READING & REWATCHES: August 2018 Wrap Up

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!


whatiwatchedAside 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.




WEST COAST WANDERLUST: Alex, Approximately Review

Burn for Burn Series Review


That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger Review

STARS HOLLOW MEETS 4 SISTERS: The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls Review

To All the Boy’s I’ve Loved Before-Themed 

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Movie Review

Attending the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Advance Screening

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Inspired Baking

Other August Fun: 


How to Read in the Pool

20 Books for My 20th

Monthly Recommendations Investigation: Underrated Books

FAVORITE BOOK & CUTE THINGS: August 2018 Owlcrate Unboxing


My Fall 2018 Anticipated Releases Guidebook

Top Five Wednesday: Reading List for Film Adaptation Class

SPOTLIGHT: Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson


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!

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