the Shelves #56: July 21, 2018
26. [Stacking the Shelves]  Stacking the Shelves #57: July 29, 2018





2018 Comic Book Bingo Challenge: 
2018 Discussion Challenge: 7
Monthly Key Word Challenge 2018
2018 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge: 4
2018 European Reading Challenge: 1
Pop Sugar Reading Challenge 2018 : 3
Full House Reading Challenge 2018: 4
Humor Reading Challenge 2018: 6
2018 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge:
2018 Picture Book Reading Challenge: 11
2018 Beat the Backlist: 3
2018 Library Love: 4
Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2018: 5
2018 11th Annual Graphic Novel / Manga Challenge: 6
Book Bingo 2018: 4
Bookish's 2018 Reading Challenge: 2
2018 Color Coded Reading Challenge : 2
2018 Blogger Shame Challenge: 1
2018 Dystopia Reading Challenge: 1
2018 Reading Bingo Challenge: 3
2018 Reading Challenge Addict
2018 Read It Again, Sam: 6
2018 Try Something New Challenge: 4
2018 Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge: 2
Newbery Medal Challenge:

 Book Stats for July:

Total Number of Books Read: 2
Graphic Novels: 1
Children's Books: 1
5 Star Reads: 1
4 Star Reads: 1
Average Rating: 4.5
Male Authors: 2
Female Authors: 0
Unknown Authors: 0
Series: 1
Stand Alone: 1
Re-Reads: 1
Total NetGalley Books for the Year: 3
Total ARC Books for the Year: 1
Total Edelweiss Books for the Year: 2

Total Reading Alley Books for the Year: 1
Total Books for the Year: 2
Total Re-Reads for the Year: 6
Total Number of Books Read for the Year: 24

Genre Stats:

Humor: 2
Science Fiction: 0
Horror: 0
Fantasy: 0
Drama: 0
Romance: 0
Paranormal: 0
Contemporary: 0
Historical: 0
Total Science Fiction Books for the Year: 4
Total Humor Books for the Year: 12
Total Horror Books for the Year: 1
Total Fantasy Books for the Year: 4
Total Drama Books for the Year: 1
Total Romance Books for the Year: 2

Blog Stats for July: 

Most Viewed Post: The Sunday Post Meme (142) and The Sunday Post Meme (145) 108 views
Most Commented Post: Waiting on Wednesday #99: Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart 32 comments


BEST OF THE MONTH: I Hate Fairyland Volume 3: Good Girl by Skottie Young

August TBR:

* I'm still reading "Our Dark Duet" by Victoria Schwab and it's pretty good so far. Since I haven't really read any books for July from this list, I'll keep this TBR for August.

Favorite Blog Posts from Around the Blogosphere: 

☀  AJ @ Read All the Things!  discusses about Best Books Of 2018 (So Far)
☀  Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addition discusses about Goodreads’ Mid-Year Book Lists. Let’s Discuss.
☀  Jessica @ a GREAT read discusses about Book Covers
☀  Greg @ Book Haven discusses about Midyear Book Freakout Tag  
☀  Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books discusses about I'd Read That!
☀  Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight has a list of UNFORTUNATE COVERS OF YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS  
☀  Elley @ Elley the Book Otter discusses about Summer Beach Reads
☀  Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight discusses about BOOK RECS: 5 DIVERSE SCI-FI/FANTASY BOOKS SET IN THE US
☀  Evelina @ Avalinah's Books discusses about Is ARC Reading Kind Of Like School Reading?   
☀  Aila @ Happy Indulgence discusses about BLOG PARTAY WEEK: AILA & JEANN’S DIVERSE SFF RECOMMENDATIONS 

This will be linked to The Book Date's Month in Review and A Cocoon of Books Best of the Bunch! 


  1. I’m glad you had a good July 4th. I hope you’re able to get more reading done this month. Happy August!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed the 4th, and sorry you're in a bit of a reading slump. Those are always so frustrating. Hopefully you'll find more time or energy to read in August!

  3. I'm glad you had a good 4th of July! I hope you are able to get out of your reading slump soon.

    I hope you have a wonderful August!

    Tina @ As Told By Tina

  4. My reading has been a bit slow this year as well... I'm hoping I'm able to pick it up soon! I've just been so darn busy... Happy August!

  5. Your 4th of July sounded fun. I hope you love Warcross. I'm hyped for the sequel due out 9/18/18. Children of Blood and Bone is on my wish list and I'm hoping it will be a birthday gift this year (my list is all books, coffee, tea, and chocolate--the essentials for happiness).

  6. My daughter and I have been watching The Worst Witch as well. It's really cute!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  7. The Hate U Give was so good! And don't feel bad about slowing down; that's what summers are for! Hope you had a great August as well.