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August Wrap: my slumpiest month in years!

September 11, 2020

Another late monthly wrap… oops.

Man, I don’t know about you all, but August was not kind to my reading and creative flow. Despite picking up a few graphic novels & manga at the end of the month, this still was the least I’ve read in any single month in FOUR YEARS, and I feel pretty lackluster (or downright negative) about most of what I did read. August is always one of my least favorite months of the year, anyways, but add in some personal struggles, grief, stress, and more… yeah. I’m glad August is over. (Not that September started off too much better, but I’m hoping for the upswing soon…)


statistics

books read: 14ย (1 DNF, 13 completed)
average rating: 3.5/5
pages read:ย 3,282

pie chart depicting 21.4% authors I have read before, 78.6% new-to-me authors pie chart depicting formats read: 7.1% print, 7.1% audio, 85.7% ebooks
pie chart depicting 7.1% re-reads, 92.9% new reads pie chart depicting genres read: 7.1% historical fiction, 21.4% science fiction, 7.1% nonfiction, 21.4% contemporary, 14.3% fantasy, 14.3% horror, 14.3% romance

reading

EMOJI KEY:
โœจ = review copy | ๐Ÿ” = reread | ๐Ÿค— = buddy read
๐ŸŽง = audiobook | ๐Ÿ’ป = Kindle Unlimited |
ย ๐Ÿ“œ = poetry
๐ŸŒป = BIPOC rep | ๐ŸŒˆ
= LGBTQ+ rep | ๐ŸŒบ = disability and/or MI rep | ๐Ÿ’ž = fat rep

โœจ graphic novels, manga, etc. โœจ

50891359My Riotย by Rick Spears & Emmett Helen (ill.)

โญโญโญ

โœจ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒˆ

mini review

Some important topics, though I’m not convinced they were always handled well.

52874283. sx318 sy475 Omni, Vol. 1: The Doctor Is Inย by Devin Grayson & Alitha Martinez (ill.)

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

โœจ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒˆ

mini review

Super diverse and exciting, with a delightfully new (to me, at least!) concept.

44018869The Way of the Househusband, Vol. 1ย by Kลsuke ลŒno

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

โœจ๐ŸŒป

mini review

Absolutely hilarious and a new favorite manga series!

52854406Fangirl, Vol. 1: The Mangaย by Rainbow Rowell, Sam Maggs, & Gabi Nam (ill.)

โญโญโญโญ๐Ÿ’ซ

โœจ๐ŸŒบ

mini review

Honestly way better than the original novel, and that’s coming from someone who the original novel meant a lot to, years ago!

49203394Barely Functional Adult: It’ll All Make Sense Eventuallyย by Meichi Ng

โญโญโญ

โœจ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ

mini review

Not what I expected, and honestly a bit disappointing, but I LOVED the sections on therapy and imposter syndrome!

49407627The Weirn Books, Vol. 1: Be Wary of the Silent Woodsย by Svetlana Chmakova

โญโญโญ๐Ÿ’ซ

โœจ๐ŸŒป

mini review

Not my favorite, but cute and definitely one I’ll recommend for kids!

50891498Odessaย by Jonathan Hill (Odessa, #1)

โŒย DNF โŒ

โœจ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒˆ

DNF explanation

Miserably boring.

โœจ adult & new adult โœจ

48716987Loathe at First Sightย by Suzanne Park

โญโญ

โœจ๐ŸŒป

rant review

This followed through on approximately NONE of the promises it made.

52787932. sy475 Unboxedย by Briana Morgan

โญโญโญโญ

mini review

Spooky and fun, but I wish it had been longer.

45023611The Roommateย by Rosie Danan

โญโญโญโญ๐Ÿ’ซ

โœจ๐ŸŒˆ

RTC

So good, so sex-positive, so fun.

31451267The Song Risingย by Samantha Shannon (The Bone Season, #3)

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ

RTC

This series just keeps getting better and better!

49086167. sy475 The Housematesย by Iain Rob Wright

โญ

๐Ÿ’ป

rant mini-review

Poor writing, awful characters, and too many problems to count.

54290559. sy475 Go Deepย by Rilzy Adams

โญโญโญ

๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’ป

review

Nobody is more disappointed than I am, trust me.

โœจย young adult โœจ

nothing this month! ๐Ÿคฏ

โœจย middle grade โœจ

22456292The Last Olympianย by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ (again)

๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŽง

RTC (despite having originally read this nearly TWO YEARS ago… #fail)

Just as delightful the second time!


watching

Click here to be my Letterboxd friend!

American Mary (2012)

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

๐Ÿ”

I hadn’t seen this in years, but it was honestly even better (and bloodier) than I remembered. I love the underlying theme and, no spoilers, but I will always root for survivors getting revenge.

Host (2020)

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

Not gonna lie, this was totally worth the hype. I would love to see more filmmakers use shorter horror film formats like this because it’s just so damn punchy and intense.

The Platform (2019)

โญโญโญ

I still don’t know what to make of this movie.

Let Us Prey (2014)

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

๐Ÿ”

This is probably the 8th or 9th time I’ve seen this, and it is easily one of my favorite films of all time.ย 


playing

(Yup, still just these 2 same games all the time. I need to branch out a little.)


posting


filming

(click the thumbnails to see the videos!)

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loving


โ€” destiny โ™ฅ

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7 Comments

  • Reply amberinoface September 11, 2020 at 10:04 am

    We both finished the same series in August! Look at us!

  • Reply Meaghan @ Hail and Well Read September 11, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Aw, I’m sorry you had a slump month, Destiny! Those are pretty rough. But I’m glad you got to reenjoy some PJO and some horror movies! Revisiting things you love and finding you STILL love them is such a good thing. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    I hope your September is kinder to you!

  • Reply meltotheany September 12, 2020 at 3:28 am

    love you, sweet friend. sending you my heart still and always. also.. the way you single-handedly just made me want to read the roommate. your power! ๐Ÿ’•xx

  • Reply Kayla @ Books and Blends September 13, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    I hope September will be a better reading month for you!

  • Reply Bex September 16, 2020 at 11:27 am

    I’m obviously super late @ responding & commenting on things, but hi Destiny, I love you! Thank you so much for sharing my post! โ™ฅโ™ฅ

    I’ve been wanting to read THE ROOMMATE so bad after seeing that you loved it! After spooky season, I’m putting it high on my TBR!

  • Reply bookishinbed September 16, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    Aw I am so sorry to hear August was very slumpy for you. I do hope September ends up being better for you. I am excited to read you review on The Roommate. I have been hearing about that one. I put it on hold at the library. I can’t wait to get to it.

  • Reply Sofii @ A Book. A Thought. September 16, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    Sweetie!! โค๏ธโœจ here to wish you the most beautiful September full of the best readings. I hope you feel much better this month and beat that annoying reading slump, meanwhile take good care of yourself ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ

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