July Recap + Flights of Fantasy Update

July has been fun! Mainly because I had 4 days off total (a long July 4th weekend and a random mental health day) and a Friday where I got to leave at 2pm, all of which were very much needed. Then I crossed a bunch of things off my various lists re: NYC, ice cream and authors. And I read a ton of great books. No book rut for me! 

I'm just feeling pretty happy at the moment and choosing to focus on the positive. 

Anyway, here's what July has been like on the blog: 

Book Reviews
LOVED / Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway, The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson, The Secret by Julie Garwood

REALLY LIKED / Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally, One Plus One by Jojo Moyes, The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn BarnesUnder a Painted by Sky by Stacey LeeRacing the Sun by Karina Halle

I LIKED IT / Faking Perfect by Rebecca PhillipsAna of California by Andi TeranAn Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

... Everything Else
BOOKISH FUN / Happily Ever Afters: Yay or Nay?Books In Real Life, Episode 5: Every Last WordBookBags (25): Love, in Foreign Countries

FEATURES / Short & Sweet (6)Rachel & Carina’s Infinite Playlist (102)Stacking the Shelves (24)Rachel & Carina's Infinite Playlist (103)

I read three fantasy books! Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier (love love love) and the first two books in the Storm Siren trilogy (really enjoying). I'm happy with the progress I made this month and hoping to read even more in August.

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  1. I wound up reading 3 fantasy novels as well, yay! July has been really fun, and full of summery goodness, which I'm grateful for. Excited for August now!

  2. SON OF SHADOWS!!!! I just squealed when I saw that you read and loved it <3


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