August Wrap-Up

Boy, this has been one crazy month! I felt really productive, yet I still didn’t reach all of my goals. But that’s ok! I accept that life gets in the way of reading, and that sometimes that’s a good thing! I’m just glad I read a lot of good books this month! Now to the wrap-up!

What I read…

Book cover of "Ghost Boys" by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Ghost Boys – Jewell Parker Rhodes

Pages: 214 | My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
Book cover of "The Downstairs Girl" by Stacey Lee

The Downstairs Girl – Stacey Lee

Pages: 304 | My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | My Review
Book cover of "The Kingdom" by Jess Rothenberg

The Kingdom – Jess Rothenberg

Pages: 352 | My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ | My Review
Book cover of "Butterfly: From Refugee to Olympian" by Yusra Mardini

Butterfly: From Refugee to Olympian – Yusra Mardini

Pages: 288 | My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book counted as my book about an athlete for the Reading Women Challenge as well as being the chosen book for Our Shared Shelf for this month.

Book cover of "Parental Guidance" by Avery Flynn

Parental Guidance – Avery Flynn

Pages: 221 | My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
Book cover of "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie" by Alan Bradley

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie – Alan Bradley

Pages: 386 | My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book counted as my cozy mystery for the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge.

Book cover of "The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong"

The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong – Translated by JaHyun Kim Haboush

Pages: 400 | Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Book cover of "There Will Come a Darkness" by Katy Rose Pool

There Will Come a Darkness – Katy Rose Pool

Pages: 496 | Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Total Pages: 2,661


Total Books: 8


Favorite Book of the Month:

Book cover of "The Downstairs Girl" by Stacey Lee

I absolutely loved this book!!! It was so amazing! I enjoyed seeing history from Jo’s eyes. She was spunky and loyal and wanted to make real change in her community. I think Lee’s writing was superb and she crafted a really strong, powerful story. Check out the link above for my full review of this one!

Least Favorite Book of the Month:

Book cover of "Parental Guidance" by Avery Flynn

Even though I didn’t have any books that I absolutely disliked, I still have a least favorite of a month. So I’m going with Parental Guidance, since I thought it was just okay. I wasn’t blown away, but I didn’t think it was terrible. I’ve only read a handful of romance books, but I tried this one out because I love hockey. I thought I’d give it a shot. And it was just okay. I wanted more from the characters and especially more from the story. Even as far as romance genre standards go, it still missed a lot of marks.


How about you?

How was your month of reading? Did you meet any of your goals? What was your favorite book you read this month? Least favorite? Let me know in the comments!

2 thoughts on “August Wrap-Up

  1. Oh wow, you did have a great August! My favorite book of the month has to be Crooked kingdom but then I have some kind of an obsession with that series. Besides that one, I really liked To Kill a kingdom. I honestly did not expect to like it that much

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    1. I’m glad you liked Crooked Kingdom. I wish I did, more! To Kill a Kingdom sounds really interesting! I’ll have to check it out!

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