July ’18 Wrap-up: Not Too Shabby!

Monthly Wrap-Ups

So not only am I back to enjoying books but July proved to be the month where I got back into audiobooks as well. This past month I finished reading one and listened to five! FIVE AUDIOBOOKS! Who am I?!

Bookish

So here’s what I read…

Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis, Read by Karen White
– 3 Stars
The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis-Graves
– 3 Stars
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han, Read by Laura Knight Keating
– 4.5 Stars
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, Read by Carly Robins
– 4 Stars
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, Read by Jennifer Lim
– 4.5 Stars
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, Read by Cassandra Campbell
– 3 Stars

Movies

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – While I thought this movie was NOT-BAD, I didn’t like it as much as the first one. Also, I thought it was a bit out of control when it came to the treatment of these dinos! I know they’re not real, but they’re real in my heart!

Ant-Man and the Wasp – This movie was as fun as I expected it to be. The real surprise for me was just how BADASS Evangeline Lilly is. I have a new girl crush. Paul Rudd was a delight as always and Michael Peña was just hilarious.

Whitney – What a heartbreaking portrait. While it celebrated all of her amazing accomplishments and her incredible voice, in the end, the way we lost her is just heartbreaking. I recommend it if you’re a fan of hers.

Mamma Mia! Here we go Again – OMG HOW FUN WAS THIS MOVIE! I found it delightful and touching. So much so that I cried at a couple different moments. I agree that for the most part it feeels like they wrote this movie around ABBA’s songs, but who cares? I don’t!

Music

Thirty Seconds to Mars, Walk the Moon, K.Flay, and Welshly Arms – What an amazing show. The three opening acts really stole the show for me. I don’t know that I’ll go see 30STM again though. I’ve seen them a few times now and every time Jared Leto sings less and less. He spends a lot of his time saying “Everybody scream” – “jump! jump!” or getting the crowd to sing for him.

If you want to check out clips from the show, go to my Instagram and check out my saved highlights named “ Jul ’18” (or click the link!)

TV Shows

Hannah Gadsby: Nanette – This comedy special left quite the impression on me. I highly recommend you watch it. It’s more than just comedy.
The Handmaid’s Tale – I didn’t think the first season could be topped but I was wrong!! I continue to be impressed by the storytelling and the acting. WOW.

 

Jess @ Gone with the Words

One Response to “July ’18 Wrap-up: Not Too Shabby!”

  1. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Go you!!! I haven’t been to the movies in ages! I sooo wanted to see just about every Marvel movie this year! Now I’m pretty much waiting for Redbox or Netflix to get them!

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