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Month in Review: July 2019 Updates, News + #Booktube Talk

August 1, 2019 2 Comments

Hello, happy readers. Welcome back to Finding Wonderland. Another month of 2019 is “in the books,” as they say, which for this blog means the usual installment of ‘Month in Review: July 2019.’ Make sure to share some of your favorite discoveries in the comments.

Ciao, July 2019. Bonjour, August 2019!

Month in Review: July 2019

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Month in Review: July 2019 Updates, News + #Booktube Talk

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»Favorites & News from July 2019«


1: Bookstagram | Lately, I’ve been feeling differently about bookstagram. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still so much fun, and I love the creativity it inspires, but I’m just not the same as I was when I was at my best with posting. Now, part of this is probably because I feel like my camera hates me just now (the settings somehow changed, or something because it no longer takes the kind of photos that play nice in edits), but I will admit, I was SO inspired, and enjoyed the taking of my July 4th inspired photos, so if I could only recapture that. (Really, this is a topic that might re-inspire my “discussion” posts.)

2: Shopping | Speaking of bookstagram, I have bought some new prop-y things lately, so I’m hopeful this too will be a source of creative inspiration! How do you keep your Instagram creative mind going? I welcome all the tips and tricks!

3: TS7 and ‘The Archer’ | So, while I enjoyed ‘ME!’ as a catchy, frothy pop tune, I didn’t love the political bantering of YNTCD, but ‘The Archer’? That’s a pretty solid, beautiful ballad that I hope is a trend Taylor Swift aka the era of TS7 continues on with in her album, Lover. What’s been your favorite new song from her?

BOOK REVIEW | ‘The Waves’ Review: Make Time to Be Taken to This Island Romance!

Also, yes, I will be talking about the album what’s it’s released, so there will be a little bit more TS talk.

 »Favorite Blog Posts«

(Blog posts that, while not necessarily the most popular, were fun to write)


1: ‘Good Sam’: The Good Samaritan Headline That Will Inspire You | I’ve seen some reviews that poke fun of this one, but I think it’s a sweet film, and is the type of streaming original I’d adore seeing more of.

2: It’s Nice to Meet You! 15 Characters That Will Make an Impression | Who doesn’t like to celebrate their favorite fictional characters!?

3: Movie News! A New ‘Mulan’ Looks to be Powerful Legend | Who else is curious and excited about this upcoming release?

4: Sister of the Bride – Whirlwind Romance Leads to ‘I Do’ | This one really impresses. It’s different than most from the Hallmark network, which makes it more unique.

5: The Summer I Turned Pretty – To Grow Up in a YA Romance | FINALLY I read book one in Jenny Han’s other well known series. Imperfect, but also really sweet. Ironically, it was also this time last year I discovered TATBILB!

⇉ THROWBACK FAVORITES | aka the section in which we take a peek at what I was writing about or posting this time last year.

1: Discussion: The Best Ways I Define Favorite Genres

2: Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger – New Superheroes You’ll Love

3: Ocean’s Eight – A Caper Comedy Sure to Make You Laugh

4: Set It Up – A Charming New Netflix Comedy in the Workplace

5: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – Love Letters with Heart

» Monthly Popular Posts | July 2019 «

1: Book #Giveaway Hop! | July 2019 New Release Celebration (CLOSED)

2: 23 of the Best Most Wholesome Romantic-Comedies

3: From Friend to Fiancé – A Romance with Heart and Good Tropes

4: 5 of the Auto-Buy Authors I Hope to Enjoy! | Top Ten Tuesday

5: A 6 Novel Party of the Red, White and Blue | Top Ten Tuesday

»Popular Posts the Week of July 23 – 31«

1: 23 of the Best Most Wholesome Romantic-Comedies

2: Book #Giveaway Hop! | July 2019 New Release Celebration (CLOSED)

3: Armchair Adventures! 7 of the Settings I Love | Top Ten Tuesday

4: Summer Love (2016) – Sweet Summertime Romance in the Corporate World

5: Waiting on Wednesday: Edition Twenty-Nine  

6: This is How I Rank the Hallmark ‘Summer Nights’ Romance

»Finding Wonderland on Booktube | July 2019 «


I. Read. Five. Books! July 2019: #BookHaul + Wrap Up

This is How I Rank the Hallmark ‘Summer Nights’ Romance

Third Time’s a Charm! + I READ AN ENTIRE BOOK! VLOG: July 9-17

UPCOMING BOOKS I’M EXCITED ABOUT (Judged by Their Cover Art!)

»Books Read | July 2019 «


Happy Girl Lucky: on Amazon | Goodreads
The Summer I Turned Pretty: on Amazon | Goodreads
The Waves: on Amazon | Goodreads
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill: on Amazon | Goodreads
Mortal Engines: on Amazon | Goodreads


»Around the Interwebs« what else am I writing?


Silver Petticoat | Taking a look back at my month in review on Silver Petticoat.

Articles and Lists | Because we all love a good swoony (and clean!) read, we talk about 16 free books you might like to read on Kindle (+ share an additional 16 inexpensive options); to celebrate their “Christmas in July” campaign, we also share about 20 of the best “encore” Christmas movies you could see during Hallmark’s celebration; and just today (which is technically August 1, I know), I preview the upcoming Hallmark originals coming in August!

Film and TV Reviews | Finally review the bittersweet (but well made) The Space Between Us, which in my opinion is underrated! Additionally I review Viceroy’s House, a period drama with Hugh Bonneville, of Downton Abbey fame!

TV Recaps | None!

As always, thanks to the editors of Silver Petticoat and my fellow contributors! Working with you all is always fun.


There we go, another end and close to yet another “month in review” here at Finding Wonderland. Tell me, did you make any great new discoveries this past month? New blogs (I also love to meet new writers and bloggers); amazing new bookstgram or booktube accounts; new films or fashion finds? Any great new bookstagram tips or secrets? Comment down below with your new favorites!

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About Rissi JC

amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

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amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

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  • Genesis @ Whispering Chapters August 2, 2019 at 5:55 am

    I’m the same with TS7! I enjoyed Me, wasn’t a fan of YNTCD, but The Archer was so wonderful!

    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters recently posted: Monthly Rewind ~ July 2019
    • Rissi JC August 10, 2019 at 2:32 pm

      ‘The Archer’ is lovely! And I’m glad to meet another non-fan of YNTCD. Seems like I’m the only one who didn’t love it. :D

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