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Back to You- Louis Tomlinson (feat. Bebe Rexha & Digital Farm Animals)

New Rules- Dua Lipa

Sorry Not Sorry- Demi Lovato

Fetish- Selena Gomez (feat. Gucci Mane)

Love- Lana Del Rey

K.O.- Pabllo Vittar (brazillian drag queen)

Swish Swish- Katy Perry (feat. Nicki Minaj)

Praying- Kesha

Strip That Down- Liam Payne (feat. Quavo)

No Problems- Chance The Rapper (feat. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne)

Crying In The Club- Camila Cabello

Last Dance- Dua Lipa

Paradinha- Anitta

Gyalchester- Drake

Wild Thoughts- DJ Khaled (feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller)

Congratulation- Post Malone (feat. Quavo)

Sua Cara- Major Lazer (feat. Anitta & Pabllo Vittar

Down- Fifth Harmony (feat. Gucci Mane)

Slide- Calvin Harris (feat. Frank Ocean & Migos)

Your Song- Rita Ora

Malibu- Miley Cyrus

One Last Time- Ariana Grande

Slow Hands- Niall Horan

Humble- Kendrick Lamar

Fazer Falta- Mc Livinho

Switch- Iggy Azalea (feat. Anitta)

Lie- Halsey (feat. Quavo) *shhh don’t tell your mother*

Bookaddict24-7′s July 2017 Book Wrap Up! 

I read 18 (!) books this month (6 were ebooks). Wow. This month started really badly for me because of a death in the family, so I thought I was going to be swallowed by a reading slump for the whole month (that’s mainly why I made that post about reading slumps and summer vacations). I was also on vacation for eight days and I read A LOT of fluffy contemporary novels, too. 

I’m going to try something new and just link up the titles of the books to Goodreads so you can add them to your tbr!

What did you read this month? I’d love to know!

Long post up ahead!

Changes in Latitude by Jen Malone

I read a lot of summer themed books this month and while this wasn’t a perfect read, it was a lot of fun! This was about a girl who has to go with her mom and brother on a sea trip to deliver a boat to Mexico after her parents divorced. I understand the rating on Goodreads because of how the protagonist acted in regards to some of the issues in her life, but this was light, fluffy, and quick. 

My rating: 3/5 Stars

16 Ways to Break a Heart by Lauren Strasnick 

UGH. This book is my least favourite book (so far) this year, simply because of the normalization of its problematic issues within the novel. 

Originally posted by btvsladies

I wrote a rant about this book on Goodreads here.

My rating: 1/5 Stars

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch 

Welch’s novel follows a teenaged girl who moves to Italy to live with her dad after her mom’s death. There she has Italian adventures inspired by her mom’s journal and meets a cute American Italian boy.

I loved this book. It was summer in the form of pages and letters. This GIF basically explains the summer vibe of this book (also, I just really like this GIF): 

My rating: 5/5 Stars

The Summer My Life Began by Shannon Greenland

Greenland’s novel was about a girl who comes from a wealthy and very pre-set life and is invited to spend the first half of the summer with her aunt at her bed & breakfast.  

I wrote a mini review on Goodreads here. It was a very summery read!

My rating: 3/5 Stars

The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles

Here’s another book that I was extremely disappointed with. I don’t know what disturbs me more, that this book is being made into a movie or that this book was written by a 17 year-old girl (and that was at the time of publishing, she could have been younger when it was first written). 

You can check out my rant review here.

My rating: 1/5

How My Summer Went Up In Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

HMSWUIF was a funny and cute read! The book follows a girl who decides to go on a road trip with her childhood friend and his friends after she’s been issued a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend. 

I enjoyed the romance, self-growth, and the adventure (I’m putty for road trip books). 

My rating: 5/5 Stars

The Trouble with Flirting by Claire LaZebnik

LaZebnik’s novel is about a girl who goes to a summer camp for acting but to help her Aunt with the cast costumes. There she makes new friends and finds herself in a cheesy (but so much fun) romance. There is a love triangle in this and I normally hate them, but this was just so good. 

From my Goodreads mini mini-review: 

I can’t even explain what happened to me while reading this book. I just…I picked it up and I VERY RARELY (Damn you, laundry) put it down. This was dramatic (no pun intended), quirky, fun, and just pure addicting fluff of a summer read and I absolutely loved it all. 

My rating: 5/5 Stars

I Was a Non-Blonde Cheerleader by Kieran Scott

Annisa is new to her Florida High School, where every girl is blonde. Back in New Jersey, she was a cheerleader and she decides to try out for the team at her new school, despite being the only brunette girl in her new school. 

I read this book when I was in my early twenties and I remember enjoying it a lot. I enjoyed my re-read and would recommend it for anyone looking for a very fluffy contemporary read. 

My rating: 4/5 Stars

Brunettes Strike Back by Kieran Scott

This is the sequel to the above book. I’m not going to say much because of spoilers, but Annisa was really annoying. I’m not going to lie, it was a bit of a struggle to read this one. 

My rating: 2.5/5 Stars

A Non-Blonde Cheerleader in Love by Kieran Scott

This is the final book in the Cheerleader series. I liked it much more than the sequel, but again, I can’t say much for fear of spoilers, but this brought back some serious nostalgia about Kieran Scott’s writing. 

My rating: 4/5 Stars

What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum

Buxbaum’s novel follows two very different characters as they try to understand high school through their vastly different POVs. I really, really enjoyed this book. 

I wrote a review on Goodreads here

My rating: 5/5 Stars

Don’t Kiss the Messenger by Katie Ray & Katie Kacvinsky 

CeCe has a scar on her face and is used to people always staring and making assumptions. That is, until she meets the new transfer student. 

I wrote a mini mini-review on Goodreads here

My rating: 4/5 Stars

Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh

Harper and her family have just moved to a new house that has weird cold spots, strange shadows, and an ominous atmosphere. When her brother introduces his new “friend”, who no one else but him can see, things start to get even weirder and creepier. 

This was a middle grade novel and I honestly was not expecting such a creepy story. I absolutely LOVED it. I had a few minor issues with the writing, like the protagonist not getting her big “told you so” moment. 

My rating: 4/5 Stars

Nyxia by Scott Reintgen

Emmett is one of only a few kids chosen for a special program that will have him going to another planet for one of the world’s largest corporations. During his trip to the planet, he and the others will be faced with challenges that will force them to face their new and darker-than-they-thought reality. 

I posted a review on Goodreads here

My rating: 3.5 Stars

The Countdown Conspiracy by Katie Slivensky

This was the second middle grade book I read this month and I’m so happy that I enjoyed both. The protagonist, Miranda, is chosen to represent the US in a program that will prep her and the other chosen children for their future trip to Mars. 

I posted a review on Goodreads here

My rating: 5/5 Stars

Thrill Ride by Rachel Hawthorne

I’m trying to read a bunch of my contemporary mass markets and this was one of them! 

Megan scores a job at an amusement park, which is both awesome because it’s freedom from her sister’s wedding, and bad because it means that she and her boyfriend will be apart for a while.

I loved the cheesiness of this book, even though Megan is judgmental and a little bit of a buzzkill. 

My rating: 3/5 Stars

Scary Beautiful by Niki Burnham

Chloe is a very beautiful girl who is dumped by her boyfriend of more than two years before he moves across the country. Now she has to learn how to be single and try new things in her Junior year of high school. 

I really enjoyed this book and felt really sad for the protagonist since her friends were jealous assholes. 

My rating: 3/5 Stars

Suite Dreams by Rachel Hawthorne

Alyssa is staying at her college campus during the winter break and since her boyfriend has decided to go on a break from both the relationship and the States, she’s going to have a very underwhelming vacation…until Jude the Australian arrives. 

This was just pure cheesy fun. There were some unanswered questions and the story ran a little short, but it was an OK read for what it was. 

My rating: 2.5 Stars

Happy reading!


God Only Knows - BBC Music

There is nothing about this that isn’t awesome. 


Coachella 2014, Weekend 1, Day 2 - LACOSTE Beautiful Desert Pool Party:  Lea Michele & Jena Malone, Evan Peters & Emma Roberts, Julianne Hough, Katy Perry & Steven Tyler, Miles Teller, Holland Roden, Elijah Wood, Jonathan Groff. (April 12)


Watch: The Children In Need cover of “God Only Knows”: The annual Children In Need charity single is a big deal in Britain, with all proceeds from its sale going to the charity. The problem is, it’s often a bit wank (its Red Nose Day counterparts tend to be a little bit better). In the last ten years, there have only been two decent picks and they’ve both come from Girls Aloud, 2004’s “I’ll Stand By You” and “Something New” in 2012. So although its predecessors haven’t set the world alight, this year’s song is a damn good choice, and features one of the most glamourous line-ups in a pop single, since probably the first Band Aid. Led by pop icon Brian Wilson, with a cover of The Beach Boys’ immortal track “God Only Knows”, it’s - deep breath - Sir Elton John, One Direction, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Jake Bugg, Lorde, Emeli Sandé, Chris Martin, Kylie Minogue, Paloma Faith, Sam Smith and Florence Welch; rock musicians Chrissie Hynde, Brian May and Dave Grohl; classical musicians Alison Balsom, Martin James Bartlett, Danielle de Niese and Nicola Benedetti; folk performer Eliza Carthy; Senegalese singer Baaba Maal; jazz performer Jamie Cullum; British Asian Music star Jaz Dhami; the BBC’s Zane Lowe, Lauren Laverne, Katie Derham, Gareth Malone and Jools Holland; with the youthful vocals of the Tees Valley Youth Choir and the BBC Concert Orchestra… Phew. They should really come up with a catchier name, one that doesn’t take several minutes to say and type. 

The track is released on iTunes at midnight, and is also being used to promote the BBC’s new Music initiative, with this video for the track having premiered simultaneously across every BBC TV and radio station tonight.


“God Only Knows” for BBC Music // For the Love of Music (2014)

This year BBC Music is starting a series of new programs that will be the biggest push of music initiatives that the BBC has launched in thirty years. The goal of course, being to fund and build new outlets for youth oriented music education, support for non profit artist outlets, and much more.

To celebrate the launch, they put together an all star cover of the Beach Boys’ classic, “God Only Knows” that features all sorts of artists, including - Brian Wilson (of course), Chris Martin, Dave Grohl, Chrissie Hynde, Elton John, Lorde, One Direction, Pharrell Williams, Kylie Minogue, Jamie Callum, Jake Bugg, Florience Welch, Stevie Wonder, Sam Smith, Brian May, Emili Sande, Paloma Faith, Alison Balsom, Martin James Bartlett, Danielle de Niese, Nicola Benedetti, Eliza Carthy, Baaba Maal, and Jaz Dhami. The musicians are also joined by The Tees Valley Youth Choir, and the BBC Orchestra (as well as some BBC Music personalities; Zane Lowe, Jools Holland, Lauren Laverne, Katie Derham, and Gareth Malone). The single will be be released as a benefit single for the BBC Children in Need program. So, the causes are wonderful across the board. You can now watch a music video that was created for the single, that manages to squeeze everyone mentioned above in for a quick moment before sliding off to another and another, and another.

I know this is not usually the kind of thing that I cover here at PMW, but all things aside, it’s a well constructed event with it’s heart in the right place. Also, for personal reasons - this song happens to have been my mother’s favorite song throughout her life, and though she passed away one year ago this month, I’m sure she would have loved this through and through (if only for Chris Martin, Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson, and Chrissie Hynde), and it’s nice to be reminded of those days spent as a kid, watching her go about her daily routine after she got home from work, humming along to a tape of her favorite songs which featured “God Only Knows” on both sides, one sandwiched between Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder, the other between The Pretenders and George Jones. Pardon the nostalgia trip. 


Katy Perry, Lea Michele & more hanging at the LACOSTE pool party at Coachella yesterday.