Summer is over, and I'm getting ready to go back to school. I have to admit, I'm a little bit nervous, as pursuing a graduate degree is a whole different environment and I am feeling a little bit overwhelmed with information. However, everyone has been super nice so far so I am confident that things will go smoothly. Before I leave summer behind, let's recap how August went:
What I Read:
Dial A For Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto: 5/5 stars
Dear Senthuran by Akwaeke Emezi: 5/5 stars
Misfit in Love by S.K. Ali: 4/5 stars
Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano: 4/5 stars
Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett: 5/5 stars
Sisters of the Snake by Sarena and Sasha Nanua: 4/5 stars
The Witch King by H.E. Edgmon: 4/5 stars
Moccasin Square Gardens by Richard Van Camp: 4/5 stars
Favourite Book: Dial A For Aunties was by far my favourite book of the month. It was funny, charming, full of family dynamics and also reminded me a bit of Crazy Rich Asians, which was a huge plus. I got really into funny thriller books this month, and this book topped them all.
What I Blogged:
My favourite post this month was My Five Problems with Dark Academia. Honestly, this post was a long time coming. I've kept my issues with the genre inside for so long, and it was good to finally rant.
Favourite Blog Posts:
Cee explains why The World is On Fire
Shayna shares a delightful story in Can You Help Me, Shayna?
Veronika recommends Books Based On Her Favourite Musicals
Sofia announces that Latinx Book Bingo is Back!
As a whole, my summer was... ok. COVID put an obvious damper on things, as did the weather. It was rainy for most of the summer, and usually I love being able to sit outside. However, August wasn't all bad. I got a new tattoo, a trident on the back of my arm, for my love of Greek mythology and the Percy Jackson series. It makes me feel so confident and I love looking at it in the mirror.
I also got to do some more comic book shopping, and hang out with work friends. I think I got some of my pre-COVID confidence back, so I was able to socialize a bit more, within reason of course.
As I said before, now I am preparing for school and stressing out just a little bit. I am a mixture of being excited for new opportunities, including being able to be a teaching assistant, but also a little bit nervous. But I think nerves are a normal part of any new environment. Overall, I do think there are good things to come.
That was my August! How was yours?
Emily @ Paperback Princess