August Wrap-Up: The Month of Sleepiness

Hi all!

This wrap-up is coming to you from a very sleepy girl, whose work life, uni life and social life are all slowly exhausting her mentally and physically. Seriously, I need a damn day off, but I’m still trying to pay off my trip to New York this November 😭. And don’t even get me started on how tired I am when writing essays — if you follow me on Twitter, you know it took me like a week to write one report 🙈.

Anyways, I wasn’t very active on my blog for the last week of August, but I’m hoping to make up for that in September!

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Books read

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= 11 books (3 rereads), 3 mangas, 2 novellas, 1 comic 


Books reviewed

This was a crappy month review-wise, as I only reviewed one book! Terrible, I know! But I’ve literally forgotten how to review a book. If someone has any tips, please let me know!

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Counterpoint is a very sweet sequel to Syncopation. It’s very romantic and lovely, but I did have a couple of issues with it (but nothing too bad to affect my enjoyment).

★★★★

Read my review


Book(s) of the month 

 

This month, I read many amazing novels but these three were by far the best!

Ravensong was heartbreaking and funny, and made me want to die. I haven’t cried so much in a novel in ages, and this sequel to my beloved Wolfsong was just incredible. I’ve been waiting for this book for two years, and reading Gordo and Mark’s story affected me deeply. It took a while for them to get together, but it was worth it. I’m also so very excited for the next book in the series!

Circe was phenomenal. I was expecting good things from this book, but all my expectations were exceeded. I’m going to ask Madeline Miller to only write Greek myths and history from here on after, because she does it so freaking well. Circe was an incredible character and I adore her so so so much. I also loved meeting Medea, Hermes, Odysseus, Telemachus and Penelope. I also loved the representation of Odysseus as someone who was’t as honourable as everyone thought.

Pisces Hooks Taurus was the most adorable novel from Anyta Sunday to date. While Leo Loves Aries is still my favourite Signs of Love novel, Pisces Hooks Taurus is definitely a very, very close second. Zane, the Pisces, is the sweetest character I’ve ever read in my life — I wanted to hug him so so so freaking much. Beckett, the Taurus and the love interest, is sweet and loving, and honestly, we’re a bit alike. I loved this book, and can’t wait for the last two books in the series — especially one with an Aquarius character (because I’m Aquarius!!).


Monthly disappointment 

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I didn’t like this book at all. I was initially intrigued because there was an age-gap, and the love interest was the father of the groom, but that’s all that was going for the book. The romance was insta-love, and the characters, while great at the beginning, got whiny and annoying at the end. I low-key wish I had DNF’d this book, but it was pretty short.


IF YOU LIKE THAT, TRY THESE … POSTS

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To check out my If you like that, try these posts … click on each title below! If you like that, try these … is my bi-weekly post series where I share book (and sometimes movie or TV show) recommendations based on a book I’ve read. A new post comes out every second Thursday!

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BOOK TAGS

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I’m currently completing The ABC book challenge! This is a weekly tag where bloggers share memorable titles starting with a letter of the alphabet, as well as books on their TBR also starting with that letter.

Check out my posts for August:

C, D, E, F, G

A post of this series comes out every Tuesday!


Extra content

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This is the second part to my literary journalism post that I wrote last year. Check it out if you’re interested in reading some amazing and important articles! (Click on the image.)

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I joined #ARCAugust this month but I’m not even going to bother to write a wrap-up post because I only read two books! Anyway, if you want to check out the ARCs I have and should read soon, click on the image above.

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I tried out something really cool this month! I’ve been struggling to choose a book to read because I was in a little bit of a slump, so I decided to read the first chapter of a few books to see which book I’d be interested in reading! Click on the image above to see what books I looked at, and which one I decided to read in the end!

This month I was lucky enough to have been interviewed by the lovely Lara! Lara and I discussed the importance of publishing diversely, why we should support marginalised authors and reviewers, and more! Please check out our interview here!


Blog tours

This month I participated in two blog tours! Click on the images below to check out the posts!

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Arcs I received

 


Books purchased 

 


Non-bookish stuff

This month, I watched the newest season of Voltron and I’m low-key getting sick of this series. They need to hurry up and wrap it up already, because I’m starting to lose interest in the characters and the plot.

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I really enjoyed Netflix’s Disenchantment series! It’s a cartoon series set in a magical kingdom, with a disenfranchised princess, a demon from hell, and a gullible elf as the main characters. The voice actors are Abbi Jacobson and Eric Andre, and they’re half the reason I started watching the show. Give it a go if you’re into quick and fun cartoons!

largeposterI also watched Blackkklansman at the cinemas and highly recommend the movie. Please, please, please go watch that incredible movie. I was perched on the very edge of my seat the entire time.

I can’t believe it’s based on a true story, and the parallels the film made to today’s world are unprecedented. So powerful, so moving. And that ending!! Holy shit.

 

 


Looking forward: September

Reviews to come:
  1. The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee (ARC review)
  2. On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
  3. Autoboyography by Christina Laurent
Blog tours:
  1. I Do Not Trust You by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz (book extract)
  2. Counterpoint by Anna Zabo (release blitz)
  3. The Heights by Amy Aislin (release blitz)
TBR:

In September, I’m going to try to stick to a pre-planned TBR. Lmao. I know. Let’s see how I manage:

 

 

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HOW WAS YOUR AUGUST? DID YOU READ ANY GREAT BOOKS? WATCH ANY AWESOME SHOWS OR MOVIES? WRITE ANY GREAT POSTS? LET ME KNOW!

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11 thoughts on “August Wrap-Up: The Month of Sleepiness

  1. LittleIrishbookcat says:

    Great Wrap up dear 💕💕

    Ahhh Ravensong I loved it so much and so glad we buddy read it ☺️

    Omg I’ve been reading your posts every time and I had no clue that I could move the pictures. That’s so cool 😱😱

    I’m shite with technology!!

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  2. Emma's Library says:

    I really need to get around to reading Circe. It sounds amazing and I’ve heard nothing but great things about it.

    As well as reading books, I’m in the middle of so many crochet and knitting projects that I don’t know how I manage to keep on top of everything. I also rewatched all of Good Witch on Netflix because I’m preparing myself for what will hopefully be a great Halloween special episode. Movie wise, I’m peeved I cannot get out to a cinema because there are a number of films at the moment I really want to see – Incredibles 2 (if it’s still in cinemas), Christopher Robin, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, and that new one with Emma Thompson.

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