Friday 31 July 2020
Month in Review: July
Hey guys! I hope you're all having a good summer so far. I personally felt like July flew by. While I don't think I've had much of a fun summer at all I am loving the warm weather. Here's what went on in July:
What I Read:
Ok y'all so I read a SHIT ton of books this month, so much so that listing them all would get boring really fast. So, I'm just going to list some of my favourite books that I read this month:
The Heroes of Olympus series by: Rick Riordan: Avg. Rating: 4/5 stars
With the Fire on High by: Elizabeth Acevedo: 5/5 stars
Foolish Hearts by: Emma Mills: 5/5 stars
Felix Ever After by: Kacen Callender: 5/5 stars
You Should See Me in a Crown by: Leah Johnson: 5/5 stars
Turtles All the Way Down by: John Green: 5/5 stars
Favourite book: All of these books really stuck out to me this month. However I think Turtles All the Way Down resonated with me the most. It was technically a reread for me, but the first time I read this book I barely knew what OCD was. I knew I had to reread it once being diagnosed with OCD to see if I could relate to Aza more. And I totally could. This book was everything I could have wanted in OCD representation. I felt so heard.
What I Blogged:
My favourite blog post of the month would have to be revealing my Favourite Pieces of Media. This post was so fun! I got to fangirl really hard, and talk about some of my passions that I have never discussed on my blog before. It was nice to share different parts of my interests.
Favourite Blog Posts:
Tessi talks about American Dirt
Marie explains Why Trigger Warnings in Books Matter
Sabrina shares A Bunch of Bookish Coincidences
Cee discusses Hypocrisy and Performative Activism
I had a bit more of an active month than I have had in a while, thanks to COVID cases going down. I am still not comfortable going out in large crowds or going to restaurants, but I was able to go out to the mall and to a few farmer's markets. It was nice to have some more human interaction, and to get back into a somewhat normal routine.
The main life change that happened to me this month is that I have gone back to work. I was really toying with the idea for a while, but I ultimately decided to go back because I thought it would be good exposure therapy for me. Now my work is being super careful in terms of precautions, but that doesn't mean I have been without worry. My store sees a lot of tourists, and I just get nervous seeing so many people from different areas. Despite travel cautions, people just can't seem to stay home. Anyways, I'd be lying if I said that my contamination OCD hasn't suffered because of this. But I am working on this with my therapist, and hopefully I will be more comfortable in my working environment come this month.
In August, I am looking forward to having a few days off of work to just chill. I also have an exciting blog post planned for this month in which I discuss Book Tok, which I am looking forward to.
So that was my July! How was yours?
Emily @ Paperback Princess