Monthly Inventory: August 2015

August 2015

GAH! The end of August means school is just around the corner! That means less reading time–well, in theory; rarely in practice. While I didn’t officially participate in ARC August, I did read a lot of ARCs and requests which was a lot of fun. I also did a great job with my Tackling the TBR Challenge for July and August. More details about that will be posted in a few weeks but I was really happy with where I ended things this month.

But enough about the month ahead! Let’s focus on the Awesome month that was August.


  • 21 Books Read + 1 novellas
    • 2 nonfiction novels
    • 7 standalones (including 2 ARCs)
    • 1 book from TBR Jar
    • Started 5 new series (including 3 ARCs)
    • Finished 1 series from start to end
    • Finished 2 previously started series
    • Read sequels for 4 previously started series
    • Read 1 anthology
    • Marked 2 Books as DNF
Favourite Reads Least Favourite Read
Crushed (Redemption, #2) The Heartbreakers (The Heartbreak Chronicles) Broken Juliet (Starcrossed, #2) Rook 

The Treatment (The Program, #2)

*Note: If the review is available, click on the cover! However, due to the nature of my blog (ie I review whole series) it often takes me a few weeks to publish a full review (pending book availability) so look forward to seeing some of these reviews in the upcoming weeks/months if there is no link currently available!


I was a bad, bad girl this month! I bought books :O But in my defence, they all cost $1 (except 3 but I got them for 50% off!) and most were to complete series I already had. I’ve promised myself no more next month!

Unlit Star Break Away Breakdown Velvet Kisses (3:AM Kisses #6) Destined to Fall Unlike Any Other (Unexpected, #1) Chasing Me (Sex on the Beach) Finding You (Sex on the Beach) Losing Us (Sex on the Beach) Becoming Rain (Burying Water, #2) Beautiful Illusions (Beautiful Oblivion, #2) Hate F*@k: The Complete Story (The Horus Group, #1-3) More Than Music (Chasing The Dream, #1) The Girl with the Windup Heart (Steampunk Chronicles, #4) Breaking Noah


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Top Ten Author’s I’ve Read the Most Of

View this month’s archives for more posts & reviews!


Previously posted series reviews I updated this past month:


The big news is I finished my Goodreads Challenge. YIKES! Guess I seriously underestimated my reading time this year! And after a two month hiatus, I finally got a few keywords in for my Monthly Keyword Challenge! Now my focus is on Tackling my TBR and reading more Canadian Authors. A classic or two wouldn’t hurt either.

Book Bingo–Canadian: 0 books added
Everything YA Challenge: Mini Challenge + ✔ 2 YA reads
Goodreads Challenge: 22 books added
Monthly Key Word Challenge: ✔ “Heart”
Prequel & Sequel Challenge: +47 points added
SERIESous’ Personal Classics Challenge: 0 books added
SERIESous’ Personal Nonfiction Challenge: 2 books added!

View my Progress Here!


In this monthly feature I pit two books or themes against each other to see who will be triumphant. I give my subjective opinion in the post, but I want to see who would win in your eyes via a poll. Thanks to those who participated!

This month’s final poll results:


The Infernal Devices 3 | The Mortal Instruments 2

Next Battle: Gossip Girl Book Series vs Gossip Girl TV Series


I participated in my second readathon, the You’re Excused to Read Readathon. My goal was to read 7 books in the span of a week. And I’m happy to say that I did! They weren’t the books I had initially selected but, hey, it’s 7 books! Full details here.


  • Nothing really happened this month…oops
  • I suppose that I’ve decided to post my updated book reviews to Goodreads is news
    • normally I just post my review of the first book of a series with a link on Goodreads but from now on I’m going to post my review of books I read in ongoing/personally incomplete series to Goodreads since they are basically individual reviews of that book and not the series.


  • Update the following:
    • review directories
    • Series Recaps for S-Z
      • adding the recap button to previously posted reviews
  • I’m thinking about offering to do graphics for other blogs as a side hobby
    • I would have some logistic kinks to work out but I love graphics design and think it would give me something else to do when I’m not in class, reading or blogging. Stay tuned for more info!
  • Trilogy Termination novels will be read — more details to come!
  • Blogging 101 guide – have the basics out, now to actually write it!


Last September I went to see The Weeknd on a whim and I have to say, I am loving his latest singles! I Can’t Feel my Face and The Hills have been playing nonstop at my place! I also saw 5 Seconds of Summer in concert so She’s Kinda Hot has been my jam these last few weeks 😛

What were your biggest reading or personal accomplishments of the past month?
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