I have been meaning to read this book for YEARS. All of my favorite British "chick lit" authors loved this book when it came out, which is why it's been on my "to read" list for years. However, I never had a chance to read it... until now! After reading so many dark and slightly depressing books and losing my grandfather at the beginning of last month, I needed a light-hearted read – and "The Rosie Project" was just perfect. It was literally the cutest slightly nerdy love story that didn't require much thought... and it was just so enjoyable! This book made me cry in public (but not ugly cry thank goodness), and left my heart feeling so full – it was a great way to end an otherwise absolutely awful July.
I'm not a big fan of teas that were specifically made to be iced teas – I believe that every and any tea can be iced or cold-steeped, so I've never really understood the concept. So when I got this Two Sisters Tea sample in my June SipsBy Box, I was slightly annoyed. Plus, I'm not the greatest fan of pre-packaged teas – I like adjusting the leaves to my taste – but I do love hibiscus tea so I was still slightly excited to try it. Plus, it's been ridiculously hot in the city this week, so a cold steeped tea was a perfect addition to all my meals.
I saw "The Immortalists" literally all over my #bookstagram feed this year, so it's been on my to-read list for a little while. I was extremely excited to read it when I finally got off the library hold list... so imagine my surprise when I just didn't care for it. I know, unpopular opinion, but I honestly just could not care for any of the characters. I mean, I liked them (I guess?), or at the very least wanted to like them... but there was just something that didn't let me connect with them.
I'm pretty sure that by now, everybody knows that I start my days with a cup of hot water (with or without lemon), with a cup of hot black milk tea right after. Usually, I'll have another cup of black tea after that (hot or iced), but this month, I've decided to drink a cup of yerba maté in hopes of not permanently staining my teeth. One of the first maté teas I tried was DAVIDsTEA's Main Squeeze – and it was so good I got addicted.
I have always loved fairy tales. There was just something so magical and classic about a fairy tale – I'm not even sure if there's a word to describe it. So when I found out that "Uprooted" was a retelling of an old Polish fairy tale I had never heard about, I knew I had to check it out. Personally, I felt that "Uprooted" was more a mix of Beauty and the Beast, Rapunzel, and a warped version of an enchanted forest, but again, I had never heard of the fairy tale the book is actually based on.