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Looking Back on August

I feel like August absolutely FLEW by! And good thing because I am so over summer, flying stinging insects, this heat, and not having a car.  Mike gets his license back this month and we're buying a new car and basically hallelujah.  Also: bring on autumn.  I've already lit my first pumpkin scented candle and I'm already craving pumpkin spice everything (especially milkshakes from Wawa.)


I read 14 books in August, 10 of which I read in one week during Bout of Books.  I've been very lax on getting my ARCs read.  Honestly, I feel so much better this way.  I've been reading what I want, when I want, and I'm a very happy reader because of it.  I've had the chance to reread a lot of old favorites recently, too.  Basically, yay for reading for me again!


In which I am too lazy to make a real collage and just take a screen shot of GR.


Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) by Robin LaFevers - 5 Stars

Glory O'Brien's History of the Future by AS King - 5 Stars

Black Helicopters by Blythe Woolston - 4 Stars

Annie & Fia (Mind Games #.5) by Kiersten White - 3.5 Stars

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma - 5 Stars

The Merciless by Danielle Vega - 3 Stars

Bleed Like Me by C Desir - 1 Star

Gravitation Vols 2 & 3 by Maki Murakami - 3.5-4 Stars

Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty by Christine Heppermann - 5 Stars

JTHM the Director's Cut by Jhonen Vasquez - 5 Stars

Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer - 1.5 Stars

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins - 4.5 Stars

Rain, Reign by Ann M Martin - 4 Stars


Links take you to reviews on my blog


Book of the Month:

The Walls Around Us obviously.  I feel so incredibly lucky to have been able to read this early.  Nova Ren Suma is like my writing idol. I might have jumped up and done a little dance when I got her newest release. I had to read it right away even though it doesn't come out for 7 months.  It was amazing, just as I expected.


What I Watched:


Orange is the New Black

Criminal Minds (just started)

A shitton of Law & Order SVU

The Pirates of the Caribbean movies over and over and over again.


Looking Ahead:


I'm excited to reread Dark Triumph and then finish the series with Mortal Heart.  His Fair Assassin is one of my favorite series so I'm both sad and happy to be reading the final book this month.


I'll also be rereading the Throne of Glass series starting with The Assassin's Blade even though I just read Heir of Fire in June.  Sue me.


I'll also be continuing on in my reread of the manga series Gravitation.


All in all - lots of "me" reading.