Monthly Wrap-Up: August 2019

Hey there my amigos! I hope you’re having a great day!! Today, I’ll be sharing my wrap-up post for August 2019!

August marked the beginning of school for me, so blogging and reading wise, things were not good. I didn’t post on time some days, and I’ve done only *hides* 1 review all month. Also, for the past few weeks, I’ve been absent, but what can I say? The school year has started.


Covers are from Goodreads

I only read 5 books, I am behind by 8 books on my reading challenge, and I didn’t pass my goal of reading 8 books that I set in July. *sigh* Oh, and I only did one review.

Key: * = Book for review | ^ = Review to come

^Wherever She Goes by Kelley Armstrong // Rating: ★★★☆☆ One sentence summary: An okay mystery, with an interesting main character, and underwhelming ending.

They All Fall Down by Rachel Howzell Hall // Rating: ★★★★☆ One sentence summary: An okay thriller with an interesting plot and an unreliable narrator.

^An Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason by Virginia Boecker // Rating: ★★★★☆ One sentence summary: A suspenseful novel with great characters and a bit of a predictable ending.

^The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee // Rating: ★★★★★ One sentence summary: A phenomenal historical fiction novel with a strong and independent heroine.

^The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling // Rating: ★★☆☆☆ One sentence summary: A disappointing mystery with an unbelievable plot and annoying characters.

Total Number of Books Read This Month: 5


So, I didn’t do any tags. But not to worry, I did discussion posts so I guess that can make up for it!

Discussion Posts | Let’s Talk Bookish

Bookish and Blogging Myths

Reading Slumps and Ways to Overcome Them

Advice You’d Give to New Bloggers

Book Tropes That You Love And Why

Great Posts From Around the Blog-O-Sphere:

HOMESCHOOL MISREPRESENTATION IN BOOKS // DEBUNKING A FEW COMMON LIES by Kelly @ Another Book in the Wall (As a home-schooled kid myself, I’m so glad that Kelly wrote this amazing post!!)

Reading Is My Hobby But Not My Profession // Feeling Fake, Being Torn Between Two Communities, And Other Insecurities by Kay @ Hammock of Books (Kay wrote this incredible post about feeling insecure about her college major, and this is just so important and relate-able.)

AUGUST 2019 WRAP-UP // IN WHICH I REJOICE THAT SUMMER IS OVER by Kat @ Novels and Waffles (This post is all about Kat being her amazing hilarious self. I definitely recommend you go read it!!)

The Third Annual 2019 Book Blogger Awards: RESULTS!! The Official 2019 Winners!!! by May @ Forever and Everly (Please give May a wonderful round of applause for taking the time to host these amazing awards!!! Check out her post to see all the winners!!)

HOW TO GIVE YOUR BOOK BLOG POSTS THAT EXTRA SPARK by Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books (This post is so incredibly helpful and gives tips about how to make your posts look and be their best!)

Anything Else?

I started a weekly meme called Let’s Talk Bookish and so far so good. So I just wanted to say thank you guys so much for taking part and reading!!!

That’s A Wrap!

In the end, I read 5 books, wrote 1 review, did 0 tags, and 2 discussion posts. 3 of the books I read were either 4 or 5 stars, so that’s amazing, but I’m still behind on my reading challenge.

I only met one of my goals that I set in July, which was to write at least two discussion posts, so yay! However, I don’t think I’m going to set any goals for September because one, we’re already in the second week, and two, I don’t want to pressure myself.

And that’s it for this wrap-up! How was August for you? Did you get as much reading as you wanted done? Are there any discussion post ideas you’d like to share? Let’s chat in the comments below!

Top Ten Tuesday – Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2019

Hello to all my amazing friends! It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday!! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and The Bookish, and is now hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Hello to all my amazing friends!

Today’s topic is: Most anticipated releases for the second half of 2019

I’m so excited for all these books and I can’t wait to check out all the books you all are excited for you!

Let’s get started!

The Honeymoon by Rona Halsall – Publication date: June 7th

The Good Sister by Gillian McAllister – Publication date: June 11th

Her Daughter’s Mother by Daniela Petrova – June 18th

Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle – Publication date: June 25th

The Perfect Wife by J.P. Delaney – August 6th

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee – Publication date: August 13th

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware – September 5th

Mother Knows Best by Kira Peikoff – Publication date: September 10th

The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black – Publication date: November 19th

Blood Heir by Amélie Wen Zhao – Publication date: November 19th

Are you anticipating any of these books as well? What are some of your favorite books of 2019 so far? What books are you anticipating? Let’s chat in the comments below! (Be sure to link to your TTT’s!)

Top Ten Tuesday – 2019 Releases That I’m Still Waiting For

Bonjour and welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and The Bookish, and is now hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.

Today’s topic is: Characters I’d Like To Switch Places With (submitted by Sara @ A Gingerly Review)

However, I’m feeling slightly rebellious today. So instead, I am going to do: 2019 Releases That I’m Still Waiting For

Let’s get started!

Links lead to Goodreads

*Her Father’s Secret by Sara Blaedel. Family drama, a dead father with secrets, and murders happening all over town. Perfect bedtime story, right? Release date: (Today) March 5th

*House on Fire by Bonnie Kistler. I am really really intrigued by that synopsis and I want to know what really happened. Release date: March 12th

*A Beautiful Corpse by Christi Daugherty. Isn’t that title creepy yet hauntingly interesting at the same time? Release date: March 12th

*My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing. The summary sounds interesting and I can probably wait three more weeks. Release date: March 26th

*The Girl Next Door by Phoebe Morgan. A picture perfect family that in reality isn’t that picture perfect? Sign me up! Release date: April 4th

*They All Fall Down by Rachel Howzell Hall. It sounds creepy, and full of secrets. I can probably not wait another month. Release date: April 9th

*The Lovely and the Lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. I’m really excited for this because it is by my favorite author. Release date: May 7th

*Her Daughter’s Mother by Daniela Petrova. First of all, the cover is gorgeous. Second of all, the summary is interesting. Third of all, that should be enough to let you know that this needs to go to your TBR. Release date: June 18th

*Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle. Two women are missing. One ran away, the other looks like she’s come across foul play. I can’t wait for this one (I already have my theories on what’s going to happen, lol) Release date: June 25th

*The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee. I can’t wait until AUGUST to get this. I. Need. This. NOW. Release date: August 13th

That’s it for this Tuesday! Are any of these books on your TBR? Any 2019 releases that you’re still waiting for? Let’s chat in the comments! (Don’t forget to link up to your TTT’s in the comments below so I can check them out!)