August Wrap-Up

September 3, 2015 Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap 31

My Goings On in August:

So, school has officially started now and life gets so much busier. August was a good time to get in those last hurrahs! Not too much exciting happened around here, though. Just catching up on things before it gets hectic.

  • I finished proofreading The Undays of Aralias Lyons by K.L. Horvath and started editing Alyssa’s Redemption by Karly Morgan.
  • My two older kids spent the end of summer at camp – my daughter does a horse camp every year and my son did a rock climbing/biking/rafting camp this year. So much fun!

Most Popular Posts:

A bit of a change-up this month. I was kind of surprised by my most visited post!

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon – 5 Star Review (Sort of)

July Wrap-Up Round Up Giveaway (Yay! Make sure you check out the round-up giveaway for August, which will be posted on the 7th)

What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi – Review & Giveaway

Other Features & Discussions:

August Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

What to Do When You’re Feeling Uninspired – Let’s Discuss!

Top Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read or Want to Read

Do You Have a Fiction Addiction?

The Author I’ve Read the Most (a Sort-of Top Ten Tuesday Post)

My Quest to Organize My Bloglovin’ Feed – Let’s Discuss

Pardon My Dust (New Hosting and a Possible New Look?)

How to Create Folders in Bloglovin’

Spoilers Anyone? – Let’s Discuss

August Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up

 My Favorite August Discussions on Other Blogs:

 My 2015 Reading Progress:

Here’s my reading for 2015 so far. As I’ve mentioned before, the books that are unrated are books I’ve edited, so I don’t rate them.

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August 2015 Reviews

Here are the books I reviewed in August:

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  • A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery | Review | Rating: 4/5
  • What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi | Review | Rating: 4/5
  • The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward | Review | Rating: 4/5
  • Blackmail Boyfriend by Chris Cannon | Review | Rating: 3.5/5
  • When We Were Human by Kate L. Mary | Review | Rating: 3/5
  • More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera | Review | Rating: 4.5/5
  • Lost World by Kate L. Mary | Review | Rating: 4.5/5

 

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  • Stepdog by Nicole Galland | Review | Rating: 3/5
  • Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell  | Review | Rating: 3/5
  • Get Real by Tellulah Darling | Review | Rating: 4/5
  • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon | Review | Rating: 5/5
  • Lead Me Not by Ann Gallagher | Review | Rating: 4/5
  • Never Been Texted by Linda Joy Singleton | Review | Rating: 3/5

My Favorite August Read:

This month, there was a clear-cut winner (though I will say that Lost World was a close second). Everything, Everything was such a great book – too bad I couldn’t say much about it in my review!

Everything EverythingMy disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

 My Review
So, that was my August in a nutshell! Tell me about your month!

 

Wrap-Up Round-Up!

Don’t forget to link your August wrap-up posts up to the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up! And watch for the giveaway, which will be posted on the 7th!

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31 Responses to “August Wrap-Up”

  1. ShootingStarsMag

    I really love Round Up posts. I should really think about doing one sometime, but it’s fun to hear/see all about a blogger’s month in one post. That’s cool two of your kids went to camp and had fun!

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      Yes – I’m staying on track with the challenge – I wasn’t sure how this year was going to go and I actually changed my number from 200 to 150 toward the beginning of the year because I was stressing about it. I DON’T need such a silly stressor in my life!

  2. Liliana @ Lili Lost in a Book

    Looks like you had a great month! 🙂 And great job on the reading challenge! I’m hoping to get to 100 this year, hopefully, haha. I also need to step up my reviewing game… ooops! Lol.

    Anyway, great job! Good luck on this coming month! 🙂

  3. Joy // Joyousreads

    Oh yes. My kids are back next week as well, but it’ll be business as usual for me. Everything Everything was a new favourite of mine, too! I need to read your review of it. 🙂 Have a fantastic September!

  4. Lisa @ Lost in Literature

    Looks like you had a really great month! The camps for the kids sound really fun. I only went to a camp one year when I was younger, but I had such a blast! I’ll definitely be sending my son to camp if he wants to go. 🙂

    Yay for fantastic August books!! Everything, Everything was one of my very favorites this month too. So much love for that book!! 🙂

  5. Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    It looks like you had a very good month of August, Nicole! My kids are all back in school now, as well, so all their activities have started, too. Which means we’re all pretty busy once more. I’m really happy about the weather cooling down, because it’s been way too hot here, now we can finally sleep at night.
    I have Everything, Everything on my TBR, and look forward to reading int. I’m going to check out the links to the various discussion posts you mentioned, too.
    Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading.

  6. Vlora

    A lot of people seem to love Everything, Everything! I sort of spoiled myself for the book, and I’m not sure I want to read it now, but I LOVE the cover. I’m always surprised when a book review post is popular too – usually they’re my least commented on posts.

    Looks like you’ve read quite a few good books in 2015! 🙂

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      Exactly – I always expect my discussions to get the most attention. Actually, I should have a separate category for most commented on because those would be different posts (definitely my discussions.) I think it’s so interesting to see how it all works out.

  7. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Hey there! I saw your comment on my review of A Book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes and wanted to answer your question! You don’t have to have read the Falling Kingdoms series in order to enjoy this one! It’s totally separate, it just happens to be in the same world as the first series!

    And oooh the ARC! Let me know if you ever want to get rid of that one or work out a trade of some sort! I have a serious cover love for that one! 😉

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      After I read it, I’ll let you know and maybe we can work out a trade. (I’ll try and read it sooner rather than later – especially now that I know I don’t need to read the original series first.) I agree that the cover for the ARC is gorgeous – I like it way better than the “real” one!

  8. Wendy @ Book Scents

    Looks like you had a great month! Ahh I hope your daughter loved her horse camp! What kind of horse camp is it? I used to go to one every summer when I was a kid and then I worked at one too. 🙂 It brings back memories.

    By the way, that stat thing is really cool and JUST discovered that GR lets you see that! So cool.

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      Every year she goes to a Christian camp called Timber-Lee, but for the past few years, she’s gone to the horse camp where they spend a lot of their time riding. As they get older, they get to do more and more with the horses – she’s excited because she gets to move up to the next level next year!

  9. Bregje

    Wow, you’ve already read so mucht this year! I really don’t get how you can find the time to read so much if you’re also bussy doing other things like homeschooling your kids and editing! I managed to read a little more over summer, but now that university has started again I probably won’t be reading so much anymore.

  10. Lory

    I’m seeing only raves about Everything Everything. I need to put that on my list! Thanks as usual for all the great reviews and links.

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