Monthly Rundown: August 2016

Posted September 1, 2016 by Bonnie in Monthly Rundown / 0 Comments

Books Read = 21!

I had quite the excellent reading month, although I did have a bit of a graphic novel binge fest (again) so that’s the real reason my total is so high. I read 8 of them. hahaha

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17333174Best of the Month: Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews
I’ve fallen back in love with this series. It was rocky for a few installments but things are good now. Just in time to see it all come to an end. *sniff*29371079

Least Favorite: Bury the Living by Jodi McIsaac
I had quite high hopes for this one since I sure do love my time travel stories. I should have known though… you never compare a book to Outlander. It’s just not a feasible comparison, ever.

Biggest Surprise: The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan
27272259This is one of the more ‘literary’ apocalypse stories and typically that’s never a go for me. Right time, right place or 28220957something because this one was a delight to read.

Biggest Disappointment: The Secret Ingredient of Wishes by Susan Bishop Crispell
This had all the ingredients (haaaa… pun) to be a story that I could adore but NO. no no no no no. Bad. That is all.

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DNFs

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A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #1) by Amanda Bouchet [DNF Review]

Only one! I was really, really looking forward to this one too but it just didn’t work for me.

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ARC August Results

I never even mentioned that I was participating in ARC August because I have a hard time committing to reading challenges. If I sign up and commit to read certain books my brain usually always ends up rebelling and I end up failing miserably… and I didn’t want to be like “Well, ARC August was a horrible failure and I read none. Yay me.” But instead! I just pretended to sign up, didn’t tell anyone, and I ended up successfully knocking out 7 from my ARC mountain (8 if you count the one I had to DNF…)

Magic Binds (Kate Daniels #9) by Ilona Andrews [Purchase]
Bury the Living (The Revolutionary #1) by Jodi McIsaac [Purchase]
The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan [Purchase]
The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon [Purchase]
Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff [Purchase]
The Universe of Us by Lang Leav [Purchase]
The Steep & Thorny Way by Cat Winters [Purchase]

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