July Wrap Up & August TBR // Getting older (but not wiser) and puppies???

MONTHLY wrap up

I know it’s super cliche to start off a wrap up post by questioning how fast time flies, but really, how is it almost August already???

July has been a rollercoaster of emotions for me, but looking back, it’s definitely one of the happy months. I also managed to read a lot this month and watched a lot of things, while getting things done, so there’s that. Without further ado, let’s see how was July for me!


  1. KISS OF THE ROYAL by Lindsey Duga {ARC} // ✰✰✰✰
  2. THE GLOAMING by Kristy Logan {ARC} // ✰✰✰
  3. CLARA VOYANT by Rachelle Delaney {ARC} // ✰✰✰✰
  4. STRANGE THE DREAMER by Laini Taylor // ✰✰✰.8
  5. SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN! by R.L Stine {ARC} // ✰✰
  6. OKAMI by Renee Ahdieh {novella} // ✰✰✰✰
  7. YUMI by Renee Ahdieh {novella} // ✰✰✰✰
  8. SEA WITCH by Sarah Henning {ARC} // ✰✰✰✰✰ – Review to come!
  9. THE WICKED + DIVINE Vol 1: FAUST ACT by Kieron Gillen // ✰✰✰


  1. SMOKE IN THE SUN by Renee Ahdieh
  2. SUMMER DAYS AND SUMMER NIGHTS by Stephanie Perkins

I’m currently in the middle of reading 3 different books: INTERMISSION by Serena Chase, SIMON VS HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA by Becky Abertalli, and BOTTLED GOODS by Sophie Van Llewyn. So I’ll have 5 books on my TBR next month, and will probably adds a couple ARCs there as the month goes.



July proved to be a more surprising and busier month than I thought. For starters: I got a puppy!

I guess it’s been a long time coming, my mom has been talking about getting a puppy a lot and been asking here and there about adopting, but I never thought she was serious. There were some close calls but they didn’t happen. For my part, I’d love to have a puppy, but I hate to think about what happen if I lose it*. So yeah, imagine my surprise when on Sunday, July 22nd, when I came home from church with my dad and sister, the puppy is already home. His name is Pedro, he’s 6 months old and he’s a miniature poodle. I instantly fell in love with him, but I didn’t expect the first night to be as hard as it was.

*It’s the shitty thing my mind always do whenever I’m doing/meeting someone new, I always think about what happen if I lose them. What happen if we graduate? What happen if we break up? What’s next? How do I move forward? Which sucks because I want to enjoy the moment instead of worrying about things that will happen in the future and outside my control.

The thing is, our bedrooms are Pedro-free zone, so he can’t sleep with us. If you have a dog, you might remember that your puppy whines and bark all night when left alone. And it was heartbreaking. And hard to ignore, all I want to do is took him to bed with me. So I ended up not sleeping at all and got sick for the next two days.

I also had a mini freakout on top of that because a) I’m turning 20 and I’M IN DENIAL 😭 and b) I can’t believe I have only 2 years left of university. I am both excited and terrified for my future and while I have a kind of game plan, life rarely goes according to plan and IT’S TERRIFYING. So the last 2 weeks of the month have been very happy but sad too, and it was very exhausting emotionally.

You also noticed that I changed the section banners for this wrap up. I just realized I made the new banners a few months back together when I revamped the design, but forgot to use it 😅 Not much change except I think it fits more with my current blog layout hehe.


I post less this month, and definitely not as much as I planned for pottermonth. Idk, I just hit with a slump at the beginning of the month and the schedule just went awry, so I decided to not posting at all.

How was July for you?


36 thoughts on “July Wrap Up & August TBR // Getting older (but not wiser) and puppies???

  1. Puppy! Lots to cuddle. Photos please of cutie Pedro? 😀
    Ah yes hitting the mid point of the college years and then what will you do? Graduation is inching closer and can I do this? Totally get that feeling. ❤ But hey, it will get better. And once probably back at college you'll probably be too busy to worry about it. which is win-lose situation haha.


  2. Congrats on having such a productive month & reading so many books, Tasya! ❤

    I'm so excited to see that Sea Witch was amazing for you, now I'm definitely a lot more excited about it. I can't wait to hear what you think of China Rich Girlfriend! I hope you love it.

    Happy August! ❤


  3. You read so much in July! And congratulations on adding Pedro to your family. Puppies are the cutest ❤ It sounds like you had a good month. I hope you enjoyed celebrating your 20th birthday. And don't worry, you aren't too old yet 😉


  4. Omg a PUPPY!! * melts * I’ve always wanted a pet! Also your tbr is a bit similar to mine – I’m currently reading Smoke in the Sun! I’ll admit the beginning is a bit underwhelming..but I enjoyed the first book and the prose is of course beautiful so I’m hoping I’ll fall in love with it by the time I finished reading.


      1. I’m only 30% into it..I ended up taking a break from it to read another book. I’m starting to feel like it’s a bit dull tbh..Maybe I’m just not in the right mood for it!


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