July Wrap Up

We’ve seen summer, we’ve seen winter, we’ve seen thunder and lightning and record breaking heat all in one week. Yep, it’s July and apparently the most unpredictable month of the year.

Heres what I did in July, would love to hear about anything you read/wrote/did this month in the comments!

What I Read

🎶 The Handmaid’s Tale – I got a chilling audiobook from Penguin

♥️ Heartless – this novel was just amazing. I’m so excited to share with you all what I thought

👑 Red Queen – honestly, I wasn’t a fan. I hated it’s portrayal of women

❄️ The Way Past Winter – I read this little MG for the Reading Rush, all in one day!

What I Wrote

10 Authors you Should All Try – I listed my ten favourite authors, who you’re probably fed up of me banging on about

Uprooted – I finally posted my review for this very pretty yet slightly strange novel.

10 Childhood Reads we Were All Obsessed With – A list of my ten favourite reads from when I was younger.

Totally Didn’t Book Tag – The sassiest book tag ever. Oooh this was fun.

What I Read Online

📖 Why Harry Potter Is So Big – A big question that required a big and well written blog post.

📖 Am I a Seasonal Reader? – Another big question! That is answered here with pretty graphs and stats. My favourite type post- including books and maths.

📖 Should Stats Dictate Posts – There’s definitely a theme of big questions going on here… Do you let stats dictate your posts? Discussed over here.

📖 Book Blogging Hop – I love the idea of this blogging hop and was very grateful my blog was visited! I have hopped a few time and think it’s a great meme.

What I Did

📚 YALC – The best event of the year, I enjoyed a weekend of books, fun and lots of sugar with my pals, all detailed in my wrap up post.

📚 Camping – My friends and I pitched a tent in the new forest and enjoyed long walks and BBQ’d food for a whole weekend

📚 Rowing – My brother and I hired a boat and went for a little row for a day, which was both fun and tiring as we chased duck with out oars.

📚 Picnicking a Plenty! I went quite a few picnics with work friends, with food and rounders a plenty. Although I ended up eating far too much home made falafel

July Wrap Up

We’re only a few days into the new month so this is somewhat topical right? I did one of these for June and it was really fun so here comes July’s edition!

The first topic (this isn’t something official, I came up with the topics last month 😛 )is four blog posts I enjoyed writing and publishing on my own blog this month!

  • Top 10 Books I read While at Uni – this is a Top Ten Tuesday slightly off topic post from the beginning of the month reminiscing about the great reads I enjoyed at university for the last three years.
  • One Book at a Time or Several at Once? – Me and a few other bloggers discussed all things bookish in this blog hop. I was hosting our opinions on how many books we read at once.
  • 10 Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype – It is what it says on the tin. I liked engaging with others through this posts and continuing the hype for some of our favourite books.
  • My Top Ten Funniest Reading Memories– I just enjoyed writing this gem, it was so fun. Remembering all my daft book moments and laughing at them over the internet is what blogging is for, right?

So I meant to make a list of posts on other blogs that I really enjoyed this month as the month was happening, but I sort of forgot that one… So I have gone to great efforts to try find the blogs I’ve enjoyed most this month…

  • Review of Rebecca on Brunching Book Worms – Suggested to me in the comments section of a TTT this gothic book sounds good, if not a little scary, and something I might pick up thanks to the recommendation and this insightful review!
  • Do you Believe in Second Chances on Brandy Potter Books – A part of the blog hop and an interesting discussion topic, I enjoyed reading what the other bloggers thought, even if I sadly didn’t participate myself in this topic!
  • A Thousand Perfect Notes review by Book Lovers Blog – Ever since Paper Fury (an Aussie book blogger that I’m sure you’ve heard of) announced her book’s release I’ve been watching closely on the reviews to see if I’d like to read it. Being my main bookish gal for recs, I had to check this post out. The review was very balanced and fair but sadly convinced me not to pick up the novel as I’m not a fan of dark reads!
  • Top Ten Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype by Reading all Night – Another TTT, I appreciated this list since I agreed with basically every book on it! Also the layout of the books is great!


Here are four things I did this month that I really enjoyed. Just in case you wonder what I do when I’m not sitting behind a screen.

  • I graduated! officially a graduate, I donned a funny hat, laughed and snapped pics with friends before saying goodbye to my dear university.
  • YALC!! My favourite bookish event of the year, I fangirled with my bookish pals, queued up for hours to get my books signed and bought far too many £5 books!
  • I took part in a blog hop! As you may have noticed, I took part in my first blog hop! This is the first time I’ve really done things on other people’s blogs so was pretty exciting for me!
  • My friends and I got tickets for Hamilton! We are officially going in February (why is it so far away??!) and I’m so excited!

And finally, here are four things happening in August that I’m looking forward to!

  • Two of my closest friends are getting married! I get to enjoy all the free food and drink and dab my eyes as two of my best friends from uni tie the knot!
  • All the birthdays. Lots of cake all round this month since it’s my boyfriend’s and brother’s birthdays!
  • House hunting! Me and my boyfriend are starting looking for a place before I start work in September! I’m really looking forward to decorating my first proper house/flat (even if it is a rental!)
  • My brother and I are planning a trip to Germany! To bail out of the building works we’re going to go admire castle’s and such in Germany for a week!


And there we go! My second wrap up! What the coolest thing you did this month? Got a favourite blog post I can read? Be great to hear from you!