Friday, September 21, 2018

August Monthly Wrap Up (2018)

Off the Blog:

Hey everyone! Whew! August was a pretty busy month for me!  First off, we finally celebrated my mom's birthday after she had some work done to her teeth.  So, she wasn't able to eat many things. But, we finally got the chance to celebrate her birthday and had some delicious cake to go with everything!  Finally, me and my sister went to Soda City Comic Con in South Carolina for the second year in the row and it was EVEN BETTER than last year's comic con!  We got the chance to meet Billy West, the voice of Fry from "Futurama" and Ren and Stimpy, Vic Mignogna, the voice of popular anime characters like Ed from "Fullmetal Alchemist" and Tamaki from "Ouran High School Host Club" and Mike Coulter, who plays Luke Cage!  It was such a wonderful experience meeting these actors, since I barely get the chance to meet celebrities on a day to day basis and they were all so friendly and fun to be with!  If you want to see some of my photos from the event, check them out HERE!

On the Blog:

YAAAYYY!!! My reading month was so much better this month than last month as I read over 5 books for the month!  Most of the books I've read were ARCs though, but I'm so happy to be able to read up to 5 books this month!  Also, I noticed that I posted this monthly wrap up post very late, but that's because August was such a busy month, that I didn't have much time to post up my reviews. 

Books Read this Month:

5.  Bear Child by Geoff Mead  (EDELWEISS)

Other Reviews and Activities Completed this Month: 












2018 Comic Book Bingo Challenge: 
2018 Discussion Challenge: 8
Monthly Key Word Challenge 2018
2018 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge: 4
2018 European Reading Challenge: 1
Pop Sugar Reading Challenge 2018 : 3
Full House Reading Challenge 2018: 4
Humor Reading Challenge 2018: 8
2018 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge:
2018 Picture Book Reading Challenge: 16
2018 Beat the Backlist: 3
2018 Library Love: 4
Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2018: 9
2018 11th Annual Graphic Novel / Manga Challenge: 6
Book Bingo 2018: 4
Bookish's 2018 Reading Challenge: 2
2018 Color Coded Reading Challenge : 2
2018 Blogger Shame Challenge: 1
2018 Dystopia Reading Challenge: 1
2018 Reading Bingo Challenge: 3
2018 Reading Challenge Addict
2018 Read It Again, Sam: 6
2018 Try Something New Challenge: 4
2018 Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge: 2
Newbery Medal Challenge:

 Book Stats for August:

Total Number of Books Read: 5
Children's Books: 5
5 Star Reads: 3
4 Star Reads: 2
Average Rating: 4.6
Male Authors: 2
Female Authors: 3
Unknown Authors: 0
Series: 0
Stand Alone: 5
Re-Reads: 0
Total NetGalley Books for the Year: 5
Total ARC Books for the Year: 2
Total Edelweiss Books for the Year: 4
Total Reading Alley Books for the Year: 1
Total Books for the Year: 2
Total Re-Reads for the Year: 6
Total Number of Books Read for the Year: 29

Genre Stats:

Humor: 3
Science Fiction: 0
Horror: 0
Fantasy: 2
Drama: 0
Romance: 0
Paranormal: 0
Contemporary: 0
Historical: 0
Total Science Fiction Books for the Year: 4
Total Humor Books for the Year: 15
Total Horror Books for the Year: 1
Total Fantasy Books for the Year: 6
Total Drama Books for the Year: 1
Total Romance Books for the Year: 2

Blog Stats for August: 

Most Commented Post: Waiting on Wednesday #103: Mirage by Somaiya Daud 34 comments


BEST OF THE MONTH: Diary of an Ogre by Valeria Davila

September TBR:

* I have decided to drop "Our Dark Duet" at the moment and try to read "Illuminae" instead. Hopefully, I'll enjoy that book!

Favorite Blog Posts from Around the Blogosphere: 

☀  AJ @ Read All the Things!  discusses about The Blogosphere’s Favorite Books Of 2018 (So Far)
☀  Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addition discusses about Where to Find Book Series Recaps. (Since most books don’t have a synopsis.) Let’s Discuss.
☀  Jessica @ a GREAT read discusses about Favorite Types of Romance
☀  Greg @ Book Haven discusses about Some Thoughts on Book Blogging  
☀  Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books discusses about Why I DON'T Reread
☀  Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight has a list of DO OTHER REVIEWS BIAS US?  
☀  Elley @ Elley the Book Otter discusses about Real life bookish friends
☀  Gretl @ Goldilox and the Three Weres discusses about What are your favorite things to receive in subscription boxes?
☀  Jo @ Once Upon a Bookcase discusses about Finding Hans Christian Andersen in Denmark   

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


  1. Thanks for giving my post a shout-out! I’m glad you had a good reading month and got to celebrate with your mom. I hope you’re having a great September!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. I hope you enjoy Illuminae--it took me a bit to get used to the formatting, but it became one of my favorites and got me back into science fiction. My daughter loves Futurama so meeting the voice actor sounds amazing and fun.

  3. You have some cute looking children's books on your list. See what I read in August at Girl Who Reads