Monthly Wrap-Up: August ’19

I had the single most productive month I’ve had in years. I read almost twice as many books as I usually pick up and almost finished all of my posts for my upcoming Latinx Heritage Month series. I am also on a book buying ban which I am hoping lasts until November. Not sure I am going to make it that far, but here’s hoping. In August I picked up nine books. I wanted to make sure I had time to work on some blog-related content, so I aimed for more lighthearted reads and let myself off the hook when it came to reviews. It was so NICE. I have a really ambitious upcoming TBR for Latinx Heritage Month (I have so much planned, I am so excited, I can barely contain it!!!), so it was nice to give myself a little break beforehand. I have really high hopes for September and can’t wait to read all the books. I hope I didn’t just jinx myself though.

(Book covers below are linked to my reviews, unless otherwise specified.) 

Favorite Book This Month:

My favorite read in August was Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. I buddy read it with Jocelyn @ yogi with a book. We have something special to share on the Latinx Book Club’s blog which I’m really excited about. If you’re a fan of music, nostalgia, and magic, this is an incredible debut by one of my favorite authors. Cover linked to Goodreads.

Least Favorite Book This Month:

No books received less than three stars from me this month.

Reviews Posted This Month:

Books I Read, But Didn’t Review:

(Covers linked to Goodreads)

Sabrina & Corina: Stories by Kali Fajardo-Anstine – Rating: 4/5

America, Vol. 1: The Life and Times of America Chavez by Gabby Rivera, Illustrated by Joe Quiñones – Rating: 4/5

Prime Meridian by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – Rating: 4/5

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang – Rating: 4/5

I Wanna Be Where You Are by Kristina Forest – Rating: 3/5

A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole – Rating: 4/5 

Reviews to Come:

(Covers linked to Goodreads)


Reading Challenges:

Aside from the Goodreads challenge, I’m only taking part in one reading challenge. Uuuuuhhhh….I’m not even sure I have the motivation to keep trying to accomplish this goal. Whoops.

1. The Beat the Backlist Challenge 2019 is hosted by NovelKnight. None 😦

  • Challenge Goal: 10 books; Current Count: 4 books

September Releases I’m Excited For:


How was your August? Do you have anything special planned for September? Let me hear from you in the comments and feel free to leave me a link to your own wrap-up post and I’ll be sure to visit.

30 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: August ’19

  1. Great wrap up! And I seriously CANNOT wait to see your content for Hispanic Heritage month!!! I only read two books because I started senior year and it is stressful to the max. I’m hoping to just dive right in to all the Latinx books in September, and they’ve never let me down so I’m hopeful

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  2. I’m so happy that you had such a great August, it looks like you read a lot of great books and were super productive! I’ve really fallen off the radar over the past few months and feeling a bit overwhelmed at trying to get back into blogging, catching up with reviews, etc especially as I’m about to start my PhD next month but I’m really looking forward to your Latinx Heritage Month stuff 🙂

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  3. I REALLY enjoyed Serpent and Dove hope you like it too! I have to say, everytime I come to your blog, I feel increasingly guilty about the contemporary YA I have sitting on my shelves that I fully intend to read but haven’t quite made the time. It’s not my preferred genre but there have been SO MANY lately that look amazing.


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