Have I mentioned I hate the cold? I hate the cold and guess what? ITS FINALLY SPRING AND ITS GOING TO WARM SOON AND CASEY WILL BE ONE HAPPY HUMAN.
Okay now to the bookish stuff, I feel into a slump this month, a blogging, book photography, AND reading slump. I don’t know what happened this month, for those of you that have been following my wrap ups since the start of the year you might know I usually read 10-15+ books a month and this month I read 9! Ah I also only posted half of my usually posts this month and have a heap of reviews to catch up on. But enough of my slumpy stuff here’s what I did read .
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: I’m not going to go into too much details about this because I’m nearly 100% sure that everyone’s read it and reviewed it and most people had the same problems I did, but over all I really enjoyed that we have this as a companion to the Harry Potter books and I can’t wait to see the play when it finally comes to Australia(I say finally because I’m trying to use positive thinking to improve on the chance of it going nationally already.)
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff was a re-read for me because I originally read an ARC. This book is so fantastic and if you love epic fantasy it is THE book for you.
When we Collided by Emery Lord
I had mixed feeling about this book but in the end I think it tackled mental illness well and truthfully. When we Collided is a good book and I would recommend it but it’s not one of my favorites.
Spoiler free review (spoilers are hidden)
And I Darken by Kiersten White was a really hyped book and I can see why, I mean Vlad the Impaler re-telling gender swapped with a woman living in a time when woman were in no position of power and only considered for marriage. Lada the MC in this was a very powerful character but some of the things she did didn’t sit well with me. I gave this a 4/5 stars
It Ends With Us By Colleen Hoover is just such a huge book. Not page number, but by the subject matter and the importance this story tells. I gave this book a 5/5 stars and as always CoHO can bring me to tears with a sentence.
Vampire Academy by Rachael Mead
4/5 stars. Yes I judged this book pretty badly and not only did the covers put me off but I just haven’t been into Vampires for a good 5 years so I wasn’t sure how’d I like it but I really really enjoyed myself and bought the whole box set so I can’t wait to read the next books.
Frankie by Shivaun Plozza.
I absolutely loved the Aussie flavour of this book, the story was good but the ending was a bit of a let down for me. I would recommend this if your Aussie because the language and writing just made me feel so at home and I would doublely recommend this if your from Melbourne because it’s set here and the streets and description are everything.
P.S I like you by Kasie West
Kasie west has quickly become an auto buy Author for my and I adored this books, it’s cute and quirky and the MC was so relatable and down to earth 🙂
These Broken stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
This book is so amazing! I though it was just a romance based on the cover but it’s so much more: Secrets, space, socialites, soldiers, stars, and so much angst/stress/relief/ALL THE FEELINGS
I also re-read Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas and started A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R Martin.
Tags/ Discussion Posts
The insane insanity of the fact that there are 300+ of you
The Ultimate Game of Thrones TAG!
I purchased 22 books this month and most of these were on sale, second-hand, or ebooks 😀
This month was so busy, everyone decided to have a birthday, work was insanely bust AND I was in a sort of reading/blogging slump. I went to Melbourne Writers festival and met so many amazing Aussie book lovers, had all my Rainbow Rowell books signed and listened to two of her panels.
I’m going to focus more on this blog this month, getting my backlogged reviews and tags done and hosting an amazing interview with a book box owner! And reading more o your posts because I’ve been so slack lately 😦 Sorry guys!
How was your month? What was your favorite book of the month?
4 thoughts on “August Wrap Up and Haul!”
Well, it is over and school starts on Tuesday… so maybe I can be a productive grown up again?
Hey 9 books read and 22 books purchased sounds like a successful month to me!!!
So exciting you got to meet RR and have your books signed! She seems like such a lovely human 😁
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She is an amazing human!! I loved listening to her talk about books and she did a reading from Carry on that was pretty hilarious XD
I think I should put a limit that I can purchase the same amount of books that I read the previous month but that may be a vicious cycle as well if I have a good reading month.
I’m not planning on buying anything up until christmas now (hopefully)
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Hahahaha not buying books until Christmas 😂 Wait… Is that an option?! Good luck my friend, stay strong ✊🏻
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