July 2022 Wrap-Up

Happy Disability Pride Month, BookNerds!! I hope this month has been kind to you all and full of brilliant reads! I had a very busy month – so let’s see!

Books I Read!

So this month I finished a total of 16 books!

  • The Oleander Sword, by Tasha Suri – Netgalley eARC – Sapphic MC’s, Queer Side Characters, Indian Cast/setting.
  • The Monsters We Defy, by Leslye PenelopeNetgalley eARC – Black cast, Albino character, Queer side characters.
  • These Violent Delights, and Our Violent Ends, by Chloe GongPaperback/Harback- Chinese, Russian Mc’s, Transgender character, Shanghai setting, Queer side characters.
  • Cemetery Boys, by Aiden ThomasLibrary Audiobook – Transgender MC, Gay MC’s, Queer side characters, Latinx cast.
  • Foul Lady Fortune, by Chloe GongNetgalley eARC – Demisexual MC, Bi/Pan LI/MC, Transgender character, Queer side characters, PoC cast.
  • A Magic Steeped In Poison, by Judy I LinNetgalley eARC – Chinese Cast and Setting, Sapphic side characters.
  • A Dowry of Blood, by ST GibsonNetgalley eARC – Polygamous relationship, Bi/Pan characters.
  • Ithaca, by Claire NorthNetgalley eARC.
  • Red, White, & Royal Blue, by Casey McQuistonLibrary Audiobook – Gay and BI MC’s, PoC characters.
  • So This Is Ever After, by FT LukensHardback – Queer cast, central MLM relationship.
  • The Henna Wars, by Adiba JaigirdarLibrary Audiobook – Bangladeshi-Irish MC, Lesbian MC, Bisexual LI, Brazilian-Irish LI, Muslim MC.
  • Malamander, Gargantis, and Shadowghast (Eerie-On-Sea series), by Thomas TaylorLibrary eBooks + Audiobook – Black central character.
  • Festergrimm, by Thomas TaylorNetgalley eARC – Black central character.


  • Netgalley eARCs: 7
  • Library eBooks: 2
  • Library AudioBooks: 4
  • Paperbacks: 1
  • Hardback: 2

Book Reviews!

Blog Posts!


BBNYA is still underway with Round 2 currently running! If you want to keep up with the competition head over to @BBNYA_Official – you can see which books were entered this year, and which books made it to round 2! Not to mention, this competition is supported by TheWriteReads and The Folio Society – how awesome is that?! This is my third time taking part, and second time as a Team Leader – I must say it is a fantastic competition that I highly recommend checking out whether you are a blogger or indie author!

What Else I Have Been Up To!

Over the past two months I have been on Summer break and have had time to Game, Draw and actually relax so let’s see.

Aside from all the fabulous books I got to read this month, I also managed to play (and Complete) Stray!! Such an adorable and impressive game with a heart-wrenching storyline – I highly recommend (and you get to play as an adorable Cat! 😸)

I also finally finished Pokemon Shining Pearl after trying to defeat the Elite 4 with my Woefully Unprepared Team πŸ‘€but I did and I completed the Pokedex!

I also completed Miles Morales: Spiderman on the PS4! It was an excellent game that I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend!

I finally finished all of the Star Wars Series I’ve been meaning to get too Including: Clone Wars, Rebels, Bad Batch, and Obi-Wan – which was fantastic (I love Ahsoka!!)

And I, albeit very late, finished off the Ms Marvel series -which was definitely interesting!

I haven’t been completely anti-social!! I did manage to meet up with a couple of my friends who I hadn’t seen in ages because of the pandemic and we managed to have a lovely day out at a very cool nature trail!

Hayley Kiyoko’s album PANORAMA released and I absolutely loved it!! It was so gorgeous!

Last but not least! I have finally been getting back into my Art!! Now that I am on Summer break from University, I have finally had time to do some art and it has been SO MUCH FUN! I still have a few projects to go but I have managed to complete quite a few already!

So that was my month, how was yours?

Happy Disability Pride, and Happy Reading, BookNerds!πŸ’œβœŒοΈβ™Ώ


  1. Wow, you did a lot! That’s amazing!

    My biggest accomplishment this month has been learning pinterest. I’ve been down the pin creation rabbit hole so many times it’s not funny lol. But I love it.

    I’ve also been busy getting my website ready for judging. I entered the bluehost wordpress creator contest, and judging starts soon.

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  2. Wow, it looks like you had an awesome month of reading and gaming, Kat! πŸ˜ƒ I loved Gong’s series and I can’t wait to read Foul Lady Fortune too. I also loved the Malamander books and I’ve only read the first three but I’md definitely keen to read more of them. I hope you have an amazing August!

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    • Thank you, Dini! Gong’s series is great – I absolutely adored Foul Lady Fortune, I hope you do too! Yes! A friend of mine recommended Malamander to me and I loved them, Festergrimm was very good (and the penultimate book!) thank you, I hope you have an amazing august full of wonderful reads! πŸ’œ


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