July is one of my favorite months of the year- the weather (even when I complain about the heat, I will take it over freezing!), the long summer days, the cookouts! I also know that all this fun comes with less reading time. So, I busted my butt the last few months to get ahead in reading of this month, which allowed me to review these seven books:

  1. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
  2. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  3. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  4. Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
  5. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
  6. A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
  7. The Book of Polly by Kathy Hepinstall

I also wrote about how I found Not Your Mama’s Book Club in my local vicinity, and joined the awesome group of ladies in a semi-monthly book discussion, which was a huge hit!!

I’m also hoping you all have noticed something different about the blog- that’s right, I changed the theme AGAIN. It all started with the blog audit I mentioned back in my June Wrap-Up. Once I started making changes, I realized that the last theme wasn’t working for me anymore- hence what you see now! I also made some tweaks to other static pages, and will continue working on small changes throughout the site. Other new things to note on the blog:

If you guys haven’t checked it out, I definitely suggest you join the blog audit challenge. We’re going on eight weeks of it so far, and my brain is just buzzing with things I want to add and improve on my blog. You all might have some fun with it too!

I’m going to keep this wrap up short this week, and I look forward to getting into August! I’ve decided to do a Classic Literature month, so I’ve dusted off those classic novels I bought to own, but have yet to read. As I said, I’ve been reading to get ahead of my posting schedule, so I’ve already knocked a handful of them off the list and I’m already eager to share some of these reviews with you!!