August 2016 in Review

Posted September 5, 2016 in Life, Reading / 4 Comments

August 2016 in Review

Things that Happened in August

  • I arrived home after World Youth Day! It was an amazing experience but it is always good to come home.
  • After arriving home, I read five books in four days. I hadn’t read any novels in the three weeks I was gone and I must have been making up for lost time.
  • The weather here is kind of crazy. It is really smoky with all the forest fires around. Some days I won’t even open the windows because the smoke is hanging so thick in the air.
  • School started for my students last week. It is good to be back, even if it is completely crazy (as the beginning of every school year is).
  • My grad classes started a week ago. I am a bit overwhelmed right not and it is strange to think of myself as a student again. It has been quite a few years.

My Favorite Book of August

Rebel of the Sands

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

My Favorite Tweets of August

Tweets I Favorited in August

Books I Read in August

Riley UnlikelyRebel of the SandsA Drop of Night
The Shadow QueenBeauty BeginsMaid of Secrets

List of Books

Books I Reviewed in August

See How They RunStars AboveThe Real Peter Pan
RuinedCastles in the CloudsThe CageWaterfall

List of Books

Other August Posts

Things I’m Looking Forward to in September

  •  My cousin is getting married in Wisconsin! (But I, sadly, will not be able to attend.)
  • Religious education starts at the end of September and I am looking forward to my fourth grade class. It is going to be an absolute blast!

Challenge Progress Update

Goodreads ChallengeHard-Core Rereading ChallengeWhat's In A Name? ChallengeRoyal ChallengeRetelling ChallengeBacklist Books Challenge
  • Riley Unlikely by Riley Banks-Snyder
  • Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
  • A Drop of Night by Stephan Bachmann
  • Starflight by Melissa Landers
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • The Shadow Queen by C J Redwine
  • Beauty Begins by Chris Shook & Megan Shook Alpha
  • Maid of Secrets by Jennifer McGowan

**Completed in April**

  • none this month
  • A Profession: Maid of Secrets by Jennifer McGowan

**Completed in March**

  • Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
  • The Shadow Queen by C J Redwine
  • Maid of Secrets by Jennifer McGowan
  • The Shadow Queen by C J Redwine (Snow White)

**Completed in April**

  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (2013)
  • Maid of Secrets by Jennifer McGowan (2013)


How was your August? What are you looking forward to in September?

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4 responses to “August 2016 in Review

    • I had gone three weeks without picking up a novel and so when I did, I picked the top of my TBR. They were all rather great.

      Thanks for stopping by and Happy September to you as well!