Monthly Wrap-Up: August 2019

In August I ended up reading 11 books! I am massively impressed with myself (brushes off her shoulder 😉 ) I’m not sure how I managed to read so many books, but I did it!

Let’s get into it!

Books I Read:


The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang (5 STARS) ~ audio

The Hidden Power of F*cking Up by The Try Guys (4.5 STARS) ~ print

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead (4 STARS) ~ audio

Sky In The Deep by Adrienne Young (5 STARS) ~ print

Finley and the Foster Brother by Anna Catherine Field (3 STARS) ~ e-book

Savage Royals by Callie Rose (4 STARS) ~ e-book

Defiant Princess by Callie Rose (4 STARS) ~ e-book

Broken Empire by Callie Rose (4 STARS) ~ e-book

Reading People by Anne Bogel (3.5 STARS) ~ print

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro (3.5 STARS) ~ audio

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (5 STARS) ~ print


Physical Books: 4

E-books: 4

Audiobooks: 3

Non-Fiction: 3

Things I Posted:

I’m back! ~ 7 Classics That I Love

I only posted two times in August because I just came off of my blogging hiatus! I will talk more about what I’ve been up to in the next section 🙂

Getting Personal:

So, I’m a mom now! It still feels weird to say that out loud. It feels far too grown up, and I’m not an adult yet! 😂

The past two months have been amazing and incredibly hard. Parenthood is so much harder than I ever thought it would be (and I thought it would be really hard!) But, it is also very rewarding when your child starts to learn new things and starts to trust you more and show you more affection.

So, overall, the past two months were a whirlwind of traveling to China to bring our daughter home and every doctor visit you could possibly imagine! My parents came up to visit and our daughter has met the vast majority of our friends who live in town.

I am still learning how to be a mom and be Whitney at the same time. I know it is going to take some time to really get into a solid routine, and I’m just trying to enjoy the ride and be patient in the meantime.

My September TBR Pile:


I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon

The Widow of Pale Harbor by Hester Fox

Six Goodbyes We Never Said by Candace Ganger

Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany by Jane Mount

How many books did you read this month? Have you read any of the books I read? What about the books on my TBR for September? Let me know down in the comments! 

Love and happy reading,

5 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: August 2019

  1. Absolutely wonderful wrap-up! I am particularly intrigued by ‘The Kiss Quotient’ – I love autism rep!
    Also, I am sending you one billion congratulations on your successful adoption! It must feel so amazing, yet strange to be a mother. Being a mother someday is one of my dreams, so seeing someone as wonderful as you succeed at it is really inspiring.

    Also, your bio says you like to play The Sims? And you’re a dog person? Are we twins?? Lol!

    Sending love,


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    1. Thanks! The Kiss Quotient was really fun! It is a little racy, just to forewarn you if you aren’t into that haha
      It definitely is amazing and strange. We are still getting into a routine, but it is way easier already than it was when we got home two months ago.
      I do love The Sims! It is one of my creative outlets – and I watch lots of Let’s Plays and build videos on YouTube. And I have two chihuahua mixes 🐶🐶❤️

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  2. AHH WHITNEY CONGRATULATIONS I’m so so happy for you and wishing you all of the very best in this new life ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
    And wow, 11 books that's quite a feat! I'm happy you enjoyed The Kiss Quotient, I really want to read that one 🙂
    Have a beautiful month! ❤ ❤

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