July Wrap-Up + LA

Hello from LA,

I am currently in LA at the airport waiting for my flight to board to NYC. I was here for a week for work and took some time off to visit family. This is my first time in Los Angeles, California in general, and I LOVE IT! I can literally see myself living here. I love the weather, OMG, the weather is just beautiful and the calm, chill life of LA. Now, I have to convince my husband to move to Cali. I didn’t get to do much sightseeing since I was staying about 30 to 45 minutes away from LA with family. I did get to go to Downtown Disney where I turned into a 5-year-old who wanted everything! I settled for a Mickey pin to add to my tote. My parents would regularly take me to Disney World when I was younger and I always wanted to go to Disneyland. I didn’t get to check out the theme park itself but adding that to my list to visit when I come back.

Happy as can be at the happiest place on earth!

Okay, now for the wrap-up! As always, I only read three books for this month:


  • The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez: Kristen Petersen owns her own business and does not care for men who do not get her. On top of that, she is facing a medical procedure that will prevent her from having children. At the same time, she is planning her best friend’s wedding and in walks Josh Copeland, the best man. He is funny, sexy and very sarcastic. As attraction grows between one another, Kristen knows that he wants a big family one day, something she cannot provide and has to make a decision about her happiness.Β  (πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š/5)


  • How to Love a Jamaican: Stories by Alexias Arthurs: A collection of stories about Jamaican immigrants and their family back home. Centers around families living on the island and those who move to the United States to start a new life. Some of the stories consist of a young woman meeting a fellow Jamaican but is blinded by her privilege and the hard realities about race. A pop star who is world-famous, but returns back home to Jamaica to remind herself where she came from. A teenage boy who reunited with his mom in New York after being apart from eight years and much more. ⁠(πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š/5)


  • Her Body & Other Parties: Stories by Carmen Maria Machado: Is a collection of short stories revolving around the genre of psychological realism, science fiction and more. There are stories of a wife whose husband wants to remove her green ribbon. A woman who has many sexual encounters during the plague. A salesclerk who discovers a horrifying truth about the prom dresses being made and a great remake of the famous show Law and Order: SVU.Β (πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š/5)


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