August Wrap Up

What I’m Up To

August was a month of relaxation for me. I’m only home for a few months every year, so I loved spending time with my family- especially by the pool. But, I’m so excited to start school next week.

Last school year, I really struggled with keeping up with my blogging schedule, so this year I’m making a change. I’ve scheduled posts to post automatically through November. In November, during Thanksgiving break, I’ll schedule posts up until winter break. I’m optimistic that this system will work fantastically, but if there’s any problems, feel free to reach out on my contact page.

pcWhat’s On My Bedside Table

Paperback Crush by Gabrielle Moss. Moss, a features writer at Bustle chronicles the history of 80’s and 90’s Young Adult cult classics, from Sweet Valley High to Goosebumps. Think: Everything after Forever but before Harry Potter. I’m only 100 pages in, but it’s so interesting to learn about an era of YA that I know almost nothing about. Check out my review soon and check out Paperback Crush when it hits shelves October 30.

What I Blogged About

Book Review: Swing Time by Zadie Smith. Although it was difficult to get into, once I became invested in the story, Smith’s beautiful writing made the novel come to life.

Blog Post: Curating the Perfect Bookshelf. I may have plenty of shelf space at home, but when I go to school I often struggle with what books to bring and what to leave behind.

Book Review: Vicious by V. E. Schwab The better than superheroes is antiheroes- and Vicious has both.

Book Review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. After two years, I’ve finally picked up the second book in the Six of Crows duology. I wasn’t disappointed.

wcWhat I’m Looking Forward To In September

September 4: A Room Away from the Wolves by Nova Ren Suma comes out. I love Suma’s work and luckily Wolves did not disappoint! Check out my review next week.

September 18: Wildcard by Marie Lu is released. Warcrossthe first novel in the duology, was one of my favorite books of 2017. I’m so excited to see how Wildcard measures up.

September 25: The War Outside by Monica Hesse comes out. I’m usually indifferent towards historical fiction, but I enjoyed Hesse’s debut, Girl in the Blue Coat, and  the premise of life in internment camps seems especially timely.

September 25: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green hits shelves. Crash Course, Green’s educational Youtube channel, has saved my grades more times than I can count, so I am super interested to see how Green channels his knowledge into his debut.

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