August Wrap Up 2016

Summer has come and gone and August has been one busy month for me. Between working, catching up with old friends and getting myself organised for this months holiday, finding time to just sit back and relax was a challenge.

However, having said that I’ve had a pretty good reading month. I’ve been on such a contemporary kick and it was just what I needed. As I’ve mentioned before I’ve recently become addicted to these sports contemporary romances and NA books. From baseball to ice hockey, I simply cannot get enough of these books. I don’t read a lot of NA but the ones I do tend to be good and The Off-Campus series has got to be the most humourous and angst free NA books I’ve read; I love them. I also loved re-visiting the Thunder Road series and getting Razor’s story was such a treat. 

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Whatever Life Throws at You by Julie Cross: 4/5 Stars

The Deal (Off Campus #1) by Elle Kennedy: 4.5/5 Stars

The Mistake (Off-Campus #2): 3.5/5 Stars (Review to Come)

Walk the Edge (Thunder Road #2) by Katie McGarry: 4/5 Stars (Review to Come)

Top Ten Tuesday
2nd August: Books I’d Buy Instantly
9th August: Book BFF’s
16th August: Book Settings I’d Like to Visit
23rd August: Books Gathering Dust on my TBR Shelf
30th August: Books With a School Setting

Waiting on Wednesday
3rd August: Game On
10th August: Spindle Fire
17th August: Off the Ice
24th August: Wires and Nerve
31st August: Windwitch

8th August: Netflix and Books
22nd August: Olympics Book Tag

Favourite posts in August

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction posted this insightful discussion on Sex and Violence in YA.

Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks wrote this insightful piece on Trigger Warnings following the discussions that have been making their rounds on the topic.

Grace @ Kimmie.GG provides this post on why everyone should read.

Regina @ The Bibliotheque talks about the issue of New Adult books and why we shouldn’t be shamed for enjoying the books.

CW @ Read.Think.Ponder  wrote this amazing post on her problem with the word ‘diverse’ and I urge you all to read this post.

Poppy @ Poppy’s Best of Books talks about Judging Books before you read them.

Briana and Krysta @ Pages Unbound looks at the topic of menstruation in YA.

Ari @ The Daydreaming Bookworm discusses her slight obsession with secondary characters.

Jesse @ Books at Dawn gives us some handy tips on Time Management. 

Reg @ She Latitude provides us with some Must-Have Blogging Tools.

September TBR List 

I will be travelling throughout the month of September so I don’t think I’ll get as much reading time done. But I have a list of book I’m taking with me and hopefully I’ll be able to tackle them. I’m also on the look for more angst free NA books, preferably will a focus on sport, so if you have any recommendations I’m all ears.


As I mentioned earlier I will be traveling throughout the month of September, that means I will not be as active of the blogosphere. I have a bunch of scheduled posts lined up for the month but chances are I will not be commenting as much. So I’m not completely dropping off the face of the earth but I will be absent. When I’m back I’ll be sure to take a day or two to catch up with everything.

August has been one heck of a busy month.
How has August treated you?
What was your book of the month?

8 thoughts on “August Wrap Up 2016

  1. After reading your review on The Deal I pretty much picked up and binged the whole series (well, the available books), and I think my ratings would be similar! The Deal is still my favourite of the three, and my least would (sadly) be the third book, The Score. Are you planning on reading that one soon?

    Thanks for the shoutout, by the way! And have an AWESOME time traveling – I’ll be living vicariously through you. ❤

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    1. I’ve still not finished The Score, mainly because I’m not sure how I’d take to Dean. He takes manwhore to the next level. I started the book and got distracted and forgot all about it. It’s such an addictive series though and now that The Goal is out I’ll have to get back into it.

      Seriously I had the best time in New Zealand. The landscape was so much like Wales that it was basically a home away from home haha.


    1. Thank you. I had the best time and I’m not quite ready to get back to reality yet. I’m in my little happy traveling bubble and I don’t want to burst it haha.


  2. LOIS! Thank you SO much for mentioning my post. I am floored, and very grateful – thank you so much!
    It sounds like you’ve had a very good August – blog wise and book wise! (Those high ratings!)

    My August was pretty good too, busy outside blog and busy with the blog too. It’s my first month back after a long hiatus, so I’m still trying to get back into the swing of things. My book of the month was probably Six of Crows! I was a little skeptical because everyone ADORED it, but I really see why people love it so much.

    I hope you have a wonderful time travelling! ❤

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    1. No need for the thanks. I should be thanking you for that insightful read. 😀

      I have definitely been on a bookish high as of late. Thankfully I know to pick books I’m likely to enjoy.

      I’m so glad you enjoyed Six of Crows and I can;t wait to read your thoughts on Crooked Kingdome. I completely forgot that you were on a hiatus. It’s like you’ve never left. 😀

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