Month in Review: August 2013

The Book Vixen's Month in Review

It’s September! That means school is back in session (YAY!). It also means that Fall is right around the corner, and thank goodness for that because I am sick of this heat. I’m still in a bit of a reading funk. I have DNF’d quite a few books lately, books that other people have really enjoyed, which makes me wonder is it me? These books didn’t grab me from the get go. I need something that is going to grab me by the shirt and pull me right in. Suggestions?

TOP PICKS for August: J9’s top pick is Six Degrees of Separation by Taylor V. Donovan, which she gave 5 frogs. My top pick is Heart of Venom by Jennifer Estep, which I gave 5 frogs.

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Bloggiesta is coming! Bloggiesta weekend is September 20th – 22nd. I’ll be posting my starting line and finish line on my Tumblr. Do you have your to-do list ready? I always seem to have a never-ending to-do list. I’ll be doing a tutorial on IFTTT and hosting a mini-challenge here on the blog so look out for that.

Thank goodness my TV show is coming back soon. Scandal returns October 3rd. Still no word on when The Client List (don’t judge!) returns though. Guess they’re trying to figure out whether or not to write J. Hew’s pregnancy into the storyline and if so, who the show’s baby daddy is going to be. I gave up on Under the Dome. Answers about the damn dome are no where in sight and I can’t wait a whole ‘nother season for answers. I started reading the book, which is WAY different from the TV series (poor Angie) but it’s not grabbing me. I may just find a friend to spoil the whole thing for me.

Books Reviewed on TBV:

  1. The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan – 4 ½ frogs
  2. Collusion by Eden Winters – 5 frogs
  3. Strongman by Denise Rossetti – 3 ½ frogs
  4. Claimed by Stacey Kennedy – 4 frogs
  5. Own the Wind by Kristen Ashley – 4 ½ frogs
  6. Private Dicks by Katie Allen – 4 frogs
  7. Beyond Duty by S.J.D. Peterson – 4 ½ frogs
  8. What There Is by Kate McMurray – 2 frogs
  9. Gold Lust by Sky Robinson – 2 frogs
  10. Love the Sinner by Avril Ashton – 4 ½ frogs
  11. Sinner, Savior by Avril Ashton – 4 frogs
  12. A Sinner Born by Avril Ashton – 3.5 frogs
  13. Lover’s Knots by Katherine Cross – 4 frogs
  14. Bending the Iron by Libby Drew – 3 frogs
  15. Sinner’s Fall by Avril Ashton – 4 frogs
  16. My Cowboy Heart by Z.A. Maxfield – 3 frogs
  17. Just What the Truth Is by Cardeno C. – 4 frogs
  18. Finding Zach by Rowan Speedwell – 4 frogs
  19. Mating Tomeo by A.J. Llewellyn – 3 ½ frogs
  20. Hide Out by Katie Allen – 4 frogs
  21. Six Degrees of Lust by Taylor V. Donovan – 4 frogs
  22. Heart of Venom by Jennifer Estep – 5 frogs
  23. Between Sinners and Saints by Marie Sexton – 4 ½ frogs
  24. Shadowlands by Charlie David – 3 frogs
  25. Six Degrees of Separation by Taylor V. Donovan – 5 frogs
  26. Undercover Sins by Hayley B. James – 2 frogs


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2013 Reading Challenges/Goals Status Report:

How was your August? What are you reading?

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  1. Hope September bring less DNF's for you!

  2. I hope you can get out of your funk soon! Have you tried Jessica Brody's Unremembered? It's YA but it is so good. Also Stacey Kade's The Rules is excellent.

    I LOVE THE NEW LOOK!!! It's so clean, elegant, and sharp. LOVE IT!!

    1. I don't think I've heard of Unremembered. I'll check it out, as well as your other recommendation. Though I do have to say I'm not much for YA these days.

      Glad you like it! I am loving it too, though I'm biased :)

  3. Loving the new look!! I hope you were able to get out of your funk. I've been in a bit of one too on both the reading AND blogging front. Hence the super duper late comment to this post :)