August 2020 Wrap Up

What was your favorite book you read this month? Let me know in the comments and I’ll tell you mine!

I’ve never done one of these, but I thought it would be a fun way to post more and allow people to get a more wholistic view of what I read during a month. I also don’t write reviews about all the books I read, so this is a way to get to see the books that don’t get a whole post to themselves! I doubt my wrap ups will be super exciting from here on out since I’ll be heading back to college, which means more textbooks and less fantasy, BUT I wanted to join the party!

The Hate U Give

By Angie Thomas

I listened to this audiobook and it was phenomenal. You can read me rave about it at my post by clicking on hyperlink in the title. I, like so many others, found this book to be beautifully written, a necessary story, and a character that will stick with me for a long time. If you haven’t already read it, mmmm GET YOUR COPY RIGHT NOW.

The Kiss Quotient

By Helen Hoang

I picked this book up based on Noelle Gallager’s review of it on her booktube channel. She gushed about it and I was very much in the mood for a romance and this book WAS AMAZING. I loved getting to see and immerse myself in Vietnamese families and culture through this book. I have a friend whose parents immigrated from Vietnam and this book totally reminded me of being at her house and how much I love her parents. The romance is also super sweet and beautiful. I loved getting to read about a character with autism fall in love. I don’t have autism, but I really struggle with showing affection through physical touch, so this book spoke to a part of myself I really valued as a reader. It’s a gender-swapped Pretty Woman, so that’s a huge draw.

The Bride Test

By Helen Hoang

This the second book in the Kiss Quotient series although they can all be read as standalone novels. I HAD to read the next book in this series. This was wonderful with more Vietnamese culture, more insight into a person with autism falling in love, being an immigrant, trauma, and falling in sweet sweet love. UGH. These books–I devoured them. If you want an easy but really good romance book–this might be for you!

Song of Wraiths and Ruin

By Roseanne. A. Brown

I was really excited to read this book based on what I’d been hearing about it! Overall, I’m really excited about this addition to the YA fantasy genre! Brown is a very talented author and I look forward to more of her books in the future. If you enjoy folklore and storytelling this book has super rich folklore! It also have interesting magical elements I look forward to learning more about.

From Blood and Ash

By Jennifer L. Armentrout

This book was exactly what I needed to get out of a reading slump. I wanted a fantasy romance, and no one does romance like Armentrout am I right? It was a fabulous new adult dark fantasy romance. It also has vampires and werewolves *wink wink.* I’m super excited for the next book which comes out the 1st of September!

Lovely War

Julie Berry

This book was beautiful. It’s set during World War I and is told from the perspective of some of the Greek gods. I’m a sucker for Greek gods, and this was so beautifully told. It’s honestly two of the sweetest love stories I’ve ever read and I firmly stand by that. This book made it fun and exciting to live and to love–and it’s been a while since a book made me feel that wonderful ache humans feel while they feel immortal but know their lives are finite.

Rage and Ruin

Jennifer L. Armentrout

What a phenomenal way to continues this trilogy and the world of wardens. Armentrout always blows me away with her engaging plots, lovable characters, witty dialogue, and twisty plots. I’m really excited for the next book in the series while also so sad I have to wait a year to read it.

Well folks, that wraps up all the books I read during August! It was a pretty good reading month! It was definietly heavy on the romance, but I also had a bit of a reading slump, and romacnee usually gets me out of those.

I’m heading into my college readings so my book reading will be much more diverse as I add nonfiction into the mix.

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