Friday, August 23, 2019

July Monthly Wrap Up (2019)

Off the Blog:

Hey everyone! July was a pretty slow month in regards to much activity.  However, I did watch a ton of great movies this month, which included "Spider-Man: Far From Home," which I loved!  Also, a tragic thing had happened in July and that was the passing away of book blogger Rebel Mommy, who was battling cancer. May she rest in peace...

On the Blog:

I had a pretty good reading month, although not as big as June.  But, I managed to finally finished reading "Illuminae," which I really enjoyed and I can't wait to dive into "Gemina" next!  I'm also currently reading "The Cruel Prince," which is pretty good so far!  Also, I had managed to buy a couple of my own designs from Society6 and they look awesome!  Look at my photos down below and if you like these designs (they are the "Daughter of Smoke and Bone" sticker, the "A Thousand Perfect Notes" Mug and the "Alice in Wonderland" tote bag), then please feel free to buy these products on my Society6 account! 

Books Read this Month:

Other Reviews and Activities Completed this Month: 


1. [Miscellaneous]  ARC August Challenge Sign Up!









2019 European Reading Challenge:
2019 Beat the Backlist: 3
NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2019: 6
2019 Picture Book Reading Challenge: 14
2019 Humor Reading Challenge:
2019 Alphabet Soup Author Edition: 3

2019 Discussion Challenge: 1
2019 Diversity Reading Challenge: 3
2019 Color Coded Reading Challenge: 2
2019 Read It Again, Sam: 2
2019 12th Annual Graphic Novel / Manga Challenge: 

 Book Stats for July:

Total Number of Books Read: 3
Children's Books: 2
Young Adult Books: 1
5 Star Reads: 2
4 Star Reads: 1
Average Rating: 4.7
Male Authors: 2
Female Authors: 2
Unknown Authors: 0
Series: 2
Stand Alone: 1
Re-Reads: 0
Total NetGalley Books for the Year: 4
Total ARC Books for the Year: 2
Total Edelweiss Books for the Year: 2
Total Re-Reads for the Year: 2
Total Number of Books Read for the Year: 17

Genre Stats:

Humor: 0
Science Fiction: 1
Horror: 0
Fantasy: 2
Drama: 0
Family: 0
Romance: 0
Paranormal: 0
Contemporary: 0
Historical: 0
Total Science Fiction Books for the Year: 1
Total Humor Books for the Year: 7
Total Horror Books for the Year: 0
Total Fantasy Books for the Year: 4
Total Drama Books for the Year: 2
Total Family Books for the Year: 1
Total Romance Books for the Year: 2

Blog Stats for July: 

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Most Commented Post: The Sunday Post Meme (176) - 32 comments


BEST OF THE MONTH: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Books Bought in July:

* I actually bought mostly books that were by Jay Kristoff (which is awesome since I wanted to buy his books for awhile now). I can't wait to dive into these books soon!

August TBR:

* I finally finished reading "Illuminae" and it was AMAZING!  I just loved the sci fi aspects of this book and now I can't wait to read "Gemina" next!  Also, I'm currently reading "The Cruel Prince," which is pretty awesome so far!

Favorite Blog Posts from Around the Blogosphere: 

☀  AJ @ Read All the Things!discusses about Discussion: Best Books Of 2019 (So Far)
☀  Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addition discusses about Goodreads’ YA Books Lists: 2019 Edition. Let’s Discuss.
☀  Jessica @ a GREAT read discusses about Toy Story 4: Part Review, Part Rant
☀  Greg @ Book Haven discusses about Liveblogging Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom  
☀  Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books discusses about Is It a Dealbreaker - Secondary Character Deaths
☀  Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight has reviewed THE 100 EPISODE 6×10: MATRYOSHKA  
☀  Genesis @ Whispering Chapters discusses about Underrated Authors + Books | Top Ten Tuesday
☀  Jenna @ Happy Indulgences discusses about HOW TO START A BOOK BLOG IN 8 EASY STEPS

This will be linked to Feed Your Fiction Addiction's Monthly Wrap Up and A Cocoon of Books Best of the Bunch! 


  1. I loved Illuminae and Gemina and will get Obsidio read soon. I loved Aurora Rising!

  2. Love the new books. And it loos like you have some really good ones coming up to read too. Have a great weekend.

  3. I always love seeing how everyone else does their end of the month posts, gives me ideas! Like you I loved Illuminae when I read it, really need to read on in that series! Thanks for visiting my end of the month post at Lisa Loves Literature as well. If you get time, you should go help me celebrate my 10th Blogoversary HERE.

  4. Love your new(ish - since I'm getting to this very late) Jay Kristoff collection! :-)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  5. You're ahead of m'! I still need to read Illuminae *covers face*. I"m so glad you enjoyed it! :)
    Jen @ Star-Crossed Book Blog