Monthly Wrap-Up | August 2021

Hello everyone!

August was not a great reading month for me. I’m very much a set TBR reader only allowing my mood to dictate what I read within the TBR. Only when I finish my set TBR do I truly let my mood dictate what I read next. Usually, this isn’t a problem for me; however, this method let me down in August. My goal for August was to catch up/wrap-up series I had on the go. I was able to accomplish this, however I did not have a good time when considering my star ratings. My TBRs for the next few months are set with some really exiting books I can’t wait to get to.

During the month of August, I read 6 and a half books.
So, here are some stats!

Number of pages read: 3424
Number of print books: 2
Number of e-books: 5
Favourite quotes of the month: 

“I told you I love you. I tattooed it on my flesh, Roxy, I feel like I’ve made my feelings pretty clear. You’re all I want for myself. The only choice I wish I could make and the only one I can’t. So you don’t think anything. You know I’m yours, every damn piece of me. But you’ve never told me what you want out of owning me or if I own you too.” – Zodiac Academy: Fated Throne

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

It’s not really fair to put the 400 page sample of Empire of the Vampire as one of my best books of the month, but it was just so damn good. I cannot wait to get my hands on this book, especially the Indigo Exclusive edition!
The only other book I would have showcased here would have been Zodiac Academy: Fated Throne and I think I’ve gushed about that series enough these past few months.

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Know My Name is unquestionably one of the best memoirs I have ever read. It’s also one of the hardest pieces of writing I’ve ever read. Miller strikes fast and hard as she gets to the heart of sexual assault and the legal proceedings that go along with it. Know My Name is an intimate look at a sexual assault survivor’s journey to healing and justice.

Five Stars

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The Madison Kate series is not one I would recommend. It’s excessively long for no reason, the mystery is poorly written, and Madison Kate as a character is annoying more often than not. Two Stars

Glint was a boring disappointment. I’ve seen repeatedly how this series is so good and the romance is chef’s kiss, however, in my opinion, it’s a poorly constructed fantasy with a borderline annoying main character and absolutely no romance going into the third novel. Three Stars

Exodus is one of those novels I disliked immensely for personal reasons. I commend Stewart for taking a bold risk with the direction of her novel and, apparently, it paid off since my rating of this novel is not the majority consensus. Two Stars

Twisted Love had the potential to be a great sexy read, but the instalove and over the top alphahole had me rolling my eyes. Three Stars

Zodiac Academy: Fated Throne sets up what is going to be an explosive finale that will surely leave readers satisfied but heartbroken. Five Stars

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

4 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up | August 2021

  1. Oh, I actually fell over Zodiac Academy today. How is the series? Did you really like it or was it more meh?
    Your pagecount is actually really impressive for 7 books. At least for me, who reads more in the 200-300 page vicinity. I hope you had a great time reading. 🙂

    1. I love the series! It’s definitely a guilty pleasure and it’s over the top most of the time, but there’s something about that is so addicting. If you decide to read it, I hope you love them!

      Big books are my jam haha 😆

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