August 2017 || Wrap Up

August was such a good month for me reading wise! I’m actually so proud of how much I managed to read and that mostly everything I read was good and got a decent rating.

Some fun stats!


Books reads: 14

Total pages read: 2,491

Shortest book: DOUBLE EXPOSURE by Chelsea M. Cameron @ 59 pages

Longest book: THE ROSE & THE DAGGER by Renee Ahdieh @ 420 pages

Avgerage pages per day: 59.45


So, with that out of the way, let’s get this wrap up swinging!


CAT’S CRADLE by Kurt Vonnegut – ★★★

THE DIABOLIC by S.J. Kincaid – ★★★★.25 (ARC)

DEATH AND NIGHT by Roshani Chokshi – ★★★★

THOR, VOL. 2: WHO HOLDS THE HAMMER? by Jason Reynolds – ★★.5

SECOND CHANCE by Chelsea M. Cameron – ★★★★★

THE ROSE & THE DAGGER by Renee Ahdieh –★★★.5

DOUBLE EXPOSURE by Chelsea M. Cameron – ★★★★★

SECOND KISS by Chelsea M. Cameron – ★★★★.5

KNIT ONE, GIRL TWO by Shira Glassman – ★★★★

I, ELIZA HAMILTON by Susan Scott Holloway – ★★★★.25 (ARC – review to come)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens – ★★★.5

MS. MARVEL, VOL. 5: SUPER FAMOUS by G. Willow Wilson – ★★★★★

MS. MARVEL, VOL. 6: CIVIL WAR II by G. Willow Wilson – ★★★★★

MS. MARVEL, VOL. 7: DAMAGE PER SECOND by G. Willow Wilson – ★★★★★


I’m so proud of August and how productive I was with my reading. Everything else wasn’t as great but hey, nothing can be perfect, right?

Until next time,
~Charlotte.x

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#ARCAugust & #TheReadingQuest TBR

So, both ARC August and #TheReadingQuest are taking place in August and so I want to create my TBR for both of these reading challenges. They both seem fun and what I need to help me get my butt in gear and get my TBR to lower digits.

My plan is to combine both of these and read ARCs for the challenges in #TheReadingQuest and see how that goes. (*) indicates that book is an ARC.

I’m starting off #TheReadingQuest playing as the Rogue because I love Rogues and they have a bow and I love bows. I’m going to create a TBR for all four paths but Rogue is my main priority:

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A Very ARC-ish Readathon TBR

Hey all!

So Aimal, over at Bookshelves and Paperbacks, is hosting a month long reading dedicated to getting those ARCs that have been piling up on your NetGalley shelf out of the way. It will run from 1st April 2017 to 30th April 2017.

It’s a very laid back readathon, just something to motivate you into reading those ARCs. You can set your own goals and things like that! If you want more information, just head over to the announcement post where you can find out everything you need!

So this, as you guessed from the title, is my TBR! What I’m planning on reading and what my goals are and such for the entire readathon.

I currently have six ARCs outstanding on NetGalley… three of which are older than three months… yeah. I really needed this readathon, in case you couldn’t tell. My ambitious goal is to read all six and have reviews posted for all six by the end of the month/readathon.

My more reasonable/manageable goal is to read and review the three ARCs that are older than three months – the ones that have been taunting me for ages. That is these three:

If I manage those three, as well as writing their reviews, I’ll then move onto to these three and hope for the best:

The first three are definitely my goal however!

So yeah, there’s my TBR for this amazingly timed readathon!! If you’re like me and are overflowing in ARCs, consider joining in!

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#DiversityDecBingo || TBR

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So, with December just around the corner, I thought I’d finally post my TBR for the #DiversityDecBingo. This is a reading challenge that lasts from 1st – 31st December. It’s dedicated entirely to getting people reading diverse books and I honestly think everyone should try to take part in it! You pick a line of 5 challenges, read a book for each square and if you manage to fill in your line, you’re entered to win a prize!

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#ReadThemAllThon || TBR

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#ReadThemAllThon is a readathon based around the Pokemon Indigo League. There are eight reading challenges – all based on the eight badges you need to collect to face the Pokemon League.

It starts on Sunday 14th August and finishes Sunday 4th September – yep, it lasts three weeks! How amazing is that? And to top it all off, you pick a Pokemon to go through the League with. They can even evolve and gain you more CP (Combat Power) with every book/badge/review/task you complete. It’s all explained HERE – I’m doing as good a job at explaining this as Professor Oak. Sorry.

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Here is my Trainer Card. I’m starting with Ralts and hoping to evolve her into Gardevoir by the end of the challenge.

Ralts, starting with 10CP will evolve into Kirlia at 150CP and Kirlia will then evolve into Gardevoir at 400CP and with the books I’ve chosen – I think this will be rather easy. Let’s go! Continue reading