It's that time of the month where I share with you what I read over the last month! I didn't get loads of reading done but I am still happy due to not reading a lot during May and June. I managed to finish two books and I had almost finished my third and I thouroughly enjoyed all of them! I'm so happy to finally have my reading mojo back, so lets get to what books I read in July...
WHAT I READ IN JULY
'If You Could Go Anywhere' - Paige Toon ♥♥♥♥♥/5
Angie has always wanted to travel. But at 29, she still has still never left her small mining town in Australian outback. When her grandmother passes away, Angie finally feels free to see the world - until she discovers a letter addressed to the father she never knew and it forced to question everything. As angie sets off on her journey to find the truth - about her family, her past and who she really is - will enigmatic stranger Alessandro help guid the way? 
 
I absolutely love Paige Toon as an author. In fact, she is the author that contributed getting back onto the reading scene again many moons ago! Though I haven't read all of her books - though I am slowly trying too! - the ones I have read I absolutely love and this book is no different. I fell in love with the story almost as soon as I opened it! Something I loved was learning about Coober Pedy! I hadn't even heard of it until I picked this book up and now I know it's going to be a destination I want to visit when Matt and I travel there eventually! I also really enjoyed following the story of Angie and discovering her other family from across the globe. The brewing romance between Angie and a certain someone was also great. I am a big fan of slow brewing romances as it keeps me on my toes and I just find the whole experince really exciting. Overall I really enjoyed this book and I also think Paige did wonderfully approaching the subjects of demntia and depression.

'I Heart New York' - Lindsey Kelk ♥♥♥♥.5/5
Fleeing her cheating boyfriend and clutching little more than a crumpled bridemaid dress, a pair of Louboutines and her passport, Angela jumps on a plane, destination - NYC. Holded up in a cute hotel room, Angela gets a New York makeover from her NBFJenny and a whirlwind tour of the city that never sleeps. Before she knows it, Angela is dating two sexy guys. And, best of all, she gets to write about it in her new blog. But it's one thing telling readers about your romantic dilemmas, it's another figuring them out for yourself... 

I mentioned 'I Heart New York' in my Summer Reading List as it was a book/series I wanted to pick up and start! I am so glad I have finally started this book series as the first book was so good! I was hooked from the first page wanting to know what Angela was going to do next! It was so lovely reading a story with such a strong and empowering character. I was a little worried when I knew there was going to be a love triangle involved but Lindsey executed it really well. I didn't think Angela was being too indecisive - some characters can be so annoying with their indecisivness but Angela was thankfully not! I really loved the other characters too! Especially Jenny and Alex - heart throb alert! This book has made me want to jump on a plane to New York as it just sounds amazing and I know I'll love it. I couldn't not pick up the next book after finishing this one as like I said, I was hooked!
WHAT I WANT TO READ IN AUGUST
There are a few books I would like to get to this month and they are mainly contemporary! I swear, when the warmer months arrive my romance/contemporary intake increases so much!

I Heart Hollywood by Lindsey Kelk - This was the book I almost finished last month but didn't. I looved the first book so much that I just had to pick up the second instantly. So far I am really enjoying this book and I can't wait to see where Angela's Hollywood adventure takes her!

Lucy in the Sky by Paige Toon - I really enjoyed 'If You Could Go Anywhere' so now I really want to read all of Paige Toon's books but I want to do it in publication order as all her stories link slightly!

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell - I have heard so many great reviews about this book! It sounds like it's right up my street and seeing as I have been reading a lot of contemporary romance novels it will be nice to get to a mythical/fantasy book this month!

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid  - This book sounds really interesting! I would say it sounds like a tragic love story and who doesn't love a bit of drama?! I mentioned this book on my Summer Reading List and so I really hope I get to it this month.

There you have my latest reading roundup and this months TBR. I really hope to read at least half of these books I have mentioned. My goal is to read all four but if I manange just two or three I'll be chuffed. Have you read any of the books I have mentioned? What did you think of them? or do you plan on reading any of these books too?

★ Tabitha ★
I bloomin' love musicals! Going to London and watching a musical is one of my favourite things to do and so I was very excited when I bought last minute tickets to go and see 9 to 5 last Friday. I bought Matt and I's tickets on an app called Today Tix - which is my favourite app to book musical/play tickets from - and recently they have been offering Rush Ticket sales. If you don't know what a Rush Ticket is, these are the tickets the theatre release on the day of the show at 10am for a cheaper price and normally these tickets are front row or stall tickets! Our tickets ended up being £25 each and we were sat second row of the stalls, so super close to the stage.
9 to 5 The Musical is a Dolly Parton Jukebox musical, so you can expect lot's of Dolly's classics as well as her not so known music throughout the show. If you don't know what 9 to 5 is about, it follows three women working in a office run by a sexist and egotistical boss who pushes them to far...
Picture sourced from The Standard. 
From Left to Right: Caroline Sheen (top), Amber Davies (top), Natalie McQueen (top), Brian Conley (bottom), Bonnie Langford (bottom)
One of the reasons I wanted to see this musical is due to Natalie McQueen starring in it. She plays the role of Doralee and her performance didn't dissapoint! It was amazing to see her play such a different role to what I have seen her play before (Lauren from Kinky Boots) and she did a superb job. Doralee is the character that Dolly played in the film and you can really see how Natalie took inspiration from how Dolly played the character but she also added her own spin to it too. Making it her own Doralee. Her voice never dissapoints me either. She sang beautifully and I loved how she added the country girl twang, again very different to her last role. I always enjoy watching Natalie on stage and I can't wait to see what her next show will be.

Caroline Sheen played Violet and again I was really blown away with her performance. Her voice was spectacular and she played the role brilliantly, bringing a lot of humour to the character which I really enjoyed. I haven't ever seen Caroline perform before but she was superb and I hope to see her in other future performances.

I was also really excited to see Amber Davies, performing as the sweet and shy Judy. You may know Amber from being 2017's Love Island winner but before that, she always wanted to be a performer. This is her first West End show, making it her debut and honestly, I was blown away from her performance. I didn't know what to expect but she was great. Her voice gave me chills and nearly made me cry when she was singing 'Get Out and Stay Out'. I loved how she played Judy, really innocent and funny! I really do wish her all the best when it comes to her West End career, as she is such a talented actress.
Brian Conley also stars in this show, playing Franklin Hart Jr, the sleezy, sexist boss! Brian was so funny! I have seen him on TV but wow, he really was made for the stage! He was a character you wanted to hate but he was just so funny that you couldn't not look forward to seeing him on the stage, especially when it comes to Act 2! If you've seen the musical you'll know what I mean! 

Finally, another famous face, Bonnie Langford. Other than seeing her on Eastenders, I haven't seen much of her work but just like Brian, she was so incredibly funny! There is a scene where she just surprises you and surprises you and it is great! Probably the funniest moment of the show, as well as a few others but still, it was really funny! She also has a brilliant and strong voice. Bonnie played the role of Roz. 
Picture Source from The Standard
I really did enjoy this musical. The music was upbeat and fun and I thouroughly enjoyed watching all the dance routines as they were all so good and skillful! I have to mention the ensembloe as it would wrong not too! The ensemble was brilliant too, they were upbeat and incredibly talented! It was lovely to see Sean Needham again (another cast member from Kinky Boots) and it was lovely to see so many more talented people that I haven't seen perform before.

I think out of all the songs, my favourite has to be other 'Backwards Barbie' sang by Doralee/Natalie McQueen or 'Get Out and Stay Out' sand by Judy/Amber Davies. They were both sang beautifully and brought tears to my eyes. I also really loved the costuming and the set design. It really fitted into the era this musical is set, the 80s. Lots of bright colours and big hair too!
Overall, I really did enjoy this musical. I don't think it is one of my favourites of all time but I would definitely see it again and I would also love to be in this show too! - if you don't know, I am part of a Amatuer Dramatics group, so I always think about what show's I'd love to perform in. If you haven't seen this show yet, then definitely get down there when you can, especially if you want to see all the actors I have mentioned above! I also recommend using Today Tix to get your tickets as I couldn't recommend them enough! Have you seen 9 to 5? or do you plan on seeing it soon? 

★ Tabitha ★
I do apologise this post didn't come yesterday! The time just ran away from me this weekend and I didn't want to upload an 'almost finished' blog post!
I swear most of my day is spent day dreaming about the glorious food you can find at Disney World, whether that's the snacks or the meals, it's all just so yummy! I have had a few people ask me what my favourite Disney World resturants/quick-service/snacks are, so I thought it would be fun to share them here on my blog! Today I'm going to discuss my top 5 quick-service resturants, I hope you enjoy.
 IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER...

Satu'li Canteen - Location: Pandora, Animal Kingdom 
picture credit: Mickeyblog.com
This resturant is SO good! Matt and I absolouetly love it. Though there is only really two types of dishes (the burger pods and the salad/protien bowl), there are so many different options you can pick. I have tried both of the dishes and they are so yummy and what I also love is that you can make it pretty healthy too when having the salad/protein bowl! Great when you don't fancy a lot of grease. I also really enjoy the special drink they offer, it's really refreshing and you get a slice of pineapple with it - yum! The themeing is also really cool as you are in Pandora, so it's a mixture of construction and naturual!
You can use 1 Quick Service Dining Plan Credit which would get you a main and any drink on their menu. 

Caseys Corner - Location: Main Street USA, Magic Kingdom
Picture Credit: Disney Parks
How could I not mention Caseys on this list?! It is such an iconic quick service on Main Street. I absolutely love this resturant, it's just so god damn good! I have to have at least one or two meals from here whilst visiting Walt Disney World and I always have the same meal! A mac & cheese hot dog, sprinkled with bacan and a mint dulip on the side - yum! Just thinking about that order is making my mouth water! Definitely recommend if you love a classic hot dog!
You can use 1 Quick Service Dining Plan Credit which would get you a main and any drink on their menu. 

Lotus Blossom Cafe - Location: China (World Show Case), Epcot
Picture Credit: easyWDW
 I love this little quick service and without fail, Matt and I will eat here when at Epcot! We just love the orange chicken dish so much and the portion size is pretty big too so you can definitely share a dish if you were considering that! I'm a big fan of Chinese so you can understand why I love this quick service! I also love the tea's they offer here. At the moment the tea they off is the iced peach oolong tea, which is really refreshing! However my favourite tea they used to offer (you can still pick it up from Love of Tea which is a tea stool in the China pavilion) was the milk cap lychee tea! It is so good! Definetely visit here if you are a fan of Chienese!
You can use 1 Quick Service Dining Plan Credit which would get you a main and any drink on their menu. 

Blaze Pizza - Location: Disney Springs
Picture Credit: easyWDW
If you want good pizza then you need to visit Blaze! This pizza is so good! It's basically set up like a subway, where you get to choose your base and toppings. You can be as creative as you want or go simple! They also have their own pizza menu, so if you are not feeling very creative you can try one of their creations. Honestly, the pizza tastes so good! Especially because they cook their pizza in a stone oven which just makes pizza taste so much better! Definitely hit this returant up if you love pizza, but be prepared to queue as it's real popular!
You can use 1 Quick Service Dining Plan Credit which would get you a main and any drink on their menu. 

Be Our Guest - Location: Fantasy Land, Magic Kingdom
Picture Credit: Disney Tourist Blog
If you are familiar with this resturant then you will know that it falls into two categories; quick servce and sit down. However, Matt and I adore this resturant and have a little tradition with it too. We always visit on our first morning at Disney as it really is so magical with the themeing and the food is real good too! We think its the perfect way to start our holiday and it gets us early into the parks, which is always a plus. Just so you know, you still have to book a reservation to this resturant but it still counts as a quick service (for breakfast and lunch).
You can use 1 Quick Service Dining Plan Credit which would get you a main and any drink on their menu. 

HONERABLE MENTIONS
There are so many other quick-service resturants that I adore and couldn't not mention so here is a list of the resturants I also adore but just couldn't fit them on the original top 5 list...

★ Woodys Lunch Box - Location: Toy Story Land, Hollywood Studios
★ ABC Commissary - Location: Hollywood Studios
★ Delux Burger - Location: Disney Springs
★ Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe - Location: Tomorrowland, Magic Kingdom

 I hope you enjoyed this blog post! I am now very hungry and wish I was in WDW right now so I could eat all the wonderous food. I would love to know what quick-service resturants are on your top 5 list? or which ones would you love to visit? 

★ Tabitha ★
I really am so happy to be back blogging! It's been so fun planning new blog posts and writing them up. I really do hope you enjoy my content! Today I thought I would share with you what's on my Summer Reading List! I haven't read much over the last month or two due to university stress and going a fully packed holiday! I just haven't had time to read! However, now that I am now a commuter again (commuting into London to work) I have been reading in the morning and evening and I have just loved it. I just love losing myself to a book!

The aim is to try and read at least 5 of the books on my list by September (or the end of September), which I know is ambitous but I have a fair amount of time on my hands, I may just do it! I haven't added the synopsis' as otherwise this post would be SO long but I had added their Goodreads links, where you will find the synopsis for each of the books.
'I Heart New York' - Lindsey Kelk
About a month or two ago I went to my very first book talk and book signing (which I really enjoyed) and Lindsey Kelk was one of the authors there. She was talkingt about her latest book 'I Heart Hawaii' and now all I want to do is start this series! I have heard great things and it sounds perfect for this summer.

'The School For Good and Evil' - Soman Chainani
This is a book series I have wanted to read ever since I discovered it which was a while ago! I finally bought the book a month or two ago so I'm determined to start this series soon and what better time than during the summer! I really love the concept of this book and it just sounds really interesting! I can't wait to become fully emersed in these new schools and the secrets they hold!

'Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince' - J.K. Rowling
I have slowly been making my way through the Harry Potter books and absolutely falling in love with the story again! I have already started this book but I tend to read it when driving as I have them audio so I haven't gotten that far into it yet! However, I would love to finish this book over the summer so then I can read the last and final book in the autumn/winter.

'Chasing Daisy' - Paige Toon
Paige Toon is one of my favourite authors! I love so many of her books and I loved her most recent book 'If You Could Go Anywhere'. Becuase I loved it so much it has gotten me in the mood to read my most favourite book of hers, which is, 'Chasing Daisy'. Honestly I'm so excited to get to this book as it's just SO good! 
'The Unexpected Everything' - Morgan Matson
As it's summer, I'm really in the mood for romance novels. I tend to read a lot of romcom books during the warmer months. A few summers ago, I read 'Since You've Been Gone' by Morgan and I really enjoyed it and I have been meaning to read more of her books! I have heard great things about this one so I really hope I get to it this summer.  

'City of Bones' - Cassandra Clare
I don't know how many times I have started this bloomin' series but I really want to give it another go. I did really enjoy this book (and the two after) but I have left it so long to pick up the fourth book that I can't remember what happened at all! I'm thinking this summer will be a great opportunity to try it again!  

'Throne of Glass' - Sarah J. Maas
Another series I want to try again! I loved 'A Court of Thorns and Roses' Series by Sarah and it's definitely become a favourite of mine but for some reason I just haven't been able to get through the Throne of Glass books! I really want to give this series ago again.

'One True Loves' - Taylor Jenkins Reid
I'm really intrigued by the premise of this story. It just seems so tragic but real interesting! I don't know what I would do if Matt went missing on a helicopter - touvh wood that will never happen - I really hope I get to this book over the summer! 

'I Hold Your Heart' - Karen Gregory
This is a new book on the scene and the story seems again, really interesting! I really do love books with controversy relationships and that can go pretty dark and this book sounds just that! I have also seen a lot of good reviews which just makes me want to read this book even more.
I'm really hoping I can get to all of these books over the summer but I just know myself and I doubt that'll happen. Either way, I am so excited to get to these books as they all sound really interesting! Over the next few month I will defintely update you all on Twitter (@latenightlatte_)/Goodreads/Instagram (@pocoloco_tabitha) on what books I have read from this list! Have you read any of these books? 

 ★ Tabitha ★