Friday, September 1, 2017

August Monthly Wrap Up!

Off the Blog:

Hey everyone!  August has come and gone and this has been a pretty interesting month!  The major thing that happened in August was me going to the Soda City Comic Con in South Carolina and this was a groundbreaking moment for me because this was the first comic con I had ever been to and I loved every moment of it!  I'm hoping to come back next year and maybe try to cosplay as Storm from the X-Men if  I can make it to the Soda City Comic Con next year!  If you want to hear more about my time at Soda City Comic Con, feel free to check out this POST.

On the Blog:

I had a pretty good reading month! I've managed to read up to 8 books for this month, which was quite a feat on itself and I have to thank the ARC August challenge for helping me reach this goal!  I've managed to get through a good bit of ARCs for this month and even though I still have a bit more ARCs to go through, I'm so glad that I've managed to get through a good bit of ARCs this month!

Books Read this Month:

6.  Rapunzel by Bethan Woollvin  (EDELWEISS)

Other Reviews and Activities Completed this Month: 


2. [Miscellaneous]  Bout of Books 20 Wrap Up Post!




6. [Sunday Post]  The Sunday Post Meme (98)
7. [Sunday Post]  The Sunday Post Meme (99)
8. [Sunday Post]  The Sunday Post Meme (100)
9. [Book Photo Sundays]  Book Photo Sundays #41: August 6, 2017
10. [Book Photo Sundays]  Book Photo Sundays #42: August 13, 2017
11. [Book Photo Sundays]  Book Photo Sundays #43: August 20, 2017
12. [Book Photo Sundays]  Book Photo Sundays #44: August 27, 2017
13. [Stacking the Shelves]  Stacking the Shelves #24: August 12, 2017
14. [Stacking the Shelves]  Stacking the Shelves #25: August 19, 2017
15. [Stacking the Shelves]  Stacking the Shelves #26: August 26, 2017
22. [It's Monday! What Are You Reading?]  It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #8: August 7, 2017
23. [Fairy tale and Folktale Fridays]  Fairy Tale and Folktale Fridays #20: Jack and the Beanstalk
24. [Fairy tale and Folktale Fridays]  Fairy Tale and Folktale Fridays #21: The Sea King's Daughter
25. [My TBR List]  My TBR List #2 - August 2017
31. [Teaser Tuesday]  Teaser Tuesday #11: What is Real?




1. [Old Book Review]  The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
2. [Old Book Review]  Swimmy by Leo Lionni
3. [Old Book Review]  Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel
4. [Old Book Review]  Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg


1. Bookish Bingo: Summer 2017 : 0/25
2. Alphabet Soup Challenge 2017 : 7/26
3. Comic Book Bingo Challenge 2017 : 8/25
4. Picture Book Reading Challenge 2017 : 26/102
5. Full House Reading Challenge 2017 : 7/25
6. Banned / Challenged Books Challenge 2017 : 1/6
7. Pages Read Challenge 2017 : 3,122/12,000 pages
8. Color Coded Challenge 2017 : 6/9
9. Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge 2017 : 2/5
10. NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2017 : 18/25
11. 10th Annual Graphic Novel and Manga Reading Challenge 2017 : 16/52
12. Library Love Challenge 2017 : 23/36
13. Discussion Challenge 2017 : 13/20
14. Horror Reading Challenge: 1
15. Retellings Reading Challenge 2017: 1
16. 2017 YA Reading Challenge: 3
17. Read Diverse 2017: 3
18. Book Riot's 2017 Read Harder Challenge: 2/24
19. 2017 COYER Summer Reading Challenge: 0/30

 Book Stats for August:

Total Number of Books Read: 8
Children's Books: 4
Graphic Novels: 2
Young Adult Books: 2
NetGalley Books: 3
ARC Books: 1
Edelweiss Books: 2
5.5 Star Reads: 1
5 Star Reads: 5
4.5 Star Reads: 1
4 Star Reads: 1
Average Rating: 4.9
Male Authors: 4
Female Authors: 4
Series: 2
Stand Alone: 6
Total NetGalley Books for the Year: 15
Total ARC Books for the Year: 4
Total Edelweiss Books for the Year: 3
Total Number of Books Read for the Year: 49

Blog Stats for August: 

Most Viewed Post: The Sunday Post Meme (100) 117 views
Most Commented Post: Waiting on Wednesday #52: Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas - 38 comments


BEST OF THE MONTH: Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

September TBR:

* It's still the same books I've meant to read, but haven't really gotten around to any of them, but I'm currently reading Caraval so that's a start!

This will be linked to The Book Date's Month in Review and A Cocoon of Books Best of the Bunch! 


  1. The Raven Boys is a great book, I still need to read Caraval myself.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  2. Hi,
    Great month! Haven't read any of them, but they sound interesting. Have a great day!

  3. Looks like a very good reading month and Comic Con must have been a fabulous event to attend.

  4. Eeep, I LOVED Made You Up so so much too!! It's been a few years since I read it but I'm desperate to reread, particularly since I read the author's new book (Eliza And Her Monsters) and it was SO GOOD TOO OMG. Glad you had a good month and that's awesome about the comic con!!

    1. Thanks! Now I'm seriously considering reading Eliza and her Monsters! Made You Up was full of pure goodness!

  5. Looks like you read some great books last month! I really liked The Raven Boys. I hope you do too this coming month!

  6. Yay for the comic con---sounds like lots of fun! I really need to read Made You Up. I've heard such amazing things about it!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    1. You should definitely pick up Made You Up! It's such a fantastic read!

  7. It looks like you had a really good month! It is great that the ARC August challenge really helped you out. I hope you have a great September!

  8. So many fun books! I'm going to have to look up the beautiful-looking 'The Little Red Wolf"!

  9. I’m glad you had fun at the con! I hope you’re having a great September!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  10. Storm would make a fun character to go as next year! I've never been to one but hope to go one day. I read Caraval and loved it. I have THUG checked out from the library to get started on soon. Congrats on a great blogging month!