August in Review

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Life: Back to school is rough, but I still read a ton! I ended up getting sick already and took my first day off the second week of school already. Stupid cold.

Reading: I read 41 books! Isn’t that nuts?

  1. Olivia Twist: Honor Among Thieves by Darin Strauss
  2. Kim Reaper, Vol. 2: Vampire Island by Sarah Graley
  3. Runaways, Vol. 2: Best Friends Forever by Rainbow Rowell
  4. Dream Boy by Jim Grimsley
  5. 11 Birthdays (Willow Falls, #1) by Wendy Mass
  6. The Selection (The Selection, #1) by Kiera Cass
  7. Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr
  8. Cinderella, Volume 1: From Fabletown with Love by Chris Roberson
  9. Spellslinger (Spellslinger, #1) by Sebastian De Castell
  10. No Country for Old Gnomes(The Tales of Pell, #2) by Delilah S. Dawson & Kevin Hearne
  11. Olivia Twist by Lorie Langdon
  12. Between Two Thorns (The Split Worlds, #1) by Emma Newman
  13. Finally (Willow Falls, #2) by Wendy Mass
  14. Moonlocket (The Cogheart Adventures, #2) by Peter Bunzl
  15. The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1) by Maureen Johnson
  16. The Elite (The Selection, #2) by Kiera Cass
  17. The One (The Selection, #3) by Kiera Cass
  18. Finale (Caraval, #3) by Stephanie Garber
  19. The Selection Stories: The Prince & The Guard (The Selection, #0.5, 2.5) by Kiera Cass
  20. Man-Eaters, Vol. 1 by Chelsea Cain
  21. Man-Eaters, Vol. 2 by Chelsea Cain
  22. Starport by George R.R. Martin
  23. Lost Soul, Be at Peace by Maggie Thrash
  24. The Heir (The Selection, #4) by Kiera Cass
  25. The Crown (The Selection, #5) by Kiera Cass
  26. Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children, #2) by Seanan McGuire
  27. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  28. The Mystery of Alice by Lee Bacon
  29. Beneath the Sugar Sky(Wayward Children, #3)  by Seanan McGuire
  30. The Selection Stories: The Queen & The Favorite (The Selection, #0.4, 2.6) by Kiera Cass
  31. Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina
  32. The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales by Ellen Datlow
  33. Watched by Marina Budhos
  34. DEV1AT3 (Lifelike, #2) by Jay Kristoff
  35. In an Absent Dream(Wayward Children, #4) by Seanan McGuire
  36. Mera: Tidebreaker by Danielle Paige
  37. Lety Out Loud by Angela Cervantes
  38. The Bear and the Nightingale(Winternight Trilogy, #1) by Katherine Arden
  39. Fairest, Volume 2: The Hidden Kingdom by Bill Willingham
  40. When I Arrived at the Castle by Emily Carroll
  41. My Jasper June by Laurel Snyder

Challenges: Check out my 2019 Challenges

Audiobook Challenge: 20 books read (70/50+)

Bookish Resolutions (50 books I own): 9 books read (76/50)

Bookish Resolutions (10 ebooks): 0 books read (2/10)

Connect Five Books Challenge: 0 connections ( 10 books read/ 2 connections)

Tackle My TBR Reading Challenge: 9 books read (75/61+)

Looking Forward: September is a long month, but I know I’ll see low reading. My husband is going to be on my schedule for the next 4 months and that’s going to put a little stopper on my reading. He’s in a police training program – so proud of him!

Life: This month was pretty stressful cause I ended up getting a new job, I also had some crazy shenanigans with my friends. I have really been stressed about adult type things but I think the new job is really going to help with that. I went to Leakycon at the beginning of the month which was an incredible experience and I had such an amazing time there.  My obsessive personality really kicked my ass this month.

 

Reading: I managed to read 19 books this month.

  1. The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverley Cleary
  2. The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner 
  3. The Flatshare by Beth O Leary
  4. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson 
  5. Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy by T. Sutherland 
  6. Long Way Home by Katie McGarry
  7. With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo 
  8. Spellslinger by Sebastian De Castell 
  9. Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim 
  10. Awakened by P.C. and Kristin Cast
  11. Dev1at3 by Jay Kristoff 
  12. Again, but Better by Christine Riccio 
  13. The Shadowglass by Rin Chupeco 
  14. Beyond Bullets by Megan Rutell 
  15. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaimen 
  16. The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu
  17. Gravitation Vol 1 by Maki Murakami
  18. Gravitation Vol 2 by Maki Murakami
  19. Gravitation Vol 3 and 4 by Maki Murakami

 

Looking Forward: I start my new job September 3rd! I am a little nervous but mainly I am really looking forward to be out of retail for the first time in seven years. I also have Witches Thanksgiving with my coven later on this month and I know that is going to be an extremely fun day which I can’t wait for. I am also going to see the Jones Brothers in concert at the end of the month with my sister in law.

Kristen

Kristen is the co-blog owner of The Book Monsters. Kristen is an Elementary School Library Media Specialist in the Chicago suburbs who loves reading. Why else would she be a librarian?

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3 responses to “August in Review

  1. WOWSERS!! Great seeing Treasure Island in that mix! Loved that book as a child. I probably want to read 9 tenths of that list… lol. Happy September!

  2. Danielle Hammelef

    I can’t even wrap my head around that many books for a month. Amazing! I see so many highly anticipated books of mine on your read list too. Being sick is never fun and I’m glad it was only an annoying cold for you.

  3. Sorry you got sick—seems like the beginning of the school year is famous for that. My daughter got sick at the beginning of the school year and brought it home to all of us. She actually can’t quite shake the cough, even though it’s been weeks now!

    I can’t believe you read 41 books! That’s insane!! 🙂

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