July started off really great, then it went downhill and then it looked up again.
The beginning of the month meant that another university semester was over and that I finally had some free time. Finally being able to relax was amazing! This past semester was really busy for me, but also a lot of fun. I also had to write a 10 page paper, which I did do and I’m quiet pleased with how that turned out. In general I’m very happy with the previous semester, which is always great
(especially since that isn’t always the case).
In the middle of the month I got sick and I was out for nearly a whole week. That wasn’t pleasant at all, since being sick never is. Then my mental health wasn’t the best and I was struggling with a lot of things. (
Not going into any detail about that, as I don’t particularly feel like sharing.) That’s also the reason that I was very late to replying to comments and catching up to other peoples posts during that time. Sorry about that!
The last weekend of the month was simply amazing! I loved every moment of it!! My parents came to visit me and we spent Friday and Saturday together – we went to Schloss Schönbrunn and just spent time together. My best friend came to Vienna as well over that weekend and we spent Saturday and Sunday together – it was BEYOND amazing getting to catch up with her again!
So that was my July. It was both a good and a bad month. Hopefully August will be a better month for me!
I didn’t actually end up reading that much this month, mostly because I got into a slump and because of everything I mentioned in personal update part of this post.
(I just didn’t feel like reading, so I didn’t force myself.) The two books that I actually read I completed at the beginning of the month, since then I haven’t done much (or rather any) reading. Hopefully I will be able to read more in August! Anyway, onto the two books that I read in July!
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
5 out of 5 stars
This was such a fantastic book! It gripped me from page one and I simply couldn’t put it down. I NEEDED to know what was going on and what was going to happen next. This is definitely my favourite book in this series so far! The mystery was so compelling and I had no idea who was responsible for the happenings of this book until the end.
I adore both Cormoran and Robin! They are both amazing in their own way and I loved reading about them. It was also wonderful to learn more about their pasts and what they have been through. I simply love their friendship! (
And then there is Matthew, but I disliked him since the first book, so nothing new there.)
I’m BEYOND exited for the next book in this series!
Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis
3 out of 5 stars
I very much enjoy reading retellings of various mythologies, they are just so much fun and I love seeing each authors interpretation of those myths. Sadly this retelling fell a little flat for me, which I found especially disappointing as I love the story of Hades and Persephone.
If you want more of my thoughts on this book, I have written a GoodReads Review which you can check out.
I do plan on continuing this series in the future. I’m interested in seeing where the story will go, plus this book was simply fun to read and I’m hoping that the other books in this series will be like that as well.
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