August 2020 Wrap-Up!

Sorry for completely falling off the face of the earth for the entirety of August there. This was a terrible month for me. Not so much reading-wise, but mentally and just overall. I lost a pet this past month, and I didn’t take it very well.

So, while I did read quite a bit, that’s basically all I did. I read 16 books and 2 novellas.

What I Read:

The Everafter by Amy Huntley // ★★★☆☆
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson // ★★★★☆
A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn // ★★★☆☆

Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Taylor // ★★☆☆☆
Shadows of Glass by Kassy Taylor // ★★☆☆☆
Remnants of Tomorrow by Kassy Taylor // ★☆☆☆☆

The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien // ★★★★☆
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly // ★★★★☆
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan // ★★★☆☆

The Hollow by Jessica Verday // ★★★☆☆
The Haunted by Jessica Verday // ★★☆☆☆
The Hidden by Jessica Verday // ★★★☆☆

My Calamity Jane by by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows // ★★★☆☆
The Luxe by Anna Godbersen // ★★☆☆☆
Rumors by Anna Godbersen // ★★★☆☆

Another Faust by Daniel & Dina Nayeri // ★★☆☆☆
Tumbleweeds by L.J. Smith // ★☆☆☆☆
Dinner Disaster by L.J. Smith // ★★☆☆☆

20 in 2020:

  1. Hereafter by Tara Hudson
  2. Black City by Elizabeth Richards
  3. The Princess in the Opal Mask by Jenny Lundquist
  4. The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
  5. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  6. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  7. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
  8. Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan
  9. Vamps by Nancy A. Collins
  10. Splintered by A.G. Howard
  11. The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman
  12. The Blessed by Tonya Hurley
  13. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  14. Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Tayler
  15. Breathe by Sarah Crossan
  16. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
  17. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  18. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
  19. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  20. The Last Wife of Henry VIII by Carolly Erickson

So, definitely not the best month rating-wise, but I got some good ones in there. I was WHOLLY unimpressed with the novellas I read for The Vampire Diaries (and I don’t know why I keep reading them — I do NOT like Elena…), and, honestly, at this point I’m about to swap to fanfic to get what I want out of the story.

(Only problem is, most of the fanfic seems to be for the show… and I still haven’t seen the show. Should probably remedy that!)

I also did a little bit of a reread towards the end of the month, which I’m still working on. I used to adore The Hollow series by Jessica Verday and The Luxe series by Anna Godbersen, but that was back in 2011 and 2012, respectively, and oh boy have my reading tastes changed after nearly ten years of reading. I’m a little disappointed, but I’m not in the least bit surprised that they didn’t quite live up to my memory. I hadn’t read as many books back then! They both still have fantastic plots, in my opinion, they’re just not nearly as meaty as I like in my fiction nowadays. Still good reads!

Oh well, onto the next month.

Thanks for reading!

4 thoughts on “August 2020 Wrap-Up!

  1. I had a lot of 3 star reads this month which isn’t typical for me and I don’t see that as a bad thing it’s just a little bit of a bummer because I want to love everything I read. I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your pet!!

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  2. So sorry about the loss of your pet. 😦 But wow you did a lot of reading in August! I’ve read My Calamity Jane and The Return of the King but not any of the others. I own a couple of The Luxe books but still haven’t gotten around to reading them. Story of my life! lol

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    1. Thank you ❤️ I feel that!! I enjoyed them a lot more the first time I read them, and they’re still pretty good books! I want to read Godbersen’s other series, actually, because it’s set in the 20s and I’m a sucker for that era!


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