The Gentlest Look of Spring || August Wrap Up

“But now in September the garden has cooled, and with it my possessiveness.  The sun warms my back instead of beating on my head … The harvest has dwindled, and I have grown apart from the intense midsummer relationship that brought it on.”
–  Robert Finch 

August had an exhausting temper and mood swings to battle mine, but thank god, for the refreshing winds she sent our way…

Beloved September is here; she not only brings me closer to finishing my studies but is also the birth month of my favorite persons. Soon, Christmas decoration will be hoisted. Soon, the temperature will drop. Soon, I’ll be graduating.

August was a trying month for me as I’ve begun my thesis. Research took me further away from my comfort zone than I had initially thought it would – and I have weeks more to go – but I’m grateful it did. I’ve spent the great part of 2017 shying away from responsibilities and people, sometimes out of anxiety, yet even with that I can’t always hide behind my books. As much as the thought appeals to me, I refuse to remain stagnant.

A reminder to myself would be to never be afraid, be it starting over or moving forward, it all comes down to action. It’s hard to live by these words, on days when my mental illness has me feeling as heavy as a rock, so the best I can do is try.

I’d rather go to bed knowing I tried than feeling unaccomplished.



August Top Reads

The Tiger’s Watch (Ashes of Gold #1) by Julia Ember || Genre: YA, Fantasy

Configured (Book One) by Jenetta Penner || Genre: YA, Dystopian

Waters of Salt and Sin (Uncommon World #1) by Alisha Klapheke || Genre: Fantasy


Ravenclaw Book Club lists five reasons why you should buy used books

Nut Free Nerd’s discussion on the phrase “Well, at least you’re reading something…”

Dwell in Possibility lists five bookish podcasts

My Paper Infinity writes why you shouldn’t be ashamed of loving YA fiction

Adventures of a Bibliophile discusses trilogies vs. duologies

Camillea Reads talks about the taboo of negative reviews

Camillea Reads lists ten thoughts while reading fantasy


floral divider

What about you, little dreamer? How did your August turn out? Are you happy?

I hope September treats you with gentle thoughts.

Don’t forget to connect with me on

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7 thoughts on “The Gentlest Look of Spring || August Wrap Up

  1. Ravenclaw Book Club says:

    Ahhh I didn’t get a notification for your link so I’m glad I saw it anyway!! Thank you for shouting me out ❤ I’ll go check out the other posts now! 😀


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