Month In Review | July

Month In Review | July

Month In Review | July 


Month In Review is a monthly feature here at Josie’s Book Corner where I give you a little rewind of all the happenings of the month and the things I’ve loved.
Hello bookworms and welcome back to Josie’s Book Corner! It is the beginning of a new month, which means a month in review post is well over due! July was a decent month, it was an extremely fast-paced,  mentally challenging month for me, but reading and blogging was great this month. Let’s get into it . . . 


Life during the month of July was a roller-coaster, in terms of my personal life and my mental health. For most of July I struggled with actually feeling motivated enough to be excited to wake up and go about my normal, usual days. I was usually worrying about something or putting myself down. BUT blogging always helped me out of that, even if only for a little while. Thank goodness for all you bookworms. 


School started back up again this month – ugh – BUT on a lighter note, it’s my last term of school! So in about 3 months I will be graduating! It’s so crazy and I am over-the-moon happy about it. I am more than ready to get my last 10 exams over and done with so I can never come back to school again – well, until university but university is so different from high school. 

School Ball Happened:

I had my Year 12 Ball on the 25th of this month, and oh my gosh, it was AMAZING. I had my friends come over my house at 1pm to start getting ready and I did their make-up and we all did each other’s hair. And despite the ball starting at 7, we ended up rushing to get ready by 5:30, which was the funniest experience ever! 

When we got there, everyone look so good and everyone was happy and friendly to each other. The FOOD WAS AMAZING. To be honest, I only go to big events like this if good food is involved. What was surprising, was that I actually had so much fun on the dance floor. And let me tell you right now that I suck at dancing. Extremely. Bookworms don’t dance – well, this one doesn’t. And here’s a secret – I actually wore sweat pants and socks under my ball dress! 😀

The only sad thing was that my date could not make it that night. But I still had fun! Anyway, here are some lovely pictures for you all! 

My best friend Christine with her boyfriend Max! These two are the cutest and of course, some of my favourite people.
Me (left) and my lovely best friend Christine! (right)
My best friend Joane with her ball date, Aldrin.
My best friend Bam, with her ball date Marcus!
SQUAD! Me with my top girls. I love these girls to death.
The ball dates… These guys are awesome.
Ugh, they’re gorgeous. Joane (left) and Christine (right)
I took a picture with Kyra, another friend of mine from my school.
Selfies with Shane!
I needed to take a selfie with Kiara. She juts looked absolutely stunning!
Me and Gypsy! We were twinsies, because we had the same colour dress!
Marcus and Bam – they are so much fun.


Blogging this month was great! I managed to post almost every day of the month, and only missed 5 days of blogging. Out of all the months of blogging since I started (In January), July as the highest stats of all! Looking at it right now, I’m blown away! 

Views: 2,373
Visitors: 584
Likes: 812
Comments: 877

My favourite post this month:

DEFINITELY the Rip It Or Ship It TagThat was the most fun I’d ever had on my blog, picking out different names and debating whether the characters made a good match for each other. An equally favourite post would have to be the Travelling Notebook AnnouncementI am so excited and happy about the event that has officially started. It’s the biggest event that I’ve every co-hosted, and it’s INTERNATIONAL. 


I had a great reading month! I managed to read 6 great books that also varied in genre and in rating! There were some incredible books, and there were some average and slightly disappointing ones too. But I was glad that I read them all! 

Favourite book of the month: 

This is a hard choice, and I’m torn between two different books. But since one is a contemporary and the other is a paranormal/urban fantasy, it’s okay for me to mention both in this post! 

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare


Click here to see my review of this book! 

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell


Click here to see my review of this book! 

Music of the Month

I have quite a few favourite songs this month. Even though I haven’t listened to as much music as I used to, I find myself picking these songs as soon as I start listening to music, and I play them on repeat.

Touch by Troye Sivan

love Troye! And this song – Touch – is so mesmerising. Troye’s voice is just a dream to listen to, and the rhythm, the different sounds in this song, make me want to listen to this song all day,every day. It’s hypnotising. I suggest you all to listen to it! 

Kiss Me Quick by Nathan Sykes

This song is lovelyyyyyyyyy. Nathan’s voice just gets me every time, (and he’s quite cute). This song attracts the jazz-loving side of me, it’s got a jazz type of vibe mixed with the pop genre. 

Show of the Month

Nothing much has changed here. I’m still obsessively watching Gossip Girl. I can’t help it! It’s addicting, I can’t get enough of the drama, and as of right now I have a new ship that I will ship forever and ever – CHUCK AND BLAIR. BLAIR AND CHUCK. Oh my goodness, you guys have no idea how much I ship them! 


And that is all for my month in review! I hope you enjoyed this one. I’m sorry for bombarding you with pictures this month! 

What were the highlights of YOUR month?!


40 responses to “Month In Review | July”

  1. Aaaaaaaaah Josie!! OMG I’m honestly so jealous!! You and your friends look drop-dead gorgeous!! I absolutely love your dress by the way, the color and style looks amazing on you. ❤ Although I'm sorry to hear your date couldn't make it, I'm so glad you had a great time nonetheless!
    Also, those are some awesome stats there, girl! Way to go, your blog is awesome (like honestly, I'm envious really.) and totally deserves all the attention! XD And I'm so glad you enjoyed Clockwork Angel and Eleanor & Park, they are definitely worth the hype, am I right? 😉 Anyway, seems like you had an awesome July, yay!! ❤

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  2. You are gorgeous and this dress looks amazing on you!
    I absolutely adore Chair (chuck and blair) and to tell you the truth when I was pretty bored with gossip girl, I didnt watch the whole episode, but only their scenes

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    • Thank you so so much! ❤
      I love them to death! I could watch hours long of montages of scenes with them together. Even the ones when they fight (even though it hurts my heart a little when they do). xoxo


  3. You all look great! Hope you all had an amazing day. Looking at your photos makes me kind of wish I was back in high school–just for the dances though. HAHA

    Oh Chuck and Blair are just perfect. My favorite Gossip Girl couple. ❤

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  4. Josie! It breaks my heart to hear that you put yourself down, if you ever need someone to talk to about anything, I’m always here for you! You’re an amazing girl with such a sparkling personality! Plus, those pictures … wow, you looked absolutely stunning. Your hair, your dress, your makeup. Perfect! I’m so glad that you had a great time with your closest friends! Mine was terrible haha

    Good luck with the rest of term! The last term is always the hardest haha you’re just ready to get out already. You had a great reading month, too and I’m so happy to see that Clockwork Angel was one of your favorite reads this month!

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    • Thank you Anjie, it means a lot to know that I’ve got you to talk to if I ever need!
      And thank you, I’m flattered! It was a great night. Oh no, why was yours terrible?! 😱
      Yep, Im just pushing through this last term!
      Clockwork Angel was amazing! 😁 xoxo

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  5. Great post! You looked lovely on your school ball! 🙂 Also, gosh dang, those July stats are impressive! Well done. I’m glad you enjoyed Clockwork Angel. The series gets better as it progresses, but I have to ask you: Team Jem? Team Will? 🙂

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  6. Wonderful month! The photos are all beautiful. Seems like you had a great time with your friends, and you are just stunning, girl!! Graduation will be here before you know it, even though I know it’s hard when you’re so close to the end. You did awesome with reading and blogging, too! I adore you and your blog – you are a bright spot in my day and I’m sure many other bloggers as well. Keep up the good work, hon! 🙂

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    • Thank you so much, that’s very sweet of you! 😊
      I hope it comes quick!
      You honestly just made my day! It makes me so happy to know that my blog is like that for you. I love your blog too, I look forward to your posts all the time!
      Thank you! ❤ xoxo

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    • Oh I truly wish!
      I will treasure it with all my heart, haha! Yes, you sound like an old person when you say that! 😂
      Its great, seeing how far I’m progressing, but I wouldn’t be anywhere if it weren’t for people like you! Thank you so much. 😄


  7. Such an amazing month! You and your friends look absolutely amazing! So glad you had so much fun! 🙂 that’s awesome that you’re almost done with school! Do you know what you want to study when you go off to university?

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