As summer came to a close, I made sure to fill my August with as many days outside and books as possible. Between work, going on family vacation, and floating around the pool, I read a total of 11 book, rewatched some of my favorite TV shows, and watched To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before approximately 9 times. This fangirl will do ANYTHING to get that sequel.
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett | 4.25/5 Stars
The War Outside by Monica Hesse (ARC) | 5/5
Sadie by Courtney Summers (ARC) | 5/5
Unclaimed Baggage by Jen Doll (ARC) | 4.5/5
Pride by Ibi Zoboi (ARC) | 4/5
All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover | 3/5
Talking as Fast as I Can: Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham | 4/5
Dry by Neal Shusterman and Garrett Shusterman (ARC) | 4.5
Mammoth by Jill Baguchinsky (ARC) | 5/5
Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson (ARC) | 4/5
People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins (ARC) | 4/5
This month I participated in the ARC August Reading Challenge, hosted by Read.Sleep.Repeat. I’m very happy to say that I completed my reading challenge of reading the 7 ARCS set on my August TBR, along with reading an advance copy of Harbor Me. I also got bingo in ARC August bingo!
Aside from watching a few movies and getting my daily dose of TLC reality shows (i.e. Outdaughtered and ALL the wedding shows), I did a lot of rewatching this month, including Parks and Recreation (sisters actually watching for the first time) and Gilmore Girls. My plans to get my whole family to watch Parks & Rec finally worked, as my sisters watched the entire show for the first time. I was inspired to rewatch Girlmore Girls after rewatching A Year in the Life last month and reading Talking As Fast as I Can this month.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before– I’m not going to go into too much detail here, being that I have three TATBILB posts linked below, but much like YA twitter, I LOVED THIS ADAPTATION. It’s easily one of my favorite, if not my FAVORITE, book-to-movie adaptations, it feels so much like the book, and I NEED a sequel. Especially after that last scene.
Steel Magnolias– I really love movies from the ‘80s and ‘90s, so I was super excited when the 1989 Steel Magnolias was added to Netflix this month. I loved Dolly Parton and Julia Roberts, and this movie is just so heart-warming and heart-breaking.
To All the Boy’s I’ve Loved Before-Themed
Other August Fun:
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Advance Screening- Again, not too much detail here because it’s linked above, but I am still beyond grateful for getting to attend an advance screening of one of my all-time favorite books. Here’s to getting to see Peter K. on the big screen AND my laptop screen.
My first time at The Strand- I was in the city a few weeks ago for my summer internship, and on my lunch break, I decided to go to The Strand Bookstore for the first time. While I didn’t pick up any books, I just couldn’t get over how big it was and I loved walking around. I picked up a magnetic for my dorm that says, “May the books you read light the way”.
What did you read and watch in August? Share in the comments!