CW: this post will discuss COVID
July was spent mostly recovering from COVID. If you read my June month in review, I was still crossing my fingers that I would remain unscathed, but I did end up catching the virus and it did leave me with a pretty nasty cough. That being said, I am feeling MUCH better now, and am looking forward to August. Here's what I got up to July:
What I Read:
As the Wicked Watch by: Tamron Hall: 4/5 stars
Indians on Vacation by: Thomas King: 4/5 stars
The Bride Test and The Heart Principle by: Helen Hoang: 5/5 stars
Wrong Side of the Court by: H.N. Khan: 3/5 stars
Scarborough by: Catherine Hernandez: 5/5 stars
Favourite book: I will be encouraging everyone to read Scarborough by: Catherine Hernandez until the day I die. For those unfamiliar, Scarborough is a district in Toronto known for having a diverse population, but also a lot of poverty. In this book, Catherine Hernandez offers a fictionalized depiction of the lives of Scarborough's residents. It was a fantastic book, whether you're familiar with the dynamics of area or not.
What I Blogged:
I really enjoyed my blog post discussing Reading Books with Bad Characters. It was definitely a complicated topic to get through, but I think it prompted a lot of great discussion. I especially learned a lot about the controversial book American Psycho!
Favourite Blog Posts of the Month:
Cee says The Devil Wears Double Standards
Claire shares her experiences living in Korea in My Life Has Changed
Roberta asks: Movies or TV Shows?
I won't bore you with any more COVID news. Long story short: it was bad, but I'm better. Near the end of the month I was able to get my hair cut and I got a new tattoo! It's an outline of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on the back of my arm, and I am in love with it.
At the beginning of August, I'm going on a family vacation to Pennsylvania. This will be my first time leaving the country since the pandemic, and I'm really excited. I won't have a new post up next week because of this, but I'll be back in no time! I hope we all stay healthy and have a great time. We're planning on a day trip to NYC, which I'm really stoked for.
So, that was my month! How was yours?
Emily @ Paperback Princess