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August Wrap Up

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Hi, hey hello and welcome to my blog 🙂

August has come and gone, a whole month of heatwaves and me doing abolsutely nothing beneficial with my free time. Literally.

Things I did do this month:

  • Turned 17 years old and fully accepted my new role as a Dancing Queen 👑
  • Got a tattoo and a lil job all in the span of 2 days making me feel scarily grown up.
  • Survived my cousins week long stay at my house.
  • Celebrated 1 whole year of AceReader

Things I did not do this month:

  • Take advantage of my last free month off school and actually READ.

I’m not saying I had an abysmal reading month and read nothing. I managed to read 4 books this month, managing to complete my Goodreads challenge of 60 books, however, as you can see I had plenty of time to read so much more.

I think it boiled down to a mini slump I found myself in. It happens every summer and I should have seen it coming but still.

I would die for Victor Vale & Gang

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The first book I read this month was Vicious by V.E Schwab. I got this book for my birthday and loved it! My love for this book and these characters slowly crept up on me but by not even mid way through I was ride or die. I’m happy to have read another Schwab book, I think she’s great, and I’m looking forward to reading the sequel.

I also did a full review for this book which you can read HERE.

I realised I grew up and became Bella Swan.

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This month I finally accomplished something I’ve been meaning to do for a while now: Re-reading Twilight, a series young me was full on obsessed with. I enjoyed my re-reading experience so much more than I thought I would and while reading I discovered that I grew up to be Bella Swan. We’re one in the same.

I made a whole post documenting my time re-reading this book which you can read HERE.

Another popular YA Fantasy crossed off the TBR.

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What little I did read this month was packed with popular YA fantasy. I continued on this trend by randomly picking up Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo. I loved the Six of Crows duology so much but I was nervous starting the original trilogy.

I have mixed thoughts about this book. I enjoyed it for the most part, the main character Alina was my by far my favourite part of the book but I found the story to go kind of “meh” when Mal came into the picture.

I mention in my review which you can read HERE, that I wish Mal had been eaten.

I gained braincells reading this book.

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Technically I read the final 50 pages on the 1st of September but nobody cares about technicalities like that.

I loved Becoming by Michelle Obama so much. This was my first ever kind of auto-biography, really my first non-fiction book that I was actually excited bout. I was so invested in her story which we follow from the beginning of her life, through college, through her time as First Lady, and I loved the writing and how she connected everything.

This book is huge, with pretty small font but I flew through this.

And now onto what’s been sat on my Currently Reading shelf for a while:

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson – I am not far into this at all even though it’s been on my currently reading shelf all month long. This is my second attempt at a Morgan Matson book and I’m starting to think her books just aren’t for me. I’m not connecting with the story or the character. There’s a chance I may DNF this book because I’m getting no enjoyment out of this whatsoever.

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu– This is book number 2 in the DC Icons companion type series. I never planned on reading any more of these books besides WonderWoman however this was up for cheap on Kindle so i acted recklessly and just bought it.

I’m only 30% of the way through with this book and I am enjoying it. I got distracted by Becoming but I do plan on getting back into it. And if I’m reading this one then I may as well continue on with Catwoman (which I’ve heard negative things about and I want to check that out for myself) and Superman.

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So there we go, there’s my less then impressive August Wrap Up. I have 2 weeks left of my summer holiday before I start my first of two years at 6th Form so I’m hoping to get my arse in gear and read a fair bit in that time but who knows. Dissapointment is a fact of life and I dissapoint nobody quite like dissapoint myself. Thanks for reading.

Elli xx

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