my august wrap up | tik tok faves and new releases!

Hey everyone, welcome or welcome back to my blog! August fel t like both the longest month of my life and also the shortest so I kind of can’t believe it’s over now and that we’re going into September! In August I got stuck into Uni work and I got a new job as well as doing a few week-long reading challenges. So, it was a bit hectic, but because I’m me, I still felt like the most unproductive person on the planet πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ.

Goodreads Challenge Update!

Quick Stats:

  • Pages read: 7,852 pages
  • Books read: 20 books
  • Most disappointing book of the month β€“ A Lesson in Thorns by Sierra Simone & Cobalt Blue by Matthew Reilly
  • Worst book of the month β€“ The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  • Most surprising book of the month β€“ Hover Car Racer by Matthew Reilly
  • Best book of the month β€“ Wolfsong by T J Klune
MONTHPAGE COUNTREAD COUNT
January8,356 pages25 books
February12,464 pages38 books
March7,308 pages17 books
April15,002 pages39 books
May4,336 pages11 books
June6,002 pages12 books
July9,876 pages31 books
August7,852 pages20 books
TOTAL71,196 pages193 books
My pages goal for the year was 60,000 which I’ve now surpassed! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ & my book goal for the year is 200 which I’m almost up to! Somebody hold me because I’m reading way too quickly!

🌻 – Buddy read // 🎧 – Audiobook // πŸ“š – Library book // πŸ” – Re-read
🌈 – LGBTQIA+ rep // 🟣 – disability rep // ✨ – 2022 release

*Click on the titles for my Goodreads reviews! You can also find my StoryGraph reviews here!

for the first week of the month, I picked all of my reads out of a tbr jar – you can read my blog post with all of my reviews here!

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  • Today Tonight Tomorrow [01/08] 🎧 – ⭐⭐⭐ – A cute idea that would make a great movie, but I think I’m officially over YA books.
  • Wolfsong [01-02/08] 🎧🌈 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – So addicting, I had a lot of trouble putting this one down for meal breaks!
  • A Lesson in Thorns [03/08] 🎧🌈 – ⭐⭐ – It’s absolutely a no from me.
  • A Not So Meet Cute [04/08] 🎧 – ⭐⭐ – A no from me. I really did not enjoy this one at all!
  • Contest [09/08] 🎧 – ⭐⭐⭐ – not amazing and you can 100% tell it’s a debut, but this is still such a cool idea.
  • Troll Mountain [10/08] 🎧 – ⭐⭐⭐ – short but still a lot of fun!

This week I read booktok faves – you can find my blog post here!

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  • Hover Car Racer [10-11/08] 🎧 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – My favourite Matthew Reilly book so far! I absolutely loved this, it had me jumping up and down like a real race would!
  • The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue [12 – 15/08] πŸŽ§πŸŒˆπŸ” – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – I absolutely adored this re-read, I just love the slow cadence of this story. | find my pinterest board here
  • The Cruel Prince [15-16/08] 🎧 – dnf – lol tik tok i h8 u
  • It Ends With Us [17/08] 🎧 – ⭐⭐⭐ – better than i expected but I still think Lily has very questionable taste in men
  • Shatter Me [18-19/08] πŸŽ§πŸ” – ⭐⭐.5 – Once again, tik tok has failed me
  • Electric Idol [21/08] ✨🎧 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – I absolutely love Eros and Psyche together! I can’t wait to read the rest of this series! I heard it’s meant to be 10 books and now I’m very excited about it!

then i read 2022 releases for a week – my blog post will be up next month!

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  • Wicked Beauty [21-22/08] ✨🌈🎧 – ⭐⭐⭐.5 – Not as good as book one but very steamy and I enjoyed the trial scenes!
  • Cobalt Blue [22/08] ✨🎧 – ⭐ – My most anticipated book of the year just became one of the worst books I’ve read all year. I am genuinely in shock rn and I’m going to need 3-5 business days to recover.
  • Twisted Hate [22-23/08] ✨🎧 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – This one was so fun, I can’t wait to continue this series asap!
  • Fake It Till You Bake It [23/08] ✨🎧 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – This was so so much fun!
  • The Bodyguard [23/08] ✨🎧 – ⭐⭐⭐ – This started out really strong but went from a 4 star to average pretty quickly.
  • Delilah Green Doesn’t Care [24/08] ✨🎧🌈 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – An absolute joy!
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  • Out There [17 – 25/08] βœ¨πŸ“š – ⭐⭐⭐⭐.75 – This was absolutely fantastic and so weird and kinda dark and I loved every second of it.
  • I’m Glad My Mom Died [25/08] ✨🎧 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – So so well-written but I was hoping for a bit more reflection towards the end.
  • Temple [30-31/08] 🎧 – ⭐⭐⭐ – I thought I was going to love this but unfortunately it was pretty boring and way too long.

[IF YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT I’M READING WHILE I’M READING, YOU CAN CATCH ME ON GOODREADS OR STORYGRAPH]

πŸ” – Rewatch // 🌈 – LGBTQIA+ // ✨ – 2022 release

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  • Purple Hearts [02/08] ✨ – ⭐⭐.5 – no
  • Bullet Train [13/08] ✨ – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – hilarious but also why were there only like 2 main Asian characters in this movie set in Japan?
  • Nobody [20/08] – ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 – You can absolutely tell this was made by the same people who made John Wick because this is so similar but I loved it all the same.

[IF YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT I’M WATCHING WHILE I’M WATCHING, YOU CAN CATCH ME ON LETTERBOXD]

What did you read this month?
Did we read/watch any of the same things?

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