Sep 1, 2014

July, August, and September, Oh My!


Oopsie oopsie oops! I didn't end up posting a recap of July and looking forward for August, so this a big mash-up of a recap of those two, plus what I'm looking forward to in September. (Wait, how is it already September and almost Halloween and Christmas and 2015?!)

July
Books
July ended up being surprising busy (I went to a baby shower, bridal shower, and a funeral), and, big shocker, I was hit by a bit of a book slump. So, I read a measly four books. And they were rereads...

-Wounded by Stephen Cole
-Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
-New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
-Prey by Stephen Cole

Reviews
-On the Fence by Kasie West: A cute contemporary!
-In the Woods by Tana French: SO GOOD.
-Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor: Didn't love it, but holy wow, THE WRITING.
-Wounded by Stephen Cole: Yep, I still love this series!
-Prey by Stephen Cole: A good sequel!

Best Book of the Month
TWILIGHT IS IMMORTAL TWIHARD FOR LIFE.

Weekly Posts
I told you what classic novels are my favorite, then took a turn and shared some of my favorite underrated animated movies. And then I discussed what characters I would put on a deserted island with me (possibly done intentionally). Last but not least, I gave you a peek at my bookshelves with what authors I own the most books from.

I very eagerly waited on (am still waiting, actually) a book with feather-haired people and a book that I just NEED. Then I anticipated a book with a freaking silver lion. Then I waited on a cool cover and a monstrous-sounding Middle Grade novel.

Be Our Tattooed Guest is a new weekly feature, and this month brought an infinity sign, lots of bookishnessturning pages, and Jody Casella's footprint!

Other Posts
I shared a WHOLE BUNCH OF BOOKS I'm looking forward to in 2015 and 2016 (aka The Far, Far Away TBR). Then I revealed some rockin' covers and interviewed Kim O'Brien about Bone Deep. I talked to Heather from Turning Pages about Books For A Cause. And I joined another readathon--ARC August! Then I closed the month off with a farewell to RRSS!


August
Books
-Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
-Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
-The One Epilogue by Kiera Cass
-The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco
-The Assassin and the Pirate Lord by Sarah J. Maas
-The Assassin and the Healer by Sarah J. Maas
-A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

Reviews
-Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein: KISS ME, HARDY!
-Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi: I liked it!
-If I Stay by Gayle Forman: I didn't really cry.
-The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco: Eh, this fell kind of short.
-Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas: Here, see me sputtering everywhere.
-A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall: Well, it's different...

Best Book of the Month
I have to give credit to the few short stories/novellas I read being REALLY GOOD, but come on, I have to give this to a full novel, and oh my gosh, THIS BOOK.

Book Haul

Weekly Posts
If you're hesitant about reading series I recommended ten series for you to read. I shared what books I still need to read and what books people have told me to read. And then to even add even more books to my TBR, I told you what books I want to read but don't own.

I waited on a thriller, Nutcracker retelling, family competition, and something mappish.

Be Our Tattooed Guest brought tattoos from Alice in Wonderland, the saga of Darren Shan, Let's Get Lost author Adi Alsaid, carpe minus the diem, and a mind with wings!

Other Posts
I revealed two covers this month: Date With a Rockstar and Bone Deep! I kept it real with Kevin Emerson, interviewed Karen Kincy about her latest New Adult novel, discussed whose hair would be tastiest, teased a scene from Heather Marie's books in the style of stick people, and told you how to avoid the paparazzi. Whew!

Events
I went to book club! We discussed Code Name Verity. (Hence my crying face.)


Oh! And and and! The If I Stay movie tour came to Seattle and I met Gayle Forman (for the third time) and Chloe Grace Moretz and got signed goodies!



September
Books
Every book ever releases this month, so I will be reading lots of books. Plus A Wild Sheep Chase for book club. And as always, I'm trying to catch up to my Goodreads goal!

New Releases
Here are my three most anticipated books of September, whether I have copies of them already or not!

I've already read this and my preorder is like an hour from my house (damn you, Labor Day) but I NEEED the physical, finished copy in my hands!

WHAT HAPPENED TO [name/spoiler redacted], RICK YANCEY?

I need to get to this on my Kindle ASAP because I am sooo excited!

Events
If you happen to live in Washington or want to go for a drive, here are some of the author events happening this month.

-9/10: Sarah J. Maas, Marissa Meyer, and Mandy Hubbard @ Third Place Books
-9/11: Kiersten White and Natalie Whipple @ University Book Store
-9/30: Lauren Oliver @ University Book Store

Next time we'll be talking about OCTOBER, and I have wicked plans, children! So until then...read--I know I will be! Until next time, folks!

No comments:

Post a Comment

I've been having s-to-the-pam issues, and I wasn't thrilled with Disqus, so sorry about the CAPTCHA!