August Monthly Recap


Greetings bookish friends! Happy Labor Day Weekend! Here is my August Monthly Recap post. There are some mini reviews included, all spoiler free. I linked the full book review in the title. I hope that you enjoy!

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All in all, Fangirl delivered. I was a light and sweet read with amazing characters. It was very enjoyable and fun to read. The romance was cute, and it was executed very well. The only criticism I had was that the plot was a little bit mixed up in some parts, but otherwise, this book was perfect. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes romance novels, college stories, or just so happens to be a fangirl themselves. *Just like me*

Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Childrenwas a wonderful first installment. (There are three more books in the series, which I haven’t read yet but is definitely on my TBR list).

I was amazing in almost every aspect of my rating system, and did not disappoint. The only thing that I would every change about this book is to have the pacing be faster in the beginning, but it would have likely been difficult because the start of the book sets the stage for all of the plot twists in the middle and end.

I strongly recommend this book, especially to those who like horror, mystery, or a unique book in general.

Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖

Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

This book was one of the most moving novels I have ever read. Malala’s story is truly inspiring and makes you think about how you can help change the world for the better. This is one of my favorite auto-biographies. Malala’s voice is so clear throughout the story, and she truly is a phenomenal role model. If you haven’t already read this, I highly recommend that you pick it up, as soon as you can! It is a beautiful story and Malala is someone who I look up to.

Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖

When Audrey Met Alice

This was short but cute read about a young girl living in the White House (named Audrey) and her finding and reading the diary of Alice Roosevelt. The more Audrey reads Alice’s diary, the more she aspires to be like her, independent and fierce and the more rebellious she becomes. Soon, Audrey finds herelf breakig numerous rules and getting herself into big trouble. Overall, I would say that this book is very enjoyable to read, but there’s not much about it that stands out.

Rating: 💖💖💖½

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t o p   p o s t s

  1. Back to School Supply Haul
  2. Book Review | Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Spoiler free)
  3. Plan With Me: September 2018 (Pinecones and Acorns theme)

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t h e    b l o g o s p h e r e

I haven’t been very active in the blogosphere lately, but here are some posts from this month that I found enjoyable.

I won’t be able to participate in the readathon, but it sounds really fun and wanted to give Sophie a shoutout!

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  • I went to Oregon to visit my grandparents, aunt, uncle, and new baby cousin! (Love you Mira!) I went kayaking, bike-riding, and enjoyed spending time with my family.
  • I changed schools! It’s always hard being a new girl, but ended up getting into the routine just fine and making some new friends along the way.
  • I have a lot of homework. *Already*
  • I only read four books. Well they call me Katie That Bookish Girl for a reason.
  • I wrote a lot in preparation for NaNoWriMo.

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Preparing for NaNoWriMo 2018 has been really fun. And by preparing, I mean hand-writing my first draft so that when the real deal in November comes around, I will be ready.

I was technically supposed to be done with my first draft today, but I still have a little more writing to do, which is OK because I still have all of September and October to finish.

Ah, the life of a young writer…

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Thanks for reading this post. How was your August? Are you planning on participating in NaNoWriMo 2018? What are you plans/goals this upcoming month? Let me know down in the comments section.

Keep On Booking,

-Katie K

5 Awesome Book Bloggers

Hello, friends! Today I will be sharing with you 5 AWESOME book bloggers who I personally think are well, awesome. *I recently lost my big book of adjectives* Please note that these are in no particular order and even if you are an awesome book blogger, I may not have put you on my list. But you are still totally awesome!

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A Purpose of Winged Dogs

This is just a really fun blog to read and I totally recommend it! *Radio talk show voice* So fly on over to…*drumroll* A Purpose of Winged Doggos!

Why I Don’t Have Favorite Authors

What You Can Learn From Bad Books-Grow as a Reader and Writer

How to Get Out of a Reading Slump

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Dreamy Reads

Every single post that I read from Dreamy Reads has been hilarious! Aditi is very witty and her blog theme is adorable! What’s not to love?

Why Readers Should be Respected (Because we rule the World DUH!)

Stuff I Want Other Bloggers to Teach Me (ft. Me being salty???)

The Stages of being a part of a Fandom ft. SCREAMING and CRYING

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Blossoms and Bullet Journals

If you read my blog often, you know that I am a super amazing professional bullet journaler. Fine, I’ve only written one post about it but I still think bullet journals are awesome! (So is Annie) So if you like bullet journaling (and books too, of course) then you should totally check out Blossoms and Bullet Journals!

Bookstores vs. Libraries vs. E-books | The Great Debate

Plan With Me | Bullet Journal Setup for May 2018

How to Read More | 8 Tips for Making Reading a Priority

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What Lexie Loves

I stumbled across this blog quite a while ago, and have been a reader ever since! Lexie does all sorts of fun things – lifestyle, book reviews, and everything in between!

Top 5 Family-Friendly Restaurants Around The World

Extroverts Can Be Socially Anxious

Memorable YA Books of 2017 Recap

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And last but certainly not least…

Peeking Through a Kaleidoscope

Carol posts about books, poems, short stories, and the struggles of being homeschooled. And she has a BEAUTIFUL blog theme. How do you do it Carol?

6 Lies About Homeschooling // Things You Should Never Say To Homeschoolers

25 Things You Can Do This Summer // Ideas For Your Bucket List

Cameras and Pens Challenge 2018 // Sign-Ups + Info & Updates

  • I signed up to participate in this challenge and it sounds really fun! (I REALLY want to be on #team_strawberry)
  • If you would like to participate in this challenge, click the link, READ THE FULL POST and comment down below to sign up!

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Thank you so much for reading this post! Do you know any of these awesome book bloggers? Who’s your favorite book blogger? (Besides yourself haha gotcha) Have you read any of the posts I linked to? Let me know down in the comments section.

Keep on booking,

-Katie K