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The Monthly Recap: July 2018

Posted August 7, 2018 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments

What I Did
Family pictures: My month started off with family pictures on the beach in Redondo Beach. I thought it was going to take much longer than it actually took. There are 9 of us and we all have hella kids between us but we were done within 3 hours. We almost made it through the entire shoot without any issues but then little Caleb fell into the ocean with his cast so between his family pictures and the rest of our big family pictures that we took a couple of hours later, his shorts are 8 shades darker but he’s still a cutie patootie. The picture above is one with just my siblings and my Pops. We’re missing my sister Ingrid but everyone else is there and I really like this one. Here’s a picture from me and Brenna’s shots. It’s my favorite. I love the background with the Palos Verdes cliffs, it’s a gorgeous shot. David’s Funeral: My month ended with a funeral for one of my good friends David. He suffered from depression and struggled with it for a while. I’m going to miss him but am glad that he’s finally at peace. It was really good to see everyone that came out to pay their respects. Lots and lots of our friends from Church came out, which was nice because everyone is so spread out. We have people in Utah, Arizona, all parts of California but everyone came home to say their final goodbyes to David and that made me happy for him.
What I Read
1. Coming Undone (Brown Family #2) by Lauren Dane | 4.25 out of 5 2. The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely | 4 out of 5 3. Every Time You Go Away by Beth Harbison | 3 out of 5 4. Baby Daddy by Kendall Ryan | 3 out of 5 5. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han | 4.5 out of 5 6. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han | 4.75 out of 5 7. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han | 4.75 out of 5 8. A Duke by Default (Reluctant Royals #2) by Alyssa Cole | 4.25 out of 5
Book Boyfriends
Michael Phan in The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang Hunter Cross in I Think I Love You by Lauren Layne Peter Kavinsky in P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han Peter Kavinsky in Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
What I Reviewed
Good Kids (2016) | 3.75 out of 5 The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang | 5 out of 5 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) | 4 out of 5 Sea Swept by Nora Roberts | 4.25 out of 5 I Think I Love You by Lauren Layne | 4.5 out of 5 To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han | 4.5 out of 5 Double Standards by Judith McNaught | 4 out of 5 P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han | 4.75 out of 5 The Kissing Booth (2018) | 3.25 out of 5 Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han | 4.75 out of 5
What I Posted
Week in Review (92) Monthly Recap: June 2018 Can’t Wait Wednesday: When a Duke Loves a Woman by Lorraine Heath Week in Review (93) Can’t Wait Wednesday: Down with Love by Kate Meader Week in Review (94) Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting Week in Review (95) Can’t Wait Wednesday: Forget You, Ethan by Whitney G Throwback Thursday: Saying Goodbye to David The Weekly Recap (96) My TBR Pile: August 2018
What I Bought
Save the Date by Carrie Aarons Crank (The Gibson Boys #1) by Adriana Locke Cross (The Gibson Boys #2.5) by Adriana Locke Getting Schooled by Emma Chase Baby Daddy by Kendall Ryan Book Boyfriend (Book Boyfriends #1) by Claire Kingsley Cocky Roommate (Book Boyfriends #2) by Claire Kingsley The Soldier Prince by Aarti V. Raman Coming Undone (Brown Family #2) by Lauren Dane Cocky Client (Steamy Coffee Reads #3) by Whitney G. Beginner’s Luck (Chance of a Lifetime #1) by Kate Clayborn Luck of the Draw (Chance of a Lifetime #2) by Kate Clayborn Grumpy Fake Boyfriend (Kwan Sisters #1) by Jackie Lau Mr. Hotshot CEO (Kwan Sisters #2) by Jackie Lau Stay by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
What I Got for Review
All the Way by Kristen Proby Fight or Flight by Samantha Young
What I Listened To
These are the three most listened to songs for me in the month of July. I have so much love for all of these songs.
What I Watched on TV
I enjoyed each of the shows I watched, even in some parts, 13 Reasons Why Season 2. There was a lot going on and while I was still frustrated with how shitty those kids were, in the end, I’m glad that I watched it. Suits and Take Two are both great shows that I’m really liking and Kims Convenience cracks me up. Goodness I love Asian comedy shows and movies.
What Movies I Watched
1. Forever My Girl (2018) | 4 out of 5 2. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) | 3.75 out of 5 3. How it Ends (2018) | 4.25 out of 5 4. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) | 3.75 out of 5 Locke (2013) | 3.25 out of 5 Blackway (2015) | 3.5 out of 5 The Loft (2014) | 3.5 out of 5 Love, Simon (2018) | 5 out of 5 The Commuter (2018) | 4.25 out of 5
What I Loved
Having this guy around… There you have it, the month of July in my life. How did your July treat you? Read anything good? Do anything fun? Share in the comments!

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