Monthly Recap. August 2017

Friday, 1 September 2017



Monthly recap is back! Can you believe it already is September? Four more months until the year end. Time flies! 😱 Looking back to the past eight months, I feel that I haven't accomplished anything I wanted for 2017. Well, not maybe everything since I finished the first year of my masters with flying colours (one of the few things that makes me feel proud of myself). However, it did left me emotionally and physically exhausted. And, now I'm struggling to find a theme for my thesis -a thesis I need to start working this month! *take a deep breath and do not freak out*


I really wanted 2017 to be the year I read 70 books, but I think I'll be falling short of my goal. There are still four months to reach it, but not even in my wildest dreams would I be able to read seventy books. Although this month I read a lot more than I thought I did - thank you Bout of Books 20
  • The Valiant, Lesley Livingston
  • The Flame Never Dies, Rachel Vincent
  • Our Dark Duet, Victoria Schwab
  • Broken Sky, L.A. Weatherly
  • Flame in the Mist, Renee Ahdeh (short review on my Goodreads page)
  • Starflight, Melissa Landers 
I also started reading Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza and Maplecroft by Cherie Priest. Hopefully, I'll finish them before the weekend ends.

Ps.: Our Dark Duet pierced my soul and shattered my heart. 💔😭 If you have not read it yet, have a box of tissues by your side when you do it.


Great news: I didn't order a single book in July. Bad news: I ordered too many books in August I'm still waiting for a few to arrive, but here are those that reached my doorstep this month:

From my Instagram account
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's, Truman Capote (because of my mother, I've a crush on Audrey Hepburn and that's the reason why I brought this book)
  • The Guest Cat, Takashi Hiraide
  • The Love Boat and Other Stories, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Flamecaster, Cinda Williams Chima 
  • An Ember the Ashes, Sabaa Tahir (although I already own this novel, I decided to get myself the UK edition)
  • Wonder Woman: Warbringer, Leigh Bardugo & Nyxia, Scott Reintgen (Illumicrate)

Which books arrived to your bookshelf in August?

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