When I say nothing really happened this month I really do mean that. And I didn’t mind it at all. This month was the start of my summer vacation and while technically I was extremely busy with a lot of things to check off my to-do list there’s nothing much of substance to report. My reading was slightly better this month and I did watch some interesting things so let’s talk about that.
Books I Read
This was a very short story and I may have missed a detail or two since I was falling off to sleep but overall this was a nice read, a quick audiobook. The plot twist didn’t quite hit though. 3.5/5 stars
THE WOMAN IN THE LIBRARY
This was such a brilliant read! Loved the double mystery, the writing style, the plot and the characters. Like everything was perfect. You can check out a more detailed review on my blog here. 5/5 stars
This was such a lovely book! The themes explored in this book really struck a chord with me. Excellent mental health rep and a very lyrical writing style that is easy to read. 4/5 stars
I finally read it! And the pining omg!!! Very invested in the plot and Crier and Ayla. I think overall this book was quite entrancing even though I could guess a few of the plot twists. I’m very excited for the next book 🙂 4/5 stars
SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY
This right here is just a top-notch book. Like I could fawn over how beautiful and funny and cute this was. I mean sapphic enemies to loves and fake dating??? It was light-hearted yet explored complex relationships in such a beautiful and mature manner. I’m just in awe. 5/5 stars
Books I Hauled
None this month!
Everything I Binge-Watched
CHHOTI SI BAAT
Since I made my mom watch all the Marvel movies she’s making me watch some old Bollywood movies and I gotta say this was quite cute and fun! I mean keeping aside how creepy and quick the romances can be in the old movies I liked seeing a simple-minded and naive hero, I feel like those are so few and rare these days without being stereotyped as nerds.
This is legit the most hilarious old-time movie I’ve ever seen! I really love the sense of humour which often relies on big and elaborate practical jokes and deception. It was truly a rollercoaster ride. Would 10/10 recommend!
DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS
This was my second watch and while I quite liked the movie the first time I watched it I can definitely spot more plot holes, weak writing adjust weird things this time around. I still like it, because Bennedict Cumberbatch duh, but maybe a little less. I will argue that it was fun to see Marvel attempt a different style in terms of filmmaking.
THE CIRCLE S4
I always end up watching The Circle in the background whenever a new season drops and this time was no different. I did like some of the new things they tried this season and overall it was a fun ride.
PARKS AND RECREATION S7
God, I can’t believe this show is over. It has been my comfort watch for the past couple of months and I’ve got to say, it has been so long since I’ve fallen in love with a sit-com. It was just so freaking perfect and I can’t wait to make parks and recs references with my friends now 🙂
THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY S3
I just finished this season and wowww. I have so many thoughts. I thought it was an incredible and fun season and I thoroughly enjoyed most of it. The plot twists always make me click next episode as fast as I can. I didn’t quite like what they did with Allison’s character this season but other than that this was a blast and I can’t wait for next season!
Like I said, I don’t have much to add here.
The only big news is that I graduated with my psychology degree! It didn’t hit me so hard because I’m staying back for another year to do an advanced major, as are most of my friends. We have a three-year major in India so now I’m doing four years and will be graduating twice, lol.
I have a summer vacation going on and most of this month has been me preparing for competitive exams and researching for graduate programs which is a whole new hell of confusion and frustration. I did also start going swimming again which has been so fun! I used to swim every summer but thanks to covid I hadn’t properly been able to swim for like two years and it just really feels good to get back at it.
And yeah… that’s really about it.
How has your month been?
Have you read any of the books I talked about?
What are your summer plans and goals?