Monthly Archives: August 2015

August Monthly Wrap Up

» 31 August, 2015 » Other Posts, Wrap Ups » 6 comments

August Monthly Wrap Up

Life Camping – I began the month by going camping in the Los Angeles forest! I had quite the adventure. πŸ˜€ The first night started out a little rough with a storm during set up – it always seems to rain when “J” and I go camping. Every. Single. Time. And this time – not only did it rain – it HAILED and we almost got struck by lightening because […]

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

» 29 August, 2015 » Reviews » 8 comments

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Wow guys, just WOW. I read this book in just three days and it completely blew me away! I read this book as part of #ARCAugust, which is hosted by Nori @ ReadWriteLove28. This book won my poll from my goals post by a landslide, and now I know why. I don’t usually read contemporaries, but when I saw the buzz around this book I knew I wanted to give […]

Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #2) by Maggie Stiefvater

» 26 August, 2015 » Reviews » 0 comments

Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #2) by Maggie Stiefvater

** This is the second book in the The Wolves of Mercy Falls series. There may be spoilers in this review for the previous book in this series. ** Audiobook Like the first book in this series, Shiver, I listened to this book on audio only. Again, I think I enjoyed this book more on audio than if I had read it in print. This book is narrated by Jenna […]

3rd Annual Beat the Heat Readathon – Progress

» 24 August, 2015 » Books, Other Posts » 2 comments

3rd Annual Beat the Heat Readathon – Progress

Today marks the start of the Beat the Heat readathon and I’m so excited to get some extra reading in during the next two weeks. If you want an idea of what I plan to read, check out my TBR in my announcement post. Since my announcement, I have read about half of Unhinged by AG Howard. I may also be adding Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas to the […]

The Young Elites (The Young Elites #1) by Marie Lu

» 22 August, 2015 » Reviews » 16 comments

The Young Elites (The Young Elites #1) by Marie Lu

I’ve heard so many great things about Marie Lu and her books. I decided to try her out and I checked this one out of the library. At the time, I didn’t realize that The Young Elites series isn’t finished yet (the sequel is coming out October 13th, 2015!) while her Legend series IS completed. Part of me wishes I had started with the finished series so I would have […]

3rd Annual Beat the Heat Readathon

» 20 August, 2015 » Books, Other Posts » 6 comments

3rd Annual Beat the Heat Readathon

I’m so excited to be joining the Beat the Heat Readathon this year, which is hosted by Jessi @ Novel Heartbeat and Reanna @ Phantasmic Reads. This is actually a 2 week long readathon, which is longer than the typical readathon – but I honestly am really excited about that! I think I won’t feel as rushed to meet my goal and it will be more of a marathon than […]

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

» 18 August, 2015 » Reviews » 10 comments

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

This book was actually my first audiobook EVER and kindled my love for audiobooks (yes, my reviews are a little out of order)! Prior to listening to this book, I spent a few days deciding on which audiobook I wanted to be my very first. I was asking for recs through Twitter and looking for audiobook reviews on other blogs (I found many on Jaime’s audiobook recommendation post!). In the […]

An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1) by Sabaa Tahir

» 16 August, 2015 » Reviews » 11 comments

An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1) by Sabaa Tahir

I was a little nervous to pick it up because of all the hype around this book. Also, I’m actively avoiding (or at least trying to avoid) starting new and unfinished series just like this. However, I saw this book in my “May” list of options for my 365 Days of YA challenge AND my library had it available – I couldn’t resist getting it!! I am running behind on […]

TTT: Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From

» 13 August, 2015 » Other Posts, Tags and Memes » 16 comments

TTT: Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From

I wasn’t planning on doing this week’s TTT, but seeing everyone’s posts from this week reminded me of all the authors I love and had read a lot of before I started blogging! So I decided to do the TTT, despite the fact that it’s not Tuesday anymore πŸ™‚ Seeing others’ lists of their top read authors made me feel nostalgic and think back to the authors I read in […]

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer

» 11 August, 2015 » Reviews » 14 comments

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer

This books really surprised me in a lot of ways. This series has a lot of hype and I was a little weary when starting it. What gave me the final push to finally pick up this book was joining the Bookish Games, hosted by the girls at Oh, the Books!, which is Lunar Chronicles themed this round. I really wanted to play, even though I hadn’t read the series […]

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