Summer is hitting full force; i hate it. I’m not a summer person; if I ever stumble on a lamp and a genie magically appears my first wish would be to live in a land where autumn and winter are full on for the 365 days of the years to come in my life.
of course, i’d wish for a library and endless supplies of coffee, but later after we get the weather issue under control!
In the blistering heat, I thank god for the good things in life that makes it better. Today I’m gonna tell you all about the things I loved in July 2018.
Well, it’s only logical to start with the things I love the most; stories.
In July i read a total of six books and here’re the ones I absolutely loved.
The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
This book should be taught in schools. Generations these days need something powerful as this, they need to feel understood, supported and that it’s okay to voice your dreams, ambitions and fight for what’s right. This book is whirlwind of emotions, it’s so powerful it made me loose my breath a couple of times. The story is so real and it portrays things that happen every single day, things we should stop, fight for and never turn our eyes away from it.
Stalking Jack the Ripper and Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalo
This series is gold !! I love how Kerri brought history to life; the massacres by Jack the Ripper in the 1800s and the myth of Prince Dracula. Not only did she bring history to life but she wrote one of the most bad-ass female characters ever; Audrey Rose Wadsworth. Her character is empowering to all girls out there to follow their dreams, be bold and never back down from a fight. She put this girl in a time period were woman’s existence was only for parties, dresses and getting married and there she went and created a girl who defies all these rules and fight for her voice to be heard and her talent to be acknowledged. And of course, let’s not forget the swoon-worthy Thomas Cresswell.
Florence and the Machine‘s 2018 album: High as Hope hit on June 29th and it’s a dream. I’m like the b i g g e s t Florence and the Machine fan you could ever meet, Florence Welch‘s voice is what keeps me from collapsing – literally – some days. Her words, the mood the music put me in; you just put your earphones on and hit the play button and get lost in a world of stars.
Favorites of the album
☽ The End of Love ☾
I dreamt last night of a sign that read, “the end of love”
And I remember thinking
Even in my dreaming it was a good line for a song
☽ Sky full of Song ☾
Grab me by my ankles
I’ve been flying for too long
I couldn’t hide from the thunder
In the sky full of song
☽ June ☾
In those heavy days in June
When love became an act of defiance
I’m not big on fashion if you want the truth, but every once in a while I happen to find the perfect shirt, or the best pair of shoes, a beautiful watch or an awesome vintage bag. This month my favorite piece is a gorgeous watch from Daniel Wellington. A beauty that goes with anything I decide to put on, whether I got for a casual attire, formal, or semi. Perfect for any day. And I happen to have a discount code for you beautiful people! Use “BOOKISHWORD”
Classic Petite Melrose with an extra white strap
I’ve finally jumped on-board and watched Riverdale‘s first season and oh boy it’s insane how fast I finished it! The show is incredibly addictive, the characters are so relate-able and I couldn’t stop watching. My favorite characters are Jugg-head and Veronica. It’s easy to loose track on time when watching and you find yourself sucked into their world. It was a nice time-out for me.
What about you, what did you guys enjoy during the summer-ish month of July?