July Wrap Up


July is a busy month in the bookish community. This past month we have seen both the San Diego Comic Con that featured authors such as Victoria Schwab. Then there was the Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC) in London where, I’m told, Jason Momoa meandered through with waves and smiles sending everyone’s cameras flashing. Now, as I live in the middle of nowhere, USA I went to neither of these but I loved seeing everyone’s posts about them. One of these years, folks. One of these years…

Now, what did I actually do bookishly in July? Honestly, not a whole heck of a lot. I spent much of the month in a miserable reading slump and did not get much read at all. But, I still did bookish things! I think it is important to remember that loving books doesn’t mean you have to constantly want to read. You can just enjoy the community, admire cover art, or just day dream about books you’d like to read. Sky is the limit!


Top Ten Tuesday

Books with Red, White, & Blue Covers

Best Books I’ve Read In 2018 (So Far)


Books with Sensory Reading Memories

WWW Wednesday

July 25

Down the TBR Hole

Down the TBR Hole # 22

Down the TBR Hole # 23

Down the TBR Hole #24

Music Mondays

July 2

July 9

Dorothy – Wicked Ones

Fiona Apple – O’ Sailor

First Line Fridays

July 6

July 13

July 20

July 27

First Impression Friday

Ruin of Stars (Mask of Shadows #2) by Linsey Miller

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

Book Spotlight

Evermore (Everless #2) by Sara Holland

Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J. Maas

Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft

Tags and Awards

The Sunshine Blogger Award


Read in July

Added to the Shelves


I was in a huge reading slump throughout July. Every book I tried to pick up just seemed stale and boring. Finally, I just gave in and let the slump take me. Things picked up the last week in July when I got through three books. Of what I read this month, Into the Drowning Deep was my favorite. While I was reading it my husband took a of picture of me and I look nervous, scared, and completely enthralled at the same time. When I post the review I will probably add the picture because it is pretty funny. That book totally and completely sucked me in.


Also in July, I published my first book through Amazon KDP. This was a completely nerve wracking yet exciting process and I’m not ashamed to say that I am so damn proud of myself. You can view the title here: Amelia’s Bargain by Amanda Roberts





That was my bookish July! I hope you all had a wonderful month and I wish you happy reading in August.

9 thoughts on “July Wrap Up

    1. The cover is definitely fantastic. I borrowed it form the library but want to add it to my physical collection. To me, there is just nothing like reading a horror/thriller with the weight of it in your hands. Something about it just makes it feel more real to me. Crazy? Perhaps, but everyone has their reading quirks.

      Also, read it soon! I’m a relatively slow reader but still finished Into the Drowning Deep in less than 48 hours. Could not put it down. Thoroughly engrossing.


      1. Haha no, I totally get what you mean! I’m 50/50 on it, because on one hand, I love to read horror/thriller titles in the dark in bed, which makes ebooks great. On the other hand, I LOVE having physical copies of them on my shelf, because every time I look at them, I remember how creepy the good ones were and it makes me so excited to read the next great creepy read. So really, I wish I could justify just having both formats of all of the ones I love, lol!


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