July 2, 2014

June 2014

Well, in my last monthly recap, I mentioned that I was hoping for some, and I quote, "beach days, some park days and possibly some road trips". Luckily, I've already had a taste of all three! Even though the farthest I've gone is a toss-up between Long Island and Connecticut (both took about 1 1/2 from the city), all of my weekends have been very summery experiences so far. (In fact, I've constantly been saying that I feel like all us employed people should have mandatory summer vacations!)

Anyway, it's been really nice and sunny! And it's also been a month of some tough times, coupled with a ton of good times too. I've been spending more time with people I love (like actual quality time!), learning to unplug more often and just really immerse myself in live, and reading a lot of great things too! Plus, there's just been some good news that I heard about last night, but I'll tell you all when everything has been set in place.

This July, I look forward to weekends full of adventure! I have the YA Runs a 5K in Philly coming up soon, which will be tons of fun though I will be a walker among all these runners. I also have a fun weekend "away" in New Jersey with Rachel, and am really considering going up to Boston the week before my birthday. Here's to hoping that your July, whatever your plans are, will be filled with sun and fun!

Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers
Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
Ruin & Rising by Leigh Bardugo
A Notorious Countess Confesses by Julie Anne Long
The Promise by Robyn Carr
Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater (my review!)
Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally
Breathe Annie Breathe by Miranda Kenneally
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

(I originally shared this on my Instagram!)

Just One Day by Gayle Forman (my review!)
Just One Year by Gayle Forman
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Better Nate than Ever by Tim Federle
Can't Look Away by Donna Cooner
Virgin by Radhika Sanghani
Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre
Frostborn by Lou Anders

Bloggers Mentioned

The Summer Invitation - Charlotte Silver
Take Me On - Katie McGarry
Saga, Vol. 1 - Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
Sorta Like a Rock Star - Matthew Quick
Call Me By My Name - John Ed Bradley
The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill - Megan Frazer Blakemore
Dorothy Must Die - Danielle Paige
Unmasking Juliet - Teri Wilson
The Truth about Alice - Jennifer Mathieu
Chantress Alchemy - Amy Butler Greenfield
Only Everything - Kieran Scott
Riding the Wave - Lorelie Brown
To All the Boys I've Loved Before - Jenny Han
My Last Kiss - Bethany Neal
Saving Lucas Biggs - Marisa de los Santos & David Teague
Sinner - Maggie Stiefvater

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  1. I still can't believe it's July already! June was a fun month for us with our Mabuhay feature, random Argo dates and the usual book events. But I am very excited for July! :) I can't wait for our Jersey weekend and our other project this month. Wish I could go to the 5K with you.. you will have to tell me all about it!

  2. Just added Love and Other Foreign Words to my TBR list! And thanks for the shout out! :D

  3. Unplugging and spending quality time with people is GREAT. I've been doing the same thing and it's wonderful. I still have a bit of a problem unplugging, but I'm staying off MOST social media during the day. I still look more than I should. :)

    Yay for Gayle Forman! I hope you like that series. I just read the series extra Just One Night. I can't wait to see what you think! And I have the Huntley Fitzpatrick book, too. I can't wait to read it!

    Good luck with the 5K and I hope you have a great July!

  4. I can't wait to get started in Mortal heart <3 one of my most anticipated books and it's good to hear it a perfect ending! Happy reading :D

  5. Mortal Heart was so good, right? It was great to finally get Annith's story, but I also love how it wrapped everything up. Seeing the three girls finally together again was one of my favorite parts. And, of course, that love interest. <3

    Looks like July is gonna be a busy month for you! I hope you enjoy What I Thought Was True and A Little Something Different! Happy reading, Alexa. :)


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