The Month That Was │ August 2016

Monday, September 05, 2016

The "Ber" months are finally here! Cue in the "Christmas Carols, Christmas Decors, and the happy disposition because the Holiday Season is just around the corner! Sorry, I'm just so excited because Christmas is one of my all-time favorite holidays. I'm seriously counting down the days till December and is currently planning on what gifts to purchase! Okay, enough about that one. Since another month had ended and a new month came in, it's time for my monthly wrap-up post.

Seriously, I've been struggling for days on what to include on this entry because I feel like I didn't do much in August. I was so damn exhausted from the shift change at work (morning shift to a graveyard one) that my life lately has been on a work-eat-sleep-repeat schedule. 

What Have I Been Up To:

August was a crazy and at the same time fulfilling month at the office! Crazy because of the shift change that I still haven't adjusted yet and I am fulfilled because finally, I have bonded with my new team - in and out of the office. 

In case you missed it,

I've posted some of my favorite lines from one of my favorite self-help book, Mandy Hale's The Single Woman that you can check here

What Have I Read:

My Favorite Reads:

I gave a five-star rating to these books because they got me hooked up from start to finish and made me wanting for more.

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover - Seriously, this book left me completely speechless. I went into this book with a clear head and no idea at all what this is about only that it's from one of my fave New Adult authors. I didn't read the blurb or any reviews because I wanted to be surprised and damn this left me out cold. If you want a book you simply cannot put down, get one from Colleen Hoover!

A Beautiful Funeral by Jamie McGuire - like Colleen Hoover, I'm also a huge fan of Jamie McGuire and her Maddox Brothers series. Fact: her book, Walking Disaster started my love and addiction for the New Adult genre and ever since then, the Maddox brothers has been a constant part of my list and this book is not an exemption. Though told in multiple POV's, it wasn't chaotic and confusing. Just a heads up though if you plan on reading this, read the other books first and prepare a box of kleenex ;)

Bossman by Vi Keeland - This is my 6th book from this author and it's my favorite so far! The witty dialogue, their unusual first meeting, their banter! AH! pure fun read. It has been a long time that I've read a hot boss hero and Bossman renewed it for me. 

Moonshot by Alessandra Torre - I've been raving about how talented Alessandra Torre is. Seriously, I haven't read a book from her that I wasn't satisfied. Every book of hers are different from each other yet at the same time you'd know that it's from her (you get what I mean?). Moonshot has everything that I wanted in a good romance novel - intense, second-chances, mystery, angst plus it's a sports romance that I haven't read in a while. 


Like the vast majority of the general public, and to also satisfy my Potterhead fangirl side, I got my hands on the newest Harry Potter Book, The Cursed Child. I haven't started reading it yet because I've read some not quite good reviews about the book online. Honestly, I don't want to ruin my love for the series that's why I've been pushing it back but maybe I'll start reading it this month. 

So there goes my August Wrap-Up post. How about you? How was your August?

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  1. Looks like August was awesome for you, Gayla! I wish September would be the same too or maybe even more awesome :)

  2. considering that I wasn't able to blog much, then I would say that it was indeed awesome! I do hope though September will be much more better :)