August Wrap-Up

I typically don’t do a wrap-up at the end of each month. I don’t tend to get a lot of books from month to month, so really no hauls to show you. And some months I hardly read a thing, so there is no reason for me to call it a wrap up when I am just reviewing the book and urging you to read it.

This month, however, I was hosting the #EOSChallenge on instagram with some fabulous people from the Book Blogger Creativity Project. Together with the other awesome ladies on The Rose Team, we came up with some fun prompts for every day in August to show off and really try to get us all into bookstagraming. This was definitely a challenge for me. I, for one, am not a bookstagram-er. I like to take pictures of what I am reading from time to time, but otherwise I really don’t do it. I love seeing how creative people get and the different types of pictures they can take, but it’s just not something I have really taken a huge part of. Enter the #EOSChallenge (if you forgot all about the project here is the original post).

I started the month off pretty strong I think. But the further into August we went the harder it was for me to remember to get that taken care of AND take care of whatever else I had going on that day. I think I only missed 1 day without making up for it, but there were definitely a few close calls. It was really fun to dive further into this type of social media and to try to come up with different ways to fulfill each day’s challenge.

Here are a few of the pictures that I took this month that I really like.

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So, after this challenge am I a bookstagram-er? Honestly…probably not. I think it’s really cool that people put so much time and effort into it. They have all kinds of props and take their time to get good lighting and everything. I don’t really have the patience for all of that. So I think that I will continue on doing my occasional book pictures, but otherwise I will be keeping my instagram account the way that it was before.

So, as for my August TBR…..


I read…2 books. Yep, only 2 of those. I knew that 5 was asking a lot. Especially with me, someone who cannot commit to a TBR to save her life. I am happy to say that I did finish (and LOVED) My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows and Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson (which also counts for RockMyTBR!!). I am still working on The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows, but I have been so easily distracted by everything.

Not pictured (and not on my TBR) books that I finished…Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and The Crown by Keira Cass. 4 total books is not bad at all for me in a month. I mean I have done better, but I have also done way worse.

Other updates…I started blogging for My Trending Stories! Look me up on there and discover a wide variety of posts by so many other awesome people.

How was your August book-wise?

BBCP Rose Team Bookstagram Challenge

If you guys follow Nori over at ReadWriteLove28 you have definitely heard about the Book Blogger Creativity Project (and if you don’t follow Nori you definitely should!). This project pairs bloggers into groups and has them working together to put out a post or challenge throughout their blogs. I love this project because it definitely helps get my creative juices flowing, it gets me to find NEW bloggers that I somehow have missed in this amazing community, and it promotes unity between bloggers. It’s honestly the most fun group project I have ever been a part of (and we all know how group projects tend to go in school…I was always the cool kid doing a lot of work). If you want to learn more about this awesome project you can find that info here. But now, to talk about the actual project…

I was fortunate enough to be a part of the fabulous Rose Team! We had so many great ideas, and I loved collaborating with these lovely lades (will link up to their sites at the end of this post). And after hashing out ideas and careful planning we came up with….a bookstagram challenge!!


Basically each day in August will have a prompt for you to follow. You can follow them every day, you can pick and choose, it’s totally up to you! I can’t wait to see the creativity that you all have at work. So, without further ado…here is the challenge (with a bit of a breakdown afterwards)…..

August Bookstagram FINAL
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August 1- August TBR 

What are you going to read this month?

August 17- Books and Outfit

What would you love to pair together?

August 2- Book Sun

Show off those sunny looking books!

August 18- Books You’ve Reread a lot

There’s always that book that you’ve never gotten sick of.

August 3- Bookitcon Author

Featuring an author (or authors) that will be at Bookitcon!

August 19- Rainbow Spines

Can you make a rainbow using just your book spines?

August 4- Throwback Summer

What did summer look like for you when you were younger?

August 20- Favorite Quotes

What book quotes hit you the hardest?

August 5- Favorite First Line

Gotta love a killer first line!

August 21- Book and Sunset

What else would make a sunset prettier?

August 6- Books and Beach/Pool

We all know you bring a book when you are going to cool off along the water.

August 22- E-books

Show off that e-book collection! Or just your faves.

August 7- Books and Sunglasses

Gotta keep the sun out of our eyes when we read.

August 23- Unpopular Opinion

Did you like the movie/show better than the book? No judgement here!

August 8- Book Merch

Show off that book swag!

August 24- Red, White, and Blue

It’s doesn’t have to be the 4th to show off that Red, White, and Blue!

August 9- Books and Snack

What’s something you like to eat while you read?

August 25- Fairy Tale Retellings

What are your favorite retellings?

August 10- Monochrome Filter

Show off some of those photography skills using that monochrome filter.

August 26- Math and/or Science

What books feature math and science that you just love?

August 11- Childhood Favorite

What did you love to read as a child?

August 27- What’s Under the Cover?

Any surprises under that dust jacket?

August 12- Typical Summer Day

What does an average summer day look like for you?

August 28- School Day Reads

What would you be caught reading on a school day?

August 13- My Reading Nook

Where do you love to read?

August 29- Book BFF

Who are the best book BFFs?

August 14- Beautiful Book Spines

Show us those gorgeous book spines!

August 30- Summers End Books

Favorite books to read as the summer wraps up?

August 15- Favorite Notebook

Where do you keep all your best notes?

August 31- August Wrap-Up

What did you accomplish this month?

August 16- Minimalist Book Cover

Got a favorite cover that feels minimalist?

So…are you up for the challenge? We would LOVE for you to join us. Just follow along on instagram (my username is @midwesternbooknerd). Make sure to use the hashtag #EOSChallenge, and follow along throughout the month! I am so excited to get this started!

Make sure to follow other Rose Team members!

The Petite Book Blogger’s blog page |  Instagram @thepetitebookblogger

Books, TV, and More…Oh My! ‘s blog page | Instagram @debooknerd13

readwritelove28’s blog page | Instagram @readwritelove28

I hope you can join us!!