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:
20 in 2020:
- Hereafter by Tara Hudson
- Black City by Elizabeth Richards
- The Princess in the Opal Mask by Jenny Lundquist
The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan Vamps by Nancy A. Collins
- Splintered by A.G. Howard
The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman
- The Blessed by Tonya Hurley
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Tayler
- Breathe by Sarah Crossan
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
- The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard 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!