August Wrap-Up!

Hey, everyone!! The end of summer is quickly approaching and fall is just over the horizon! While back-to-school time is always a little stressful for me (I’m an instructor at a university and a grad student) it’s also really exciting. And (if you follow me on Instagram you already know this) I am IN LOVE with autumn. It is easily my favorite season! Especially here in the midwest where the leaves turn beautiful red and gold, and we start indulging in hot apple cider and fresh-out-of-the-oven donuts at the cider mill! The colors, the smells, the cooler weather, the nostalgic feeling that always comes over me…I love it all! What’s your favorite season?!

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This month I managed to get quite a bit of reading done, even though it wasn’t what I had on my original tbr!

1. Sense of An Ending

First, I read Sense of An Ending by Julian Barnes. This book was pretty incredible! Deeply moving, uncomfortable, and a fascinating interlude into how we change and construct our memories, only really seeing what we want to.

2. Fangirl

I was surprised by how much I loved this book! SO fun and related! My nerd-heart really felt for Cath and soared at her accomplishments!

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3. The Raven Boys

4. The Dream Thieves

I can’t say enough times how much I loved these books! It’s funny actually because I tried to start this series last year and just couldn’t get into it, but when I picked it up this time, I’m not sure what’s different, but I got hooked! I’m reading Blue Lily, Lily Blue right now and will post a series review once I finish.

5. Evelina

I reread Frances Burney’s Evelina for my dissertation. It is one of my ALL TIME favorite novels! If you like Jane Austen, you should definitely give Burney a try!

Evelina, or the History of a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World follows the young Evelina as she learns to navigate the rules and traps of the London social scene for the first time. Through a series of humorous and embarrassing mistakes (her own and others), Evelina comes to understand the rules or propriety and earn the admiration (and maybe something more!) of all around her, including a handsome young nobleman.

6. Halayda

I read a copy of Sarah Delena White’s Halayda from NetGalley and it was a fun read! I won’t say too much about this one because I’ll be posting my review soon!

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