AUGUST WRAP UP // Reading Old and New Favourites!

Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog! Today I’m coming at you with my August wrap up! This month started off really strong and I read some new favourites that I absolutely loved but I also had a fair bit of assessment towards the end of the month so my reading and watching really tapered off towards the backend of the month.

Overall, August was a good month, if not a little bit stessful towards the end, so now I’m really excited to see what I read or watch in September!

Also, for anyone curious, I host the GraphicsAThon with Destiny and round 2 will be taking place October 11-19th so you can look forward to an announcement for that soon!

The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1)
The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2)
The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3)
My Dark Vanessa
Midnight Sun (Twilight, #5)
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
Beautiful Darkness (Caster Chronicles, #2)


  • Jan 2020: 4,479 pages
  • Feb 2020: 7,109 pages
  • March 2020: 4,156 pages
  • April 2020: 9,116 pages
  • May 2020: 5,866 pages
  • June 2020: 2,466 pages
  • July 2020: 1,942 pages
  • August 2020: 4.062 pages
  • # Read this month: 11

🌻 β€“ Buddy read
🎧 – Audiobook
πŸ“š – Library book
πŸ’» – Ebook/Kindle
πŸ” – Re-read
✨ – Review copy
🌈 – LGBTQIA+ rep

*Click on the covers to go to my Goodreads reviews!

Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Can't Escape Love (Reluctant Royals, #2.6)
The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1)
The Deep
Midnight Sun (Twilight, #5)
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)


  • Macbeth [03/08] – 3 ⭐ – πŸŽ§πŸ” – Yeah, I really don’t have anything to add to this discourse, I’ve read this play so many times at this point that I’m kind of over it. I wish schools would branch out a bit and teach something other than the same 5 plays.
  • Can’t Escape Love [04/08] – 4 ⭐ – 🎧 – I don’t know if I’ve smiled this much reading something for a while. This little novells made my heart so happy and I’m so glad I read it!
  • The Lost Hero [30/07 – 05/08] – 3.5 ⭐ – πŸŒ»πŸŽ§πŸ” – buddy read with Destiny – I didn’t love this book like I thought I would but, I am really excited to get to book 2 to find out what happens next!
  • The Deep [05/08] – 3 ⭐ – 🎧 – I didn’t love this but I do still understand and appreciate the premise. This wasn’t the story for me but I do still recommend it because I think that so many others will love it so much more than me!
  • Midnight Sun [06 – 07/08] – 3 ⭐ – 🌻🎧 – buddy read with Rebecca – This was a genuine suprise to me because I literally thought I was going to hate every second of it but I actually enjoyed reading it and I really do think this is an improvement on the original story in Bella’s pov. (Full review to come)
  • Beautiful Creatures [10/08] – 3 ⭐ – 🌻🎧 – buddy read with Destiny – I’m genuinely cuprised to say that I had a fun time with this! I think it makes all the difference that I was picturing Ethan as Alden Ehrenreich the whole time! πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ
  • Hush, Hush [12/08] – 1 ⭐ – πŸŽ§πŸ” – I loved this as a teenager and reading this now I am genuinely worried about what the hell was going through my mind as I read this when I was younger.
Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space (Exploded Views)
The Myth of Equality by Ken Wytsma
The Poppy War (The Poppy War, #1)
Citizen: An American Lyric


  • Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space [14 – 15/08] – 4 ⭐ – πŸŽ§Β β€“ I recommend that everyone read this. A lot of it didn’t apply to me, but the bits that really did truly had me crying into my bag of chips.
  • The Myth of Equality: Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege [16/08] – 3.5 ⭐ – 🎧 – This is very focused on Christianity so a lot of it went over my head tbh.
  • The Poppy War [16 – 19/08] – 4 ⭐ – 🎧 – I haven’t felt this torn apart by a book like this in a long, long time. Holy shit.
  • Citizen: An American Lyric [20/08] – 5 ⭐ – 🎧 – This book is devastating and relentless and so raw. Another eye-opening book with great writing. I can’t recommend this highly enough.


*Click on the covers for my Letterboxd reviews!

Breath Poster
Beautiful Creatures Poster
She's Out of My League Poster
Expecting Amy Poster
Amy Schumer: Growing Poster
Newsfront Poster
Work It Poster


  • Breath [03/08] – 3.5 ⭐ – Not what I was expecting but I really liked the humour and would absolutely watch this again in the future.
  • Beautiful Creatures [11/08] – 2.5 ⭐ – This movie is NOT good and I completely understand why fans of the book hate it but at the same time I would die for Alden Ehrenreich’s dorky laugh.
  • She’s Out Of My League [13/08] – 2 ⭐ – Inherinely problematic but I think the movie has a good message in the end. I also have a really strong urge to go and watch everything else Alice Eve has been in.
  • Expecting Amy Episodes 1 & 2 [13/08] – 4 ⭐ – Amy Schumer has never been one of my favourite comedians, but che can actually be pretty interesting when she’s not trying to tell her stolen jokes.
  • Amy Schumer: Growing [14/08] – 2.5 ⭐ – Yeah, Amy Schumer and jokes are not a great mix.
  • Newsfront [15/08] – 2.5 ⭐ – Had to watch this for class, interesting but also pretty boring.
  • Work It [18/08] – 3.5 ⭐ – On one hand I really enjoyed watching this but on the other hand, I feel like I’m hyper-aware of age difference these days. Jordan Fisher’s character is definitely a college graduate so why is he dating a high school senior? On the other other hand (I have 3 hands apparently?) I’ll watch anything with Jordan Fisher in it so I’ll definitely be watching this again int he future!
Rent: Live Poster
Shameless Poster
Gilmore Girls Poster




  • Rent Live! [19/08] – 3.5 ⭐ – Riddled with technical problems and some unproffessional actors but overall, Jordan Fisher really shines as Mark Cohen and the set design was fantastic (though it looked really dangerous!)
  • Shameless Season 1 [24 – 25/08] – 3.75 ⭐ – I had no idea what to expect from this show but I saw the seasons are pretty short and I needed to procrastinate doing my assignments so I put this on, fully expecting to turn it off 30 seconds later… obviously that didn’t happen.
  • Gilmore Girls Season 1 [20 – 30/08] – 4.5 ⭐ – I can’t believe how much more I’m appreciating Emily Gilmore on this rewatch. At the same time, every scene with Dean is really getting on my nerves.


Shameless Poster
Gilmore Girls Poster

Shameless Season 2 [26/08 – ??] – So far I’m really enjoying this show and I’m really interested to see how it’s goin gto turn out since it’s very much a hopeless, torture porn-kind of a show.

Gilmore Girls Season 2 [31/08 – ??] – I can’t believe how much more I’m appreciating Emily Gilmore on this rewatch. At the same time, damn every scene with Dean is really getting on my nerves.

Everything I reviewed this month! 


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8 thoughts on “AUGUST WRAP UP // Reading Old and New Favourites!

  1. I am so scared of rereading Hush Hush. When I read it years ago I loved it, but now I fear I’ll think the same as you, what was I thinking when I read it in the first place ☹️

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    1. Yeah, I loved it as a young teen but re-reading it now as an adult… yeesh it’s *not* great. It’s an easy quick read but massively problematic and toxic! I can only imagine how awful the next books are!

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    1. Yes, I always have a great time reading with you and I’m already so excited to read more books with you in 2021!

      No worries, it honestly doesn’t bother me! β€πŸ‘

      Hush Hush should not exist and that’s the truth!


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