Monthly Rewind ~ August 2016

Posted September 1, 2016 by Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog in Monthly Rewind / 38 Comments

Monthly Rewind is exactly what it sounds like. A post to summarize the past month: Books read, my quick takes on them, top posts of the month, what I have been watching and what’s coming up. I will be linking up to Feed Your Fiction Addiction’s Monthly Wrap Up Round Up.

Break from Books

PicMonkey Collage

  • August was more beach time for us. We tried to fit it in as much as we could.
  • We also did some day trips including the Bronx Zoo and the boardwalk. The kids loved both.
  • I got much needed girl time in the city with friends.
  • I watched Stranger Things and loved it.
Top 3 Reviews


Everything We Keep // Truly Madly Guilty //It Ends With Us

Top 3 Non-Reviews


Ten Books I Would Buy If I Had A Loaded Gift Card // My TBR List ~ August 2016 ARC Edition // 5 Things That Affects My Ratings


This month was ARC August and I reached my goal of 11. Some were different than my original TBR but I am still happy with what I did get through.


The one that was my favorite: The Choices We Make
The one that was my second favorite: Leave Me
The one that was a pleasant surprise: Autofocus
The one set in New Jersey: Kids of Appetite
The one with baseball: Game On
The one that was creepy and twisted: Behind Closed Doors
The one I thought was about food but was about cancer: Desserts First
The one with a list: Thirty Days to Thirty

Challenge Update

Rock My TBR Challenge: WOMP WOMP
Popsugar Challenge:  WOMP WOMP

What’s Ahead

Ah fall starts this month!! That means football, cooler weather and pumpkin stuff 🙂 Also both my babies start school this month so I should have a little time to myself – maybe. Otherwise, we don’t have much planned. I will say that with ARCAugust I was ablt to get through a lot of ARCs so I a hopefully able to get to some more non ARCs this month.

How was your August? What was your favorite book from the month?

Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog


38 responses to “Monthly Rewind ~ August 2016

  1. Stranger Things is on my to be watched list for September…especially since I’m done with The Last Ship. I’m not ready to move on from that show. I loved it!

    All of the books you read last month are on my TBR pile. I so want to read them. Congrats on ARCAugust, looks like you did great!

    Bring on the cooler weather and pumpkin stuff.
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  2. What a great month! I’m also happy it’s fall soon. I’m ready for football! And wearing boots and scarves!! Love this time of year.
    Reminding me again that I have to read The Choices We Make soon, especially if it was your fav last month!
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  3. Sounds like August was a great month on your end! Fun stuff for the kids, girl time for you, and family days at the beach – perfect! 🙂 Congrats on getting thru 11 ARCs in August – that’s awesome. I have Behind Closed Doors on hold on Overdrive thru my library but I’m like 30th on the list so it’ll be a while, which is fine. And bring on the pumpkin stuff! I actually got a pumpkin doughnut this morning when I stopped at Dunkin Donuts for a vanilla chai tea. Yum!
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  4. My favorite was The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel. I highly, highly suggest it!
    Ohh, 11 ARCs is amazing. I wasn’t participating in ARC August, but September and October will be ARC months for me bc I realized I have to read 15 ARCs from Netgalley to finally reach my ratio goal of 80+% so I am determined to do so.
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