Sum it up Sunday: August 2018


Sum it up Sunday is a feature post we are going to trial for the closing Sundays of each month. In these posts we’ll detail various things that have excited or upset us over that month.
If you’d like to join us in our summing up, please feel free! Just please, provide a link back to our blog. Thank you.

Stats for the month:


Books Read: 1
Avg Rating: 5
Pages Read: 323
Books Bought / Received : 12


Books Read : 0
Avg Rating: 0
Pages Read: 0
Books Bought / Received : 9

What are you reading right now?



The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

Listening to:

Beautiful Creatures by Margaret Stohl & Kami Garcia (still)


Legendary by Stephanie Garber (still)
Guard! Guards! by Terry Pratchett (still)
The Power by Naomi Alderman

Listening to:
On Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta


What was your favourite book this month?


Star-Touched Stories by Roshani Chokshi


What was your least favourite book this month?



What do you want to read next?


Maybe something from Netgalley. I’m behind again…. or a book box

Just finish something I am reading!

What books did you collect this month?


These Rebel Waves
Star-Touched Stories
Huntress Special Edition
Black Dawn Special Edition
Witchlight Special Edition
Queen of Air and Darkness: Exclusive Waterstones Hardback (actually ordered in July but I forgot about it…]
The Fire Queen 
The Rogue Queen
Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong – and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story
A History of Magic – Pre-order


Book Boxes:
Catwoman by Leigh Bardugo


The Works is a dangerous place here in the UK. I got these 6 books for £10.
Ink by  Alice Broadway
The Keeper of Lost Things Ruth Hogan
Exit Kingdom by Alex Bell
On The Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher
Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
The Big Little Festival by Kellie Hailes

I also got the special edition Batman – Nightwalker by Marie Lu cos who could resist it or £5 on Amazon!

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What books are you hoping to collect next month?


There was something…but I’ve forgotten now…and I didn’t pre-order so that helps…

None (and hopefully it will stay that way as I have so much to read!)

How are your challenges going?

Netgalley Challenge:
Finishing the Series Challenge: 1!
Book Box Challenge:
Reviews: STILL 1 pending, but I can’t even drop this one as it’s book 2 of 4. Hopefully I find my notes soon….. and now I have another to write

Netgalley Challenge : 0
Finishing the Series Challenge : 0
Book Box Challenge: 0
The Unread Shelf Project 2018 : 0
Reviews: 0
I Bought It So I Must Read It: 0

Any rants or raves?
Anything to boast or even just chat about?

Been watching adaptions this month. Ready Player One. Love, Simon. A Wrinkle in Time. To All The Boy’s I’ve Loved Before.
Ready and Simon I was not impressed with. I mean, just COMPLETELY change the stories and exclude some really important points, why don’t you….
Boys and Time however, I haven’t read the books so I got on far better with those. I didn’t think Boys was going to be my kind of thing. But Instagram was obsessed with it so I got curious and I LOVED it! What I DIDN’T love though was that she always had a full face of makeup. Time was also amazing! I know it’s different to the book – I listened to the sample on audible – but it was just great! I really liked that Calvin kept telling Meg he liked her hair (it’s amazing) and that no young people were made to kiss awkwardly like in Stranger Things… Also Oprah, Reese and Mindy!

As Paein said… To All the Boy’s I’ve Loved Before is definitely worth a watch – although, like Paein, I haven’t read it either lol
OOow also I watched the new adaptation of the Jungle Book – amazing version! Watch that too.

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