“First, a story ends when it ends, and not a moment before. If you are unhappy with this ending, make a new one.”― Roseanne A. Brown, A Song of Wraiths and Ruin
I celebrated my 33rd birthday a few weeks ago 🎂 The day was lovely and quiet and filled with all of my favorite things, and though it’s harder to find reasons to celebrate nowadays, I allowed myself to be grateful for this little bubble of happiness.
At this point in my life, I can’t really ask for more (maybe just a functional and kindhearted government)– I am happily married, with a loving husband and an adorable son. I am finally doing what I want to do in life, which is to surround myself with books and bookish things. 📚 For a lover of stories like me, I am happy to say that mine is still my favorite–and I am grateful every morning that my story goes on for another day.
If you’re here and reading this, I want to thank YOU as well! Thank you for allowing me to occupy a tiny spot in your virtual universe. One of my birthday resolutions is to be more active here, and one solution I thought of is to have a Pages Feature instead of my usual Pages Review. I have accepted now that I will never be able to post extensive book reviews for all the books I’m reading, but I do have a lot more that I want to share here. I’ve been posting most of my reading updates on my Instagram, but since I have a different audience here anyway, I figured I should also post my book features here. I hope you will continue to appreciate my future content! 💗
Lastly, I want to thank my husband for this super cute animated portrait he made for me for my birthday!
I’ve read eight books so far. It’s possible I will finish one more before the month officially ends, but I’m posting an early wrap-up because I’m happy I finished my TBR list! Technically, I still have 3 left from the list I posted at the start of the month, but those are books I am enjoying fully and they happily don’t have “deadlines” 😅
Here’s a quick rundown:
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ~ 5⭐
Depression and Other Magic Tricks by Sabrina Benaim ~ 3⭐
The Guest List by Lucy Foley ~3⭐
Earthlings by Sayaka Murata ~4.5⭐
American Midnight: Tales of the Dark selected by Laird Hunt ~3⭐
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara ~4⭐
A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown ~4⭐
The Passengers by John Marrs ~4⭐
How was the month of July for you? I hope it treated you kindly! Do share with me any news on the comments!