July TBR

 

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It’s been a while since I’ve set a monthly TBR, I don’t usually do them because I always end up feeling really restricted and like I have to read only those books. But, I also keep skipping over books on my TBR shelves because I’m “not quite ready to read that yet” so this month I randomly selected (using the good old paper slips in the jar method, these books are marked with an +) a few from my shelves and I also went a little wild with my library’s hold feature 😅

I figured sharing them here with you would keep me motivated to climb this small mountain of books I have in store for me.

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6/17

 

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If I thought that last month was a big reading month, this month is a huge everything month. I feel like I not only read double what I did last month but I also posted more than last month. I can’t believe that June is over and that we’re halfway through 2017, it seems like literally yesterday this year only started.

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Mid – Year Freakout Book Tag

 

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Ironically, I’ve been watching a bunch of videos of this tag and I was thinking about doing some sort of mid-year wrap up so I’m so glad that Romie tagged me in this. I have no idea of they’ve done this already but I’m going to tag Taryn and Haley and Marie (whose lovely blog I’ve recently found)

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Geekerella | Ashley Poston [Semi -Spoiler Free]

 

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Geekerella // Ashley Poston

“Look to the stars. Aim. Ignite.” 

Actual Rating: 4/5 ⭐

 

Synopsis [From Goodreads]:

Anything can happen once upon a con…

When geek girl Elle Wittimer sees a cosplay contest sponsored by the producers of Starfield, she has to enter. First prize is an invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. Elle’s been scraping together tips from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck behind her stepmother’s back, and winning this contest could be her ticket out once and for all—not to mention a fangirl’s dream come true.

Teen actor Darien Freeman is less than thrilled about this year’s ExcelsiCon. He used to live for conventions, but now they’re nothing but jaw-aching photo sessions and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Federation Prince Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the diehard Starfield fandom has already dismissed him as just another heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, closet nerd Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.

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History Is All You Left Me | Adam Silvera [Spoilers!]

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History Is All You Left Me // Adam Silvera

“I’ll never understand how time can make a moment feel as close as yesterday and as far as years.”

Actual Rating: 5/5 ⭐

Synopsis:

When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course.

To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart.

If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.

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a handful of favourite films

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I’ve been doing a lot of reviews lately so I wanted to mix it up a little bit by sharing some of my favourite films with you! I love films, I love cinematography and lighting and set designs and colour palettes and costumes (and of course, acting and plot); I just love everything about films okay, specifically aesthetic films. You know those ones whose shots just take your breath away. Yeah, those. Anyway, here’s just a handful of my favourite films (I probably should have called this ‘aesthetically pleasing films I’ve obsessed over but whatever).

I’ve tried to be as not spoiler-y as I can with my descriptions and comments on each film! I’ve updated this post with content warnings that are not spoiler free.

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Code Name Verity |Elizabeth Wein [Spoiler Free]

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Code Name Verity // Elizabeth Wein

“KISS ME, HARDY! Kiss me, QUICK!”

Actual Rating: 5/5 ⭐

Synopsis:

October 11, 1943: A British spy plane crashes in Nazi – occupied France. Its pilot and its passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a shot at survival. The other has lost the game before it’s barely begun.

Harrowing and beautifully written, Code Name Verity is the story of an unforgettable friendship forged in the face of the ultimate evil.

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5/17

 

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I can’t believe May is already over! I know like every monthly wrap-up ever usually begins with that line but I swear it’s true, all I did was blink and then the month was gone. While May definitely wasn’t as buy as last month life wise, it was definitely a big reading month for me and I can’t wait to share all that I’ve been up to!

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The Name of The Wind | Patrick Rothfuss [Semi-Spoiler Free]

 

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The Name of The Wind // Patrick Rothfuss

 

“It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.” 

 

Actual Rating: 4/5 ⭐

Synopsis:

MY NAME IS KVOTHE

I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep.

You may have heard of me.

So begins a tale unequaled in fantasy literature–the story of a hero told in his own voice. It is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man’s search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

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