Monthly Wrap-Up – August

During our Monthly Wrap-Up, we’ll take a look at what has happened around here in the last month. That’ll include what’s happened in my life, what the four of us have read, any other posts we may have had, giveaways still going on, our most popular Instagram posts, and books that I’ve added to my ever-growing TBR.

*We linked this post to the August Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction*

♥ Enjoy!

Jen’s Life:

Some of my highlights from the summer were:

We did a 9 day staycation before our kiddos went back to school.  We did tons of hiking, bike rides, beach time and my favorite was going on a new hike that led us to teaching our littles to jump off of the rocks into the lake.  You can see some of the pictures here, here and here.
✮ We celebrated tons of birthday and anniversaries this month!  It was my Aunt’s birthday, my Mom’s birthday, then my parent’s wedding anniversary, my Grandma’s birthday, my wedding anniversary and then my husband’s birthday.  We had soooooo many parties every weekend lol.  I think I’m officially ready to take a break from cake and icecream!


What Arielle, Cassie, Chelsea & Jen Read:

5 Stars:
Kulti by Mariana Zapata
The Last Hope (The Raging Ones #2) by Krista and Becca Ritchie
Kulti by Mariana Zapata

4 Stars:
Mine by Courtney Cole
Rage (Stormheart #2) by Cora Carmack
✮ She’s the Worst by Lauren Spieller

3.5 Stars:
Coral by Sara Ella
Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide by Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark



Our Favorite Books of the Month:

Kulti by Mariana Zapata (Chelsea’s Choice)
And this, ladies and Gents, is how you obliterate a reading slump.




The Last Hope (The Raging Ones #2) by Krista and Becca Ritchie (Arielle’s Choice)
Honestly the best part of this series, unique plot aside, is always going to be the characters. I can say that about any of their books, actually. They always take the time to curate this characters that anyone can find similarities with. They sink their hooks into your soul and never leave.


Mine by Courtney Cole (Cassie’s Choice)
I seriously finished it in a few hours over two sittings. I couldn’t put it down.




Other Posts:

COVER REVEAL: Broken Knight (All Saints High #2) by LJ Shen



✮ $50 Amazon giftcard – Rage (Stormheart #2) by Cora Carmack
✮ Win (1) of (2) finished copies of SHE’S THE WORST by Lauren Spieller (US Only) – She’s the Worst by Lauren Spieller



We thought it would be fun to share our most popular posts for August. And they were….

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Books Added To Jen’s TBR This Month:

I just keep adding books to my tbr lol…..


So that was our August! Did you read any of the same books that we did? Or share the same favorite book as us? If not, then what was your favorite book? Or have you read any of the books I just added to my TBR?

Here’s hoping you all had a wonderful August too. And cheers to September being fabulous for all of us!





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  1. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    That staycation sounds amazing. I’m planning to go on more hikes when the weather cools down. I hope you have a good September!
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    • Jen

      Thank you! Here’s hoping you can get in all your hiking when the weather cools down. Have a fabulous September too!

  2. Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature)

    But do we ever stop adding books to our TBR? LOL! I need to read that Cora Carmack series. I have the first one, just need to find the time to read it! Looks like you did have some good reads this past month. You can check out what I was up to in the link below.
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    • Jen

      NEVER EVER LOL!! I still need to read Rage too eeps! 🙂

  3. Raven @ Dreamy Addictions

    Great wrap up! You all had an amazing August! You’ve read some pretty good reads! I can’t wait to check out Rage this month!
    Have a great September! 🙂
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    • Arielle

      Rage was good! Hope you like it!

  4. Danielle Hammelef

    Excellent staycation! I love all the activities. And you still got time for reading. I enjoyed all the book covers and have also added Lady Rogue to my TBR.

    • Jen

      Thank you so much, it was such a blast! And here’s hoping we both love Lady Rogue *fingers crossed*!

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