Hey everyone! I haven’t done a wrap up since April because wrap ups just weren’t working for me, but I’ve decided to write one for August because I’ve been away for a while.
August was a busy month at work, but I managed to read eight books and DNF’d one book. My average rating was 3.75, which is a little bit lower than last August. I participated in the NEWTs readathon and read a total of 6 books for that.
I completed the NEWTs about two weeks into the readathon. I read two Kasie West books for the first time during the readathon. I didn’t LOVE her books, but I understand why she’s such a popular author. Overall, August was a decent reading month. Without further ado, here are the August books and ratings.
58. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan – 4 stars
59. Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson – 4 stars*
61. American Panda by Gloria Chao – 4 stars
62. Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West – 3.5 stars
63. The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis – 4 stars*
64. Maybe This Time by Kasie West – 3 stars
65. Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff – 4 stars
66. Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff – 3.5 stars*
67. Jade City by Fonda Lee – DNF @ 212 pages*
*The Female of the Species and Let Me Hear a Rhyme were my two favorite reads this month. Unfortunately, Jade City was rather disappointing. I have a review coming for Darkdawn. You can find reviews for the other books on this list on my Goodreads.
I hauled the most books I’ve ever hauled this month. By some weird stroke of luck (thank you literary gods because I have no idea how this happened), a few publishers reach out to me this month and sent me a few books to review/feature on social media.
I rarely buy books anymore because I borrow everything from the library. However, Book Outlet and Barnes & Noble had a few sales that I couldn’t resist and I had trade credit at my local used bookstore so I bought a few things.
Jonas Brothers – I saw the Jonas Brothers in concert earlier this month and they were absolutely amazing!
Peaky Blinders – I don’t watch a lot of TV but when I do, I go all in. I binged watch Peaky Blinders last weekend before the season 5 premiere and got my entire life! I haven’t stopped talking about this show and I can’t recommend it enough, especially if you love Six of Crows. The similarities between Kaz Brekker and Thomas Shelby is uncanny.