Monthly recap

August Wrap-Up: The one with the manga!


Harry Potter & The Cursed Child | Before the Fall | Wild | Cardcaptor Sakura vol. 1-3 | Kindred in Death | Dead beat | Heroes of Olympus | Queen of Shadows | What’s a Girl Gotta do? | As I Descended | Harley Quinn & The Suicide Squad Special Edition 2016 #1 (not pictured)

Books read: 13 (6 more than July)
Pages read: 4936 (1484 more than July)
Average pages per day: 159 (48 more than July)
Average book length: 380 pages (3 pages less than July)
Favourite: I read a lot of great books this month! My Cardcaptor Sakura read is bringing back all kinds of nostalgia, I loved What’s a Girl Gotta do and I actually enjoyed Harry Potter & The Cursed Child a lot more than I expected.


Finding Dory –
This was just great fun!
Suicide Squad – Oh man, I have a LOT of complicated conflicting thoughts about Suicide Squad! I think overall, pretty disappointing.
Batman vs Superman –
So, fun fact, Lex in Smallville is one of my favourite villains ever. Lex in BvS = totally killed the film for me.I just found his reasoning made no sense, and he’s gone from being a genius to just…crazy.


Grey’s Anatomy (3 x 22-25 & 4 x 1-13) – I’m still completely hooked on this, although sometimes I wonder why I keep watching it when there are so many sad moments!!
Avatar: The Last Airbender (1 x 8) – I’ve been very slow on my watching of this, probably because this and Grey’s are the only things I watch by myself and Grey’s is so addictive…
Stranger Things (1 x 1-8) – This is pretty much my upper limit of scariness but I was also completely hooked, so we burned through the whole series in two evenings!
The Originals (2 x 22 & 3 x 1) – This is one that I think we’re sticking with more because we’ve got this far than because we’re particularly hooked, but it’s okay.
The Great British Bake Off (7 x 2) – Yay for Bake Off being back! I especially like Selasi and Candace so far.
Nashville (4 x 1) –
Yes Nashville! So much love for this show, so I am seriously ridiculously excited that it’s back on.

Book Haul

Books gained: 4 (1 less than July)
Books bought: 1 (exactly the same as July)
Total spend on books: £5
Books for review: 3 (3 more than July)
Freebies/Gifts/Borrowed: 0 (4 less than July)



Other posts:

NetGalley % change: +0% (72%)

Challenge Updates

 ** [Bookish Resolutions update to follow in a separate post because otherwise this post was going to be ridiculously large!] **

Finish the series
This month’s progress: 0 series completed/caught up
Running Total: 7/7

2016 Audiobook ChallengeThis month’s progress: 1 audiobook

Listened to Dead Beat

Running Total: 10/10

Running Total: 16/365
 – Okay, so I suck at tracking these and I think I might be writing this challenge off….


This month’s progress: 1/3

Oops! Possibly another challenge to be written off? I’m definitely not as excited about the half of the list I’ve got left now as I was when I made it in December….

Running Total: 18/36

How was your August?


4 thoughts on “August Wrap-Up: The one with the manga!

  1. I’ve been a HUGE fan of Batman since I was a kid (the Animated Series from the 90’s was MY LIFE – I still rewatch it now as an adult and LOVE IT.) I also adored The Dark Knight Trilogy but this new Batman V Superman was pretty lame. I knew that going in though so I can’t say I was letdown…it was basically what I expected o.O I didn’t mind Suicide Squad personally but again, my expectations were low… I’m happy that you haven’t given up on A:tLA and great news about Finding Dory – now I really want to watch it 🙂
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  2. I was not very excited for Batman v. Superman and now that I finally watched it I should have trusted my gut. The whole fighting each other bothered me from the start but the pacing felt off and Lex as you mentioned was just wrong. Also not enough Wonder Woman. Still hoping the rest of the DC universe can be saved.

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