on the blog
Lots of good things happened on the blog this month. I discontinued my weekly New Releases posts because they were just too much work, but I have started posting about my Anticipated Releases at the beginning of the month. Speaking of anticipated releases, I also talked about which book-to-movie adaptations I am looking forward to in a Books in Motion post. I finally got around to reviewing The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves, because I can’t do a readathon without reviewing them, can I? I started a new feature called World of Bookshops which was inspired by my love of travelling. I’m really excited to continue with that series! I reviewed After the End, which was disappointing because I had completely the wrong idea of what it was about. I also shared the books that I bought over the past month. Bout of Books happened, and I ended up reading a bunch of books! I reviewed The Taking, which was rubbish, and Heir of Fire WHICH WAS FLAWLESS OH MY GOD ROWAN AND CELAENA. I shared some more Famous Last Words which got to me. Easy was a brilliant book, and Get Even kicked off a promising series. And finally the RAVEN CYCLE (RE)READATHON began and everyone is reading The Raven Boys together and *squeals*.
Tatum loved Dangerous Boys and made me want to read it, and the same goes for The Three Musketeers. She was shocked to find there was no Percy in The Lost Hero, which was hilarious to hear about. The Night Circus didn’t disappoint her though, unlike The Before Now and After Then (what is that title?).
me in august
Nothing overly eventful happened to me in August (unless you count my new obsession with a certain celebrity Youtuber who will not be named here), but I did go to London and to Windsor. I gathered some things for a few features, and I bought some books. Oh, and I *officially* started my new job, because my coworker left and it was all very sad. I had two days off work and it was wonderful and relaxing, and now I can’t wait for my next break because work last week was insane. My aunt, uncle, and cousins came to stay with me and my Grandad, but we didn’t get to spend much time together because I was working. Summer in England came to an abrupt end, and I think we’re definitely in autumn now.
Look at me go!
1. After the End by Amy Plum ★★
2. Alpha & Omega by Joe Hill ★★★★
3. Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff ★★★★
4. The Taking by Kimberly Derting ★
5. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne ★★★★
6. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins ★★★
7. The Future of Us by Jay Asher ★
8. The Way of Kings, Part 1 by Brandon Sanderson ★★★★
9. Sacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer ★★★
10. A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray ★★★★
11. The Fires of Calderon by Lindsay Cummings ★
12. The Things You Kiss Goodbye by Leslie Connor ★★
13. All New X-Men, Vol. 1 ★★
14. Feral by Holly Schindler ★
15. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury ★★★
book of the month
I’m not able to do a giveaway this month because I’m saving money for the Raven Cycle (re)Readathon and the giveaways that come with it. But, I wanted to share my Book of the Month because BRANDON SANDERSON.
looking forward to
I don’t have many plans for September, but I am looking forward to the #TRCReadathon and seeing everyone die from feels. I want to perhaps go into London one weekend and just read in one of the parks all day, as long as the weather is good. Like I said, I’m looking forward to continuing on with some of my features. OH AND THE MAZE RUNNER IS OUT! In the US, not the UK, but still. I have waited far too long for this.
So, let me know how your month went! What was your favourite book? And what are you looking forward to in September?