Monthly Rewind July 2013 — Best in Books, Music, My Latest Obsessions & More!

Image From July


July In One Word


BEACH! (seriously 1 day beach trip, 4 day beach trip & week beach trip)

5 Things That Happened In July:

1. I spent the 4th of July at the beach with Will’s family.
2. Went on a book blogger beach trip for the day!
3. Went on vacation with MY family (still here!!)
4. Started our top secret Harry Potter project
5. Had an interview in a different city…but I didn’t get it. 🙁 BUT at least I had an interview!

6 Songs That Were Most Popular On My Ipod This Month:

I put all my Monthly Rewinds In a Spotify playlist so you can listen to them here now !


1. I Was An Island by Allison Weiss

2. Creep in a T-shirt by Portugal. The Man

3. Shadow by Wild Nothing

4. Ribbons by Ingrid Michaelson

5. Love Is Easy by The Mowgli’s

6. Overjoyed by Pompeii


Top 2 Books I Read This Month:

1. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
2. Just One Year by Gayle Forman

Most Popular Review This Month

Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith

Most Popular 5 Blog Posts Overall This Month

1. Being Married To A Non-Reader: It’s Not As Bad As You Might Think — I had so much fun with this post and I LOVED reading your responses about your experience/if it would be a deal breaker for you.
2. My Top Secret Project: Betty and I finally revealed our top secret project with a video.
3. Top Ten Phrases/Topics That Make Me NOT Pick Up A Book: This one was fun!
4. Top Ten Best/Worst Book To Movie Adaptations: SO subjective and it was fun to see your differing opinions!
5.  Top Ten Most Intimidating Books To Me: I’m glad some of you agreed with me on some of these or cheered me on with others!


3 New Obsessions In July

1. Cantaloupe: As a kid I HATED this fruit but this month Will bought it and I’m OBSESSED. Funny how taste changes as an adult.
2. Blogilates: BEST WORKOUT EVER. I love Cassey — she kicks my ass but motivates me. I had been working out since January and I started this on July 1st (her Beginner’s Calendar) and I have never been SO SORE.
3. Your Super Awesome Life: Love this blog!

2 Things I’m Looking Forward To In August

1. My sister giving birth to my new niece!!
2. Some lazy pool days while the weather is still nice!

Favorite Quote From A Book I Read In July

“A thousand moments that I had just taken for granted- mostly because I had assumed that there would be a thousand more.”Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson. Exactly how I felt about losing my mom.

3 Most Anticipated Reads For September

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Where Stars Still Shine by Trish Dollar
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
The Coldest Girl in ColdTown by Holly Black

I have all 3 of these and they are up next!!


What sort of things were noteworthy for you in July? New obsessions? Any new song recs?? Best books you read this month? Great posts I missed on your blog? Tell me! 🙂





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About Jamie

Jamie is a 32 year old married lady (with a new baby!!) who is in denial that she's actually that old to be a married lady and a mom. When she's not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, belting out Hamilton (loud and offkey) and having adventures with her husband, daughter and rescue dog.


  1. I am OBSESSED with Lorde’s song Royals. That and Cedric Gervais’ mix of Lana Del Rey’s Summertime Sadness. It made me listen to her albums…and I’m obsessed.

  2. This post makes me want to go to the beach. Except… sand. I am not a big fan of sand.

    AUGH YOU HAVE THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE. And the new Holly Black! *grabby hands*

    Also your taste in music is pretty great! Wild Nothing opened at a concert I went to a couple years back, I haven’t listened to that much of their music but their song “Summer Holiday” is one of my favorite, uh, summer holiday songs for lazing around in my bedroom.

  3. um… i think we need an august beach trip.

  4. I love these posts! Mostly cause I get new tunes! Not that I couldn’t email/tweet you and ask you. I know, crazy thoughts!

    And I blame you for the pain I’m in from blogilates. As for posts I did I don’t think you missed anything but my new ALA post.

  5. I have an ~obsession/interest post scheduled for tomorrow and one of them is the band Daughter. I’m obsessed with them/her. I love their song “Youth” and “Landfills” but they’re all so good! I’m going to check out these songs later!

    Yay for new nieces! I have three nieces and it was always exciting! The youngest one is almost three and they’re all so cute and fun together.

    I want to read all of those books! I’ve heard so many good things about This Song Will Save Your Life!

  6. I love cantaloupe! Let’s see I just stumbled on your other blog and tried on of your Top Ten lists. It was hard to limit to 10 but so fun. July was actually kinda sad since my sister moved away so I’ve been hiding in as many books as I can. My favorite read in July was Infamous by Sherrilyn Kenyon. It’s really funny, and I love Nick.
    My latest obsession if the movie Pitch Perfect. I think I watched it at least 12 times in July on HBO. I finally just gave in and downloaded the soundtrack so I can sing along in the shower lol.
    That’s about it for my July. Great post btw thanks 🙂

  7. Jamie, THIS SONG is so freakin’ good. I really hope you love it like I did. Also STARS is pretty darned great, too.

    Yay beach days, and interviews. You will get something awesome soon!

  8. How did I miss this top secret thing? Gah Jamie I feel so behind on all your wonderful bloggy stuff! Seems like July was an amazingly fun month. Also, woohoo for a job interview!! That’s a good start! And for reals… a blogger beach trip? Yessss! 🙂