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!
- 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
🌻 – Buddy read
🎧 – Audiobook
📚 – Library book
💻 – Ebook/Kindle
🔁 – Re-read
✨ – Review copy
🌈 – LGBTQIA+ rep
*Click on the covers to go to my Goodreads reviews!
- Macbeth [03/08] – 3 ⭐ – 🎧🔁 – 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 ⭐ – 🌻🎧🔁 – 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! 🤷♀️
- Hush, Hush [12/08] – 1 ⭐ – 🎧🔁 – 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 [14 – 15/08] – 4 ⭐ – 🎧 – 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.
[IF YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT I’M READING WHILE I’M READING, YOU CAN CATCH ME ON GOODREADS OR STORYGRAPH]
*Click on the covers for my Letterboxd reviews!
- 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! [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.
[IF YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT I’M WATCHING WHILE I’M WATCHING, YOU CAN CATCH ME ON LETTERBOXD]
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!
- The Foxhole Court Trilogy – 3 ⭐
- The Lightning Thief – 3 ⭐
- The Sea of Monsters – 3 ⭐
- The TItan’s Curse – 3 ⭐
- The Battle of The Labyrinth – 4 ⭐
- The Last Olympian – 4 ⭐
WHAT DID YOU READ THIS MONTH?
HOW IS YOUR READING GOING SO FAR THIS YEAR?