July Wrap Up

I’m not entirely sure how we’re closing in on the end of summer, but somehow we are and it is time for another monthly wrap up! I read some really good books this month that I’m excited to share with you, including some of my favorite romances of the year. And this post is long, but stay tuned at the end for an adorable surprise! Continue reading

Rereading HP: Half-Blood Prince

Half-Blood Prince.jpgYou might be surprised to see I’ve already read Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince considering what a disaster my reread of Order of the Phoenix was, but I not only read it, I enjoyed it waaaaay more than the fifth installment in the series!

Not going to lie, I was a little shaken after rereading Order of the Phoenix and was starting to question why I loved these books so much, but Half-Blood Prince really pulled me back into the fold. Harry is fortunately much less annoying, and I really like that we’re finally starting to learn more about Voldemort’s backstory and see where the conclusion of the series is going. Continue reading

Rereading HP: Order of the Phoenix

Order of the PhoenixWell, it has been a very long time since I continued with my Harry Potter reread, but I finally made it through the beast that is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! And to be honest, I’m not sure how much I actually liked it.

Don’t get me wrong, it was wonderful to return to the world of Harry Potter and realize how much of what is now canon was introduced in Order of the Phoenix, like Umbridge and the DA and Luna Lovegood and Grimmauld Place. And the Weasley twins were just as amazing as ever. Seriously, they’re my favorite! Continue reading

The Five Most Popular Books on My Shelves: A June TBR

Olive from abookolive recently did a video talking about the 10 most popular books on her TBR, which I thought was a really fun video. The thing with my Goodreads TBR, though, is that I put a lot of books on there that I’m somewhat interested in or hope to get to one day, but don’t necessarily plan to read in the immediate future. However, I’m currently working on shrinking the number of unread books that I own, so I thought it’d be fun to pick the five most popular books from my shelves and try to read them in June!

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Favorite Illustrated Books

I’ve been wanting to put together a list of my favorite illustrated books for a while, but just haven’t gotten around to it for whatever reason. But now that I have another book to add to this list, it seems like the perfect time to finally do this post! Continue reading