August 2015 in Review

Posted August 30, 2015 in Life, Reading / 10 Comments

Things that Happened in August

  • I returned home from summer camp! It was a fun time but I am glad to be home.
  • I survived the days of smoke so thick I could not see more than a block ahead of me. When I went to drive into town, my vehicle put the auto-lights on because it thought it was night. It has never been this bad that I recall. Yay for the forest fires of Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Canada.
  • I started school again. Back in the classroom with fifth and sixth grade students.
  • Speaking of being back in the classroom, I’m going to leave you with one very short sentence: I hate lice! (Thankfully I do not have any.)

Books I Read in August

Sponsa VerbiIntroduction to the Devout LifeWalking with JesusFire Study
An Ember in the AshesBecoming DarknessA Thousand Nights
ForswornSeraphinaCity of GlassCode Name Verity

List of Books

Books I Reviewed in August

A Thousand Pieces of YouA Wicked ThingDaughter of Deep SilenceThe Wrath and the Dawn
The Night DanceThe Rose BrideThe Plain Choice
Throne of GlassThe Darkest Part of the ForestAn Introduction to the Vocation of Consecrated Virginity Lived in the WorldA Whole New World

List of Books

Other August Posts

Books I Plan to Read in September

Daughter of the ForestBefore I FallLament
Kiss of DeceptionLi Jun and the Iron RoadEncountering Truth
List of Books

Things I’m Looking Forward to in September

  • Next weekend is supposed to be a camping weekend in Glacier National Park but, with all the fires up there and roads closed, I’m not sure what is going to happen for sure. Either way, my sister will be with us.
  • My Back to School Giveaway will end and I will get to award one lucky winner with a book from my All Time Favorites list.

Challenge Progress Update

You Read How Many Books? ChallengeFairytale Retelling Challenge
  • Completed in August
  1. Sponsa Verbi by Columba Marmion
  2. Introduction to the Devout Life by Saint Francis de Sales
  3. Walking with Jesus by Pope Francis
  4. Fire Study by Maria V Snyder
  5. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  6. Becoming Darkness by Lindsay Francis Brambles
  7. A Thousand Nights by E K Johnston
  8. Forsworn by Emily Wibberley
  9. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  10. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  11. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  • Completed in April
  • A Thousand Nights by E K Johnston (The Thousand and One Nights)



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10 responses to “August 2015 in Review

    • I so loved The Wrath and the Dawn! It was such a great book.
      I cannot wait to start Kiss of Deception. Hopefully I will get the chance this weekend.
      Thanks for visiting!

  1. We’ve had terrible episodes with smokes in Northern California too. This seems to be the case every summer though; especially since we live close to several National Forests :/

    You read a few books I’m dying to read: Fire Study, An Ember in the Ashes and Serphina. I’m curious to know your thoughts on the books.

    Best of wishes for the month of September 🙂
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    • We always have some smoke but this year just seemed exceptionally bad. 🙁

      My reviews on Fire Study, An Ember in the Ashes, and Seraphina are coming up this week and next. I hope you check them out. I enjoyed them all quite a bit.

      I hope you have a wonderful September! Thanks for visiting!