Friday, September 1, 2017

[Wrap-Up] August 2017

Reading Wrap-Up for August 2017

Phew! What a month. I started off really strong, but then ran into a bit of a reading slump toward the end of the month. Even so, I read a bunch of really awesome books this month!

Let's dive in!

My Reading Breakdown for August:
I am still SO bummed about these two DNF's. I had been looking forward to those books for months!! I even had a lovely photo of See What I Have Done that I took on our weekend away... so it doesn't go to waste, I'll share it with you all here:

Monthly Musings:
  • Watching
    • A Monster Calls
    • Voltron 
      • I LOVE this show so much!
    • Dunkirk
      • Incredibly stressful to watch, but an amazing film! I highly recommend giving it a watch.
    • Van Helsing (Netflix series)
      • SO horrible. Poor acting, flat storyline, and the vampires were wicked lame. I had to bail on the show after only a couple of episodes. :(
    • Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
    • Dark Tide (2012)
      • This movie was so awful. The acting was pretty lame and the storyline was super predictable. The only element that made this worth watching was Mark Elderkin, who played the character of Tommy. 
    • Power Rangers (2017) 
      • Some of the dialogue was a bit lame, but over all I really enjoyed this movie!! Billy rules!
    • Playing:
      • Kubb- This is such a fun outdoor game! I highly recommend buying or making a set if you're looking for something fun and a little different from typical lawn games!
      • One Night Ultimate Werewolf- On our trip to the White Mountains, we played this game for HOURS one night. I'm so bad at lying, so I'm pretty awful at this game but I still had lots of fun!
    • Drinking:
      • I've been so hooked on Honest Tea beverages. Specifically the Raspberry Black Tea.
    • Listening to:
    • In the bookish community: 
    • Looking forward to: 
      • Alex's sister is getting married in September and I cannot wait for her big day!
    In Case You Missed It:

    Thanks for reading!
    How was your month? Have any special plans for September? I'd love to hear about it in the comments section below!


    1. Wow, 7 five star reads is a great month. However, you have me very afraid to start Meddling Kids. Your's isn't the first poor mention of it I've seen. I also started See What I Have Done and after the first 30 pages or so, had no trouble putting it down. It isn't technically a DNF but I'm in no hurry to get back to it. I think my favorite movie of the month was Colossal. It was surprisingly good. That werewolf game sounds really fun.

      I've enjoyed being paired with you as well and had such a good time with this challenge over the summer. I'll definitely be staying in touch as well!

      1. It certainly was an amazing month!! I think I may try Meddling Kids again in a few years... I just wasn't liking the characters or the storyline. :(

        I am SO thankful that the challenge got us together!! It was such a perfect match! :)

    2. Looks like you had quite a month!

      A friend of mine was just telling me about Van Helsing the other day - I may try it - she said to stick with it because it gets better as it goes along. We'll see! :)

      1. Oh! If you stick with it longer than I did, I'd love to hear your thoughts!! :)

    3. Looks like you had a good reading month (not a lot of 1-2 stars) so YAY! *insert confetti*
      I saw Dunkirk in theaters and wow it blew me away! Super tense but SUPER good!

      1. Right?! I can't believe how many 5 star reads I had!! :-D I'm so glad you enjoyed Dunkirk as well!

    4. Ah sorry about those DNFs!! But otherwise it looks like you had a really good reading month :)

      Yay for loving Dunkirk! I'm DYING to watch it - hopefully soon.

      Have a lovely September, Erica :)

      Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

      1. I sure did!! I can't believe I had so many 5 star reads!! I'd love to hear what you think of Dunkirk once you get the chance to watch!! :)

        Have a lovely September as well! <3

    5. You really did read some great sounding books this month, Erica! I really need to make time to read Monster Calls. I am glad you enjoyed Dunkirk. I'd like to see that one of these days. Have a great week, Erica.

      1. :) I hope you enjoy both as much as I did!! :) Have a great week as well.