Hello friends! I start school next week and I’ve been internally screaming since the beginning of August. I mean, where did the summer go? I feel like I just finished my last exam yesterday… The only reason I “like” school is because I like how it forces me to have a routine and eat proper meals haha.
Anyways, I’m going into my last year of high school (eek) and I can’t believe it! I still don’t really know what program I want to go into for university so if you did uni or are in uni tell me about your program, I need help ahhhh. I was thinking something science/math related but I don’t know and I’m stressing out.
Speaking of, since I’m going into my senior year and I’m taking literally all the most difficult course I could have, I think I’m going to be cutting down my posting to once a week. So when school starts I’ll just be posting on Saturdays. Who knows though, maybe I’ll have time to post on Wednesdays sometimes too, only time will tell. I think I’m going to try Saturday’s in September and if that’s not working out I’ll switch back to Wednesday’s. I’ll let you guys know, but it’ll be either of those days for posting!
So I didn’t do much this summer. I spent two weeks with my family and extended family over the summer which was nice since I actually had the guts to book off some time from work haha (side note, I’m finding it really hard to type with long nails help me lol). Other than that I just worked and sat around my house. I wish I did more but I guess it was pretty relaxing.
In terms of reading, things didn’t go as well as I’d hoped they would. I wanted to finish all my ARCs and start The Infernal Devices series but I didn’t accomplish either of those things. I wanted to read all the books but for the last half of the summer my brain decided to go into reading slump mode and I ended up watching all the episodes of CBC marketplace that I could find on YouTube (which were really good if you’re wondering). So in conclusion I watched way more YouTube than I did reading which sucks but I guess there’s always other time to read. I want to dedicate like 20 minutes or something a day to reading during the school year so I don’t make excuses and end up reading like 3/4 of a book a month like I did last year lol.
So, enough rambling (sorry), here’s what I read in the months of July/August!
- Contagion by Erin Bowman (spoiler free review here )
- Sea Witch by Sarah Henning (spoiler free review here )
- Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton (I don’t have my review up for this one so keep an eye out for it early September, but I adored this book)
- Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson (spoiler free review
- These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch (see the brackets beside Heart of Thorns, it’s the same situation for this book oops)
- Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson (same situation as Heart of Thorns and These Rebel Waves oops)
- Mirage by Somaiya Daud (same as Heart of Thorns/These Rebel Waves/Since You’ve Been Gone haha sorry)
See? I didn’t read as much as I could’ve. I mean, I still did read a lot but I definitely did not read as much as I wanted to, darn reading slump. Fun fact: my first post on this blog was about how to get out of a reading slump haha.
What did you read this summer? Any new favourites? Do you get into reading slumps often? Let me know in a comment!