August Wrap Up: Summer can’t be over! I’m not ready for school!


So remember last month when I was like “Oh hey how did the summer go so fast?!?!?!”

Well now the summer is actually over and I’M NOT READY FOR SCHOOL TO START AGAIN.

I mean, I am…. but I really just want another month of summer before I have to face actual school work.

I could also use an extra month of summer to do the summer course work that I haven’t exactly started yet…. *cue frantic scrambling for my summer reading*

Talking about reading… I didn’t read as much as I planned to this month.

That’s mostly because of the road-trip I went on (more on that later). But even so, I still had a good reading month.

Books I have reviewed this month:

5‘s: Wait Till Helen Comes // Little Monsters
4 ‘s: Gemina // Cruel Crown // Haunting the Deep // Hunting Prince Dracula// P.S. I Like You
2 ‘s: A Week of Mondays
1 : Scrappy Little Nobody // The Infinity of You & Me // Dreamology

Books I’ve read but haven’t posted reviews for yet:

These reviews are coming soon along with a Throne of Glass themed giveaway. I’m planning on posting that this upcoming week!! So if you are a Throne of Glass fan, be sure to keep an eye out!!

Books I’m reading right now:

I’m almost done with City of Thieves (I have less than 50 pages to go), and I’m still in the beginning of The Breathless.

I really only read 10 books this month, but that’s still pretty good considering how busy I have been!

So what exactly have I been busy with?

  • I went on a huge road trip down the east coast with my best friend!! (Check out all the details in my post about it!!)
  • Setting up the epic Throne of Glass giveaway that I keep talking about (I promise it is coming and it is going to be amazing)
  • Taking care of Nike (our new puppy! who you can check out in the road trip post!)
  • Making sure I have everything I need for my dorm and for school
  • Seeing some friends that I haven’t seen in years (it was great!!)
  • Babysitting
  • Painting (or at least trying to…)
  • Visiting my cousin at her college
  • Dropping off my best friend at school and then going back to visit her a day later because separation is hard
  • Re-watching Suits because I haven’t seen it in years and it’s amazing
  • Watching the Game of Thrones season finale even though I haven’t watched since the middle of season three
  • Driving around aimlessly because I’m nostalgic and like seeing the town I grew up in
  • Driving past my old house enough times to raise suspicion because #ChildhoodMemories
  • Reading other blogs in all of my spare time

And now for a list of things that I probably should have done this month but haven’t gotten to yet:

  • MY FREAKING SUMMER COURSE WORK (I’m kind of screwed at this point)

Yeah that’s pretty much it. So I’m just gonna go ahead and call this month a win.

But guys I have some awesome news: I now have close to 650 blog followers!!! I seriously love you guys!!!

I also have no idea what prompts you to follow my humble little blog, BUT I’M NOT COMPLAINING!!! You guys really make me feel accomplished in life.

I don’t want to make this post too long, so I’m gonna wrap it up here… but I want to hear all about your August!

Did you read everything you wanted to?

Did you go on any adventures?

Did you do your summer course work? (Hahaha does anyone? Wait… don’t answer that)

Let me know how your month went in the comments below!!

Thanks for reading!!


July Wrap Up: Where did the summer go?!? How did I read 25 books?!?



No but seriously I’m having a crisis here. Where did July go?

I haven’t done a wrap up in forever. Probably because last time I checked it was still May 2nd and no where near the end of a month… much less the end of the summer! AHHHHH

Breathe Emma, breathe.

I’m just now realizing the sheer number of books I have read this month.

I’ve kind of been in a reading binge, which has been wonderful. BUT THAT MEANS I’VE BEEN POSTING SO MANY REVIEWS!!

There are also a bunch of books that I read that I haven’t posted reviews for yet… so I’m gonna split this up into two sections:

Books I have Reviewed This Month:


Links to the Reviews:

5 ‘s:  The Anatomical Shape of a Heart //  King’s Cage //  A Midsummer’s Nightmare
4 ‘s:  The Hidden Oracle //  Glass Sword //  How To Hang A Witch //  Just Friends //  Cress //  The Wood //  Traveler
3 ‘s: Illuminae // Winter // Caraval
2 ‘s:  The Book Jumper // #famous //  Romeo and/or Juliet
1 ‘s:  As I Wake

Books I have Read this Month but Haven’t Posted Reviews for Yet:

The Infinity of You & Me and Scrappy Little Nobody were actually both DNFs, so I’m going to be publishing a post on DNFs pretty soon.

The Throne of Glass series is amazing so far, and I’m going through them like nobody’s business. I’m planning a series review rather than individual reviews, because why not?

I am going to be a part of the “A Short History of the Girl Next Door” blog tour in September, so my review for that will be in the blog tour post.

And the other two reviews are drafted, I just haven’t had a chance to post them yet!

Woah… I have read 25 books this month?! I’m in awe of myself. I might need to go get ice cream to celebrate.

Any excuse for ice cream, am I right?!

So, along with reading a record amount of books, here are some of the posts and tags I have published this month:

The Dreaded Book Slump: Why they happen and how to beat them

Why did I write this post? I was so obviously not in a book slump. Maybe I just wanted more people to join my book binge? Idk…

Author Q&A with Peyton Garver

It’s been a while since I posted an author Q&A, but I’m so glad I got to interview Peyton! She is so nice, and her book, Sublime Karma, sounds amazing!! (I have a copy of it sitting on my TBR pile, so I’ll write a review of it eventually!)

Discussion: WHAT’S WITH ALL THE GREEN EYES IN YA? Have all other eye colors been banned?

In which I talk about the over abundance of green eyes. Seriously, I know like 3 people with green eyes. Something is wrong here.

Comparing US and Foreign Edition Covers

Because book covers are beautiful, and I love looking at foreign edition covers!

The Book Titles Tag

Welcome to the title of my life. Read at your own risk. Featuring: Food: A Love Story

You are probably wondering right now if I have a life offline. That’s a good question. I’m not really sure anymore. Here is what I have done this month:

  • Binge watched The Night Shift (in which Jill Flint plays Jordan, a female doctor)
  • Binge watched (this is an ongoing binge) Royal Pains (in which Jill Flint plays Jill, who runs the hospital) (totally coincidence by the way..  I had no idea she was in either show)
  • Wrote 40,000 words for Camp Nano (a project that will probably never see the light of day)
  • Became a volunteer librarian at my local library
  • Stayed over at a friends house because I haven’t seen her in forever (it was a blast!)
  • Got a head cold from my younger brother when he (and my two other brothers and dad) visited me (seriously dude, cough into your arm)
  • Had three (yes 3!!!) picnics while my family visited.
  • Mowed the lawn, twice
  • Went to target to buy dorm essentials for the school year (which is coming wayyy to fast)
  • Chopped my hair off (waist length to shoulder length) and got bangs.

When did I sleep? What’s my secret?

HAHAHAHA good question. I don’t sleep. As I said in my Book Titles Tag, I am the Queen of Shadows.

AKA I am never asleep. It’s becoming a problem.



Also, I’ll be running a giveaway when I do hit 500. I’m thinking either a book of the winner’s choosing (from book depository) or maybe an ARC? Let me know in the comments what you would want to win!!

And finally, to wrap up this wrap up, here are some of my favorite posts from other bloggers this month!

The “Never Have I Ever” vlog from Paper Fury and her sister!

I love Paper Fury! Her blog is amazing and 100% goals. Also this vlog was hilarious and I was laughing the whole time!

Ten Weird Habits of Mine from Bionic Book Worm

These habits are so relatable!!

Books that aren’t set in/inspired by The Western World from My Bookish Dream

This post showcases some amazing books (like The Forbidden Wish ) that are set away from the Western World.

The Dreamy Book Covers Tag from Reactionary Tales

Because I think we all know by now how much I love a pretty book cover!

August is on the horizon.

I’m not a big planner (which I why I don’t do monthly TBRs), but I do have some pretty exciting plans for this month.

  • I have a friend from school coming to stay with me for a week (probably, she hasn’t gotten her tickets quite yet)
  • My best friend and I are going on a road trip together!!!!!
  • I have an ARC of Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco to read (and I can’t wait to start it)
  • I have some AMAZING blog posts lined up for you guys (or at least I think they are amazing… hopefully you’ll agree)
  • and of course I’m going to be doing a lot of blog surfing, so I can see all of your amazing posts!

And that’s my July Wrap up! What have you guys been up to this month?

Thanks for reading!!

February Wrap Up

This month has gone by way too fast, but I guess time flies when you are busy!

I haven’t been able to read as much as I wanted to, and I haven’t had the time to review everything I have read this month either. But with finals this week, I’ve been busy with papers to write and lots to study.

Of the five books I’ve read, I have only reviewed three of them (I promise to get the other reviews up soon!):

So what books have you guys been reading? Any books coming out in March that you are excited for? Let me know in the comments!



January Wrap Up

I can’t believe how fast January flew by! I didn’t realize it was February until this morning, when I when I went to write the date and saw that it was no longer a 1 for the month, but a 2. This month I read seven books, which is pretty impressive (if I may say so myself)considering everything else I have going on.


I ran a giveaway this month with The MacBath, a wonderful literary soap store on Etsy (I totally think you should check them out if you haven’t already.. their products are amazing!!).

I do have a couple exciting giveaway’s coming up this month as well, so keep your eyes peeled for those!

What books did you read in January?

June Book Wrap Up


I can’t believe that June is over already. It’s seriously messing with my mind (like, where did all the time go???). June’s been a pretty exciting month for me. I got my advanced divers card and have been scuba diving quite a few times. I made summer travel plans and am going to visit a lot of friends. I also graduated from school last night!

Another very exciting thing I did this past June was organize a whole bunch of giveaways for the month of July! I will be running giveaway’s here on the blog, on Instagram (click here), on Twitter (click here), and on Facebook (click here). Some of the prizes include:

and more. So if your interested in winning any of those awesome prizes be sure to keep your eyes peeled this month!

Now, back to the June Wrap Up! Here are all the books I’ve read this month and a few thoughts on them!



Beyond The Rising Tide by Sarah Beard

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Thoughts: I loved this book so much it hurts. Really. The story is moving and beautiful and real and emotional and I ugly cried right around the ending. It was just great.

Also look at that cover. That is one beautiful cover. I need to go to the book store and get a hard copy of this book. It’s too beautiful not too!!



From Filth & Mud by J. Manuel

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Thoughts: This was a pretty good book. It was a little bit of a slower paced book than I usually read, but the story was great and it kept me guessing every step of the way.

I especially loved how well the characters stories were woven together. It was masterful.




Turning Grace by J. Q. Davis

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥

Thoughts: It was a cute story, but a little too unrealistic for me to really get into and enjoy. The characters didn’t feel real to me.

I feel like this book would be great for a middle school crowd… especially those kids that love zombies!



The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Thoughts: I think this may be my new favorite book. It was amazing! Hawthorn Creely, the main character, is hilarious and full of imagination and fresh and a wonderful narrator. I didn’t want this book to end!

Also, this is another cover I am completely in love with! I can’t wait for the book to come out cause this is another one that I need a hard copy of!!



Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥

Thoughts: Honestly Fangirl fell flat for me. I just didn’t get what was so special about it. There was no plot line, no driving force, and nothing really special about the characters (unless you count Cath’s writing and her fan-fic following).

I guess I just feel like this book could have been so much more. There was so much unused potential.



Autobiography of a Serial Killer by Travis D. Bickel

Rating: ♥ ♥

Thoughts: This book definitely lived up to its tagline; dark and disturbing. It was really short, so it didn’t take much time to read, but its the content that matters. This is a book that could seriously give someone nightmares (luckily for me I don’t really have nightmares).

I don’t think I’m ever going to pick this book up again. No way.


And there you have my June book wrap up. Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? What books did you read this month?

April Book Wrap Up

I’ve been seeing book wrap ups all over the web, so I decided to join the club. This month has been pretty productive, especially considering I had my final exams in seven subjects (and passed them all!). I somehow managed to read 8 books in between my studying and am happy to report that I liked almost all of them.

I won’t go into depth about the books, but I’ll give you my rating and some quick thoughts on them. To read the full reviews click on the title.

Lets get started!


Ruby Red

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Thoughts: Ruby Red puts an interesting new spin on time travel. The book was very entertaining, and I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next.


Sapphire Blue-

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Thoughts: Sapphire Blue was just as entertaining as Ruby Red. It takes you deeper into the world of time travel, and the stakes are higher than ever.


Emerald Green

Rating:  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Thoughts: What an amazing end to an amazing series. The conclusion was definitely not what I expected, and left me with a warm, fuzzy feeling inside.

e-Book Cover (Resthaven)


Rating:  ♥ ♥ ♥

Thoughts: Resthaven definitely kept me on the edge of my seat. There were a lot of twists I didn’t see coming. I do wish it had a bit of a stronger conclusion.


Girl Online


Thoughts: Girl Online was a huge let down. I couldn’t even finish the book.


The Tenderness of Thieves

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥

Thoughts: The book was beautiful. The characters and emotions were so genuine, and the plot was intricate and enthralling.


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥

Thoughts: I really liked the book. The pictures added a wonderful medium to the text, and the story was full of surprises.


The Electric Coma Dream

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Thoughts: The Electric Coma Dream was a very deep book. It delves into the true meaning of self, and is written beautifully.


That’s the end of my April Wrap Up! What books have you read this month? Let me know in the comments below!