I kind of spent the month of August playing catch-up. I struggled through a couple of slower books and finally picked up the pace again once I shook a mini-reading slump but overall I think it went well!
- Number of Books Read: 10! Whew, that’s the best month I’ve had in a while!!
- Popular Search Terms: “books like divergent” and “books like anna and the french kiss” // “lunar chronicles personality quizzes” // “secret sisters get to know you game”
- More Amusing Search Terms: “how to do french kiss step by step” (why is this a thing???) // “tamlin x feyre lemon” (Lemon?) // “it the word presign correct” (what page did you land on?) // “locke lamora disguises” (LOVE THIS)
- Most Referrals (non-social media): Alexa Loves Books, Perpetual Page Turner, Rather Be Reading
- Where My Blog Most Often Leads You (non-internal/social media): Join the Resistance with The Lunar Chronicles, Tripping Over Books, Books Take You Places
- The most popular post this month was my reading recommendation list for those who liked Divergent!
- As usual, my guide to crossover books and Best-Friend-Turned-Boyfriend Romance posts are still in the tops!
- My post all about duologies was also popular this month!
Other Reviews Posted
- The ARMADA audiobook was fantastic!
- I struggled with INK AND BONE and ultimately decided it wasn’t the book for me.
- I finally read GONE GIRL for the first time!
- VENGEANCE ROAD was my first Western and I really had so much fun reading it!
- I love YA thrillers and THE FIXER was no exception!
- It’s so hard to read a new book by your favorite author sometimes. I REALLY enjoyed SIX OF CROWS but didn’t quite fall head over heels for it.
Goodreads Reading Progress
Featured on Book and a Beverage
- 8/3/15: Author Annie Cardi
- 8/6/15: Becky from No More Grumpy Bookseller
- 8/13/15: Author Katherine Locke
- 8/17/15: Author Dawn Metcalf
- 8/20/15: Brittany from Please Feed the Bookworm
- 8/31/15: Author Stephanie Diaz
Other Features & Discussions
- I shared some favorite retellings on Top Ten Tuesday on August 4th!
- Top Ten Tuesday from the 11th had me share the authors that I’ve read the most!
- We kicked off the Lunar Chronicles read along and I did a bonus post about Cinder’s cyborg features
- It was my turn for a Pub Date post and the theme this month was astrology & horoscope!
- I had fun sharing my recent favorite sci-fi reads & recommending what series/authors to stick with in a post called Space, Time, Continue ‘Em
- Sometimes we obsess about followers but it’s also important to remember that stats are more than just numbers
- Want to read or re-read Marissa Meyer’s SCARLET? Join the #TLCReadAlong for September!
- We read HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE for On the Same Page this month and I shared my thoughts about reading middle grade as a non-MG reader
August’s Top Instagrams
What’s in store for September?
- I’m on the blog tour for FIRST & THEN and THE DETOUR and I’m so excited for both of them!
- A fun character personality post that I am VERY excited for on the 1st!
- More LUNAR CHRONICLES (RE)READ ALONG fun with SCARLET all throughout September!
- Reviews for books like Dreamstrider, Illuminae, and more!