Month in Review: August 2015

Posted September 6, 2015 by Cristina (Girl in the Pages) in Month In Review / 8 Comments

monthinreviewBooks I Read This Month:

aug15booksreadReviews This Month:

The Accident Season (3 Stars)

Trouble is a Friend of Mine (2 Stars)

What Happened to Goodbye (3 Stars)

My Life Next Door (4 Stars)

Everything, Everything (4 Stars)

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between (2.5 Stars)


Total Books Read: 5

Total Novellas Read: 1

Rereads: 0

Favorite Book Read This Month: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo hands down! I actually started this in July but was buddy reading it with the bf so it took longer than normal to finish, but I’m glad I got to savor it- it’s truly fantastic YA fantasy writing.

Least Favorite Book Read This Month: There were actually quite a few books that left me rather disappointed this month, especially ones I was really anticipating. However, I found Trouble is a Friend of mine to be full of plot holes that I just couldn’t forgive.

Book that Most Surprised Me This Month: Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland proved to have a lot more depth that I anticipated for what I took for a fluffy summer romance.

Reading Challenge Updates

Goodreads 2015 Reading Challenge Progress: 60/70

Fairytale Retelling Challenge: 5/8

Reread Challenge: 13/12

*Note that the status bars for challenges in my side bar are slightly different because they only count books I wrote full reviews for.

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Updates About My Life This Month

Ok, so obviously if you’ve stopped by you know it’s been quieter than normal. I’ve mentioned it once or twice on here but I just want to let everyone know that I’m not planning on going anywhere, or leaving the book blogging community. I simply ventured into the big kid world of a full time, real job, and while I love the hustle and bustle of having a job in a big city the commute is pretty exhausting. (It’s anywhere from 11-12 hours between the time I leave home in the morning until the time I get home). HOWEVER it’s simply a matter of getting into a routine and I’ve developed an even deeper appreciation for the time I spend reading and blogging, because it’s a reward at the end of the day.

While I can’t read books on my commute (I am incredibly susceptible to motion sickness) I have been able to start (and acquire) quite a few new books recently. I am in the middle of Violent Ends and The Heir, and just finished the Selection novella The Queen via my new Scribd subscription (which I’m still trying out, and am going to post a review about soon!) My next anticipated reads are Tonight the Streets are Ours, What We Saw, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, and The Boy Most Likely To.

Did you have any major lifestyle changes in August? How do you best balance blogging and working? Let me know in the comments!



8 responses to “Month in Review: August 2015

  1. Have we talked about audiobooks before? Do you ever use them? I LOVE listening to them on my commute even though it’s only about 40 minutes total each day. I like having something to listen to while I get ready in the morning too.

    • I’ve actually found it hard to get into the grove of Scribd, but I think it may be that I’m not selecting books that are doing a great job at catching my interest. Good luck with starting college! You’ll fall into a groove eventually and get your reading back on track! 🙂

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