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.
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
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?