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August Wrap-Up

I read SO much in August!
August was my last month of (semi) freedom before I started my new course (Can you tell it all goes down in September? I'm already behind on uploading posts!). Although I worked A LOT, I still found the time to get lots of reading done but also just to relax and have fun.

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Books read:
(These exclude all the books read for my 'Love Your Library' challenge which will be linked HERE)


Into The Water by Paula Hawkins
4 stars

This was another good Book by Paula Hawkins. I did get a bit confused at times while reading it as there are so many characters, but there was a very useful page at the beginning of the book which reminded me who was who. I really enjoyed how the book explored multiple story-lines and brings them all together at the end. Paula Hawkins is certainly proving to be a skilled writer and builds up an exciting thriller.

Wicked - The Grimmerie
5 stars

As a huge fan of the musical, I absolutely love this beautiful book. It is a stunning addition to my musical display, as well as providing me with the ability to learn so many more facts about the show. I am really interested in learning about how the writers and designers came together to create this amazing show.
Side note - I misspelled designers as 'designerds' and it works so well to describe people such as myself! Design-nerds!!



Legendary by Stephanie Garber
4 stars

This month I participated in my 'Love Your Library' reading Challenge (more on that later). I realised pretty early on into the challenge that there was a flaw with one of my selections; in order to read Finale, I had to finish reading Legendary, and they are not particularly quick reads... Nonetheless, it was a really enjoyable book and I really love the trilogy!



The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
4 stars

This was the August book of the month with Chloe so I won't go into too much detail but I enjoyed this book. I feel like it's the type of book which I wouldn't usually read, so the plot was refreshing and interesting. The story really draws you in and makes you question everything you have read right until the end. This book would have fit one of the challenge prompts perfectly, but was it available at the library? Of course not.




Favourite stuffs:

Five Feet Apart movie

This is completely not my usual movie genre, but I had just finished reading The Poet X and I decided that maybe a romance will lighten my mood a bit. Instead it made me start crying all over again. Yes, it is soppy, no I wouldn't usually pick a film like this, but did I enjoy it? Yes.
Also, I know, I didn't read the book first, but in my defence I didn't plan on enjoying it!


Things I bought/gained:


Luna Lovegood cushion

I know my bed has many cushions on it already, but they all serve a different purpose and I really loved the design of this one. I technically already had the cushion under my bed but didn't like its cover so I replaced it, but it feels like a whole new cushion to aid me in my reading.






Things done:


Embraced our inner kid

Aaron and I decided that before starting our new courses, we'd make the most of summer and embrace our inner child. We made a rope swing over a river, as well as swimming in another river. Swimming in a river surrounded my nature was something I have always wanted to do. It was flippin' freezing but I am still glad that we actually did it.

Results

I finally got my A level results and I was pretty pleased with them. My hard work (and stress) payed off and I am about to begin my new course. For the next 2 years I will be completing a HND in Graphic Design.



Love Your Library Reading Challenge

This spontaneous reading challenge pretty much took over all my books over the last month. I will be posting a full wrap-up shortly, but I really enjoyed the challenge. If you are not sure what I'm talking about my announcement post is linked HERE.

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That's it for August. It was an amazing month for reading as you'll find out soon. We'll see how September goes...

Kaitlin


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