Monthly Wrap-Up – May, June & July

During our Monthly Wrap-Up, we’ll take a look at what has happened around here in the last month. That’ll include what’s happened in my life, what the four of us have read, any other posts we may have had, giveaways still going on, our most popular Instagram posts, and books that I’ve added to my ever-growing TBR.

*We linked this post to the July Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction*

♥ Enjoy!

Jen’s Life:

Some of my highlights from the summer were:

May – The weather was dreary and snowy, so we were counting down the days until it was hot and my boys were out of school.  Here’s a picture of me driving in another winter wonderland, here.
✮ June – My kiddos finished up school and I cried during my youngest’s kinder graduation.  Time goes by too fast!  Right after that we had over a month of out of state family and friends staying with us.  We live in an area where so many people vacation, so we usually have a ton of visitors.  We hiked, swam, biked, went to a baseball game and spent countless hours at the beach.  Here are some pictures from one of our hikes, picture 1, picture 2, video 1.
✮ July – July was just like June, but with no visitors.  So we got to spend every single day outside and playing around in Tahoe. My favorite thing was how many days we were at the beach, it was the perfect month ever. ♥ Here are some pictures from another one of our hikes – picture 1, picture 2.

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What Arielle, Cassie, Chelsea & Jen Read:

5 Stars:
Worlds Collide (Sunset Rising #2) by S.M. McEachern
The Maddest Obsession (Made #2) by Danielle Lori
New World Order (Sunset Rising #3) by S.M. McEachern
A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes #1) by Brittany Cavallaro
Finale (Caraval #3) by Stephanie Garber
Breakout by A.M. Rose
Superfan (Brooklyn #3) by Sarina Bowen
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
Bloodwitch (The Witchlands #3) by Susan Dennard
Fix Her Up (Hot & Hammered #1) by Tessa Bailey
Bad Influence (Bad Love #3) by Charleigh Rose
The King by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Storm and Fury (The Harbinger #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout


4.5 Stars:

Overnight Sensation (Brooklyn #2) by Sarina Bowen
A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J Maas
Brooklynaire (Brooklyn #1) by Sarina Bowen
Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren
Kickin’ It (Red Card #2) by Rachel Van Dyken

4 Stars:

Passion on Park Avenue (Central Park Pact #1) by Lauren Layne
Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen
Hello Girls by Brittany Cavallaro & Emily Henry
There Will Come a Darkness (Age of Darkness #1) by Katy Rose Pool
Roar (Stormheart #1) by Cora Carmack
Say You Still Love Me by K. A. Tucker
On the Corner of Love and Hate (Hopeless Romatics #1) by Nina Bocci

3.5 Stars:
Missing, Presumed Dead by Emma Berquist

3 Stars:
You Owe Me a Murder by Eileen Cook

2.5 Stars:
You Must Not Miss by Katrina Leno

 

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Our Favorite Books of the Month:

Finale (Caraval #3) by Stephanie Garber (Chelsea’s Choice)
There’s just something so magical about this series that goes beyond the actual, well, magic. The words transport you. The world makes you so thirsty for more. The boys are just so addicting and drag you in, even if you don’t want to…and the relationships make you stay.

 
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Bad Influence (Bad Love #3) by Charleigh Rose (Jen’s Choice)
Her writing is addicting, her characters are consuming and Bad Influence is my new favorite Charleigh Rose book!

 

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Bloodwitch (The Witchlands #3) by Susan Dennard (Arielle’s Choice)
Why. Aren’t. More. People. Reading. This. Series?!@?!?! WHY. I’m serious. Sooz’s writing is on an entirely different level than like 80% of the stuff currently out right now in YA fantasy.

 
 
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Hello GirlsHello Girls by Brittany Cavallaro & Emily Henry (Cassie’s Choice)
From the opening chapters, I knew I was going to be hooked into this book.

 

 

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Instagram:

We thought it would be fun to share our most popular posts for May. And they are….

 
 
 
 
 
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June:

 
 
 
 
 
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July:

 
 
 
 
 
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Books Added To Jen’s TBR This Month:

I just keep adding books to my tbr lol…..

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So that was our May, June & July lol! Did you read any of the same books that we did? Or share the same favorite book as us? If not, then what was your favorite book? Or have you read any of the books I just added to my TBR?

Here’s hoping you all had a wonderful summer too. And cheers to August being fabulous for all of us!

 

 

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7 Comments

  1. You all had an amazing reading month! I loved Finale but it’s really not my favorite book in the trilogy. I really need to get back to the witchlands world. I loved the first book Truthwitch! It was amazing! I’m so glad to see Shoot The Messenger, Wicked Saints, and The Way to Game The Walk Of Shame in your TBR list, Jen! I hope you enjoy them when you finally get around to them! Happy reading!
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    • Ahhhhhh Raven yes you need to continue on with The Witchlands books!!!!! I am dying to find out when the fourth one will be published

    • I totally added The Way to Game The Walk Of Shame to my tbr because you loved it so much! I can’t believe the deal I got on Amazon on the paperback, it was less than the ebook wheee! I hope I love it as much as you!

  2. Congratulations!!! I’m so excited to hear about baby #2—hope the sickness doesn’t last long this time!
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  3. Danielle Hammelef

    August 18, 2019 at 6:22 am

    Congrats on baby! The hiking pics are gorgeous and something I would love to do too. Those stone steps! I bought Legendary and Finale in July, but haven’t had a chance to pick them up yet as I have many ARCs promised first. I finally read Truthwitch and loved it so much I bought the next two books in the series.

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