August Wrap-Up

In August, I did something I’ve never done before.

I abandoned my TBR.

Yes, ladies and gents, the time came for me, and it’ll come for you, too!

I made it swiftly through the first ten days of the month. Through a work trip and a readathon, through water parks and beaches and weekend plans, through lethargic bouts of falling deep into video game comas. And once I came out on the other side, I had no interest in the books waiting for me in my TBR pile.

So I picked myself up, patted myself on the back, and started to mood-read.

Freeballing my reading choices was an interesting journey, and who knows if I’ll ever stick to a TBR again? I read less, but I really fell in love with the books I read this month, so there’s probably something to be said for reading what your heart desires.

Life Recap:

August was a quiet month. I enjoyed time with friends and with my boyfriend. I spent five days on a surprisingly fun work trip in NYC. I went to the waterpark and the beach and I said goodbye for now to a friend who’s going to med school in Ireland. And I even got some good news along the way: I’m going to grad school! After debating it for months, I threw an application together in July, and I was blown away when I got my acceptance email. So on September 5th, I’ll officially be studying toward my M.A. in English! I’m thankful for some bright lights on the horizon, even it means I’ll have a lot less time for personal reading. 🤷🏻‍♀️

August Reading Wrap-Up:

Books Read: 10 / Pages Read: 3,040 / Average Rating: 4.4

The October Country – Ray Bradbury: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Rant – Chuck Palahniuk: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Bird Box – Josh Malerman: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Line That Held Us – David Joy: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The October Country – Ray Bradbury: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

How to Set Yourself on Fire – Julia Dixon Evans: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Unbury Carol – Josh Malerman: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Practical Magic – Alice Hoffman: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi – Neel Patel: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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