August 2019 Yearly Challenge Update

 

I’m doing surprisingly well with all these challenges.  If you saw my early posts, you’ll know that I hardly ever signed up for yearly challenges.   It overwhelms me and I always forget to go back and update on each one.  But I wanted to push myself a bit this year and signed up for a few.

 

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In August, I read 1 book by an Asian author.  My total is 12/11.  So I’ve met this goal already and hope to get some more read before the end of the year.

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August 2019 Book Haul

 

My August haul is pretty big.  Yes, I know.  When isn’t my haul big?  I’m really scared because I feel like September’s will be worse.  At least for purchased books.

 

Physical

 

From Publishers/Etc

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Wrap Up For #ARCAugust 2019

 

I joined #ARCAugust this year.  My sign up post can be found HERE.  As I figured, I did not make it through my TBR, but I did read and review (or have reviews scheduled) 9 arcs in August.

These are not in the order in which I read them, but all were finished in August.

 

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August 2019 Wrap Up

 

It’s September (and my birthday month)!   August went by really fast.  I was a bit busier than normal on the weekends, but I was still able to read quite a bit.  Especially when I think of how slow I was with two of the books I read.  I liked everything, but there were definitely some standouts.

 

 

Truly Devious   4  1/2 stars

The Vanishing Stair  4  1/2 stars

Gideon the Ninth (digital arc)  4 stars

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August 2019 Book of the Month YA (BOTM)

 

I am affiliate for Book of the Month YA.  This is just like the BOTM you already know, but it’s for YA books only.  If you sign up using my link, I will get a small commission.

Join With My Link Here

New members can use the code FLEX to join for $9.99!  I believe you can also sign up under my link to become an affiliate if you’re a booktuber, bookstagrammer or blogger.  If you don’t see the option, let me know and I’ll get you a link.  I get a commission for that, too. 🙂

 

I’ll be sharing the August choices below.

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1/2 Way Done: Update on the Beach Book Bash Challenge

 

The TBR and Beyond Beach Book Bash is halfway over.  This event was for July and August.  I ended up rolling two boards and thought I would do a quick update at the halfway point.

 

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Most Anticipated August 2019 YA Releases

 

As always, this isn’t everything coming out in August.  Just ones that I’m excited for and some that I see others really interested in.  Release dates can change, so make sure you double check those.

 

*read

$pre-ordered

%have arc unread (some were not requested)

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July/August 2019 TBR and Beyond Challenge

 

For anyone new to my blog, I am a moderator in TBR and Beyond which is a very active book group on facebook.  We have monthly challenges and games along with group reads and live author chats.  I hope you join if you haven’t already.  You do need to be a member to sign up for any game.

 

Our members wanted to do another game board, so we are doing a two month event for summer.  I’ll have the rules below.  You can join and also see the rules with THIS LINK

 

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Review of Let’s Call It A Doomsday by Katie Henry (digital arc)

 

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Let’s Call It A Doomsday by Katie Henry

 

There are so many ways the world could end. There could be a fire. A catastrophic flood. A super eruption that spews lakes of lava. Ellis Kimball has made note of all possible scenarios, and she is prepared for each one. What she doesn’t expect is meeting Hannah Marks in her therapist’s waiting room. Hannah calls their meeting fate. After all, Ellis is scared about the end of the world; Hannah knows when it’s going to happen.

Despite Ellis’s anxiety — about what others think of her, about what she’s doing wrong, about the safety of her loved ones — the two girls become fast friends. As Ellis tries to help Hannah decipher the details of her doomsday premonition, she learns there are secrets Hannah isn’t telling her. But with time ticking down, the search for answers only raises more questions. When does it happen? Who will believe them? How do you prepare for the end of the world when it feels like your life is just getting started?

Katie Henry, the author of Heretics Anonymous, delivers an engrossing and thoughtful tale about how people survive — with some faith in family, friends, and maybe a few prepper forums.

 

Expected publication: August 6th 2019 by Katherine Tegen Books

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