Sunday Post #179 – August ’19 in Review

Posted September 1, 2019 by Lillian in Features / 8 Comments

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things you have received. Share news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

Amanda’s August

Where did August go? Like seriously. Did some fun things with the kiddos, planned a party, my middle baby turned 4, and I got diagnosed with IBS. That’s actually some significant things, which didn’t occur to me until now. Let me say this again, but slower. I have a four-year-old and I can’t eat onions or garlic. How am I alive? SMH.  HOWEVER. I feel good about my reading, considering I’m prepping for a powerlifting meet, and my gut hates me. 😊 I think three good reviews is a decent number! I’m happy with it. I also lurved my book selection this month. I’m ready to put August behind me and GET TO THE SEPTEMBERING ALREADY. 😁

Lillian’s August

Happy Sunday y’all! How is it September already? I feel like August just started. It was SO busy last month. Little man started 3rd grade. How is my baby in 3rd grade already? He is loving it. He loves his teacher and his classmates. They have a small class this year so that is a huge plus. We ended the month yesterday with a trip to Knoxville to see our Vols opening game. Y’all 😭 It was SO sad. They lost to a team that went 2-10 last year, and it wasn’t a fluke either. They just didn’t play well at all. We stayed right to the very end hoping they’d pull out a win, but no such luck. I’ll still say #GBO 

August went by in a blur. I was busy with helping little man get back into the routine of school, and also getting into the routine myself that I didn’t read all that much. I listened a lot though. I read a total of 11 books, 7 of those were audiobooks. Speaking of audios, did anyone else see this article? It shows a map of the brain when we are reading vs. listening. Guess what? The same areas of the brain are lit up which means reading and listening to a book are processed the same. So the next time someone tells me “I’m cheating” or “You’re not really reading” I’m going to send them this article 😁 

Favorite August ’19 Read


Book Cover for "Lord of Snow and Shadows" by Sarah Ash


Book Cover for "The Fractured Empire" by Robin D. Mahle

Reviews in August ’19

Other August ’19 Fun

Coming Up This Week

  • The Fire Prophecy by Alicia Rades and Megan Linski – #MyTBRL review
  • TTT | “Books I Enjoyed that are Outside My Comfort Zone” hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl
  • WoW | What are you waiting on this week?
  • American Royals by Katherine McGee – review
  • The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins – audio review

This Week’s Book Fix

Meg and Jo by Virginia Kantra (eARC) | Zero Repeat Forever by G.S. Prendergast (paperback) | Zoo by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (paperback)

Your Turn! What did you read in August? Any big plans for September? Share below

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8 responses to “Sunday Post #179 – August ’19 in Review

  1. Sorry to hear about the IBS. My mom has that and it’s really bad for her in the mornings. It always seems to hit her in the mornings which makes trying to go anywhere, fun or whatever hard. She hates it. I hope yours will be easier to manage!

    Nice new reads too! I loved Zero Repeat Forever and can’t wait to finally read the sequel (hopefully, I’ll be able to read it this year) later this year!

    Here’s my StS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

    • I really enjoyed Zero Repeat Forever but it’s been a few years. Thought I’d reread it before I jumped into the sequel 😉 Have a good week Jessica!

    • Awe! Hi neighbor 😉 So I wound up borrowing Zoo from my Dad. I binged the tv series on Netflix this summer not realizing it was a book. Love James Patterson! Hope you have a great week ☺️

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