Monthly Wrap-Up: 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 we’ve read, any other posts we may have had, and our most popular Instagram posts..

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

Jen’s Life:

✮ This is the first monthly wrap up I’ve done all year *gasps*.  Life has been crazy busy and I’ve just been thankful to have time to read and review books.  This winter we spent our weekends snowboarding and once school got out we’ve just been having as many play-dates at the beach with our friends that we can.  Throw in sports 6 days a week, for a good portion of the year, and family dinner each weekend and other family and work events and yeahhhhhhh it’s just been go, go, go!  Here are a few pics from the last 7 months.  In the two bottom pics that’s my oldest standing up paddling by himself and then my youngest giving me and his good friend a ride ♥.


What We Read:

5 Stars:
The Fallen Kingdom (The Falconer #3) by Elizabeth May
Glow (The Plated Prisoner #4) by Raven Kennedy
Cowboy Ever After by Jennie Marts
The Godparent Trap by Rachel Van Dyken
Just Like Magic by Sarah Hogle
Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft
Misfits Like Us (Like Us #11) by Krista and Becca Ritchie

4.5 Stars:
Love Lessons (Brooklyn #7) by Sarina Bowen
Boyfriend Bargain (Hawthorne University #1) by Ilsa Madden-Mills

4 Stars:
The Vanishing Throne (The Falconer #2) by Elizabeth May
The Anti-Fan and the Idol by Rachel Van Dyken
Boyfriend Material (Hawthorne Univeristy #2) by Ilsa Madden-Mills

3.5 Stars:
All of Our Demise (All of Us Villains #2) by Amanda Foody & Christine Lynn Herman

3 Stars:
The Falconer (The Falconer #1) by Elizabeth May

2 Stars:
A Cosmic Kind of Love by Samantha Young



Our Favorite Books of the Month:

Arielle’s Choice – Misfits Like Us (Like Us #11) by Krista and Becca Ritchie
I probably should just come out and say it—I think this is my favorite book of this series so far.



Chelsea’s Choice – Glow (The Plated Prisoner #4) by Raven Kennedy
All that being said, I really think what I’m trying to encapsulate [in a super circumvent way] is that these books grow, they build, and they continue to only get better. I’m sorry, but this SHOCKS me. I picked these books up by MISTAKE, and now they are kind of a big part of my recent ‘These books are my whole life, my whole world, my very existence and next breath’ movement (I can be a bit dramatic, we know this) and I just…I’m so grateful.




Jen’s Choice – The Godparent Trap by Rachel Van Dyken
The Godparent Trap was an emotional powerhouse that was impossible to put down.  I don’t think I have ever laughed or cried so much while reading a book.  This story easily reached into my heart and owned every part of me!  It was heartwarming, beautiful, memorable and going on my favorites list!



Other Posts:

SNEAK PEAK: Boyfriend Material by Ilsa Madden-Mills
RELEASE BLITZ: Boyfriend Material (Hawthorne Univeristy #2) by Ilsa Madden-Mills
BLITZ & GIVEAWAY: Never Enough Cowboy by Jennie Marts




Here were our most popular posts last month, from each of us ♥.


So this was our July….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?

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

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  1. Sam@WLABB

    Looks like you were having lots of fun in those pictures. Such extremes too. I have never done either of those activities myself. I am so shocked to see Young’s book rate so low. It seems promising to me. I loved The Godparent Trap too. Lots of laughs and tears.
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  2. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    Love the pics, Jen! Looks like your family family enjoys the outdoors no matter the season. 🙂 As much as I adore Krista & Becca Ritchie and the Addicted/Calloway Sister series, I have yet to move on to the Like Us series.
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  3. Ann

    Snow boarding and going to the beach sound like a awesome summer.
    Have a great August reading month.
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