July Wrap Up & August TBR (2019)

MONTHLY wrap up

Hi everyone! I know I say this all the time, but I can’t believe how fast July flew by! Maybe because this year has been crazy busy and in July especially, I fell into a routine that time just escapes me.

Either way, let’s get to my July wrap up!

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  1. THE GIFTED SCHOOL by Bruce Holsinger {e-ARC} // DNF at 22%
  2. THE FURIES by Katie Lowe {e-ARC} // ✰.5
  3. MUCH ADO ABOUT MEAN GIRLS by Ian Doescher {e-ARC} // ✰✰✰✰
  4. MYTHOS: THE GREEK MYTHS RETOLD by Stephen Fry // ✰✰✰
  5. ON THE FENCE by Kasie West // ✰✰✰✰.5
  6. THE TEA DRAGON SOCIETY by Katie O’Neill // ✰✰✰✰✰
  7. GODS OF JADE AND SHADOWS by Silvia Moreno-Garcia {e-ARC} // ✰✰✰.5
  8. THE DEVOURING GRAY by Christine Lynn Herman // ✰✰✰.5
  9. OUR WOMEN ON THE GROUND: ESSAYS BY ARAB WOMEN REPORTING FROM THE ARAB WORLD by Zahra Hankir {e-ARC} // ✰✰✰✰

I’m really behind on my reviews so all links (with the exceptions of GODS OF JADE AND SHADOWS) are for my goodreads review.

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I don’t really have a lot stacked for August. I guess we’ll see how things go and how much I could read, but here are my priority for August:

  1. PERSUASION by Martina Boone
  2. ILLUSION by Martina Boone
  3. THE SURFACE BREAKS by Louise O’neill {e-ARC}

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First thing first, I’m officialy an adult now! 21 is such a huge number for me (how????) and it’s really intimidating.

Second of all, you might notice the lack of my presence in the blogosphere. Not only for these past few months, but more for the whole 2019. I don’t know what happened but at this point, I’m already accepting that I am (probably) in a blogging slump, or just plain ol’ tired. Either way, I’m at the point where I’m perfectly fine of not posting in long stretches or time and only pop in once in a while.

Actually, I know what happened. This year I’ve been so scattered??? Like uni was a struggle. My reading ratings just dropped; at first, it was because so many of my anticipated releases have been disappointing me. Then I think it just bleeds to my other reads- it just affects you after so many disappointments, you know!

I’m so behind on my reviews and commenting back tho ugh. 

I’m currently doing my internship too and I just finished my first month! It was definitely challenging because the learning curve is really steep, but I also learning a lot of things and I love them! Failing and not understanding the concept can be frustrating, but I love what I’m doing: I love the pacing, the learning, and the feeling of things finally working after failing so many times :’) But yeah, it was tiring- not only because of the work itself, but more of the walking/commuting (I never really commute everyday like this before). It’s an experience, but I wish I have more energy to explore my surroundings more 😔

The place where I live is suuuper close to the library so I made a trip there. IT WAS HEAVEN. They just have the best books there! Sadly, since I’m only staying for 2 months, I couldn’t really borrow anything. I mean, I could read a 800 pages book in a day if I’m really pushing it, but I do want to spend time with my family, friends, and exploring too 😔 This is my first time experiencing having a library nearby and while I know for a long time how important libraries are, the fact that having it so close but not being able to utilize hits in a different way 😅 Not that I’m blaming the system, I totally understand why they made the rules! I just wish I have one back in my hometown, because it will save me a lot of money and space.

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How was your July? Do you have any libraries where you live?

tasya

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10 thoughts on “July Wrap Up & August TBR (2019)

  1. Looks like you read some good books! And don’t be too hard on yourself for taking a break from blogging. The most important thing is taking care of yourself, especially when you’re super busy with school while also going through an internship! Good luck with everything and I hope you have a fantastic August!

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  2. Happy belated birthday! And an internship! That’s awesome! It’s also so nice to fall into a routine (at least to me). I feel like the last few months for me have been all over the place and I want a routine back lol I hope August treats you well!

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  3. Wow. 1.5 stars for the Furies. I didn’t read your review just because I haven’t read it yet and didn’t want to be swayed but wow. And still I’m the only person I know who just didn’t get into the Devouring Grey… But looks like you had a great month!

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  4. I’ve only read One the Fence from the books you tackled last month, and I really enjoyed that one – it was so cute and entertaining. Your internship does sound tiring – I’ve been commuting since I was five, so I definitely relate to the difficulties of getting used to it. Even so, I’m glad the internship is going well, even if it is challenging. 🙂 Also, having an amazing library nearby but not being able to use it sounds so frustrating. 😦 I don’t have a good library close-by, and don’t know of any library in Hungary that has a decent stock of books in English. 😦 And thank you for mentioning our post – I’m off to check out the others you mentioned, esp. the Buzzfeed Unsolved one sounds magnificent.

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  5. Ahh, happy belated birthday! I hope it was lovely.🤗🎉I hope your internship continues to go well, and that you get to enjoy the library nearby you at least a little bit in the upcoming weeks.

    Also, thank you so much for mentioning my post, I’m so happy to see you enjoyed it! Wishing you the best August. ❤

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  6. Hey Tasya!
    I get you. I’ve had reading slumps and blogging slumps- sometimes we just don’t feel like it and I think it’s all okay. We are allowed to be human right? 🙂 Sometimes switching things up or taking a break helps!
    Thank you so much for the shout-out ❤ Wishing you a wonderful August!

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  7. I totally feel you on uni being a struggle. I love learning, but school is rough and I never have time to read or write when I’m in classes, which is unfortunate. I am trying to take full advantage of the summer break while it lasts. And congrats on finishing one month of your internship, that’s awesome! I can’t imagine not having a local library and I’m sorry you can’t fully utilize the one you are near!

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  8. It looks like you mainly enjoyed the books you read in July, which is awesome! I noticed you arted The Tea Dragon Society really high, which makes me want to read it. I even have two copies! I don’t know why I haven’t picked it up yet >.< I hope you enjoy the books you have picked for your August TBR!

    I haven't been blogging as much either and I don't really know the reason why. I used to post SO much and now I am happy with posting once, maybe twice, a week. I just don't have the drive to do much more than that, haha. And I have noticed that this is probably the worst reading year for me in terms of ratings. I don't even have a favourite book of the year yet 😦 It makes me so sad.

    My nearest library is about five minutes away, and then we have one in every suburb. I count myself very lucky that I have access to such an amazing library system!

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