Monthly Rewind August 2013 — Best in Books, Music, My Latest Obsessions & More!

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August In One Word



5 Things That Happened In August:

1. My new baby niece, Adela Marie, came on August 29 — a day early than the planned c-section! (also the reason why I never got to format/finish my Friday Fun post for this week to put up!)
2. Went to my family reunion/crab feast in Maryland.
3. Went to our favorite brunch place for our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY. We’ve survived a year of marriage! 🙂
4. I met up with a friend I hadn’t seen in a long time and got to see her baby!
5. Went to see TMI movie with book club. Unfortunately I didn’t love it. It was fun but just super disappointing.

6 Songs That Were Most Popular On My Ipod This Month:

I put all my Monthly Rewinds In a Spotify playlist so you can listen to them here now ! I also have an August 2013 playlist filled with other AWESOME songs that wouldn’t fit on here.


1. Hello My Old Heart — The Oh Hellos

2. Best Day Of My Life — American Authors

3. A Summer Thing by Cayucas

4. Funny Heartbeat by Kisses

5. Hurricane by MS MR

6. Just One Day by Mighty Oaks



Top 2 Books I Read This Month:

1. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
2. Where The Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller

Most Popular Review This Month

Vampire Academy books
You guys were clearly happy that I read Vampire Academy FINALLY. Thanks for the love on my review of Vampire Academy!

Most Popular 5 Blog Posts Overall This Month

1. My first Friday Fun post (A to Z Bookish Survey) — I was channeling back to my Xanga days and you guys decided to have some fun with me! THANK YOU! <33
2. Blogging When You Aren’t Feeling Quite Yourself: I opened up about how I’d be doing for the past few months and you guys were so kind <3 If I wasn’t getting out of my funk already that definitely would have helped!
3. Meet YA Jamie: I loved sharing my embarrassing teen pictures with you guys and discussing what YA Jamie was like!
4. So Many Loose End: I talked about my TERRIBLE finished to unfinished series ratio and how I’m burnt out on series even though I LOVE THEM.
5. Top Ten Favorite Supporting Characters In Books: I had so much fun with this and giving shoutouts to my favorite supporting characters!


3 New Obsessions In August

1. A new macaron place we’ve found nearby! YUM!
2. The Skinny Fork: love this food blog SO MUCH! We’ve been making so much stuff from it!
3. These sunflower seed based crackers: I had the Santa Fe Salsa kind and they are SO YUMMY.

2 Things I’m Looking Forward To In September

1. My new baby niece to come home from the hospital!
2. PUMPKIN EVERYTHING — lattes, beer, ice cream, cookies, etc. etc.

Favorite Quote From A Book I Read In August

I had a MILLION quotes from Two Boys Kissing. Seriously. I dog earred the crap out of my copy. But I’ll pick one:

“Waking is hard, and waking is glorious. We watch as you stir, then as you stumble out of your beds. We know that gratitude is the last thing on your mind. But you should be grateful. You’ve made it to another day.



What sort of things were noteworthy for you in August? New obsessions? Any new song recs?? Best books you read this month? Great posts I missed on your blog? Tell me! 🙂


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About Jamie

Jamie is a 32 year old married lady (with a new baby!!) who is in denial that she's actually that old to be a married lady and a mom. When she's not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, belting out Hamilton (loud and offkey) and having adventures with her husband, daughter and rescue dog.


  1. Your baby niece is adorable! So beautiful 🙂 Congratulations on becoming an aunt for the second time! I got to go to Fan Expo in Toronto which is our version of Comic Con and it was pretty awesome. I got to take a photograph with one of the actors from a show that I watch so that was awesome. I also re-read The Raven Boys with a friend of mine and I sort of made a playlist for that. I’m super excited for The Dream Thieves now! I really want to read Two Boys Kissing after reading the quote you posted!

    Have a great September and Happy Belated Anniversary!

  2. Congrats on your new niece. Best wishes to her parents. I saw the TMI movie on Friday, It was an okay movie as long as you could forget the book! My sister went with me and she hasn’t read the books yet, so she wasn’t nearly as disappointed as me. My August consisted of getting ready for school to start and making it through the first week and a half. This is always my most stressful time of the year. Being an elementary resource teacher, it’s a nightmare trying to coordinate the schedules of nearly 40 students across 6 grade levels with 26 different teachers.
    I finally finished reading Pandemonium and have been listening to Little Women, which I am ashamed to say, I have never actually read!
    Looking forward to reading Allegiant and going to the Pink concert with my best friend and nieces!

  3. Aww, my nephew arrived Aug 24… 5 weeks early! Congrats on your new niece, nieces are so much fun!

  4. Both of your baby nieces are adorable, congratulations on becoming an aunt for the second time!
    I read ‘What I Didn’t Say’ this month by Keary Taylor, I would definitely recommend you check it out!!!

  5. First of all congratulations your new niece.She’s adorable! My nephew arrived in August as well. Ten days before his due date.

    Hmmm my favorite books that I read this month. Gotta go with OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu. Amazing book that I really connected with. My other favorite is Catching Liam by Sophia Bleu. That book resonated with me in a way I never expected it to.

    I’m so excited that it’s now September. Fall is my favorite time of the year. Salted Caramel Mocha time at Starbucks. Yippeeee!

  6. My goodness is that picture touching.

    I am looking to read more young adult novels, and was wondering, how is The Mortal Instruments series? Are they worth adding to my reading list? I’m usually into more action/fantastical plots than romantic ones.

  7. I love Hurricane by MS MR!

  8. That picture is completely adorable <3!! Congrats on the new niece! Nieces are the best!

    Yay playlists, I'm excited to listen to it/them! I've been super obsessed with "Sweater Weather" by The Neighbourhood lately. I think the best book I read was Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen. I'm excited about pumpkin everything, too!

  9. I decided to take a look at The Skinny Fork – what a great website! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  10. Oh my word, your niece is ADORABLE. Seriously, that picture is the cutest thing ever. The older girl looks like she just got a brand new baby doll and she’s going to squeeze it forever!

  11. my 2 top favorite books for August were really really terrific.
    here’s my wrap-up:


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