Lashaan’s Monthly Wrap-Up | August 2019

Hello ladies & gentlemen,

The month has come to an end and it’s time to do a quick wrap-up of what’s been done. 

Reading Breakdown.

Novels read: 5.
Comic books read: 8.
Manga volumes read: 8.


The Wolf’s Call by Anthony Ryan
The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Wrath of Empire by Brian McClellan


Alien 3 by William Gibson
The Green Lantern (Vol. 1): Intergalactic Lawman by Grant Morrison
Batman: Detective Comics (Vol. 6): Fall of the Batmen by James Tynion IV
Aliens: Resistance by Brian Wood
Batman: Detective Comics (Vol. 7): Batmen Eternal by James Tynion IV
The Massive (Omnibus Vol. 1) by Brian Wood
The Batman Who Laughs by Scott Snyder
Batman: Detective Comics (Vol. 8): On the Outside by Bryan Hill
Justice League (Vol. 3): Throne of Atlantis by Geoff Johns


Constantine (2005)
The Boys Season 1 (2019—)


How Do You Juggle Multiple Social Media Platforms?
The Seven Deadly Sins Book Tag


There’s no way I could’ve picked one and there’s nobody who’s going to stop me from mentioning all three! Check out their reviews for my thoughts on these beautiful books!


I’ll gladly give it to this one. It just didn’t work out as an extension of the video game’s story. Check out my review for more of my thoughts.



I got around to checking this movie out… Let me just say… It’s an incredible cinematic accomplishment that successfully conveys the madness of war and its effect on the mind and emotions of mankind.

The beauty of the chaos is also so palpable. This is no doubt a classic masterpiece where every little detail can be dissected to unveil the insanity of our behaviour.

5 outta 5 stars.


It has been a while that I haven’t read a psychological thriller and I think this will be the perfect pick to reimmerse myself in the genre!


I got so used to this month’s summer vibes and enjoyed diving into all the books/comics/shows/movies that I’ve checked out this month. I had such a blast writing down so many reviews too and loved the support everyone had for whatever words I was vomiting onto y’all. I felt like August was the moment to catch up on some good reads because September is clearly packed with a gazillion new and exciting releases! Around the end of the month, my significant other came back from her vacation trip abroad and it was such a relief to have her back physically in my daily life! I honestly can’t wait for whatever September has in store for us. 

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Thank you all for checking out my monthly wrap-up and don’t forget to check out any posts that might interest you or that you might have missed out on!

So what’s going on with y’all? What have you discovered this month? What are your thoughts on the books/TV series/movies I’ve checked out?

Yours truly,



31 thoughts on “Lashaan’s Monthly Wrap-Up | August 2019

  1. Apocalypse Now is a good one, alright. Given is legendarily tumultuous production cycle, it’s kind of a miracle what we got was halfway comprehensible let alone one of the greatest films of all time. It’s kind of like throwing a bunch of popsicle sticks and glue together and somehow getting a perfect model ship.

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    1. I’ve looked up the issues it had with production after watching the movie and was so impressed by what it turned out to be. I don’t know how it’s even possible. Love your imagery there. They recently released an IMAX full theatrical movie release and can’t imagine how cool it must’ve been. Movies like that are so rare today.

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  2. Glad you had such a productive month! I continue to be amazed at how you balance your job and real life and education with reading and with blogging. If you don’t mind me asking, how many hours of sleep do you need?

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  3. Apocalypse Now is great indeed. There will be a new sci-fi movie in cinemas soon, with Pitt, that apparently is Apocalypse Now in space, I think I’ll go & check if the reviewers are right 🙂

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  4. Yay for Apocalypse Now! One of my favorite movies (…and the cat is out of the bag, that was probably a weird thing to say :P) Nevertheless, I admire this movie for its realistic and yet incredibly poetic way it tackles war as both profoundly traumatizing and life-changing experience and at the same time, something so alluring and addictive. Plus, Conrad’s Heart of Darkness forms its foundation, and that’s one of my favorite books as well 😀

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    1. It’s so rare to hear about your faves! I’m glad to find out this was one of them. 😛 Then again… I do remember your thesis subject and all, and it all makes a lot of sense hahaha I got a copy of Heart of Darkness and can’t wait to check it out too! Will probably try and sneak it into a priority read for 2020 though. The end of 2019 is sooo packed with books I need to read hahah

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      1. Believe me, I’m not sure you would like to hear that! Mostly people get this glossy, faraway look in their eyes or excuse themselves politely 😉 I’m as fervently enthusiastic in talking about my favourites as I am in thrashing the ones I don’t like 😀 Apropos of that, you may check out my most recent review to get a taste 😉

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