August 2018 Recap

The McKinley Monument

My August was a pretty good end to the summer. My sister’s family came down from Canada for a week and we had a good time. My niece is 3 now and she’s a lot of fun (but kind of exhausting). At one point in time she turned down ice cream because she “just wants to play with Aunt Steph,” so I felt on the top of my Aunt game. I also got to see my brother’s family and my other baby niece who is one of the sweetest babies I’ve ever come across. We also went to the McKinley museum and monument which I have not been to since I was a kid and was pretty cool! What home town attractions do you have that you forget about?

Twinning with my niece. My sister sells leggings and made these shirts.

I also got to see Karin Slaughter again with Amanda. It was a great time, even if I didn’t get any pictures of her! Here’s one of Amanda and I,  though (I look really stupid, but isn’t it a great picture of Amanda?).


Books Read: 12

Adult: 5
YA: 7

Favorite Book I Read This Month:


Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

  Books Reviewed: 5

Catch Him If You Can (Accidentally Yours #2) by Jennifer Shirk – 4/5 Stars

The Other Woman by Sandie Jones – 2/5 Stars

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren – 3.5/5 Stars

Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter – 4/5 Stars

Hard Sell (21 Wall Street #2) by Lauren Layne – 4/5 Stars

Books Read in 2018 Overall: 104

Funny Fridays:

This is definitely what I need to do!

August 3

You have your priorities, we have ours. #RandomHouseMemes #bookworm #bookstagram #igbooks #igreads #booklove #booknerd #bookpeople #reading

August 10

25 Signs Youre Addicted To Books--great collection of book love one-liners:)

August 17

my best friend knows I do this ALL. THE. TIME.

August 24

Other Posts:

July 2018 Recap

Top 5 Wednesday: Biggest Disappointments of 2018 (So Far)

Reviewing the Unreviewed: August 2018

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

10 Books You Should Read After To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

I remember liking the book ok, but I just absolutely adored the movie! If you have Netflix and haven’t watched this yet, then you really need to change that! I felt like they actually made it a little more innocent than the book was instead of the other way around, which is something that I completely support. Some of the acting wasn’t the best and I definitely understood why this was on Netflix and not a movie theatre, but I was still so pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this. And can I be the millionth person to comment on how amazing the kid playing Peter Kavinsky is? I may have already re-watched this one a couple of times….

Looking forward to September

TV Trailer for You by Caroline Kepnes Starring Penn Badgley *I couldn’t be more excited!!* – Book It Forward

You premieres on Lifetime on September 9th (though your local listing may be different). You remains one of the most messed up books I have ever read and I am really looking forward to seeing what they do with it on the screen. Here’s hoping Penn Badgley’s Joe can be a better kind of creepy than Dan Humphries…

25 thoughts on “August 2018 Recap

    • Thank you! She’s so fun! I hope you enjoy You. It actually wasn’t quite as creepy as I thought it would be, but it’s super messed up. I kind of creeped myself out more because I started to, like, agree with how Joe was thinking and it’s crazy.

  1. Little nieces are the best. I have a two-year-old niece who I adore. The To All the Boys I’ve Before movie makes my heart all warm and fuzzy. And sometimes you don’t need the best movie, but just a warm and fuzzy one. I confess I have watched it four times >_< I hope you enjoy the Labor Day weekend and happy September!

    • Nieces are the best! I wish I lived closer to both of mine, but I really enjoyed being able to spend some time with them. I definitely agree with you about wanting a warm and fuzzy story sometimes. I will probably match your views on it before the weekend is out. 🙂

  2. haha being an aunt is the best, it’s like being a grandma except without being old and you don’t have to have kids first! 😀 I haven’t been to the McKinley Monument since I was a kid, either. I vaguely remember a family field trip many years ago. I really need to revisit some of the stuff we did when I was a kid, because I know there are some other cool museums and parks that I haven’t been to in forever. Anyway, great wrap up!! Happy September!!

    • Haha yes, that is exactly what being an aunt is like! I had one specific memory of the McKinley museum from childhood, that I did not remember was actually at the Mckinley museum until we went there again. I think my next stop should be the Football Hall of Fame which I have been to exactly once in my life (and basically remember hating every minute of lol).

  3. I didn’t realize You was going to be on Lifetime…I’m going to have to record it! And now that I have Netflix (first time ever), I need to watch that movie.
    What a great month!! Love the adorable picture and glad you had fun visiting with family!

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  5. Really need to get around to reading You before the show comes out! And wow, you got to meet Karin Slaughter again! That’s so cool. 😮 😮 Hope September will be a calm and fun month of reading for you, Stephanie!

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