August Wrap

Another month is coming to a close, and it’s time to show you guys what I read this month! I’m changing up my haul layout a little: if I have a review for the book, you’ll be able to click the STARS for the review link! (Titles will still take you to Goodreads.)

I think this may have been my worst reading month all year. I think doing back-to-back-to-back readathons at the end of July messed me up, plus I get seasonal depression at the end of every summer (I hate summerβ€”#sorrynotsorryβ€”and I’m ready for it to end) which didn’t help matters.

That said, I still managed to read 15 books, almost all of which were ARCs, so yay for a pretty successful #ARCAugust! Now I’m just hoping my reading picks up drastically in September…


August Reads…

🌺 = Book-Tube-A-Thon
πŸ¦„ = #ARCAugust
🌻 = POC rep
🌈 = LGBTQ+ rep


1. Next Year in Havana β€” Chanel CleetonΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β πŸŒΊπŸ¦„πŸŒ»
2. Heretics Anonymous β€” Katie HenryΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β πŸŒΊπŸ¦„πŸŒ»πŸŒˆ
3. Bad Man β€” Dathan AuerbachΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†Β πŸŒΊπŸ¦„πŸŒ»
4. Sadie β€” Courtney SummersΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β πŸ¦„πŸŒˆ
5. City of Ghosts β€” Victoria Schwab
Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β πŸ¦„


6. Clockwork Prince β€” Cassandra ClareΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†Β πŸŒ»πŸŒˆ
7. Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked β€” Christa CarmenΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†Β πŸ¦„
8. To Be Honest β€” Maggie Ann MartinΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β πŸ¦„πŸŒ»
9. Rule β€” Ellen GoodlettΒ β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†Β πŸ¦„πŸŒ»πŸŒˆ
10. Gerald’s Game β€” Stephen KingΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†


11. Toil & Trouble β€” Jessica Spotswood & Tess SharpeΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β πŸ¦„πŸŒ»πŸŒˆ
12. The Siren and the Specter β€” Jonathan JanzΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β πŸ¦„
13. Heir of Fire β€” Sarah J. MaasΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
14. Keeper of the Bees β€” Meg KasselΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β πŸ¦„
15. Afterimage β€” Naomi HughesΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†Β πŸ¦„

Other Reviews Posted this Month…

Escaping From Houdini
The Opposite of Innocent
Summer Bird Blue
Devil in Ohio
Our Stories, Our Voices
Sparrow Hill Road
A Conjuring of Light

Movies Watched this Month…


My Favorite Non-Review Posts of the Month…

Books Still On My β€œMust Read” Listβ€”and a Poll!
How I Make (or Break!) My Reading Moods
Blog/Social Media Shout-Outs!
New Blogging Goals!
Series I Need to Continue/Finish (with an update!)

My Favorite Posts from OTHER Bloggers This Month…

Kaleena @ Reader Voracious: How to Decide Which Reviews to Post On Your Blog?
Liza @ DuskAngelReads: Ultimate ReadAThon Guide!
Shealea @ That Bookshelf Bitch: 10 Spreadsheet Hacks to Step Up Your Blogging Game
Annemieke @ A Dance With Books: Do I Read the Books I Haul?
Taylor @ NerdNarration: #SundayShelfie β€” Check Out My Brand New Shelves & Series!


Β 47% PRINT, 47% EBOOK, 6% AUDIO
PERCENTAGE OF AUGUST TBR COMPLETED: 50% completed, 11% in progress,
39% not attempted


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41 thoughts on “August Wrap

  1. You still did great! Last month was my worst reading month for me (summer is so busy, all the time!). Looks like you had some awesome reads! I can’t wait to be able to read Toil and Trouble. πŸ™‚ Good luck next month and happy reading!


    1. Aw, thank you Alyssa! i’m sorry August wasn’t a great reading month for you either. Something about summers, man! I hope you love Toil and Trouble though and that you have an amazing month of reading ahead of you in September πŸ™‚ Come on, fall!!


  2. You did read some great books! I did awful this month as well. I’ve been so busy with my older son starting school next week and moving. I also am doing a beta read and have 2 more beta reads lined up…all on top of a proofreading job I begin this week. Life gets in the way sometimesπŸ˜”


    1. Aw, thank you! πŸ˜€ I just love breaking things down like that. And yes, I absolutely adored Havana. As far as recommending it, if you like books with a lot of political commentary, absolutely! It comes across as this sweet, romantic story, but when you start reading it, it’s actually very heavily focused on the political climate of Cuba in the 50s and today, as well as what it feels like to be an immigrant in exile from your home. It’s very poignant and sad at times, but the writing is stunning and there is just so much valuable commentary in there, especially given that it’s based on the author’s family’s own experiences.

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  3. *Sees you’re bothered by the 15 books you read and want to “drastically” improve upon soon*
    *Looks down at my own list of 7 completed reads this month*
    *Cries from comparison*

    Lol I’m TOTALLY just kidding, but seriously girl give yourself a break you kicked some serious literary booty this month! You’ve been upgrading the blog, creating new memes, posting every day, reading AND reviewing more than most of us, all the while attending school and raising a little one.

    TLDR? You did great this month! Dust that pressure right off your shoulders! πŸ˜‰ ❀


    1. Awww, nooooo lol! Please don’t feel bad, I didn’t even think about it when I worded it that way. I honestly think any amount of reading is amazing. ❀ Hahaha and thank you so so much for the sweet words. You always know just what to say! β™₯


    1. Aww, winter isn’t my favorite, either. 😦 I love fall most, then spring (despite the pollen that kills my allergies), then winter, and summer is my least favorite. I will say there’s something pretty miserable about winter once mid-January or so hits and the “holiday high” wears off…


    1. Aw, thank you so much! I really should have worded it better in my post because even though 15 is a little lower than my average, I honestly am so proud of anyone who reads even ONE book in a month, because you know, we live in a crazy world and it can be really hard to find the time/energy to read sometimes! πŸ˜‚ Seriously. And thank you, that makes me SO happy to hear about Toil & Trouble. I hope you enjoy it β™₯β™₯


  4. I’m really looking forward to Sadie and Toil & Trouble. I’m saving both books for October because witchy/thrillers during that month are a given. I also really enjoy the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before movie. It’s just so sweet and exactly what I needed. I hope you enjoy September and that fall comes quickly for your part of the world!


    1. Yesss, great plan! I hope you love them both. Sadie and T&T were both honestly top reads of the year so far for me. I’ll be shocked if they don’t make it into my “best of” list at the end of the year. And YES to what you said about TATBILB! It was such a wonderful sweet experience. Thank you Alicia! I hope September treats you well β™₯

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      1. Exactly! I found I did the exact same thing, which is why I’m going to change my wrap-ups a bit and start including those ratings, haha. I’m bound to read less from now on, so I still want to feel like what I’m reading is at least GOOD. :’)


  5. Your worst reading month is still better than mine! Sorry to hear about your seasonal depression, though, and I wish you a fast winter and help things along. πŸ™‚ You can send your extra summer here; we’d be happy to take it. Lots of great books this month. I’m pretty sure my TBR is weeping from all the extra pressure you’ve put on it. You should be ashamed. πŸ˜›


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