Of Wonderlands Monthly Wrap-Up: August 2017

Posted August 31, 2017 by Both in Wrap-Ups & Unboxings / 3 Comments



Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody // ★★★★
The Unforgettables by G.L. Tomas // ★★1/2
Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman // ★★★
Odd & True by Cat Winters // ★★★★
Waste of Space by Gina Damico // ★★★
Everything All At Once by Katrina Leno // ★★★★
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women by Elena Favelli & Francesca Cavallo // ★★★★★
On the Spectrum by Jennifer Gold // ★★★★
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones // DNF
Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma // DNF
Lost Voices by Sarah Porter // ★★
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han // ★★★★
Bones in the Garden by McKayla Debonis // ★★★
Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller // ★★
The Tiger’s Watch by Julia Ember // ★★★
Sovereign (Dreadnought #1) by April Daniels // ★★★★
All That She Can See by Carrie Hope Fletcher // ★★★
A Semi-Definite List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland // ★★★1/2

Yeah, I think it’s fair to say that I’ve had a better reading month than in July! Aside from the two DNFs, I’m pretty pleased with the books I’ve read. A lot of those were ARCs because I was participating in #ARCAugust, and I’m also in a Hunger Games themed challenge and our book club and #TheReadingQuest (which I had to forfeit because all of this was giving me so much anxiety). Suffice it to say I felt pretty swamped at times. I really need to learn to take it easy.


Skin and Bones by Sherry Shahan // ★★★ 1/2
This Star Won’t Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl
by Esther Earl, Lori Earl, Wayne Earl, John Green // ★★★★★
Nightfall by Jake Halpern, Peter Kujawinski // ★★★★
Ai Ore! Love Me! Vol. 1 (Ai Ore! Love Me! #1) by Mayu Shinjo // ★★★ 1/4


The Hating Game by Sally Thorne // ★★★★★

HELP ME I’M DYING I’M IN THE WORST BOOK SLUMP EVER! Please, people, send me good book recs because this girl here just can’t get into any book and it’s killllllling me.


finding george orwell in burma by emma larkin / no rating
enter title here by rahul kanakia / ★
i see london, i see france by sarah mlynowski / ★
born a crime by trevor noah /  ★★★★
the epic crush of genie lo by f.c. yee / ★★★★
tea dragon society by katie o’neill/ ★★★★

1 Aug: Of Wonderland Book Club: August 2017

2 Aug: Of Wonderland’s Monthly Wrap-Up Post: July 2017

3 Aug: Annual ARC August Event: Sign Up Post

4 Aug: Aly & Inge Gush Over FairyLoot’s TRICKSTERS Box

7 Aug: 25 Things I’ve Learned In 25 Years + Birthday GIVEAWAY!

8 Aug: Of Wonderland Guild Assemble! #TheReadingQuest Sign-Up

10 Aug: Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag!

14 Aug: Help Inge Read Poetry (Seriously, I’m Hopeless)

17 Aug: The Color Project // Prepare For Glitter Bombs

19 Aug: Bookish Blind Date: TURN THE MUSIC UP!

20 Aug: My Dark And Terrible Reading Secrets!

21 Aug: Kissing Max Holden // All of the Swoons

22 Aug: The Tiger’s Watch by Julia Ember

23 Aug: Sovereign // Marvel + X-Men + Trans Superheroes? COOL BEANS.

24 Aug: Mini Reviews: Follow Me Back, None of the Above, The Wild Woman’s Guide to Traveling the World, The Hundredth Queen, The Library of Fates

27 Aug: Bookworm Excuses I Use The Most!

29 Aug: 8 Books That Make Me Happy


I’ve basically spent this month reading a lot and playing the Sims a lot. I’ve been playing (and watching) some Sims challenges and they’ve been a lot of fun, but mostly I’m anxiously waiting for the release of Life is Strange: Before the Storm. This comes out TODAY!! But I can’t play it yet because I’m going on holiday tomorrow. So I’ll see you guys in a week’s time, and I hope you are all well. ♥


UGH ADULTING IS HARD. I just can’t. Half the time I’m pretty much dying in between work, studying, and sleeping. I love sleeping, I don’t get enough of it these days. Anyhoo, I’ve also barely had any time at all for reading which makes me SO SAD since I have a list of books that I really, really, REALLY want to read but I just can’t seem to get my free time together. Can I go back in time and be ten again? Just for a day? Please? In other news, I’m slowly making better progress with blogging and actually, you know, WRITING ALL THE THINGS so bear with me here! Hopefully, I’ll be able to write a couple of more blog posts for Of Wonderland over the next couple of days. As for any other updates in life, I’ve recently begun re-watching Stranger Things for a THIRD time in preparation for the second season (I’M ACTUALLY DYING) and currently re-watching Avatar: The Last Airbender for the SIXTH time, because . . . I can. Yeah, that’s my reason. K BYEEEEE.


YAY YAY SPRING IS ON THE WAY!! Omg guys, I can’t wait for Winter to be over! I am literally dying for some sunshine haha. Besides slowly disappearing into the worst reading slump ever and stressing over the fact that it’s almost freaking SEPTEMBER and I still have no plans laid out for next year (I’m in my last year of school this year and have no idea what I want to do next year and so I’m STRESSING A LOT) I’ve been binge-watching Suits and spring-cleaning my room which basically means just going through my bookshelves and deciding if I should throw out that one book I have double ups of… #bookwormproblems you guys 😉


It’s back to school time. -groans-

I’ve had a pretty good month. I went to an Irving Public Library book event. (Recapping coming soon. Ish.) And Anime Fest. (Recap also coming…soon.) I promise I’m not slacking on my duties. I’m just…busy. School, you know?

I’m in 5 Advanced Placement (Aka ‘college level’ classes.) And that’s exciting. But I get my last period off. (Yay!) And I have newspaper in two class periods. (Double yay!) So it’s not a bad schedule. My school is exploring the block schedule, so we have 8 periods, not 7. (Boo.)

But I’ve got a bunch of awesome teachers. It’s the start of a new year with a new mindset. I hope I can keep up my grades and make my school paper amazing.

And how are you?

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3 responses to “Of Wonderlands Monthly Wrap-Up: August 2017

  1. Inge – You read so many books, wow! I’ve actually felt like playing Sims lately but as school is about to begin I don’t think that’s a good idea as I won’t want to get off the game haha! I’ve also been feeling quite stressed and anxious the past few days so I want to try to take it easy this weekend before all my school work starts next week!

    Anissa – I have a copy of This Star Won’t Go Out on my TBR but I’m so scared to read it as I’m a hypochondriac and I know that book is going to give me a case of le anxieties but it also seems like such an important read so WE’LL SEE. Your life sounds super busy at the moment! I hope that things calm down for you soon! 🙂

    Ella – I’M ALSO IN MY LAST YEAR OF SCHOOL THIS YEAR AND I’M OFFICIALLY STRESSED *FLAILS*. I’m taking a gap year after school so YAY FOR THAT but ahh I’m really nervous about this year as I need to get super good grades and study hard and I’m feeling the pressure yo. BEST OF LUCK WITH THIS YEAR!!

    Wren – The Epic Crush of Genie Lo sounds so good! Glad you enjoyed it! I hope you have a good school year! 🙂

  2. You guys all read so many great books! :))

    Ella have you thought about giving the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series a try? These books always help me getting out of a reading slump. I love Suits!! But I’m still stuck in season 5 :/

    Inge enjoy your holiday! 🙂 Sad to see you didn’t enjoy Mask of Shadows all too much, it’s somewhere in the middle of my tbr.

    Anissa – being an “adult” is so hard right? I can’t cope with work, studying and training either. We just have to keep our cool. Oh and I really want to watch Stranger Things, I haven’t startet it yet.

    Wren enjoy your new school year and good luck with all of your classes 🙂

    Here’s my August Wrap Up @ Swissbookworm.

    xx Yasmine

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