My August Wrap Up

Well, August is over and that means so is summer! Autumn is fast approaching and I for one can’t wait! That doesn’t mean that I haven’t enjoyed the summer months, mind you, I just find Autumn easier to cope with.

As I’ve had the whole of August of work (perks of being a School Librarian) I have managed to get a lot of reading done (9 books in total, which is good for me!). I also took part in ARC August which really did help me get through a few unread ARC’s that I had lying around.

Despite having read a good few books in August, I did hit a dreaded reading slump towards the end of the months which I am slowing coming out of now, however.

How did your reading for August go?

Books I Read in August

1 ) Almost Adults by Ali Pantony

It had been a while since I’d read a good piece of women’s fiction and I was really looking forward to Almost Adults. It was a heartwarming, emotional but also feel good read all about the power of friendship and what it really means to be an ‘almost adult’.

Full review here.

3.5/5 ★

2 ) Heartstopper Vol 2 by Alice Oseman

I ADORE this series so much and Vol 2 literally melted my heart. It was just too cute! I love how it explores LGBTQ+ issues like coming out, finding love and being proud of who you are. I am so excited for Vol 3!

5/5 ★

3 ) The Million Pieces of Neena Gill by Emma Smith Barton

Well this book was simply stunning! It was beautifully written and focused on an area of mental health that isn’t tackled much in YA. I found myself being so intwined in Neena’s story and this, in turn kept me reading! I didn’t want to put it down. I feel that every teen who is going through poor mental health should pick up this book to show that they aren’t alone and that support is out there.

Full review here.

5/5 ★

4 ) Letting Go by Cat Clarke

This was a beautifully written novella that was all about letting go of your past, finding out who you really are and overcoming desperate situations. This book was small but it certainly made an impact on me. The plot was executed extremely well and packed a big punch! It has made me want to read more novellas in the future.

Full review here.

4/5 ★

5 ) The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis

I’ll admit it did take me a while to get into The Good Luck Girls as it did take a while for the whole plot to build up. However, once it did it was an enjoyable read. I enjoyed the whole feminist, sisterhood aspect of it and found the whole concept to be rather unique.

3/5 ★

6 ) Tilly & The Lost Fairytales (Pages & Co #2) by Anna James

I was so excited to receive an ARC of this as I loved book 1 in this incredible MG series and I’ll admit I loved this one even more! Book wandering into fairytales? Erm yes please! This adventure that I was taken on with Tilly was just purely magical and I didn’t want to stop reading. I am desperate for book 3 now!

5 / 5 ★

7 ) The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

This was the first even novel written in verse that I’d read and it certainly won’t be the last. It was gorgeous! Everything about it was perfect, from the stunning writing style to the topic of LGBTQ+. I devoured this book in a day and I am still thinking about it weeks after. I cannot wait to read what Dean Atta writes next!

5/5 ★

8 ) Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This was a book that I picked up from my local library after hearing all the hype surrounding it. I must say, it was unlike anything I’d read before and it did take me out of my comfort zone. I found the writing style hard to get to grips with at first but after a while I did find myself getting used to it. Overall, I did enjoy this and may look out for more work by the author.

3/5 ★

9 ) S.T.A.G.S by M.A. Bennett

This is the first ever audiobook I have listened to and it was such an enjoyable experience. The book itself was gripping, thrilling and I was on the edge of my seat throughout. The ending had me shook and I cannot wait to read the sequel D.O.G.S! With regards to the audiobook I loved how the narrator was northern herself, as it made the listening experience all the more authentic.

4/5 ★

3 thoughts on “My August Wrap Up

  1. It sounds like you had a great August to me! I’ve never heard of The Million Pieces of Neena Gill but I am definitely going to check it out.

    Happy September!

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  2. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid was an incredible LGBTQ+ book, so if you liked Daisy Jones and want to try something else by her I’d absolutely recommend that one. Personally, as much as I enjoyed Daisy Jones, Evelyn Hugo was much more enjoyable.

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