August Wrap-Up!


This may be late, but I’m doing it anyway!  I had a pretty great August, bookish and non-bookish!  I cannot believe that we are already almost halfway through with September though. Where has 2016 gone?!


I read a total of six books in August!


A Long Way From You not pictued because it was overdue from the library! haha

A Long Way From You by Gwendolyn Heasley \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

– The Program by Suzanne Young \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

– Dance of Fire by Yelena Black \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

– The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

– The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️



I’ve decided I’m going to start featuring a book or two each month that really stood out to me.  Maybe it will be one I found to be surprisingly good, or one that I knew was going to become a favorite.  This month I’m going to feature:

The Importance of Being Earnest 


The Program

I was so pleasantly surprised with both of these books!  I did not expect to like them nearly as much as I actually did.



Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Program by Yelena Black \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️



For the Pretty Books 2016 Classic Challenge, I read The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.  Be sure to look for my post about it, coming soon!



I only bought one book in August: The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey!  I loved The 5th Wave, so I cannot wait to read this second book in the series and find out what happens next. 🙂


I also participated in the #ReadThemAllThon that went from August 14th through September 3rd.  Click here to find out which books I was reading, and my progress for that read-a-thon!

I also started a new feature called Movie Monday!  I’ve only made one post, so far, about it.  To hear my thoughts comparing Matilda by Roald Dahl to its movie, click here. 🙂

I finally, very slowly, started to catch up on tags!  I was nominated for the Liebster Award a couple months ago, and I finally got around to doing it.

That wraps up my August!  I had a really great month filled with swimming, the fair, and camping, along with some really great books.  I hope you all had an excellent August as well, and I hope your September is going great, too! 🙂

Be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram to continue to stay updated on what I am reading in between blog posts.


12 Comments on “August Wrap-Up!

      • I still haven’t read the most recent addition to it. I think it’s The Epidemic? It came out in April and I was so excited for it but haven’t gotten around to it. But yeah, I love that series so much.

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      • I haven’t read the sequel yet, but I can’t wait! 😁 The original series is just a duology right? And then she wrote other books in the series focusing on completely new characters? I think that is what I saw. ☺️

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      • Yup! There’s The Program and The Treatment. And then there’s like a prequel duology that follows different characters, The Remedy and the Epidemic. I think I saw on Goodreads she’s adding another book to the series and it’s listed in a way that makes it seem it’s going to expand on The Program & The Treatment, but I’m not really sure. 😛

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      • Okay scratch that – it takes place after The Treatment, but has different characters. So maybe a new duology?

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  1. The Infinite Sea is so good, I hope you like it! I’ve been wanting to read The Unexpected Everything, I even started reading it in August but I have yet to finish it. I don’t even know why I stopped reading. I was really liking it, but for whatever reason I just stopped. I need to pick it back up soon.

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    • I’m so glad to hear you liked it!! You should definitely keep reading The Unexpected Everything. I feel like it’s more of a character driven novel. It stays good throughout the entire thing though. 😊


    • I ended up liking it way more than I thought I would! I figured it would be just like any other YA dystopian, and while there were some similarities, I found the storyline to be very original and unique. I would definitely recommend giving The Program a read!! 😊


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