August was up and down a bit. I kind of lost my reading mojo around the middle of the month, but I have been able to get caught up with my blogging stuff over the last couple of weeks. I love seeing those posts scheduled ahead of time. It makes me feel like superwoman! (Yeah, I know scheduling some blog posts ahead of time doesn't exactly make me a superhero, but just work with me on this one.) I also only took a week to respond to blog comments and I have been able to spend some time reading blogs I love. Yay! I'll get my reading mojo back . . . eventually.
I have also been miserable because it's been so freaking HOT!! Seriously, I am so over this warm weather. As for right now, my parents are in town to visit my husband and me in Italy! I am so excited to show them this beautiful country. So I probably will be out of touch with everything blog related for the next week and a half. The only thing that sucks is that it is still crazy hot. Sightseeing in Rome and Florence during this heat can be exhausting, but it will be worth it. Actually, having houseguests (even my parents) will be exhausting too. But again . . . it's worth it. My husband and I are traveling to Norway in November and I am dreaming of cold weather and sweaters and lots of snow.
I have read fifteen books this month (plus a couple of unpublished manuscripts for beta reading). This was a really slow month for me, but I am sure things will pick up.
Favorite book of the Month:
Ugh, I can't even deal with this one. I'll just say this: mental illness is NOT a plot device!
The Last One by Alexandra Oliva
You Before Anyone Else by Julie Cross and Mark Perini
The Form of Things Unknown by Robin Bridges
The Hawkweed Prophecy by Irena Brignull
Girl In Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow
The Pain Eater by Beth Goobie
Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall
Top Ten Tuesday Posts
Gift Card Wish List
Favorite Books This Year
The One with the Mixed Bag
Top Books on my TBR after Two Years
Top Books for LGBTQ Class
The Possibility of Somewhere by Julia Day
Olympics Book Tag
DISCUSSION: Can a Character be too Relatable?
DISCUSSION: Bring On The Tears!
DISCUSSION: I've lost my reading mojo!
How was your month? Do you have anything planned for September? What was your favorite book in August?