Monthly Wrap-Up: July ’21 & August ’21

Hello, friends, I am officially back from my blogging hiatus! I originally planned to come back in August, but I had a few things come up and needed the extra couple of weeks. Still dealing with some things and it’s also the second anniversary of my brother’s passing, so if I’m not readily available or slow to reply to comments, it’s probably because I am still feeling a bit overwhelmed. My hiatus could have been better and even though I didn’t read a ton, it was still nice to have some kind of break. I only read six books during the months of July and August, but considering how stressed I was, I’m going to consider it a win. Latinx Heritage Month is just around the corner and while I’ve been preparing posts, I’ve also decide to give myself a little leeway. My Talk Chisme to Me posts will be limited , but I am still very excited to share with you what I have in store. Hope the latter part of the summer is going well for everyone and I am hoping to do a lot of blogging hopping in the coming week to see what everyone’s been up to ❤

(Book covers below are linked to my reviews, unless otherwise specified.) 

Favorite Books I Read in July and August:

My favorite July read was Jade War by Fonda Lee. I finally picked this sequel up and it had me so stressed out! I screamed out loud so much. I don’t know what the final book in the series is going to look like, but I am kind of terrified. My favorite read in August was Susan Dennard’s Witchshadow. I have such a soft spot for this series. This fourth book is full of action, but at times it did feel like a filler installment. Still, I’ve enjoyed the journey these characters have taken and can’t wait for more.

Least Favorite Book This Month:

No book received lower than three stars from me.

Reviews Posted:

(Covers linked to reviews)

Notable Blog Posts:

2021 Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag – Before going on hiatus, I took a look at my reads so far this year. I didn’t read a ton, but I think I picked up a lot of great books.

What I Watched/Am Watching:

Fear Street: Part 1-3 – The Fear Street movie series definitely had its flaws, but overall these movies were really fun and made me nostalgic for old school slasher movies. I kid you not after I watched these, all I wanted was more scary movies, so I spent most of July only watching horror films.

Strongest Deliveryman – I am still watching horror films, but I’ve peppered in K-Dramas for a little levity. In August I watched Strongest Deliveryman which was so silly and yet the most endearing K-Drama I have ever watched. The male lead, Kang Soo, is literally too good for this world.

September Releases I’m Excited For:

What was your favorite July and August read? Let’s discuss in the comments and feel free to leave me a link to your own wrap-up post and I’ll be sure to visit!

13 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: July ’21 & August ’21

  1. Welcome back, Alicia! I’m so excited for Jade Legacy, but I’m so nervous for it.

    I’ve been watching The Guest on Netflix. It’s a Korean horror thriller and is a real roller coaster. I’ve only got a few episodes left and it better end well!

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  2. Welcome back, Alicia! Sending you tons of love and hugs ❤
    I really need to read Jade City ugh Between you and Joce, this series couldn't receive any higher praises for me. I swear I will read it! Really looking forward to reading Oculta this Latinx Heritage Month. I can't wait for all your wonderful content ❤

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  3. Welcome back! It’s okay to ease back in. Just take care of yourself! ❤

    I'm super intrigued by the Fear Street movies, so I'm happy to hear you enjoyed them. I loved the books back in the day. 🙂

    I hope September is good to you!

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  4. I’m glad you were able to step back and take a needed break and are now ready to blog again. I’ve only read the first book of Susan Dennard’s series, but I loved it so much, I bought the second book (which still sits unread, of course). My favorite books recently include The Other Merlin, A Clash of Steel, and How to Find What You’re Not Looking For. I hope you enjoyed your reading in September.


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