Wrap Ups

August Wrap: better late than never?

September 26, 2019

Yes, I am posting my August wrap up, oh… three weeks late…

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Completed Reads:

EMOJI KEY:
✨ = review copy
? = monthly TBR
? = reread
? = graphic novel/manga/comics
? = poetry
? = children’s book
? = POC rep
? = LGBTQ+ rep
? = disability and/or MI rep
? = audiobook
? = Kindle Unlimited

  • Smile ??‍♀️ — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • The Fearing #1: Fire and Rain ✨? — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Hunting Prince Dracula ???? — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Godsgrave ?? — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • In the Shadow of Spindrift House ✨???? — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Donner Dinner Party ? — ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Drama ??? — ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Bee & Puppycat, Vol. 1 ? — ⭐⭐?

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  • Aquicorn Cove ?? — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Goldie Vance, Vol. 2 ??? — ⭐⭐⭐
  • How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind — ⭐⭐⭐
  • Stay Out of the Basement ? — ⭐⭐?
  • Human Flesh ? — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Sisters ? — ⭐⭐⭐
  • Bloom ✨???? — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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  • The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel ?? — ⭐⭐
  • Made for You ✨? — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 10 Dance, Vol. 1 ✨??? — ⭐
  • Yuri is My Job! Vol. 1 ✨??? — ⭐⭐
  • Love in Focus, Vol. 1 ✨?? — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • City of Ghosts ?? — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Ration ✨ — ⭐⭐⭐

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❌ DNFs:

  • The Gossamer Mage
  • Shout
  • The Quintessential Quintuplets, Vol. 1

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Watched this Month:

  • Into the Dark: They Come Knocking (2019) — 3 ⭐
    • Cheesy, but fun. And surprisingly emotional!
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) — 5 ?
    • I’m devastated that this series is over. Leave me to mourn…
  • Godzilla (1998) [rewatch] — 3.5 ⭐
    • An oldie but a… not-so-goodie? Kind-of-goodie? Mediocre-ie?
  • Martyrs (2015) [US remake] — 1 ⭐
    • TRASH. TRASH. My Letterboxd rating for this is actually HALF a star. What a disgrace to the cinematic genius that was the original French film.
  • Cabin Fever (2016) [rewatch; remake] — 3 ⭐
    • I had forgotten I’d already watched this until about 2/3 through. That’s how forgettable it was. That said, it has some entertaining spots.
  • Jeepers Creepers (2001) [rewatch] — 3 ⭐
    • I can’t count how many times I’ve watched this movie. It’s not even that good, but it’s oddly comforting, I guess because of the nostalgia lmao.
  • Terrified (2017) — 5 ?
    • This was INCREDIBLE. Argentinian horror for the fuckin’ win.
  • Hell House LLC (2015) — 5?
    • I loved this sooooo much. I can’t believe I still haven’t watched the 2nd one!
  • Pokemon Detective Pikachu (2019) — 4.5 ⭐
    • I’m no Pokemon fan tbh, but this was cute AF. I don’t think you need to have any prior knowledge of the franchise to enjoy it, honestly.

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Listened to this Month:

  • I sadly don’t remember what I listened to in August. ?

Played this Month:

  • I did almost no gaming in August! 🙁

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My Favorite Non-Review Posts of the Month:

My Favorite Posts from OTHER Bloggers This Month:


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14 Comments

  • Reply Tasya @ The Literary Huntress September 26, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    It seems like you had an amazing reading month in August! Jeepers Creepers wasn’t a scary movie for me either, but i guess it’s a familiar and comforting horror movie for me too 🙂 Have an amazing September and October!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries October 1, 2019 at 12:02 am

      Thank you! Yes, exactly – Jeepers is just familiar and comfortable at this point haha. 🙂 Thank you, you too! <3

  • Reply Jean Lee September 26, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Hi there! Dig the site. I’m curious–why didn’t you finish Gossamer Mage?

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries October 1, 2019 at 12:03 am

      Thanks! Sadly, there’s no nice way to say it — I absolutely hated the writing style. I could see it working for a lot of people, but it was so much the opposite of what I enjoy that I literally kept pausing every few paragraphs to read a bit aloud to my spouse and rant about it. ??

  • Reply Laura September 27, 2019 at 5:16 am

    looks like you had a great reading month! so glad you loved Made for You, I’ve been meaning to read that book for ages! have you read Anyta’s Signs of Love series? I freaking adore those books! and thank you so much for sharing my posts lovely ?

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries October 1, 2019 at 12:03 am

      Thank you! No, Made for You was my first book of Anyta’s but DEFINITELY won’t be my last. It was so sweet! And you’re welcome, darling! <3

  • Reply Sofia September 27, 2019 at 7:20 am

    Sweetie!!! first, I’m SO happy for your new place, everything looks so beautiful, I’m proud of you and I only wish you all the successes.❤️ Second, thank you so much for highlighting my posts, it makes me happy that you liked it ?
    OMG, I can’t believe that I haven’t seen Aterrados yet, I feel like a bad Argentina right now lol, but it makes me happy that you liked it, I’ll check it out very soon, I love horror movies ?
    I hope you’re having an incredible September, love & Happy Reading ?

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries October 1, 2019 at 12:10 am

      Thank you so much!! <3 Aw, any time, gorgeous!
      Ooooh, I hope you love it! I enjoyed it so much. I remember when I was in my late teens, Netflix had a lot more non-US films than they seem to now, and a handful of them were Argentinean horror. I can't recall the names of any of them right now, but I remember being amazed by every single one! Do you have any other recommendations I could look up and see if I can rent here? <3
      Thank you beautiful! I hope you are too!

  • Reply Ellyn McCann September 27, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    I agree, I’m not a Pokemon fan by any means, but that movie was SO GOOD!

  • Reply Kelly | Another Book in the Wall October 14, 2019 at 1:06 am

    Lovely post, Destiny! <3 Ah, I am STILL devastated from the third How to Train Your Dragon movie. It was such a brilliant end to an amazing series! I'm glad that you had so many 4 and 5 star reads in August (even if a few were rereads. Haha!). It's always so much fun to revisit favorite books! I hope your September and current October reads have been just as enjoyable!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries November 28, 2019 at 3:27 pm

      Thank you, Kelly! Oh my gosh, same on How to Train Your Dragon, it was so good but it made my heart hurt!

  • Reply Kal @ Reader Voracious October 24, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Look at your incredible reading month, and thanks so much for linking to two of my posts! (Surprise while blog hopping as I didn’t get a pingback but I appreciate you all the same)

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries November 28, 2019 at 3:30 pm

      Thank you! <3 And you're welcome. I'm sorry Jetpack is a piece of shit and doesn't give us pingbacks ?

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