Sunday, August 2nd 2020

july 2020 playlist

Saturday, August 1st 2020

July favorites

Books

  • Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby.

5/5 stars. I love Samantha Irby with my whole heart.

Movies

Somehow, I did not watch any new-to-me movies in July.

TV Shows

Same with TV shows. Did not watch anything new.

YouTube/Twitch

Kendall Rae – True crime
LoeyLane – Paranormal, spooky shit
Roots and Refuge Farm – Family farming

Misc

The Witches Moon box, tomato sandwiches, and meundies.

Friday, July 31st 2020

july reading wrap up

Sooo…July didn’t just suck for me, right?

I read one book. Granted, it was a five star read. But still. Only one book.

I will be doing a full review of this book in a few days.

Tuesday, July 28th 2020

the unhoneymooners

the unhoneymoonersThe Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
on January 1st 1970
Goodreads
five-stars

Olive Torres is used to being the unlucky twin: from inexplicable mishaps to a recent layoff, her life seems to be almost comically jinxed. By contrast, her sister, Ami, is an eternal champion . . . she even managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a slew of contests. Unfortunately for Olive, the only thing worse than constant bad luck is having to spend the wedding day with the best man (and her nemesis), Ethan Thomas.
Olive braces herself for wedding hell, determined to put on a brave face, but when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning, the only people who aren’t affected are Olive and Ethan. Suddenly there’s a free honeymoon up for grabs, and Olive will be damned if Ethan gets to enjoy paradise solo.
Agreeing to a temporary truce, the pair head for Maui. After all, ten days of bliss are worth having to assume the role of loving newlyweds, right? But the weird thing is . . . Olive doesn't mind playing pretend. In fact, the more she pretends to be the luckiest woman alive, the more it feels like she might be.

This book was exactly what I thought it was going to be and it was perfect. I will admit that I wanted just a little more in the steamy department, but it was a really good rom-com. If you are looking for a fun, light read during these bleak times, I highly recommend this one.

five-stars

Wednesday, July 8th 2020

MID-YEAR FREAK OUT BOOK TAG 2020

Q: What is the best book that you’ve read so far in 2020?
A: Oof. This is always a hard question. I am going to go with Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert. It was cute, funny and hot at times. I loved it and want to re-read it.

Q: What has been your favorite sequel of the first half of the year?
A: A Week to be Wicked by Tessa Dare. This one is by far my favorite book in the series. Highly recommend if you like historical romance.

Q: Is there a new release that you haven’t read yet but you’re really excited for?
A: I am dying to get my hands on The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix.

Q: What is your most anticipated release for the second half of the year?
A: Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer. I just saw a little blurb about this book today and I love Marissa Meyer so of course, I really want to read it.

Q: What is your biggest disappointment so far?
A: Witches: The Transformative Power of Women Working Together by Sam George-Allen. It was not what I thought it was and honestly, it was boring.

Q: What is your biggest surprise so far?
A: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. I was intimated by this book. I thought it was going to be super dense and boring. But it was not that at all! I had a hard time putting it down and I was sad when it was over.

Q: What is your favorite new to you or debut author?
A: Christina Lauren. I finally read a book by them, The Unhoneymooners and I loved it. It was so cute!

Q: What is your new favorite character?
A: Chloe Brown from Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert. I can relate to her.

Q: A book that made you cry?
A: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. I got too attached to a character.

Q: A book that made you happy?
A: I mean, all the romance novels that make me giggle make me happy.

Q: What is the most beautiful book that you have bought?
A: I have actually gotten a few middle-grade books this year to read and I love the covers! They are all illustrated and colorful.

Q: What books do you want to read by the end of the year?
A: There are sooo many. But here is a short list: Saving Savannah by Tonya Bolden, Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak, Midnight Chicken by Ella Risbridger, You Should See me in a Crown by Leah Johnson, The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune and We Are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer.