Monthly Wrap-Up: JULY and AUGUST 2017

Hello everyone! We are obviously halfway through the year and guess what, I went through a book slump when our semester started. I didn’t feel like reading since I always feel guilty knowing that we have a research paper to write, but of course I kept pushing myself to read but it is very noticeable that the number of books I read per month decreased. But anyway, I am so back and here I am presenting you a short list of books that has been with me during my slump times (as well as a 5 star recommendation!!).

JULY


The first book I read this month is a poetry book, the infamous Love and Misadventure. I’ve read this book a few times now, and even then I would sometimes randomly open anything and just read. You all know Lang Leav and her words right? What else can I say?

Next is the book that I (again) took my time to read, none other than Sarah Dessen’s Once and For All. This book was sent to me by Penguin Random House, I was so surprised when I received this even if I did requested it, I never really thought that they would send it to me. Check out my review for OAFA, but here’s a brief background how I felt about it. I love it! It’s a new spin to the direction of Sarah Dessen’s stories (note that I haven’t read Saint Anything, so I have no idea how’s that book). I am such a fan of Dessen, but it always takes me so long to finish her books. On the other hand, it is a good thing cause I feel like I’ve bonded with the main character and we had this great adventure together.

AUGUST


I don’t know how to write something about ACOWAR because its ACOWAR (duh!) but I will do my very best not to be bias (yeah right). So, this is one of the reasons why I cannot pick up a different high fantasy book from the previous month. If you’ve been following me on twitter or instagram, you’ll know that I waited for my hardbound copy of ACOWAR despite having the paperback edition. The wait was so worth it!!!! I.LOVE.THIS.BOOK. To be honest, I was scared to read this because I’ve read a lot of reviews that they didn’t like this book much and everyone (including me) had a very high expectation for this, but it turns out that the book was actually enough (or too much feels!!) for me. So, ten out of ten stars it is (if that’s possible). Also, if you remembered I have a reread readathon of the first two books of the series just to ready myself for this third book. (Check it out if you missed it!)

This last book is something that I HIGHLY recommend but only to those people who I think would totally get the point and agree the beliefs and would enjoy the writing style of this author. This is a (surprisingly) self-help book, but this is not the typical self-help book that most people encounters. I love this book so much I could read this forever. In fact, I believe this book is not really that long, but I took my time reading it because I just feel like every page would slap me with more painful and shameful facts that are facts that we kept on denying or acknowledging.

So that’s it for the last two months. I know, I pity my TBR pile but that’s way better than none right? Currently I’m having a rereading readathon of the TOG Series by Sarah J. Maas, and recently the Tower of Dawn (Chaol’s novel!!!) was out and I can’t wait to get my own copy. If you remember, I’ve reread the Assassin’s Blade a few months ago that was actually the time that I’m supposed to reread the TOG series but I got caught up with stuff. Hopefully, you’ll read The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck. It’s so gooooooood!

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