Today I have my August 2019 Wrap Up. I can’t believe how fast the month of August went by. I don’t know about you, but to me, August seems to be one of the faster months of the year. During August I had a lot going on personally, and blog-wise as well.
In August I had family from out of town visit. I also started a big Project that I hope to announce sometime soon (perhaps in the next few weeks) as well.
Blog wise, I had a lot going on too. An overload of book reviews, which might be dwindling down within the rest of the year (because of the Big Project). I also had time to post non-book-review-y things this month as well.
How was your August 2019?
Here’s what I managed to read this August:
- The Nine (Foxfire Burning, #1) by C.M. Stunich, Tate James — 4⭐️
- Real Men Howl (Real Men Shift, #1) by Celia Kyle, Marina Maddix — 3⭐️
- Queen of Storms (Institute of Storm Fae, #1) by C.N. Crawford, Katerina Martinez — 2⭐️
- Magic Bite (Supernatural Bounty Hunter Series, #1) by Leia Stone — 2.5⭐️
- Dragon Blood (Dragon’s Gift: The Sorceress, #2) by Linsey Hall — 3⭐️
- Bet Me to Stay by Candace Havens — 4⭐️
- Cold Day in the Sun by Sara Biren — 4⭐️
- The Blacksmith Queen (The Scarred Earth Saga, #1) by G.A. Aiken — 4⭐️
- Once Upon A Wolf (Everafter Academy, #1) by Scarlett Snow — 1⭐️
- Snowed In With The Pack (Broken Ladder Wolf-Shifters, #1) by Dizzy Hooper — 3⭐️
- Pregnant By The Pack (Broken Ladder Wolf-Shifters, #2) by Dizzy Hooper — 2⭐️
- Born of Embers (Phoenix Rising, #1) by Harper Wylde, Quinn Arthurs — 3.5⭐️
- For Fox Sake (The Chaos of Foxes, #1) by Emma Dean — 3⭐️
- The Shadow Student (Wraithwood Academy, #1) by Teresa Hann — 2⭐️
Did Not Finish:
- A Song of Shadows (Otherworld Academy, #2) by Jenna Wolfhart
- Daughter of Discord (Star Mage Saga, #1) by J.J. Green
I ended up reading more than I thought I would—-especially since I had family in from out of town these last two weeks. And I can’t believe I read as many books as I did because I’m starting a new…….adventure.. Which is going to take up a lot of my reading time.
Here are the books I reviewed this month:
- Ever Lost (Lost of Neverly Prep, #1) by L.E. Bross
- Bone Witch (Winter Wayne, #1) by D.N. Hoxa
- Winter’s Kiss (Her Guardians, #2) by G. Bailey
- Chosen (The Brindle Dragon, #1) by Jada Fisher
- Chosen for Sight, Volume One (Chosen Academy) by Delia Stewart
- Emerge (Hosting Gods, #1) by Lena Mae Hill
- Her Wolf (silver Shifter, #1) by Katherine Bogle & Alexa B. James
- Shunned (Kings of Miskatonic Prep, #1) by Steffanie Holmes
- Winter’s Promise (Her Guardians, #3) by G. Bailey
- The Five Brothers Next Door by Nikki Chase
- Night Shifter (Magical Creatures Academy, #1) by Lucía Ashta
- Gypsy’s Blood (All the Pretty Monsters, #1) by Kristy Cunning
- Demon Slayer (Dragon’s Gift: The Sorceress, #1) by Linsey Hall
- DNF – The Raven Queen’s Harem Books 1, 2, 3, by Angel Lawson
- I Am The Wild (The Night Firm, #1) by Karpov Kinrade
- Gypsy Freak (All the Pretty Monsters, #2) by Kristy Cunning
- Dragon Whisper (The Dark Age Trilogy, #1) by Niamh Murphy
- Three Irish Brothers by Sienna Blake
- Awakened (The Brindle Dragon, #2) by Jada Fisher
- Winter’s War (Her Guardians, #4) by G. Bailey
- Gypsy Origins (All the Pretty Monsters, #3) by Kristy Cunning
- [ARC] Cold Day in the Sun by Sara Biren
- Broken In by Cassie Cole
- Kingdom of Ash and Briars (The Nissera Chronicles, #1) by Hannah West
- [ARC] The Blacksmith Queen (The Scarred Earth Saga, #1) by G.A. Aiken
- Adelaide’s Fate (Her Fate, #1) by G. Bailey
So…many….book reviews…. ……26, to be exact. Yikes, hahaha.
Here’s what I posted in August:
- Guilty Reader Book Tag
- September’s Most Anticipated Stories
- I’m a Mood Reader?! | What it means for me…
- Library Reads #45
- First Line Fridays #15
Honestly, for someone who doesn’t regularly post bookish posts that aren’t book reviews, I did quite well this month! There were exactly 5 more posts that I didn’t expect I would publish here on the blog, but I did.
What are the people saying in the bookish community? Check it out!:
- Beyond the Blurb | Why Age Shouldn’t Matter When Reading YA Books via siobhansnovelties — I agree with everything that was said in this post.
- Top 5 Saturday: Books with an Asian Setting via Leelyn @ Sometimes Leelyn Reads — If you haven’t checked out Leelyn’s blog, you definitely should. Not only is her blog great and quite enjoyable, but Leelyn is SUCH a sweetie.
Once again I fell out of the book-blogging community… I’m sorry about that, I enjoy keeping up with you all. Like I’ve said in this post already: I’ve got somewhat of a Big Project in the works, so it’s eating up all of my time!
Books I Acquired This August 2019:
- *The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson
- *Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
- *Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
- *Wicked Fox by Kat Cho
- *Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm, Whilhelm Grimm
- *Haunted Short Stories by Flame Tree Studio, Dr. Rebecca Janicker (Foreword), Ramsey Campbell
- *African Myths & Tales: Epic Tales by Flame Tree Studio, Jake Jackson (Foreword)
- *The Body in the Woods by April Henry
- *Watch Me by Angela Clarke
- *The Dry by Jane Harper
- *Let Me Lie by Clare Macintosh
- *Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson
- *The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson
- *Golden Son by Pierce Brown
- *Blood on the Beach by Sarah N. Harvey and Robin Stevenson
- *Roar by Cora Carmack
- *Grey Magic by JT Lawrence
- *ACID by Emma Pass
- *And I Darken by Kiersten White
- *Now I Rise by Kiersten White
- *The Favourite Sister by Jessica Knoll
- Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
- Ten Tiny Breaths by K. A. Tucker
* = were gifted to me
Actually about 90% of the books I buy are not from the “real” retail price. Aside from the first 7 books I acquired this month, the rest were secondhand store buys.
WHERE TO FIND ME:
01; I haven’t even done much today and I feel like I could sleep for forever…
27; My local library has a grand re-opening today!
28; The library is updated and so! cool! There’s way more open space, and the library is divided into two levels: the first floor is the kids/library express space, and the second floor has meeting rooms in the back, with the teen section, and whatever did not make it down stairs. All in all, the library has been updated beautifully. There’s a ton more natural light on the second floor as well.
30; Wow August has flown by. As much as I thought it would, honestly.
I hope August 2019 has treated you and yours well. If not, I’m sorry to hear that. My thoughts are with you.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
See you soon, and Happy Reading!