July Wrap-Up: Happy Birthday America (Also Can it be Halloween Please?)

Whew! GOODBYE JULY! I love ticking off the awful summer months, because it means that the heat is close to ending (…well, it at least 2 more months where I live), and HALLOWEEN WILL BE UPON US SOON! YES! I live for the fall and Halloween (remember my Halloween Bonanza last year?). I had a pretty awesome July, because I got to go to Disneyland!! YAY! When I’m there, I absorb enough magic to get me through for another month. I’ll be headed back there again in August to recharge (I’m also doing a national park tour of the Southwest!). Anyway, here’s my July wrap-up. Tell me what’s new with you!

One Classic and One ARC Per Month

It’s a personal goal to read a classic and advanced readers copy each month. This month I did even better than I expected!

Classic: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain,  Cannery Row by John Steinback, and Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

ARC: The Crowns of Croswald by DE Night and Retribution Rails by Erin Bowman

July Book Reviews

Miscellaneous July Posts

July’s Best of Bookstagram

shelfie pantone puffin classics penguin clothbound classics red white and blue books

Find me on bookstagram here!
And don’t miss my new “Bookstagram” Post Series! You can see the posts here

Your Rep Discounts!

I “rep” for a few different companies/brands on Instagram. That works in your favor, because if you decide you like what I’m representing, you can purchase the product for 10% off with my discount code! Yay to saving money!

  1. Once Upon a Book Club Box! Use code BANDAR10
    You can see more about this box by checking out my June box unboxing here!
  2. Blu Bear Bazaar bookish merchandise! Use code BBBALI10
    Molly has all sorts of fun bookish merchandise at her store and  Redbubble extension.
  3. Charm With Me Club monthly (geeky) charm box subscription! Use code BANDAR10
    Every month they send you 2-5 charms relating to the theme of the month. July’s theme was “Time Travelers,” and I loved the nerdy little charms they included (see photo below)!

charm with me club

How was your July?! Did you read or do anything AWESOME?

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  1. Disneyland is magical, and the southwest has so many great parks! I hope you have an amazing time! I can’t believe July is almost over. Just another few weeks until school. . . . That’s a highly depressing thought. Oh well. Enjoy your next trip to Disneyland and soak up enough magic for all of us!
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  2. HAHA I mostely slacked.
    A lot.
    But dang your month was awesome! I lament that you didn’t enjoy Our Dark Duet that much, BUT HEY it’s not for everyone! I’m reading it right now and I just don’t want it to end! And it reads so quickly! To be fair I haven’t finished it haha so who knows what I’ll feel by the end!
    Wow this turned into an ODD comment…OOPS.
    Your read list astounds me! I am so impressed by people who can regularly read more than 4 books a month haha. I technically have the time, but a lot of the time I feel too stressed to even read, OR THINK.
    Loved this post!!
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    1. I listen to audiobooks, too, so that helps immensely!! But I definitely enjoyed ODD, but just not as much as I loved TSS! I hope you end up loving it, though! I really loved the world that Schwab created!

  3. Ooh, please take lots of pictures on your national park tour!! I’d love to see more one day.

    Your bookstagram is always gorgeous. I look forward to your posts every day!

    My favorite books of the month were The Last Mortal Bond and The Fourth Monkey., but really I read a ton of great books in July.
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    1. I’m jealous you read a ton of good books in July! Like I said, I couldn’t remember what the heck I read, so nothing must have been that memorable. I will definitely take some pictures of the national park tour! I’ll probably post most on my IG story XD