Welcome to a brand new Of Wonderland! We’re really excited about our new look and we hope you are too. Would you come here often? *wink wink*
Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton // ★★★
Wax by Gina Damico // ★★
The Year We Hid Away (The Ivy Years #2) by Sarina Bowen // ★★★★
Armada by Ernest Cline // ★★
The Color Project by Sierra Abrams // ★★★
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6) by J.K. Rowling // ★★★★★ (reread)
Obsidian and Stars (Ivory and Bone #2) by Julie Eshbaugh // ★★
The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana // ★★★
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur // ★★
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia // ★★
Sleeper by MacKenzie Cadenhead // ★
All Things New by Lauren Miller // ★★
The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig // ★★
So I didn’t realise this until I started adding my ratings here, but wow I’ve had a really lousy reading month! So many two-star ratings, yikes. Did I just have bad luck picking up books that weren’t for me, was I not in the mood, or am I becoming more strict with my ratings? Does that mean I’ll get a really good rating month in August? One can only hope. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for some really solid reads. (Harry Potter was excellent, though.)
The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli // ★★★★
I’ve had an absolutely abysmal reading month which I blame entirely on summer being so summer-y this year. It’s too hot to sleep during the day, which makes me cranky and irritable when I’m working at night, which leads to 0 productivity but plenty of coffee-drinking and binge-eating. However, The Last Namsara was pretty damn good!
Once and For All by Sarah Dessen // ★★★★
Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn // ★★★1/2
Level Up (Fandom Hearts #1) by Cathy Yardley // ★★★★
Article Three (Systemet #1) by Anna Jakobsson Lund // ★★★3/4
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han // ★★★★★
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han // ★★★★★
Always And Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han ★★★★★
Urgh, the reading slump monster has bitten me badly this month. Jenny Han’s gorgeous trilogy were the only books I could get through that I didn’t put down because I was bored or couldn’t concentrate. But at least they were all amazing books right?! Even though the first two books were rereads haha.
Um…I didn’t read anything this month. -hides- I’m sorryyy. I just had too much going on! It’s hard to read ebooks on my tiny phone, and I’m not a huge fan of audiobooks. (I listened to Illuminae on Overdrive’s audiobook section.)
Well then! I think the most important things that happened this month are the revamping of the blog (ISN’T IT BEAUTIFUL?) and I turned 25 on the 18th! I still have a giveaway planned, which will go up sometime in August. But yeah, I’m 25 now, which is a weird feeling. I still don’t feel like an adult at all? Has someone found the Escape button on this thing yet? I mean, if the need arises, I’m still always going to be looking for an adultier adult to do the adulting. The good thing is, I got new bookshelves!
Aren’t they pretty? I’ve wanted rainbow shelves for so long, but was unable to do so with my old shelves. I could stare at these forever.
July has been an insane month for me in all the worst ways. My sleeping schedule is all over the place, I’ve started smoking again and it basically sucked from start to finish. HOWEVER, I’m off to London this week, so things are looking up! August is going to be a very, very busy month, and I’ve decided to take a blogging break to recharge. In the meantime, I hope you all enjoy our new design, and don’t miss me too much.
Umm, well, HI. Goodness, I feel like I’ve done nothing this month other than start my fall clothing shopping (I’M SO DONE WIH SUMMER) and, well, working. I guess one big update is that I dyed my hair pink so that was fun. I have pictures of it on my Instagram in case you want to see how it turned out.
In other news, I’ve also been pretty busy with going to the doctor and multiple hospital visits (It’s TONS of fun . . .) AND I also managed to do some deep cleaning in my room and closet which made me feel really productive. Yay for adulting!! *cries in corner*
Hello, hello! I hope your July was good. I’m very happy that us peeps in NZ only have one more month of Winter and then it is SPRING. I am so sick of this cold gross weather omg, although I have to admit I do love curling up by the fire with a cup of tea while it pours outside but still…THIS GIRL CAN’T WAIT FOR SPRING!
But otherwise I’m so excited for the new blog design you guys…IT IS SO SO BEAUTIFUL AND WE CAN’T WAIT FOR YOU GUYS TO SEE IT. *happy dance*
I’m traveling. I’m still in Hong Kong. I went to the Hong Kong Book Fair. Not too bad. But a small English section. Per usual.
And how are you?