July 2017 Wrap-Up

July, or red tape month. July and its crazy weather. July and its surprises, good and bad! I can’t believe the summer is already halfway over!


What’s New? 

It’s official, I am now a student in publishing waiting for her new university ID card! Lots of papers had to be sent, lots of books need to be bought, and I need a new insurance for the two internships I’ll be doing during the year. Yay, more paperwork!

As I’m about to enjoy my last month of free time before everything goes crazy, I’ve decided to focus on my English twice as much, and share it with you, so watch this space for this week’s video!

Oh, and I’ve turned into a fitness crazy lady. This Samsung app is not as good as a fitbit or whatever, but hey, working on a student budget here!

Books I Read

12 books? I can’t complain! Only one was a disappointment, so this means July was a great reading month!

Books I Reviewed

Curves, Kisses and Chocolate Ice Cream by Sue Watson @bookouture @suewatsonwriter #BlogTour

Just a Little Deeper: 66 Metres by J.F. Kirwan @kirwanjf @TAsTPublicity #BlogTour

Bye Bye Innocence: The Stolen Girls by Patricia Gibney @bookouture @trisha460 #BlogTour

Days Off: Summer at the Little French Guesthouse by @helenpollard147 @bookouture #BlogTour

Lazy Saturday Review: Cursed by Thomas Enger @OrendaBooks @EngerThomas

Gone Without a Trace: Reported Missing by Sarah Wray

Here Without You: The Lost Wife by Anna Mansell @bookouture @AnnaMansell #blogtour

Fly, Fly Higher: The Silent Kookaburra by Liza Perrat @LizaPerrat #BookReview

8 review ain’t bad!

New Books (won, purchased, for review, whatever)

I was very bad this month and did not record my acquisitions the way I usually do it, so I’ll probably miss a book… I was overwhelmed with recommendations after a post asking for books linked with music! It was another story to find them in French… But I was very grateful for all the titles I could choose from. Starting next month, you’ll see French titles among my reads, and I might review them in videos for English readers while reviewing in writing for my French class.


Blogging Life

I’m quite happy with the number of posts for the month. It was nice to have some diversity with guest posts and extracts, as well as novelty with a video! (Still not over the fact I did it xD)

This Week In Books



Guest posts


Cover Reveals

And that’s a wrap on July! How was your month? 

44 thoughts on “July 2017 Wrap-Up”

  1. How did I miss your vlog, I am heading over to that post right now. It sounds like you had a good reading month. I hope that August will be great too. All the best with school. Happy new month 🙂


      1. It’s wonderful news! Publishing degrees are a great way to get into publishing. I used to work for a publisher in Oxford and quite a few people got into it that way too 🙂


  2. That cover of Hiver reminds me of the one of Six Stories ;-). Can you see it? I’m really curious about Each Little Lie. I’ve read his first novel and really enjoyed that one.. you are so going to make me want to add that one to my list, aren’t you ;-)? Enjoy your last month of total reading freedom :-)!


  3. Starting new year in College/University is so exciting! Hope everything goes well ❤

    I actually miss it quite a lot, the anticipation of the new "school" year. Buying new stationary and text books and getting ready to attend classes / lectures.


  4. An excellent reading and blogging month for you. My favourite post was of course your video and I look forward to more. Good idea to review French books on your vlogs, those books we don’t get to see perhaps.
    I like the look of If You Could See Me Now.
    What is the Samsung app that you use?
    I hope your last month before your course starts is stress free and enjoyable.


    1. I can’t believe I read and did so much. A few months ago, I did not have that much to say in my wrap-ups!! I’m so happy you’ve enjoyed the video! I got feedback from my online teacher so I’m hoping to make the second a little better. I’ll be recording it today I think! I thought it would be fun to bring everything together: the French books, the American practice, and the blog! 🙂
      If You Could See Me Now was a nice and hilarious read!
      The phone app is simply the pre-installed Samsung Health app, it’s super easy to use and I am obsessed with it!
      Stress is slowly coming to me about next month because I haven’t been able to find an apartment, but for the rest, I’m just excited 🙂 I only hope I can handle everything.
      Have a fabulous and relaxing August! xxx


      1. I think I will see if I can find the health app too then. Thanks. I look forward to your next video, it’s great you can get feedback from your teacher too.
        I didn’t realise you would have to move for your degree! It will be big changes for you! Exciting but I can totally understand the nerves too. I am excited for you 😊


        1. Let me know about the app!
          The next video will be online on Sunday but it’s way too long! But I’m learning as I go 🙂
          I live 2 hours away from Bordeaux, which means a 4h daily commute, so I’m hoping to move closer to the university but it might not happen, which makes me nervous about handling the driving, the homework, the dogs, and everything else. You’re too sweet ❤


  5. Twelve books and only one disappointment means you had a great month in my mind Meggy, also you have a pretty decent July book haul as well! 😀
    Good luck with your university course, but yes enjoy the free time you have before it starts because my memories of uni are full of crazy rushing around trying to get all my coursework done before the deadlines. That could have been because I was a terrible procrastinator though. 🙂


    1. Yep, great reads and less books added to the TBR! I really need to slow down on the additions because who knows how much time I’m gonna get!! I survived the English and Japanese course applied to management for three years, with so many hours and so much work, so I should be okay, I love this kind of busyness! But I can’t say I’m not happy to be able to just enjoy my books, or at least some of them cos I have to start working on uni ones too, for a little longer! Haha!
      Have a great August, dear! xx

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      1. I’ve never managed to slow down on the additions, which is why my TBR list is out of control at the moment, so good luck with that Meggy! 😀
        Oh that’s good to hear, and I’m sure once you start you’ll really enjoy your new course! But yeah until you start enjoy the time you have with your books. 🙂
        Thanks! 😀 ❤


  6. You had such a great month, Meggy 🌸
    Good luck with your studies, I’m sure everything will work out perfectly! I love your vlog feature and I can’t wait for more videos.


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