I read a grand total of 8 books this August.
That’s not the ideal number, no. However, I was extremely busy doing all the extraordinarily important things that fill my life…
Nah. I was just napping a whole lot. Come on now, guys, what did you really think? Me? Going outside?
Anywho, here’s a nifty little list of all those books, their Goodreads page, and my review, if I’ve written it yet. In other words, you won’t find any reviews.
- The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh
So, so, so good. I will write a review sometime soon-ish, but dear reader, I strongly encourage you to read this book as soon as physically possible.
- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Another great read. This one is great for those of you who love fantasy or the hopeless romantics out there.
- P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
Though I didn’t find it quite as well done as the first book, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, this one is a great read for contemporary and/ or Jenny Han fans.
- 99 Days by Katie Cotugno
Awful. This book made me so very infuriated. I’ll explain more in my review (coming soon, I promise!) but, for now, just stay away. If you’re walking through a bookstore and see a copy, I fully expect you to knock it on the ground and run away.
- The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
I didn’t really enjoy this one, though it wasn’t the worst thing I’ve ever read. I’ll leave it at “Meh” for the time being.
- All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
I’m in the minority, but I did not at all enjoy this book. It’s upsettingly similar to too many books I’ve read before, but with many more flaws. You’ll be able to find an angry rant (review, for you fancy folk) right over here.
- The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
This one was really cute, but kind of disappointing after having read all of West’s other contemporary novels.
- The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
This was required reading, so you, dear reader, can probably guess (and correctly, too) that it wasn’t so great. Yeah, I’m being disgustingly vague, I know.
I’m currently reading the following books, as well:
I hope to finish them both in September.
Also, I’ve hastily decided before posting this that I’d like to read these (hopefully) wonderful books in the month of September. I’ve even added a classic, in hopes I’ll be able to keep with my goal of reading a classic each month. I know it’s certainly not a lot, but school’s back in session come September and I’ll be dedicating almost all of my time to my studies. You must admit, though, dear reader, I am terribly good at excuses.
I can’t believe I’ve made it this far in life without reading that last one. It’s painfully embarrassing, actually. I could just never bring myself to read a book in which books are being burned before now.
Oh, wait, I did read The Book Thief.
I hope by setting the bar extremely low on September’s goals, I’ll be able to surpass them. But probably not, no.