How are we only 4 months away from 2018? I feel like the year has gone by way to fast and I’ve done nothing with it. Time sucks. August has been a busy month for me. Between work, making travel plans and trying to piece together my life, my heads been all over the place. Because of that I’ve not been as active on the blogosphere, which sucks but I’ve been feeling so drained that I just didn’t have the energy to be more active. Hopefully this will not be the case this September.
Anyway, this month was a steady one for reading. After finishing the Gravity series, I finally made that jump back into sci-fi and read Gemina. That book completely blew me away. I can’t believe I waited so long to read it and now I have to wait until 2018 to get my hands on Obsidio. After reading Gemina, I had the urge to go back and re-read Illuminae and it was just as much fun the second time around. To finish off the month I picked up Seeker and thought it did a great job at building on the first book in this duology.
Shooting For the Stars (Gravity #3) by Sarina Bowen: 3 Stars
Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: 5 Stars
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (Re-read): 4 Stars
Seeker (Riders #2) by Veronica Rossi: 4 Stars
7th August: A Crown of Wishes (The Star-Touched Queen #2) by Roshani Chokshi
14th August: The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta
19th August: Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity #2) by Victoria Schwab
25th August: Why I Should Read More Science Fiction
Favourite posts in August
Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks talks about why the need for diverse literature is activism not a trend.
Camila @ Boricuan Bookworms puts the spotlights on sex in YA and NA literature.
The Orangutan Librarian tells us why she reads YA.
Fadwa @ Word Wonders discusses the YA community from the perspective of a YA.
Sophie @ Sophie’s Corner looks at a different kind of insta love.
CW @ Read, Think, Ponder recommends some invisible narratives in historical fiction.
Nyx @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books talks about her life as a book blogger’s sister.
Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books discusses her time without blogging as she went traveling.
Nick @ Nick and Nereyda’s Infinite Book List asks if we review every book we read.
Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight provides the reasons her TBR is ridiculous.
I definitely want to be more productive this month but I’m making no promises. My work load will be increasing soon enough so my nights will be spent at work. However, hopefully I can still pop in a bit more regularly and be a bit more consistent with my commenting and blog hopping.
I’m currently re-reading The Score by Elle Kennedy. I read the book over a year ago but didn’t enjoy it as much cause I felt like I was forcing myself to read it. Now that I’m in the mood to read it I find I’m enjoying it much more. After that I’m hoping to finally finish the Off-Campus series and who knows where my mood will gravitate towards after that.
I’ve also been on a binge watching session of Attack on Titan. The show is seriously addictive. I was a bit dubious about the show to begin with but after about 5 episodes I was hooked. I’m almost at the end of the second series and I don’t know what I’ll do with myself after I finish.
Life has been a bit stressful this past month. I’ve been feeling like I’m in a bit of a rut in terms of the direction I want to take my life and career. It’s hard knowing which path to take and finding places that provide work experience is tough, especially when you live in such a rural area. I know I’m only 23 and I don’t need to have everything figured out but it’s hard to not feel like you’re stuck when the majority of your friends have already figured out their paths. I’m just going to take things day by day and hope for the best.
August was a steady reading month for me, life was a bit hectic though.
How did August treat you? What was your highlight of the month?