Sunday Sum-Up (August Wrap Up)

So we finally are making that last break into fall!! Bring on the sweaters, hot drinks and an excuse to stay indoors! My introverted side is thrilled. I am so ready. I am going to deviate  and post my August Wrap Up. Because honestly, if I do not do it now, it may not happen. August was one of the roughest months for me, but I am not crying.

August was still a pretty productive month in spite of the hurdles. I did not realize how much was accomplished until I began to compose this post! I was able to complete 10 books, several books tags and finally make the Twitter plunge. Oh, and I redesigned my logos which was pretty fun. Overall, I am very satisfied *high fives self*. Well as long as we are not counting my Bookstagram. I have been in some serious denial. Photos will never be my forte, but I enjoy it so I am keeping it.


There were some awesome reads this last month. I can honestly say I was not disappointed. It is hard to narrow down a favorite title because it is very close. I discovered many new and upcoming authors that I am excited to see more of! The biggest surprise for me would have to be The Wolf Road: A Novel by Beth Lewis. This was a completely unexpected and rare gem! You can find the review here if you are interested. I also highly recommend Atomic Number Sixty by Dave Johnston if you are seeking a fast paced thriller and quick read. The review of this truly unique short is here.

What I Am Currently Reading..

Keep Her
By Leora Krygier

Goodreads Synopsis:

Destiny doesn t factor into seventeen-year-old adoptee Maddie s rational world, where numbers and scientific probability have always proven to be the only things she can count on as safe and reliable. Still, Maddie is also an artist who draws on instinct and intuition to create the collages she makes from photographs and the castoff scraps she saves. But when her brother falls in with a Los Angeles street gang, Maddie loses her ability to create art. Then fate deals Maddie a card she can t ignore: Aiden, a young filmmaker she meets when a water main bursts inside a camera store. Aiden is haunted by the death of his younger brother, and a life-changing decision he must now make whether or not to keep his baby daughter. Caught in a whirlpool of love and loss, Maddie and Aiden find that art and numbers, a mission to save endangered whales, and a worn-out copy of Moby Dick all collide to heal and save them both.”

In a Dark, Dark Wood
By Ruth Ware

Goodreads Synopsis:

What should be a cozy and fun-filled weekend deep in the English countryside takes a sinister turn in Ruth Ware’s suspenseful, compulsive, and darkly twisted psychological thriller.

Sometimes the only thing to fear…is yourself.

When reclusive writer Leonora is invited to a hen party in an eerie glass house deep in the English countryside, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. But as the first night falls, revelations unfold among friends old and new and a haunting realization creeps in—they are not alone in the woods.

Forty-eight hours later, Nora wakes up in a hospital bed injured but alive, with the knowledge that someone is dead. Wondering not “what happened?” but “what have I done?” she tries to piece together the events of the past weekend. Working to uncover secrets, reveal motives, and find answers, Nora must revisit parts of herself that she would much rather leave buried where they belong: in the past.

Keep Her is really straying off of the path for me, but it is working. I cannot put my finger on it exactly, but I like this one. In a Dark, Dark Wood.. OMG! Let’s say hints of noir crime thriller at this point.

I am hoping September will be a much more productive month with more time to read and write. I can honestly blame part of this on social media. I have to learn to put down my phone! Ever since I made that damn Twitter account I may have a problem, but like with my coffee, I can stop whenever I want!

Speaking of..  the kettle calls and honestly, I have a stack of RPGs sitting provocatively by my XBoX thanks to a nice friend who visited last night so I am bailing for now haha. I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend ❤



9 thoughts on “Sunday Sum-Up (August Wrap Up)

  1. I see a recurring woods theme going on in the books you’re reading…it’s like…you recently moved to Portland or something ;). I think you were very productive! *applauds!* Really :). And yes, the social media catch…you need it to get a larger audience for your blog and stuff, but at the same time, it’s eating away that precious time to actually read or write :D. (or play games, for some of us ^^)

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  2. 10 books that’s very productive in my books ! Great selection too.. I don’t know which of these two reads seems more interesting. In a Dark Dark Wood seems very mysterious and dark indeed. I only hope that it’s not too slow at first in an attempt to keep it a mystery as long as possible.

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