I can’t even be like ‘wow this year is going by so fast’ because July was the slowest month for me ever. July was a super shitty month for me in terms of my personal life. I don’t think I got a break at all. My mum had three seizures and ended up in the hospital again a week later for almost having a heart attack (all before her 44th birthday). I was left to help care for mum alone while also trying to balance my full semester of uni that I signed up for. I also got diagnosed with mild arthritis so it’s been a mess of a month.
Don’t get me wrong, some good things happened. We finally caught up on our rent. My mum had a great birthday. My mum made a full recovery and there was no heart attack. I got to go see the Masterchef Australia judges with one of my favourite people, as well as have a great day with her and her partner. I also now being treated for my mild arthritis (which is good!) and I got the work experience opportunity I wanted.
Some major highs and lows this month.
I also upped my Goodreads goal and managed to hit 100 books this month! Yay!
You’re not here to hear about my highs and lows of July 2018 though. You’re here to find out how many books I managed to get through. I managed to read nineteen books in July. Here they are. A lot of the reviews haven’t been posted yet, so prepare for them over the next month or so.
March. What a month. I’m seeing a pattern of 2018 maybe not being great to me, but I’m trying to smile and push through. What can I say about March? My best friend turned 21 and I went out for dinner with his family, that was nice! I went back to university, it’s my last year and at this point, I am so ready for it to be over. Next week is break week though so, I’m hoping for the best. My mums health? Not great. This month she had a seizure the day I was going to see Ed Sheeran in concert. Though, I did still go see Ed Sheeran and he was incredible. I was selfish for possibly the first time in my life and ended a friendship, which still sucks that I had to hurt someone. I think that’s my March in a nutshell, honestly. A lot of bad and a few moments of good. That’s life though and I’m not here to complain.
So, how many books did I read? Not a lot. 13. Okay, so maybe a lot. I felt a bit slumpy this month and struggled to push through books. Which sucked, because I needed books this month. I did read some great books though, as you’ll see below! I also am only three books away from hitting my goal of 50 books! I kept my goal low this year and I’m glad I did. But, I’m excited to meet the goal in April! How are your reading goals going?
So, it’s been a hot minute since I posted and I honestly don’t have much of an excuse. My bookish bestie came to visit so all my time was focused on giving her a great holiday, I’m sorry. I was meant to have some blog posts prepared buuuut I got sick (damn that immune system I say).
This wasn’t the best reading month for me. I only read 14 books and most of them I didn’t actually enjoy, which was disheartening. I did only DNF two books, something that needs to be acknowledged. Maybe my serial DNF days are coming to an end?
Okay, but without further ado, because I’m sick again (I hate my body), here is the list of books I read this month and what I rated them:
The Darkest Magic by Morgan Rhodes – 3/5 Stars.
Obsidian Blade by Morgan Rhodes – 5/5 Stars.
Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts – 4/5 Stars.
One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus – 2/5 Stars.
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Megan Spooner – DNF, 1/5 Stars.
Trickery by Jaymin Eve & Jane Washington – DNF, 1/5 Stars.
Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling – 5/5 Stars.
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett – 3/5 Stars.
All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven – 1/5 Stars.
They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera – 5/5 Stars.
The Dogs I Have Kissed by Trista Mateer – 3/5 Stars.
Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee – 4/5 Stars.
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi – 2/5 Stars.
This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis – 3/5 Stars.
Expect some more blog posts in the future, I have some plans on how I want to set out my reviews (which I want to do a few of). I hope you all had an excellent reading month in June! If not, let’s hope July is our month!