Heartbeat Monthly (20): August 2019

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on September 2, 2019 | 1 Comment


August haul


  • Lion King patch (Hot Topic)
  • Kady & Ezra chess pieces (Shelflove Crate)
  • Mia woodmark (SLC)
  • Strange the Dreamer pin (SLC)
  • Scorpio Races pencil tin (Owlcrate BST group)
  • August “Murderous Vengeance” Novelly Yours box


  • Dark Age by Pierce Brown
  • Ink & Bone by Rachel Caine
  • Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
  • Insignia by S.J. Kincaid
  • Malice by John Gwynne


From publisher:

For promo:


August Wrap Up

Books I read

  • Fading Echoes (Warriors: Omen of the Stars #2) by Erin Hunter – ★★★★
  • Night Whispers (Warriors: Omen of the Stars #3) by Erin Hunter – ★★★
  • Containment (Sanctuary #2) by Caryn Lix – ★★★½
  • Soul of the Sword (Shadow of the Fox #2) by Julie Kagawa – ★★★★
  • Sign of the Moon (Warriors: Omen of the Stars #4) by Erin Hunter – ★★½
  • The Forgotten Warrior (Warriors: Omen of the Stars #5) by Erin Hunter – ★★★
  • Iron Gold (Red Rising #4) by Pierce Brown (AUDIO, re-read) – ★★★★
  • The Last Hope (Warriors: Omen of the Stars #6) by Erin Hunter – ★★★★½

Pages read: 3,113
Average rating: 3.3
Favorite book read in August: Sign of the Moon
Least favorite book read in August: The Last Hope

Books I reviewed

Other posts

Bout of Books recap

I did AMAZING for Bout of Books! I completed something every single day of the readathon except Friday, and I read more pages in one week than I have in the last couple of months combined! I’m so proud of myself :D

Total # pages read: 2,122
Total time spent reading: 17 hours, 15 minutes
Total time spent listening to audiobooks: 15 hours
Books I completed:

What I’ve been up to this month

It’s been kind of a stressful month. There’s been some health issues with family members and some personal issues as well. The last week of the month was phenomenally bad, and my mental health is flagging. I’m just trying my best to keep my head above water, to be honest.

On the brighter side, Bout of Books was this month and I did fantastic! I really needed a week of reading!

Current obsessions

Movies: n/a

TV: The Boys and The Flash! We both loved the former, and have been re-watching the latter so Adam can finally catch up for the season 6 release woot!

Music: Jay Kristoff shared this GORGEOUS song inspired by LIFEL1K3 and I am in love! Gives me goosebumps every time!

Food: I discovered that TastyKake has cookies & cream mini donuts and they are to die for! (Trying to stay away from them, though, since they are sooo bad for you XD)

Games: Unstable Unicorns and Llamas Unleashed (we are OBSESSED!)

Crafts: I recently started my first diamond painting project and I love it! It’s very soothing, and a great activity to pair with listening to an audiobook!

September TBR

  • Finish Dark Age by Pierce Brown (currently ~300 pages in)
  • Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
  • Verify by Joelle Charbonneau
  • Zero Repeat Forever by Gabrielle Prendergast (audio re-read)
  • Cold Falling White by Gabrielle Prendergast


See anything you like? What did YOU get last month? Link me up!

Jessi (Geo)

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