Monthly Recap

July Recap

Hello friends!

I can’t believe how fast July flew by, but here we are! It’s the end of my birthday month and the end of Camp NaNoWriMo. As far as reading goes, it really wasn’t too much of an eventful month, but I’m about to reach my Camp NaNo goal! My goal for the month was to get my draft to 65k words. As I’m writing this during the afternoon, I’m less than 2k from that goal and I have a free evening and time to write. So no excuses, I’m going to do it.

I haven’t received any arcs this month which kept my books hauled to a small amount. I did treat myself to the last three on the list there since it was near by birthday and it was 3 for $10. I snagged a hardcover copy of Saints and Misfits and You Know Me Well, both of which were on my list, then added a classic for the third book. So I’d say good deal. Plus my cousin gifted me with Little Fires Everywhere for my birthday! Most people don’t even attempt to gift me books, but she managed to get me one I’m a) interested in, b) haven’t read yet, and c) don’t already own a copy! Most people have given up gifting me books for this exact reason, but she nailed it. So I’m excited to read that one and add it to my neverending list of books to read.

This month, with my focus being writing, I didn’t read too much. I finished off an audiobook I had started (Flame in the Mist), and finished another book that I had been working on for like two months (Cameron Post), so I really only read two books in their entirety. But again, I got writing done! Not a total loss. A few weeks ago I posted a writing update, which you can check out here.

I’ll be participating in #arcaugust and working to catch up a bit!

Books read:

– Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh (⭐️⭐️⭐️)
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
Screen Queens by Lori Goldstein (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells (⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Book hauled:

-Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
-Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
-Saints and Misfits by S. K. Ali
-The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov
-You Know me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan

So I ALMOST kept my hauled list shorter than my read list. If it was a month I was reading more, I could’ve done it but alas, it didn’t happen.

We’ll try again next month!

Thanks for reading 💖

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