august wrap up

August Wrap-Up: Why Isn’t Fall Here Yet?

August. I swear it’s the most disappointing month of the year for me. By this point in the summer I am completely over the heat, yet the triple digits are unrelenting. The days are getting shorter, so I feel like fall is around the corner, but it’s definitely not. The good thing that happened this month is that I went on a tour of the Southwestern US! I saw several national parks, and was surprised by how much I actually loved it! Hooray for doing new things!

One Classic and One ARC Per Month

It’s a personal goal to read a classic and advanced readers copy each month. This month I hit my goal, yay! I loved ALL of these books!

Classic: A Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and Black Beauty by Anne Sewell
ARC: Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff (umm, this book was amazing btw. Keep an eye out for my review next week!)

August Book Reviews

Miscellaneous August Posts

August’s Best of Bookstagram

I had a big milestone on Instagram this month: I hit 10K followers! Hooray! In celebration, I’m currently hosting a giveaway for $50 in books from The Book Depository! Head over to Instagram to enter the giveaway!

Find me on bookstagram here!
And don’t miss my new “Bookstagram” Post Series! You can see the posts here

Your Rep Discounts!

I occasionally “rep” for companies/brands on Instagram. That works in your favor, because if you decide you like what I’m repping, you can purchase the product for 10% off with my discount code! Yay to saving money!

  1. Charm With Me Club monthly (geeky) charm box subscription! Use code BANDAR10
    Every month they send you 2-5 charms relating to the theme of the month. August’s theme was “The Little Mermaid,” and I loved the nerdy little charms they included (see photo below)!

How was August for you? What was your favorite book you read?

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    1. Hahaha thanks Esther!! And yes, I have a hard time with the classics, so that’s why I’ve started my personal goal! So far it’s working out well 😀

  1. August was honestly a bit of a blur for me! Started with me having to work on my favourite summer holiday, so I think maybe I just didn’t ever feel like it was truly August? (the holiday is the first wednesday of the month)

    I did some good reading, though! And got some fun book boxes 🙂 And took in a great music festival. And ate some yummy food. So all in all, a good month… I just kind of feel like it was July only yesterday and wtf is it actually September now?!

    1. Hahahaha right?! I feel the same about where the time went – I’m okay with it though, summer here NEEDS to end. Today it’s supposed to be 110F (43C) WAHHHHHHHHH. I am over this BS!

  2. I wish you could have sent some of that weather my way! We barely had any hot days. I’m not ready for fall, haha. I loved seeing your vacation pictures. 😍 My favorite was my reread of Assassin’s Apprentice. It was so much better the second time.
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