August 31, 2015

August 2015

I'm rather bereft that my birthday month is finally drawing to a close. I always feel like August is an extra special month (and yes, I'm totally biased) no matter what occurs from start to finish. This year is no different! It's been a fantastic month, and though I'm sad to see it go, I have lots of memories from it to cherish forever.

I kicked off the month with a weekend trip to Cape Cod, which is as beautiful in the summer as it is in the spring. I spent my birthday week celebrating with family and friends, and was spoiled by going to karaoke more than once in a month. At home, I dreamed up a set-up for my bedroom and living room with help from my best friend Pat, and reorganized my bookshelves. And have I mentioned how spoiled I've been by the generous and thoughtful birthday gifts I've received? Basically, my month has been 100% awesome.

Of the 19 books, 2 graphic novels, 2 audiobooks and 7 novellas I read in August,
my favorites were:

Jet / Six of Crows / Tatiana and Alexander

(rereads) Crown of Midnight / Heir of Fire

(rereads) Sugar Daddy / Blue-Eyed Devil / Smooth-Talking Stranger / Brown-Eyed Girl

It's been a really good fantasy reading month! I've actually read six fantasy novels - Legacy of Kings, Crown of Midnight (a reread!), Six of Crows, The Pirate Code, Ash & Bramble and Heir of Fire (a reread). I also read one fantasy novella - The Witch of Duva. So, even without counting the novella, I'm on track to hit my target of 30 books! In fact, I think I just might have to raise the bar and increase my reading goal. Ahem. Anyway, as always, please link up to your recaps/updates below!


  1. I went to Cape Cod like...5 years ago I think and I loved it! I hope you had an amazing birthday! I am SO SO SO excited for Six Of Crows!

  2. Sounds like you had such a great month! Although birthday months usually are! ;) I cannot wait to read Six Of Crows this month when it comes out and of course let's not forget Queen Of Shadows! :D EEP, so excited for that!

  3. I'm so happy to hear you had such a great month Alexa :) Reorganizing your bookshelves is such fun and rewarding 'work' You read a lot of books! Happy reading in September.

  4. Love seeing Lisa Kleypas up there! I got my copy of Brown Eyed Girl and now they're all sitting pretty on my shelf. :D
    I hope you have another fabulous reading month, girl!

  5. What a fabulous month for you! Cape Cod looks and sounds amazinnnnngg. I need to visit if I ever go to the East Coast!

  6. You do so much awesome each month. <3 I'm jealous, lol. Yay for having such a great August sweetie :D Thank you for sharing about it. <3 Love all the pictures. Hope your September will be awesome too :D

  7. Your shelves look so amazing!!! :) I love seeing pictures of people's shelves. I share in your bias of August being an extra special month ;) I'm so glad you had a fantastic birthday month though! I recently got smooth talking stranger so I'm excited to continue reading about the travises!!


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