Haul · Read

July Wrap Up

July started off pretty strong in the reading department, thanks to a challenge I took part in and then it kinda died out. But I still managed to read a nice little pile, and that’s always good.


  • The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams
  • The Whispering Muse by Sjon
  • #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso
  • Starr Fall by Kim Briggs


  • A Swift Pure Cry by Siobhan Dowd
  • You Know Where To Find Me by Rachel Cohn
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  • Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
  • Kisses From Hell by Various Authors
  • The Coffin Club by Ellen Schreiber
  • Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith
  • Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender
  • Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
  • Strangers with the Same Dream by Alison Pick
  • White Bodies by Jane Robins
  • There Is No Dog by Meg Rosoff
  • The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr
  • The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
  • Poison by Sarah Pinborough
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
  • Promise Bound by Anne Greenwood Brown
  • Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige
  • Immaculate by Katelyn Detweiler
  • hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum
  • How to Love by Katie Cotugno
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  • Cress by Marissa Meyer
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K Rowling
  • Cabinet of Curiosities by Gordon Grice
  • Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  • Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone
  • The Hobbit Illustrated by J.R.R Tolkien
  • Poker Face: The Rise and Rise of Lady Gaga by Maureen Callahan
  • Extreme Vinyl Cafe by Stuart McLean
  • Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach
  • The Testament of Gideon Mack by James Robertson
  • Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
  • My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler
  • Taking it All by Maya Banks
  • Letting Go by Maya Banks
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch #14 Spying Eyes
  • Lord of the Rings the Two Towers by J.R.R Tolkien
  • Lord of the Rings the Return of the King by J.R.R Tolkien
  • Oh Say Can You Say? By Dr. Seuss
  • Hurry Up Franklin
  • Mortimer by Robert Munsch
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers
  • The Gentalmens Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
movie · review

What We Do In the Shadows |Film Review

 Two minutes in and I loved it. Ha! 

We watched this because we like Jemaine Clement and love Rhys Darby. It was just too funny. If you like goofy mockumentories then this is perfect. I liked the jokes and costumes and the exaggerated characters. And Stu! Oh Stu, you poor bastard. 

I just watched the trailer again and it cracked me up. Seriously, just watch it. I can’t form words to describe how much I enjoyed this film. Gah! 

rep · street team · YA Fiction

Starr Fall Street TeamΒ 

I was chosen to be a member of another street team and I’m so excited! Kim Briggs is the bestest. I can’t wait to read the other books in her series and take part in all the good stuff. πŸ˜€   It’s going to be lots of fun! 

I have already read Starr Fall and my review can be found in the post before this one and on my goodreads account. 



Read · review · street team · YA Fiction

Starr Fall by Kim Briggs |Review

Β I was sent a copy of Starr Fall as a gift from Kim Briggs. She’s putting together a street team!

I super like the cover. The colours are perfect. I liked this story. Im glad it went the direction it did. If she had made the other decision at the school it would have been a completely different story. There is a looooooot of kissing though. Could have toned that down a wee bit. The relationship seems a little rushed and parts of it are just too perfect, considering all the shit that’s happening.

Also, I really want there to be a magic element to this story. I don’t know if there will be in the sequels but it feels like there should be. There’s little hints everywhere.

I’m excited to see what happens. There’s an ass whuppin coming.

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#sunsout5books1week |Reading Challenge

July 1st

5 Book TBR

  • The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams
  • The Whispering Muse by Sjon
  • #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso
  • The House by Christina Lauren
  • When the Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen
  • Bonus* The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab


July 2nd

Where I’ve been reading this week.



July 3rd

Past, Current, Next


July 4th

Book and Snacks



July 5th

Open Book


July 6th



This one has nothing to do with my reading list I just really wanted to share my new bookmark.

July 7th

Wrap Up


I ended up reading 3.5 books in a week. Which is pretty good I think. I’ve been behind for awhile and this definitely helped. πŸ™‚

Inspirational · Memoirs · review

#Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso |Review

imageΒ I bought into the hype and went and picked this up a couple months back. A friend of mine read it and loved it and I wanted to see what all the hub-bub was about.

Turns out, it’s actually pretty good. She’s funny and blunt and it’s all pretty interesting. She doesn’t seem to hide much about her past and has lots of helpful tips and insights that can help others that want to follow a similar path.

It’s definitely an inspirational book. I got caught up in it and felt the need to go out and accomplish something after I read it. It’s an easy read and worth it if you feel stuck or frustrated.

Read · review

The Whispering Muse by Sjon | Review

I wanted to like this book. I tried. I found this so incredibly boring. Exhausting. I skipped whole chunks I’ll admit. I just couldn’t get into it. I really liked the cover, the premise was different and sounded interesting. Other people’s reviews say it’s awesome. Hell, even Bjork loves this guy. I really wanted to like it.

I’m not going to go into great detail about what I don’t like, just that I don’t like it.

It’s not worth my time. Ugh.

It makes me tired.