08/31/15

August Wrap-Up

august-wrapup

On the last day of every month I’ll be doing a wrap-up with my favorite books, music, and posts from that month. 

This month I went to Boston, celebrated the end of the summer, and started school. I worked on college applications and planning for my senior year!

Check out last month’s wrap-up: July

books

18798983Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten  | Goodreads | Review

A poignant story about death, love, and friendship that I adored. I basically absorbed this book – it was that good. (Also, that cover. Just. THE PRETTY.)

19542841Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid | Goodreads | Review

Adi Alsaid wins for best book about the end of high school ever. The Nevers list, the friendship, the romance, the questions – it was all brilliantly done by an equally brilliant writer who I continue to love.

23015948What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler | Goodreads | Review

This is an incredibly important book that I am so glad was written and published. Aaron Hartzler is one heck of a writer, and he approaches the subject of rape in the perfect way. It makes you just the right amount of uncomfortable and leaves you questioning everything.

23149128 (1)Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon | Goodreads

I just read this one and I am still recovering. It’s such an interesting concept – a girl who can’t leave her house and falls in love with the boy next door. It’s a fresh romance story that I absolutely adored.

music

“Eventually” by Tame Impala

“Feeling OK” by Best Coast

Lost It To Trying (Paper Towns Mix) by Son Lux

“Forget” by Saint Cava

“Should’ve Known Better” by Sufjan Stevens

posts

I was super busy this month so I didn’t have a ton of fun posts, but I did have a few! I did a post on the future of publishing for my generation, which was a post I loved writing and also got some great response. More recently, I did a post saying goodbye to the summer, where I recapped what I was up to this summer. I loved sharing all my activities! I also did a post featuring my “forever albums” – also known as “albums I’ve been listening to for forever and still adore” which featured some of my favorite albums and artists ever.

I started school last week, which is a half great and half horrible experience, but I’m excited to be a senior and for the things that are coming in the next few months! Stay tuned for more posts about school, organization, books, and overall fabulous things as I struggle through the school year.

Happy August, and hello September!

  • ahh good luck with your senior year willa! how nerve wracking! but good for you for starting your college apps! SO PUMPED FOR YOUR BACK TO SCHOOL POSTS. i’ve been half avoiding school and half obsessed with going back so obviously i’m really conflicted. but i do love reading back to school posts on organisation and whatnot so i’ll be looking out for yours!

    also super happy to see should’ve known better on your faves for this month! you’ve got me listening to it again haha. i really really loved carrie & lowell when it came out – good album! also since we’re on the subject of music i feel like i should mention that you got me hooked on nic hessler with your post on forever albums. like i’m OBSESSED now so thanks for that

    anyway have a great september willa and good luck with senior year!! xo