July 2020 Blog and Reading Wrap-Up

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A new month means a new wrap-up! In July 2020, I finally started listening to audiobooks while at work, so I was able to read more than I usually do: A total of 8 whole books! Wow! Unfortunately, I don’t know how much longer I’ll be able to do that because we’re supposed to open back up to patrons soon. 😅 On top of that, I was able to publish three blog posts between a lot a life rearranging, because July was really a wild month!

Read in July 2020

Cover of The Burnout Generation by Anne Helen Petersen

The Burnout Generation by Anne Helen Petersen

Opinion: Liked it
Format: Audiobook
Review coming: No review

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Cover of Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds

Opinion: Loved it!
Format: Audiobook
Review coming:

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Cover of The Groom Will Keep His Name by Matt Ortile

The Groom Will Keep His Name by Matt Ortile

Opinion: Loved it!
Format: Audiobook
Review coming:

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Cover of Sick Kids in Love by Hannah Moskowitz

Sick Kids in Love by Hannah Moskowitz

Opinion: Liked it!
Format: eBook
Review coming:

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Cover of The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Opinion: Really liked it!
Format: Audiobook
Review coming:

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Cover of Teen Titans: Beast Boy by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo

Teen Titans: Beast Boy by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo

Opinion: Loved it!
Format: eBook
Review coming:

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Cover of Check, Please! Book 2: Sticks and Scones by Ngozi Ukazu

Check, Please! Book 2: Sticks and Scones by Ngozi Ukazu

Opinion: Loved it! I’m crying!!!
Format: eBook
Review coming:

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Cover of American Panda by Gloria Chao

American Panda by Gloria Chao

Opinion: Liked it
Format: Audiobook
Review coming:

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Started or Continued in July 2020

Cover of The Cactus League by Emily Nemens

The Cactus League by Emily Nemens

Started: July 19th
Format: eBook
Progress: 11%

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Cover of Running With Lions by Julian Winters

Running With Lions by Julian Winters

Started: July 29th
Format: Paperback
Progress: 24%

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Put Down in July 2020

Cover of Queer: A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker

Queer: A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker

Status: Dropped
Put Down At: 57%
Reason: I just couldn’t get through this. After about 30%, I stopped trying to do anything but skim because the synopsis and cover are so misleading. It’s a history of queer theory in academic writing that feels like it’s trying to be casual. Not something I care to read right now. Not sure if I’ll pick it up again.

Blog Wrap-Up of July 2020

June 2020 Wrap-Up: A monthly summary of what I read, what I talked about on the blog, and how I'm doing overall

June 2020 Reading & Blog Wrap-Up

June 2020 is over which means it’s time to wrap up. I read six books(!!) and posted five blogs which I think is pretty good for someone trying to come back during an energy-draining pandemic.

July 2020 Releases I’m Excited For

July’s here already?! I guess that means it’s almost time for these three books I’m excited about to hit the shelves!

Lover Book Tag / Post by Ben @ Ace Of Bens / tag by Mari @ Musings of a Book Girl

Taylor Swift’s Lover Book Tag

I was tagged to do this Lover book tag by Mari @ Musings of a Book Girl, who is also the creator of the tag. Come check out how I matched up books with these eighteen (18) Taylor Swift themed prompts!

Personal Wrap-Up of July 2020

I was a bit slower on blogging this month, but man, it has been a Month. This whole “I feel like I have no control over anything” thing has been draining, to say the least. While this has been a problem the entire month (and will continue into many more months,) I’m going to keep this part short because it’s the kind of negativity that even I barely have the capacity to deal with anymore. So I’ve had to make a lot of hard decisions because of this pandemic and to be honest, I’m struggling with all of my plans getting uprooted. Keeping my fingers crossed that I can remake these plans because I had so much to look forward to at the beginning of the year and then it was all… gone. Fingers crossed 🤞🤞

As I’m trying to figure out what to do now, I hope to put more time and energy into blogging. I need something to make me feel productive and, honestly, to show that I haven’t just been sitting at home in my own thoughts since March. So I’ll have a more official announcement, but I’m opening back up to review requests, interviews, and other collaborations! I’ve also spent the last couple of weeks planning posts that I’m really excited about and hope you all will enjoy as well.

Here’s to having a better time in August!


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2 responses to “July 2020 Blog and Reading Wrap-Up”

  1. Dellybird Avatar

    Sorry you’ve been having a tough time. I completely understand the lack of control aspect with the pandemic being draining. I’ve not really got anything done for the past few months as my head has been all over the place. It looks like July was a pretty successful reading month though! Sick Kids in Love and The Kiss Quotient are on my list of books I want to read. It is a shame that Queer: A graphic history wasn’t what it seemed as it looked really promising. Take care of yourself 🙂 My dms are always open if you need a chat.

    1. Ben Ace Avatar

      Thanks, Delly 💜 This year has just been totally wack, and I’m so disappointed in the circumstances, but gotta hold out hope!
      Sick Kids In Love and The Kiss Quotient were great and I hope you love them too!
      Take care of yourself too friend, and thanks for the offer 😊

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