Monthly Wrap Up: July 2020


July was a good month. Boring but good. Here’s some of the highlights:

  1. We set off fireworks on the 4th. It wasn’t anything spectacular but enough for the kids to go crazy for. We also had sparklers, which were a bigger hit than the fireworks.
  2. We got our money’s worth out of our pool. Unfortunately, it got a hole (in the bottom) and we had to drain it. And, with our luck, it was in the middle of a 20 day heatwave.
  3. Miss R started doing very well in her horseback riding lessons. According to her instructor and the owner of the barn, she has great form and she catches on fast. She was trotting as of her last lesson!! Unfortunately, we had to put the lessons on hold because her instructor was exposed to COVID at a horseshow. As soon as she is done with quarantine (and gets her results back), we’ll be starting them back up again.
  4. We found out what was going on with school. 4 weeks of virtual learning followed by either a blended learning plan (and high school is different than middle/elementary) or virtual learning. Miss B and Mr Z are doing the blended plan and Miss R will be doing virtual.
  5. On the same subject, the school changed the dress code for grades 6-12. Before, the kids had to wear a uniform. Now, its regular clothing. That is the only thing I wasn’t happy about. Why? Because I had already bought the darn uniforms.


I was pretty psyched to get back into blogging after my hiatus. I am still not accepting books for review (and probably won’t until my kids go back to school in person). But I am enjoying reviewing books at my own pace.

Books I Read in July:

A Letter From America by Geraldine O’Neill

Simmer: An Inferno World Novella by Measha Stone (Warning: X Rated and extremely taboo subject matter. 18+ only)

The Passage by Irina Shapiro

A Noble Affair by Jennie Goutet

Fatal Desires by Theresa Hissong

Pretty Reckless by Jane Anthony

Blackbird by Slade Karver

Shallow Graves by Patrick Logan

The Draig’s Woman by Lisa Dawn Wadler

Control Freakz by Michael Evans

The Grid 1: Fall of Justice by Paul Teague

What Haunts Me by Margaret A. Millmore

Beware the Ranger by Debra Holt

Qualify by Vera Nazarian

Compete by Vera Nazarian

Win by Vera Nazarian

Survive by Vera Nazarian

Crossroads by Scott Hungerford

Arrival of the Traveler by A.L. Tyler

Of Lords and Commoners by Lynne Clark

Smolder by Desiree Douglas

From This Moment On by Debra Clopton

Free Falling by Susan Kiernan-Lewis

The Cinderella Arrangement by Vanessa Waltz

True Light by G. Bailey

Alice Isn’t Well by Amy Cross

Shameless by M. Malone and Nana Malone

One Ride by Chelsea Camaron

Nobody Gets the Girl by James Maxey

The Midwest Witch by Flint Maxwell and Martha Carr

Reviews I did this month

A Letter From America

A Noble Affair

Control Freakz

The Grid 1: Fall of Justice

Of Lords and Commoners

Weekly Posts

WWW Wednesday: July 1st

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’ve Read the Most Books By

WWW Wednesday: July 8th

WWW Wednesday: July 15th 2020

Its Monday! What Are You Reading?

WWW Wednesday: July 22nd

Weekly Wrap Up: July 19th through July 25th 2020

Its Monday! What Are You Reading?

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Most Recently added books to my TBR pile

WWW Wednesday: July 29th

Published by Jolie

I love to read. My favorite genres women's fiction, romance (including erotica), psychological thrillers, fantasy, and young adult. I also enjoy steampunk, dystopian, LGBTQIA, and paranormal. I am also a busy mom of 3 kids.

7 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap Up: July 2020

    1. Thank you!!! Since we haven’t been able to go and do things like we normally would, I’ve spent time outside reading while my kids played. It was a win-win.


  1. Wow, you read a lot of books this month, good for you Jolie. Sounds like you have kept busy. I have also got a lot of use out of my pool this summer. There is always someone here swimming or working out, which is wonderful.

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