Monthly Recap: June and July 2017

Welcome to another monthly recap post! I’ve decided that I like the two months in one post format, so here I’ll be recapping what I’ve been up to in June and July: books read, posts written, and personal life updates. Strap in folks, because there’s a lot to cover!


What I Read in June and July






I discovered some awesome books over the past few months, and only had a few bookish disappointments. My favourites were the historical romp THE GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE, urban fantasy/romance mashup WILDFIRE, and the angst-filled, emotional roller coaster HATE TO WANT YOU. I also loved Stephanie Burgis’ historical romance novella SNOWSPELLED (review to come in September), F.C. Yee’s YA fantasy THE EPIC CRUSH OF GENIE LO, and C.L. Wilson’s fantasy-romance THE WINTER KING (reviews to come in August). For a quick breakdown, I read 10 ARCs, 5 library books, and 5 books from my personal collection.


General Miscellany and Life Updates:

Life outside of reading and blogging has been absolutely crazy the past few months. I’ve been in my position at work for 4 months now and I’ve done a lot: I’ve run children’s programs (spy camp!), gone to community outreach events (the local Pride fest!), joined community working groups (the Rainbow Coalition!), and planned programs for teens and adults for the fall (pub trivia night and tabletop gaming club!). It’s been exhausting to say the least, but I’ve learned a lot.

On a more personal front, living with my guy is going really well. We’ve got a good routine going and it’s great having him here — we’ve been sticking pretty close to home since work is so busy these days, but I’m hoping we’ll be able to get away to the lake for a weekend before the summer’s over. My only complaint? He keeps shrinking my clothes when he does the laundry!


What I Posted in June and July

5 Reasons to Read: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Review: Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier

Review: Grave Ransom by Kalayna Price

My Favourite BookTubers

Review: Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw

Review: Wildfire by Ilona Andrews

Romance Review Roundup: Vol. 5

Not as many posts as I would’ve liked to write, but that’s what happens when life gets hectic. Here’s hoping next month I can get some more writing done — I still have to write reviews for 6 or 7 of the books I read over the past few months!

How was your June and July? Did you read any great books or go on any fun adventures? What are you looking forward to in August? Let me know in the comments!

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