BOOKS, NETFLIX, & LOVER: August 2019 Wrap Up

The end of August means the end of two of my favorite things: summer and summer reading. As much as I love this season, including all of the reading time, I am really happy to be back at school and get back into my (hectic) routine. I’m content with the amount of books I read this month, considering that I really didn’t read as much as I had been earlier in the summer, in light of the start of school 

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A Match Made in Mehindi by Nandini Bajpai (ARC) | 3.5/5 Stars

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake | 4.5/5

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American Royals by Katharine McGee (ARC) | 5/5

I’ll Be There For You: The One About Friends by Kelsey Miller | 5/5

Throw Like a Girl by Sarah Henning (ARC) | 4/5

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ARC AUGUST & MORE: August 2019 TBR

Since I read more in the summer than any other time in the year, I love creating TBRs during this season. Making my August TBR is especially exciting because I will be participating in ARC August for the second time! ARC August is hosted by Octavia and Shelley of Read.Sleep.Repeat. The purpose of this month-long reading challenge is to tackle as many ARCs or books for review as possible, since the fall is always packed with new releases. More information can be found at Read. Sleep. Repeat. but in short:

  • anyone (including non-bloggers) can participate
  • both released and unreleased, physical, audio, and e- ARCs count

My goal is to try to read as many of my Book Expo ARCs and books I’ve been sent for review as possible, since school starts up again at the end of this month, while also reading some more from the library & my bookshelves and leftovers from my July TBR. Like always, I’ll more than likely pick up a few more books than what’s planned below.

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American Royals by Katherine McGee- Does anyone else hold off on reading books because they’re just so excited to read them? This is the case for me with one of my most anticipated books of the year, American Royals! This book following the American royal family (imagine the US had a monarchy and not a democracy) has been receiving so much hype lately that I can’t hold off on reading it for much longer.

A Match Made in Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai- Matchmaking has become a rising and one of my favorite tropes in YA that I’m excited to dive back into with A Match Made in Mehendi. 

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert- Brandy Colbert is another hyped author that I have not yet read. The Revolution of Birdie Randolph has been slated as one of the best books of the fall, so I’m extra excited to jump in.

The Library of Lost Things by Laura Taylor Namey- Mention a bookstore and I’m there. Mention a book about a character who works in a bookstore and I’ll be in a bookstore buying said book.

Throw Like a Girl by Sarah Henning- I love sports YA books—blame it on being obsessed with Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally back in my early YA days. I know people love Sarah Henning’s Sea Witch (also my physical TBR!) so I’m excited to see her contemporary take.

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