Monthly Wrap-Up | August 2020

Hello!

Summer is coming to a close. Once September hits, I’ve transitioned to Fall. This past weekend, it was cold enough to get a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Basic, I know but it’s just too good.

During the month of August, I read 10 books! It was a fairly decent reading month in terms of star ratings. I was put in an incredible reading mood after finishing my reread of The Way of Kings.

I would also like to take a minute to briefly complain about the new editing system here on WordPress. There are some things I really like, while others not at all. It took me twice as long to format this post than it usually does and I’m not satisfied with it.

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So, here are some stats!

Number of pages read: 4756
Number of print books: 6
Number of e-books: 4
Favourite quote of the month: 

“I need to feel your lips on mine. […] I need to feel your breath in my lungs. I need to feel your life inside me. I just need you. It’s an ache. This need. Can I have you?” – A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire

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Without further ado…. here is my favourite books of the month from differing genres.

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire continues to develop the world and characters as Armentrout sets up what is going to be a spectacular fantasy series with heavy romantic elements. It will leave you begging for more.

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I’m glad I decided to read the Grant County series. This series is a testament to Slaughter’s writing ability. Not only does this series deliver tightly woven mysteries, the character development is some of the best you’ll find.

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Midnight Sun was a disappointment. I shouldn’t be surprised, but I am. I knew I wasn’t going to love it since this is probably the worst case of instalove I’ve read, but I was at least expecting it to make me feel nostalgic and giddy.

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Kiss My Cupcake is as adorable romance to get lost in this summer. It’s laugh out loud funny, inspiring, and romantic.

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Gabriel Fallen is the perfect balance between a fire hot romance and an organized crime centered plot. These books are the ultimate guilty pleasure read that you shouldn’t feel guilty about.

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One by One is another in a long line of Ware novels that prove Ware is at the top of the mystery genre. It is the perfect read to cozy up with by the fireplace this coming winter.

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The Way of Kings is one of the most incredible opening fantasy novels I’ve ever read. Come to think of it, the only other novel of comparable calibre is A Game of Thrones. Strap in, buckle up, and throw your hands in the air because Sanderson will bring you on the ride of your life with realistic characters and a world so vast and intricate you won’t know your way around.

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Beach Read is exactly as titled. It’s a lighthearted romance that tries to dig deep, but only skims the surface.

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White Fragility is a must read. We white people must accept how we built a society to empower ourselves at the expense of others and actively work to dismantle our assumptions, prejudices, and racist tendencies without people of colour doing the work for us. It’s time to be held accountable.

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Have you read any of these? What did you think? What did you read in the month of August?

7 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up | August 2020

  1. You had a good reading month! I haven’t read any of these but The Way of Kings is HIGH on my TBR, I’ve already committed by buying both the physical & kindle copies lol so it’s happening. I hope you have a wonderful September, no shame in a PSL 🙂

  2. Congrats on such a great month! I’m still using the old editor but I feel bad for WP users who are forced to use the new one. Maybe it will get easier?

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