Monday, September 1, 2014

Monthly Wrap-Up: August 2014

August 2014: The month where I actually read something! Woohoo!

This month, I read four books but reviewed two. I waited too long to post a review for FANGIRL but I will definitely have it up before next week! And I will review ISLA soon--I purposely kept myself from posting until the start of September. I have a possible guest post brewing about ISLA and hopefully you guys will like it!! Now onto the books I did review....

You guys voted for this one and I'm so glad it won! I read and really enjoyed Morgan Matson's debut novel. It hit the spot and kick started my yearning for YA contemporary books! Also it made me want to take a road trip across the USA. :)

Then a friend lent me a copy of this beauty and OMG YOU GUYS. I posted literally moments after I finished this and it gave me the feels. I haven't reviewed this yet but beware: I will definitely gush about this one. 

Then I decided to try ToG again after I found out that Sarah is coming to NYC this month (tomorrow actually!) and because my friend who adores her books kept insisting I should try again. Well, I'm glad I had these two forces pushing me because I enjoyed it the second time around! I had some issues with it but overall it was a fun book. I definitely recommend it. :) Right now I'm reading the sequel and UGH IT IS EVERYTHING I WANTED FROM THE FIRST BOOK. I'm enthralled, yo. 

Snapshot of August 

It was quiet around these parts in August. But some things did happen!

Next Month's Reads 

This was a close one but you guys chose...

THE ARCHIVED! I'm super excited since I haven't read anything by Victoria. I have a feeling this will be really good. But we'll see! Thank you to everyone that voted. I feel like I should say that this book is "the reader's choice" or something. Should I?

I don't think there's anything else on my immediate to read list. Except finishing CROWN OF MIDNIGHT--and probably needing a fluffy book to read after because no joke, CoM is breaking my heart. UGH. 

Also, this is embarrassing but I never finished GRACELING! Not because it wasn't bad but I think I'm just not in the mood. Oh well. I still have the rest of this year, lol. 

What's going on with me: 
  • I'm finally working at my new library job! I'm in a page position but it doesn't matter, I really love it. The fact that I'm happy doing crafts and shelving things in alphabetical order amazes me. But then again, it doesn't. I've always wanted to work in a library and even though I'm just a page, I am genuinely excited to go in each day and my coworkers are SO NICE. I feel blessed :)
  • I'm also looking at masters programs. I had decided/resigned myself to going back to my university but I'm contemplating a masters in library science. I'm looking into it, but it seems like a possibility more and more each day!! 
  • I passed my last teaching exam on the first try AND saved money thanks to a voucher. SCORE.
  • There are a lot of upcoming bookish events happening. I had wanted to attend the event at Books of Wonder where Sarah J. Maas, Susan Dennard & Alexandra Bracken are signing but I can't attend :(  I also found out that Stephanie Perkins (!) and Gayle Forman will also be doing an event in NYC on the 10th so to anyone that lives in the NY area.....GO. I don't think I'll be able to go either but maybe I can live vicariously through someone?! 
  • It's finally September! So that means that everyone is in school or at least going back now. To anyone that IS going back--I wish you a happy, healthy and productive school year!


  1. You have so much going on!! I lazed out for most of the month, now I have to write up tests and prep for school in a week :P

    1. Now that I've written it out, I see you're right. Wow.

      Blech. Good luck with that!

  2. I still haven't read Amy and Roger, I should do that soon since I like road trip books. You should go to the Stephanie Perkins and Gayle Forman event! Will it be too expensive for you? I still feel bad that I missed Stephanie Perkins in Manila.