August Wrap Up of 2019
I have been on an amazing reading pace lately. This year I have read 33 books so far. I was reading a lot in June and July because of a reading challenge at my library. I was able to finish 6 books each month. I haven’t been making reading to-be-read (tbr) lists and have made a 2 books read for my goal. This has helped out a lot.
I have read 8 books in August! 8!!! So thrilled that I have read so many. The genres is mixed. I have been trying to read some light reads for the Summertime and that’s made my reading pace go by even quicker.
So with no further ado, here’s the 8 books I’ve read:
Buddy Reads (they really helped keep me motivated to read!):
- Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff 5 stars read with #ReadGushError.
Loved The Illuminae Files books!!! These authors are both new to me and I really liked their writing styles. Illumina, Gemina and Obsidio are great suspenseful books and I really loved this unique style for the books. Truly one of a kind.
- My (Not So) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella 4.5 stars read with @ReadWellCommunity
I love Sophie Kinsella. This book was fun to read. Maybe a little predictable but still fun. I learned about what “Glamping”(camping in style) and “Yurts” (big tents) is. Love reading Brit Lit books and finding new things. It was fun chatting about this book with @ReadWellCommunity on Instagram.
Favorites I recommend:
- The Lovecraft’s Compendium by H.P. Lovecraft 5 stars heart
This special edition has 5 of Lovecraft’s short stories, including The Call of Cthulhu.
- Well Met by Jen DeLuca 5 stars heart edition from @BookOfTheMonth
I absolutely loved this book!!! I really liked the characters and Simon is my new Book Boyfriend. The story line was perfect for the summer and I wish that I could go to a Renaissance Faire like the characters did.
Romance books for fun:
- Weasley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn 4 stThe ars
Cute young adult romance comedy book. I bought this on my Kindle a while ago because the title and book cover looked cute. Not disappointed.
- Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis 4 stars
Adult romance with some juicy scenes… and the characters were ok. Was glad that this was a library book as it isn’t something I would have kept.
- Happy Every After by Nora Roberts 3 stars
I pushed myself to finish this book. I read the 2nd book of The Bride Quartet first. Then I read the first book and like that. The third book was ok. This finale for the series was mediocre at it’s best. I was bored with the characters and started skimming past the redundancies. The last half of the book was it’s Saving Grace, even with it’s ridiculousness and predictable happily ever after.
- The Stand-In Boyfriend by Emma Doherty 4 stars
This was such a cute young adult romcom. Really liked the characters. I’ll look for more by this author. I was supper glad I finally found a good quick book to read using the Kindle Unlimited.
And that’s all folks. Always good to find books and friends that help keep me wanting to read. I love books. It’s my favorite thing and talking about them is such fun.