Wrap-Ups

August Wrap-Up

August went quite better than expected. I was on vacation from my job for most of it so I had more time to focus on my internship, which I’m now unfortunately over with. I also got to mostly finish my master’s thesis—which I feel like I’ve been talking about forever—and relax a bit.

I’m also very pleased with everything I managed to read after July being a—justifiable—disaster in that regard. Interning in a library has the added benefit of being constantly surrounded by books you want to read, so I’ve definitely been borrowing more books than usual. So, let’s see what I read!

What I Read

Yerba Buena by Nina LaCour

This is an audiobook I started back in June (whoops?). I did enjoy it, but I basically only listened to it for about 20 minutes a day while I was having lunch, hence why it took me this long to finish it.

This was my second Nina LaCour book, and just like the other one I read it was okay, but nothing special.

I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

Soooo, I listened to this in three days. I was completely hooked from the get-go and I read it in its entirety on my first days of vacation.

If you want to know my full thoughts on it, I posted an entire review of it. All in all, it was a very interesting book narrated by the writer, which only made it better.

Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The first thing you need to know is that I really don’t like tennis. I generally don’t like watching any sports, but I find tennis to be one of the most boring ones.

This book, however, had me sobbing—and that means full on tears with actual crying sounds coming out of my mouth—about a tennis player. Taylor Jenkins Reid knows how to make me feel all kinds of emotions, and at this point I’m willing to read anything she writes.

El Punk by Eloy Pérez Ladaga and Eduardo Izquierdo

I’ve always been into punk music, style, and the overall movement but after watching the Sex Pistol’s show called Pistol, I wanted to learn more about bands I was less familiar with. So, browsing the music section of the library I was interning in I found this and I knew I had to give it a try.

This book offers a general context of the punk movement, symbols, and surrounding culture. But it’s strong suit is that it offers a huge recollection of artists. I had a blast reading and listening to all the ones I didn’t know, and even found some new favourites! I feel like I will be reading a lot more about the punk movement in the near future.

Freddie Mercury: Una biografía by Alfonso Casas

I’d had this on my TBR for a while now, so when I saw it at the library I immediately borrowed it.

This is a biography graphic novel about Freddie Mercury, and it is absolutely stunning. I’m not sure if it’s been translated into English, but if it has, I totally recommend it.

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

Another book that had been on my TBR forever—since 2020 to be precise. I talked about it on my 2022 reading wishes post, and I’m glad I decided to finally read it.

I actually wasn’t expecting to love this book so much, but I devoured it in two days. This book can be quite unsettling at times, but it is an extremely interesting read.

What I Wrote

I am slowly getting back to posting more regularly. Although three posts—four if you include July’s wrap-up—is not much, it’s way better than the previous month, so I cannot complain.

Blog Posts I Loved

Just like with posting, I’m slowly getting back to blog hopping. I barely have time, but I’m trying to read some of your posts! Here are my favourites I managed to get to:

How was your August? Did you find a new favourite book? Did you manage to read a lot?

10 thoughts on “August Wrap-Up

  1. I’m glad you had a bit of time to relax this past month, and congrats on almost being done with your thesis! 🥳 I haven’t read any of the books you mentioned here, but Carrie Soto has me very intrigued – I don’t care for tennis, either, but then again, I thought reading about a Hollywood star would be incredibly boring, too, and then I ended up loving Evelyn Hugo! So I guess I’ve learned to trust Taylor Jenkins Reid at this point 😂

    Also, thank you so much for sharing my posts! I’m so glad you liked them! 🥰

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  2. I’m glad you had a great time in August and enjoyed your vacation. Interning in a library sounds like a dream haha
    I feel exactly the same way as you about watching sports… the most boring thing to watch, honestly. 😂 But I’m glad Carrie Soto Is Back was phenomenal! Have you read anything from TJR’s backlist?
    Thank you for sharing my posts! 🥺

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  3. I love that we had two books in common this past month and we both enjoyed them a lot! (I’m talking about Jennette McCurdy’s memoir and the new TJR book) Also, thank you so much for sharing my review for Carrie Soto, I really fell in love with her!

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  4. Glad to hear that you had a good month! 🥰 I also loved I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy – I listened to the audiobook and it was so immersive that I read it in one sitting! I’m also so excited for Carrie Soto Is Back, I’m on hold for the audiobook at my library 😊

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