August 2018 | Month In Review

August rocked. This was my most active month on the blog and I’m using Instagram stories to get people to click over here. It seems to be working and I am loving the WordPress stats.


  • Gained more followers, here and on social media
  • Hosted BIG Instagram giveaway with three winners
  • Best reading/review month this year
  • Joined my first Blog Tour with BookSparks – Magic of Memoir
  • Increased Netgalley ratio to 75%



I’m participating in “Top Ten Tuesday” and “It’s Monday, What Are You Reading” linkups which have been a wonderful way to find other book nerds and see the incredible diversity of readers in this blogging community. And add to my toppling TBR of course!

These blog posts are just a few that I found really interesting!


Thank you from the bottom of my heart to these stellar publishers and bookstagrammers for showing so much generosity and holding super fun giveaways! (note: I’ve NEVER won this many, do you know how many Goodreads giveaways I’ve entered?!)

Putnam Books.


Lit. Wit. Wine. Dine.

William Morrow Books.


September is my favorite month! I’m looking forward to everything Fall ๐Ÿ related and it’s a big birthday/anniversary month, hee hee ๐Ÿ˜œ AND I am attending TWO author events that I am SO. EXCITED. ABOUT! More on that later!

Over at A Novel Family, they’re proposing an awesome theme for September: Read What You Own. It’s brilliant, right?! A book buying ban for just 30 teensy days?! Who’s up for the challenge? Which is a perfect segue…

NetGalley Upcoming Reads:

I’ve got my NetGalley account caught up and these are the ones I’m beyond thrilled to have been approved for. Aren’t they purty? ๐Ÿ˜ Which one should I read first?

So tell me, how was your reading month? Tell me what your favorite book was. Are you on Instagram? What’s your favorite book blog? Let me know in the comments.


  1. Looks like you had a great month! You have a lot of nice Netgalley books to read. They haven’t gotten back to me (yes or no) on several requests… although I’m assuming they’re going to say no, I’m a little afraid they might say yes and I’ll have too many to read! I’m afraid to ask for more.

    I think my favorite books for this month were the Mortal Instruments books I read.

    Have a great September!

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