Taking a look back at what happened in the month of June.
Victoria’s Life Happenings
This was a weird month for me blogging wise, but a great month otherwise. I didn’t get many posts planned out or posted. I’m trying to get better at scheduling things further in advance, in case I get into weird slumps like this one again. If you have some tips on how to beat blogging slump, let me know down below! This month I also went on a trip to Chicago with some of my best friends, and had an AMAZING time. My favorite part (besides finally seeing my friends) was seeing THE BEAN. At the end of July I also went to my boyfriend’s white coat ceremony! I’m so proud of him and excited for him.
Books Victoria Read
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (4 stars) – There was so much hype surrounding this book, and it actually lived up to it! I was super interested in reading thing book because the main character was described as a little odd. I loved her and her sense of humor. I was surprised at some of the content, this book was a little heavier than I thought it would be.
Instant Attraction (4 stars) – Such a nice fluffy read, and one I really enjoyed. It’s set in the winter at a resort, and it’s so much fun!
Big Little Lies (5 stars) – Another book that I feel is super hyped. I really enjoyed this book. It kept me on my toes and I didn’t know what to expect. I loved it so much, and I can’t wait to watch the tv show.
The Book of Essie (4 stars) – SO GOOD. I was not sure what to expect when I started reading this. I knew the general premise, but not much more than that. I thought this book was fantastic, and I still think about it.
The Hating Game (5 stars) – A reread. Obviously. I love this book so much, and it’s so fun to go back and reread it.
The Simplicity of Cider (4 stars) – I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book! The story is set at a family’s struggling apple orchard, and has some magical elements throughout. This was such a relaxing and enjoyable read.
Down with Love (3 stars) – The premise sounded so fun, and it was, but there were some issues I had with how controlling the male love interest was. I’ll have a review up soon with more thoughts about this novel.
Bishop (1 star) – I LOVE hockey romances, and thought I was going to love this one. The plot sounds fun and I couldn’t wait to get into it. Unfortunately I had issues with the consent in the novel, and how the male love interest treated the female.
- [11 Jul] IT TAKES TWO REVIEW | SWOONY ROMANCE ★★★★½
- [15 Jul] SWITCH AND BAIT & THE REAL DEAL | MINI REVIEWS ★★★
Victoria’s Fave Book
I read so many fantastic books this month, but my favorite for July is Eleanor Elephant is Completely Fine. I loved the main character, she was kind of awkward and didn’t do well in social situations, but she was so relatable and funny. This book also tackled some dark and heavy topics. I cannot wait to see what Gail Honeyman writes next!
Victoria’s Fave Bookstagram Picture
Celebrating Harry Potter’s birthday with themed cupcakes!
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
As you all know, I do not do well when I try to stick to tbrs. Instead I’d rather give myself a general idea of what type of books to read for the month. In August, I plan to participate in ARC August, and read more of the ARCs I haven’t read yet. This is my first time participating in ARC August, and I’m super excited!
I have so many ARCs I’m excited to read, and this seems like the perfect time to get them all out of the way and onto the blog!