July 8, 2018 | Posted by Victoria in Monthly Wrap-Up | 6 Comments


Taking a look back at what happened in the month of June.

Victoria’s Life Happenings

Overall June was a pretty chill month for me. I was way busier than I thought I would be with summer classes, so I didn’t blog or post on Insta as much as I thought I would. I drove A LOT this month. I went home for my cousin’s baby shower (I can’t wait to buy books for the baby), and I helped my boyfriend move into his new house and get ready for school to start.

Books Victoria Read

Final Draft (2.5 stars) – I posted my review for this one last month. It was a letdown for me, and didn’t live up to the greatness of Redgate’s other novels.

Save the Date (4.5 stars) – SO CUTE. I love Morgan Matson, and I her newest release. I have a review that goes more in depth about this novel, but overall it was a cute story about family.

The Kiss Quotient (5 stars) – My second time reading it this year, and I enjoyed it just as much as I did the first time! It’s super swoony, and so great!

The Girl Who Smiled Beads (5 stars) – I’ve been doing really well with memoirs this year! I picked this one up because of the hype surrounding it, and was not disappointed. This memoir is about Wamariya’s life as a refugee after leaving Rwanda.

Carrie (4 stars) – I’ve been super into Stephen King lately, and decided to pick up Carrie. I was surprised at the writing style and set up of this book, and I really enjoyed it!

Order of Protection (4 stars) – SO GOOD. I wasn’t sure what to think about a romantic suspense novel, but I loved this one. I thought the characters felt very realistic, and there was a great balance between the romance and the suspense.

It Takes Two (4 stars) – I devoured this book in like a day. It’s so angsty, and I enjoyed this more than the first one in the series (which I already loved). I’ll have a review for this one posted soon with more of my thoughts on it!

The Real Deal (3.5 stars) – This was an okay novel. I flew through the first half and really loved it, but the second half was kind of a disappointment.

Switch & Bait (3 stars) – The premise of this one intrigued me. It’s a woman who does all the hard work before a date by messaging the guy and seeing if he’s worth it. It’s also set in D.C. and somewhat political.

Our Kind of Cruelty (4 stars) – Every time I picked this book up I did not want to put it down! It sucked me in, and I didn’t know what to expect.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (4 stars) – A reread for me. I love going through my belongings and clearing things out every once in a while. Overall I find this book very helpful in helping you decide what to keep and what to get rid of, but there are some things I rolled my eyes at a lil while reading.

Victoria’s Reviews:

Victoria’s Fave Book

I read SO MANY good books this month, but I have to say my favorite was It Takes Two. This romance was so angsty, and the chemistry between the characters was fantastic. I could not put this book down, it was that good!

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July Reading Challenge

My goal this month is to read backlist books. I have so many books on my shelves that I’ve bought and want to read, but I always prioritize the newer books and books I get for review. This challenge goes really well with #theunreadshelfproject2018 because the July goal is to finish a series on your unread shelf. Most of the series on my shelves are backlist, so this will tie in nicely. Since I don’t like sticking to tbrs, I’m not making a list of books I want to read, but I have a lot to choose from so I’m not worried about reading backlist books. I’m also participating in Tome Topple and all the books I’m currently reading/planning to read are backlist and fit this challenge as well!

Goodbye, June!

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  1. You still read a lot though, go you! I’m always struggling to read books I own, but I can’t resist adding freebies and on sale titles as I work on reading my existing collection. It’s funny to me how I did a 180 as a reader. Prior to embracing digital e-book reading, I always finished romance novels before either borrowing or buying more. Now I hoard books in pretty much all formats – auidobook, e-book and physical (all though not as much since they’re for petting and not actually reading). So I checked out the #theunreadshelfproject2018, but I know I can’t officially commit to a challenge that requires me to not buy or read any shinny new books, lol! Happy July reading!

    • Thanks! I keep buying new books, checking out books from the library, or downloading free books ALL THE TIME and it makes my tbr seem never-ending! I actually really like #theunreadshelfproject 2018 because you can choose if you want to go on a book buying ban, or keep buying books, the only goal is to lower the number of books on your tbr, but I know what you mean, I’ve had to cut down on my buying this year!

  2. That’s a decent reading log for the month so yay! I’ve been seeing such great things about It Takes Two so I need to put that on my to buy list. I can’t wait to read Save the Date. Morgan Matson rocks!

    • Thanks, I’m pretty proud of how much reading I got accomplished last month! It Takes Two is SO GOOD, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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