Another month, another favorites post.
Wow, it’s August already. This year is going by so fast. I skipped last month’s favorites because June was a trash fire of studying and finishing my degree, BUT July was a normal month so I am excited to share some of my favorite things!
I just finished American Gods by Neil Gaiman and it’s not only my favorite book of this month, it’s probably my favorite of the year so far. I am beyond glad I finally picked this up. It was a perfect read for me and I was mesmerized by the atmosphere Gaiman managed to create and really impressed with his cleverness. I will have a review up for it tomorrow so you can get more in depth thoughts, but wow, this was great.
Book count: 17!!! (I am so proud of myself for this tiny life accomplishment!)
I am sure not a lot of you have heard about this one, but I stumbled upon The Florida Project and I absolutely adored it. It’s a drama centering on a six year old Moonee who lives in a motel with her mother just outside of Walt Disney World in Florida. I loved the cinematography in this one and it was at times sad, but also quite funny. And the little girl who played Moonee is a fantastic actress. I highly recommend this one.
I also saw Ocean’s Eight finally and while it wasn’t anything spectacular, I was super excited to just see a bunch of badass women kicking ass and being friends. It was GREAT. Also, Rihanna.
Favorite TV Show
July was great for me and TV shows. I finally watched Queer Eye and I am obsessed. I love each and every one of the hosts (especially Tan and Antoni. And Jonathan), and the show is just so heartfelt and manages to be funny but also to tackle big problems and to discuss a lot of big, current issues in America and I just love that. The five hosts have great chemistry and work well together and Antoni even wore A Little Life t-shirt one time so the show wins in every aspect.
I have also managed to finish both seasons of The Good Place and I can honestly say I adore it. It’s so smart and clever and it’s exactly the kind of humor I enjoy, so I find it incredibly funny and satisfying. I have even started rewatching it with my sister just days after I finished it, which is a testament to how great the show is.
I also started watching One Day at a Time. I really love how diverse the show is and how it constantly discusses really big and important issues, while focusing on family and love and it’s really great.
I haven’t update my Spotify playlist in a while, so I am just gonna tell you what I’ve been loving. I am obsessed with Florence + The Machine’s new album, High as Hope, and I have listened to it like a million times. I am also loving Scorpion by Drake because Drake’s awesome. As for songs, I love Eastside by benny blanco, Halsey and Khalid because it features two faves – Halsey and Khalid. I also LOVE the new The 1975 song Love If We Made It, it’s reminiscent of their old sound so I am obsessed.
This was a great month for blogging as well as reading, so I have three favorite posts of mine: the Chit Chat on book collecting, my discussion on Women’s Fiction and finally, my Hogwarts House recommendations!
As for the community, you never cease to amaze me and here are some awesome posts from July:
- Janel @ Keeper of Pages reviews 11.22.63 by Stephen King
- Zuky @ BookBum talks about movies she wishes were books
- Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams reviews Hunger by Roxane Gay
- Rachel @ pace, amore, libri reviews Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough and also writes a fantastic reaction to the Man Booker Longlist
- Holly @ Nut Free Nerd reviews Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
- Destiny @ Howling Libraries reviews Sky in the Deep and gets me excited about it
- Julianna @ Paper Blots talks about how blogging affects her reading
- Elise @ The Bookish Actress recommends slump reads and she’s also on Booktube now (go and subscribe immediately!)
- Jenna @ Bookmark Your Thoughts reviews one of my faves, Aristotle and Dante
- Hannah @ Ink & Myths is back with a review of Far From the Tree by Robin Benway
I am definitely gonna try and go back to the Sunday Shoutout posts because I always have so many blog posts to shout out!
FUNKO POPS! I managed to get three different ones for myself and I have to say I am obsessed and I can feel this is my new thing to collect! I now have Harry, Hermione and Ron and also Tyrion in battle armor! I love him.
So those are this month’s favorite things! Let me know about your, I’d love to hear what you liked this past month!
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