August 2018 Monthly Wrap-up

Welcome to my August 2018 Wrap-up! A Monthly Wrap-up is exactly what it sounds like, a summary of the month. I’ll be recapping books I read, purchased/borrowed, posts of the month, a little bit of what’s going on outside the blog. I’m linking this post to the Monthly Wrap-up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

I can’t believe that August has ended and September is here. My husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary this month and I’m looking forward too many more years together.

This month I was able to complete two book series, yay me. I’m horrible when it comes to reading an entire series, I usually have the last two or last book to read. This month I finished Grant County Series and Will Trent Series, both by Karin Slaughter. Will Trent was my favorite series, and hopefully the series isn’t complete, and more books will be released. I may have possibly developed a book crush on Will Trent.

Inky Impressions Bookish Thoughts:

Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter
Kisscut by Karin Slaughter
My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie
Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones
The Outsider by Stephen King

A Faint Cold Fear by Karin Slaughter
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Reading Stats:

Total Books Read: 11
eBooks: 2
Books: 7
Audiobooks: 2

Library Borrowed: 3
From My Shelves: 8
Gifted: 0

Longest Book: 594 pages; Beyond Reach (Grant County #6) by Karin Slaughter
Shortest Book: 248 pages; Pitch Please (There's No Crying in Baseball #1) by Lani Lynn Vale

Total Books Read/Listened to Since January 2018: 112

Books Read/Listened to in August: 

Undone (Will Trent #3) by Karin Slaughter
Broken (Will Trent #4) by Karin Slaughter 
Fallen (Will Trent #5) by Karin Slaughter 
Criminal (Will Trent #6) by Karin Slaughter 
Unseen (Will Trent #7) by Karin Slaughter
Beyond Reach (Grant County #6) by Karin Slaughter

The Kept Woman (Will Trent #8) by Karin Slaughter
Pitch Please (There's No Crying in Baseball #1) by Lani Lynn Vale
It's Always the Husband by Michele Campbell
The Controversial Princess (Smoke & Mirrors Duet #1) by Jodi Ellen Malpas
Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

Books Purchased in August:

Purchased This Month: 25
Hardcover: 5
Paperback: 17
Kindle: 3
Read: 4

No Second Chance by Harlan Coben
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Wrong Mother by Sophie Hannah
Eldest (The Inheritance Trilogy #2) by Christopher Paolini
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy #1) by Pierce Brown

Pitch Please (There's No Crying in Baseball #1) by Lani Lynn Vale
Rush (Gods #2) by Samantha Towle
It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time by Kylie Scott
My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies #2) by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton
All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover
Somebody's Daughter by David Bell

More Than Words by Mia Sheridan
Most of All You by Mia Sheridan
Roomies by Christina Lauren
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Any Time, Any Place (Billionaire Builders #2) by Jennifer Probst

Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker
Caught (Heart On #1) by Erika Ashby, A.E. Woodward
His True Queen (Smoke & Mirrors Duet #2) by Jodi Ellen Malpas
Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter
Taking It All (Surrender Trilogy #3) by Maya Banks
Complicated by Kristen Ashley

From Here to You (Crash and Burn #1) by Jamie McGuire

Books Borrowed in August:

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
Beyond Reach (Grant County #6) by Karin Slaughter
It's Always the Husband by Michele Campbell

Favorite Reads this Month:

Beyond Reach (Grant County #6) by Karin Slaughter

Did you have a great reading month in August? Have you read any of the books I have listed? 

Happy Reading – Jovita


  1. Congrats on your wedding anniversary and I hope you both have many happy and healthy years ahead of you! I have sympathy as I have a ton of book series I need to finish and that is going to be priority next year for sure. Red Rising is on my ereader somewhere...I swear things breed on it and lurk in dark digital corners or something!

    1. Thank you. I just recently went through my e-reader and removed those that I had already read. Since I still have access to them at Amazon, I can always download them again if need. Now I know that all the books I have on my Kindle I haven't read. I'm happy that I don't have anymore hiding behind those dark corners :)

  2. I had an alright reading month. I only got to 7 books, but considering how busy I was I'm not too bummed about that :) Happy September!

    1. Seven books is wonderful. I feel like I didn't read much this month, but when I look at the numbers I did okay. It may be because of the two series I finished, each was one long book. Thanks for visiting Erica.

  3. Happy Anniversary! 30 years is something to really be proud of :) I know that I have several of Karin Slaughter's books but haven't read her work yet. You are making me want to get started. Have a great September!

    1. Thank you Carole, I'm blessed that I married my best friend. You have to read Karin Slaughter soon, let me know what you think when you do read one of her books. Have a great September also.

  4. Congrats on 30 years! That's amazing! So many people don't make it that long.

    I read 10 books this month. I read The Kiss Quotient in June; good book.

    1. Thank you Brooke, I'm surprised by how many of my children friends parents are divorced.

      Ten books is fabulous. Kiss Quotient is my favorite romance this year, so far at least. Thank you for visiting.

  5. Congratulations on 30 years of marriage! It looks like you had a great reading month! I've only read one Karin Slaughter book. I believe it was one with Will Trent, although he wasn't the focus. I hope you love all your new books! Eleanor and Park is a favorite of mine. And Pride and Prejudice. I would like to read Frankenstein this fall. Hopefully I can make that happen! I hope you have a wonderful month of September!

    1. Thank you Wendy. Karin Slaughter has become an auto buy author for me, I'm glad I picked up one of her books. I've heard good things about Eleanor and Park, I'm looking forward to reading it.

      Frankenstein and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow I would like to read next month. Thank you for taking the time to visit.

  6. Congrats on 30 years! And wow you had a great month. :D

    1. Thank you. I did enjoy all, but one, of the books I read this month. Hopefully September will be even better. Have a wonderful day and thank you for visiting.

  7. Wow, congrats on your anniversary :) that's awesome. And I am the same - I usually just don't want to finish the series, so I will put reading the last book away till I totally forget what's going on.
    I hope you have a good September!

    Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks

    1. Thank you Evelina. I feel like if I read the last book in the series, then the series is really over. I like to hold onto some of my favorite characters and do not want their stories to end. Have a wonderful day and thank you for visiting.

  8. Happy 30th anniversary! I hope you guys celebrated with a special date. It takes a lot of work and patience and love to make it in a marriage and your anniversary is an inspiration. Great reading month too and book haul!

    1. Thank you Danielle. We did have a nice dinner out, and we decided to go on a trip next year, since we had so much going on this year. It does take work to make a marriage and I think nowadays not everyone wants to put what it takes to make a marriage last.

      I did go a little overboard on the book haul this month. Now I just need to find time to read them all. Have a great day and thank you for visiting.

  9. Happy anniversary! That's quite an achievement. Looks like you had a great August. Here's to many more!

    1. Thank you Karla. August was a busy month, hopefully September will be relaxing. I'm ready to hibernate. Thank you for visiting.

  10. Happy Anniversary! I enjoy Karin Slaughter too. See what I read in August at Girl Who Reads