The post for today is my July wrap-up. In my wrap-up posts I include what I read and watched in the previous month, what I would like to read in the next month and a look inside my bullet journal.
Books read in July
In July I read four books. It was another slow month for reading. Luckily, though, I enjoyed reading all of them. I also rated all of them four stars, which, trust me, is just a coincidence!
1. The Desert Nurse by Pamela Hart
The Desert Nurse is a romance between a nurse and doctor who have enlisted in World War I. It was a very enriching, moving read that was continually great.
2. Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
I liked Leah on the Offbeat more than I thought I would. I may have even liked it more than Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. It follows Leah, a girl who has yet to come out as bisexual to her friends. Although there is little plot, I adored the friendships between all of the characters.
3. Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton
Social Creature is a twisted story about two girls living a glamorous life in New York. I really enjoy thrillers that are more character-driven, so I loved reading this book. It was incredibly addictive.
4. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
I liked how raw and real The Bell Jar was. I was going to do my thesis on it, but I’m not anymore; however, it was still really interesting. I did some research on Sylvia Plath and found that the book is basically an autobiography because the main character is very similar to herself. I could write a whole post on her because she was very fascinating.
Favourite book of the month: Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton
My TBR for August is the same as my BookTubeAThon TBR. If you would like to know why I chose these books, then check out the post here. Of course, I’ve already finished reading The Bell Jar.
In my wrap-ups I also like to add what movies or TV I watched that I enjoyed the most. I’ve started to write down each of the movies I see in my bullet journal and in July it was eight movies. In the first week of July I was cat-sitting, which was insanely boring, so I watched quite a few movies.
If you’re curious, they were (plus my rating): Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (6/10), The Killing of a Sacred Deer (5/10), Serendipity (8/10), A Quiet Place (9/10), The Little Hours (5/10), Ready Player One (6.5/10), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (7/10), The Disaster Artist (7/10) and The Breaker Upperers (5/10).
Seeing as the list is long, I’m going to choose The Disaster Artist to mention because it has the funniest history.
The Disaster Artist (2017)
The Disaster Artist is based off the making of a movie called The Room from 2003. I had never heard of that movie before, so before watching The Disaster Artist I watched a few scenes from The Room first. The Room is an awful movie but it is funny because it’s so bad. I think that The Disaster Artist captured what went down during the filming of The Room pretty well. I also like how quotable is… “Oh, hi Mark.”
Orange is the New Black season 6
A few days ago Orange is the New Black’s sixth season came out! It’s one of my favourite shows, so I was excited. I binged it all in three days, which is something I always regret doing because it makes me feel like crap and it also means that it’s over really quickly. Orange is the New Black is a show that always manages to pull me in and this season was no exception. There was nothing overly shocking about this season, but there were definitely still moments where I was very emotionally invested (like in the last episode). Season 5 was kind of weird but even so I really enjoyed it, so I always manage to love each season of the show. Perhaps, though, season 6 did have the weakest storyline. But season 2 had a good storyline and I probably liked it the least. I think my favourite is possibly season 4. I’m really interested to see what is going to happen in season 7… Only one more year to go!
August Bullet Journal
My theme for August was purple flowers. I didn’t want to just stick to just one type of flower because I thought it might get boring, so I did many different types. I really liked how the cover page and quote page turned out. By the last two-page spread, I was starting to get bored and my creativity was dwindling, so there are less pages in my spread than usual.
August cover page and quote page.
The calendar and August goals (lol just realised it says July goals).
This spread has my July wrap-up, August TBR and word count tracker.
The final page has my habits (which will begin to look more colourful as the month goes on) and my study log.
I hope that everyone has a good August! What book are you most excited to read?