I read 7 books this month:
- Chilling Adventures of Sabrina by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack
- The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
- Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
- Crushed by Tom and Laura McNeal
- Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
- The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
Click on the links to read the reviews!
My favorite read was The Raven King, obviously, but I also really, really loved Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and Becky Albertalli may just have to go on to my auto-buy author list.
My least favorite read was Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill. The main characters were extremely immature and overall, really terrible people. 0/10 – Would not recommend!
Other posts this month:
- Cover Reveal: The Lethal Agent by RS McCoy
- Discussion: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
- Book Review: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
- #ReadThemAllThon TBR Pile
- 8 Series to Binge Watch After You Read The Raven Cycle
- Waiting On Wednesday: Our Chemical Hearts
- Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Fictional Schools I Wish Were Real
- Waiting On Wednesday: The Burning World
My book haul for August was fairly small and it barely touched my wallet, which is good since my wallet is empty. Most of the books were freebies! Thank you to everyone who provided me with books via the #booksfortrade and #swagfortrade tags on Twitter and the team at Penguin. The rest were purchased from the Dollar Tree.
- The Magnolia League by Katie Crouch
- Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter
- Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston
- The House at the Edge of Night by Catherine Banner
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (Signed Copy)
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (Signed Copy)
- Frostfire by Amanda Hocking
- Ice Kissed by Amanda Hocking
- Crystal Kingdom by Amanda Hocking
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead
- Half Bad by Sally Green
This is my September to be read, along with eBooks of The Scorpio Races and An Ember in the Ashes. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Sinner, The Scorpio Races, and The Young Elites are top priority because I need those to complete the #ReadThemAllThon challenge.
- Riverkeep by Martin Stewart
- Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
- The Young Elites by Marie Lu
- Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine
- Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater
- The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
- A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J, Maas
- To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
The most exciting thing I did the month of August of course was going to London where I bore witness to the magic that is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on stage. I’ve said it every chance I get, and I will never get tired of saying it–the play is so wonderful! I hope that everyone gets to see it performed one day in some way or another.
I went to YALC (Young Adult Lit Con), part of the London Comic and Film Fest, which was technically the last weekend of July. I met so many amazing authors including my queen, Maggie Stiefvater! It was my first convention that was purely for books, and it was amazing!
Of course, London in itself was awesome as usual. It’s such a gorgeous, lively city. I used AirBnB and stayed in a little neighborhood called Thornton Heath. I love AirBnB. It’s so much cheaper than a hotel, and much nicer than a hostel. Plus you really, really do get to experience places like a local instead of a tourist. Since this was my 3rd voyage across the pond, I wasn’t really into the tourist stuff anymore anyway. I can definitely picture myself living in London full-time someday. A girl can dream.
September will be a fairly quiet month, probably. Summer is over and I officially need to focus on starting my new life in Alabama. I’ve invested a lot of time into my start-up company, Your Novel Agency. I hope to continue to work on that–building clients and gathering exposure. I’m still seeking a typical part-time job as well. I may even look into retail. I’m just not ready to go back into the classroom mentally or emotionally yet.
I know I’m two days behind, but leave me the links to your monthly recaps! They are oddly my favorite posts to read. I hope everyone had an an amazing August, and that in September you read all the books on your tbr and prosper.