Sweet July, warm July!– George Meredith, “July”
Month when mosses near the stream,
Soft green mosses thick and shy,
Are a rapture and a dream.
I almost made a joke about how the year could only get better from here on out, but I don’t really want to tempt fate/the universe/whoever’s in charge of this dumpster fire of a world. So, um, fingers crossed?
Reading & Blogging
- Read 10 books (or half of total read count) for #StartOnYourShelfathon.
- Read 3 books by/about Asian folx for #YARC2020.
- Read 4 books by/about Black folx, ideally at least 2 nonfiction.
- Bloghop at least once per week.
- Catch up on at least 6 (of 12 remaining) ARC reviews.
- Keep up with summer learning programs.
- Update master resume.
- Continue researching and preparing applications for post-graduation (eep).
- Stretch daily (or at least 5x per week).
- Work out at least 3x per week, for 15-30 min at a time.
- Journal at least 2x per week.
Anticipated Book Releases
ARCs I Have
- July 7 – Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim | Blog Tour – RTC
- July 7 – Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron | DNF @ 57%
- July 7 – A Spectacle of Souls by Jessica Julien | DNF @ 9%
- July 28 – The Mall by Megan McCafferty | ★✯☆☆☆
Waiting for Release Day
- July 7 – A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green
- July 7 – Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust
- July 7 – The Princess Will Save You by Sarah Henning
Anticipated IRL Events
- You might know that I adored An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. With the sequel A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor coming out July 7
available for preorder now, Hank Green is doing a virtual book tour and I am so so so excited to join him (and John Green!) for the Vlogbrothers launch.
- It’s once again Camp NaNo time! This month I’m trying something a little different than usual: rather than start a new project or make a fresh attempt at an old one, I’m just going to let myself write whatever I feel like (hopefully including a decent number of Bellarke Fics for BLM) and count getting back into writing as an overall win.
- One of my three summer leadership programs will be wrapping up in late July. Not quite sure yet what’ll be replacing it in my schedule, but I’m sure I’ll eventually find something or other.
- I’m on the last few pages of my traveler’s notebook, so later this month I get to set up a new bullet journal — always an exciting moment for a stationery lover.
- Oh, and my university is supposed to announce the plan for this fall soon. Not necessarily something I’m holding my breath waiting for, but I like knowing what to plan for.
- Do you have a favorite quote about this month or time of year?
- What goals and plans do you have for this month?
- Which upcoming releases are you most excited to read?