Hey everyone, and welcome to my August wrap-up! I read so many books in August, its honestly crazy. I think it was my reading last hurrah before school starts, and boy did I enjoy it. I read a whopping SEVEN books this month. I mean, yes almost all of them were graphic novels or they didn’t have a lot of words per page, but I’m counting it okay.
I haven’t read this amount of books in a month in I don’t know how long. I definitely haven’t had a reading month like this in 2018 until now, I can tell you that for a fact.
So without any further ado, let’s get onto the books!
1. A Study In Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Rating: 5 Stars
I had only a bit of this book left over from July, but I’m still counting it as read this month. I loved this book so much, and I also have a review of it here, so I leave a link for you to peruse. I loved Jamie and Charlotte’s friendship so much, and I can’t wait to see where it leads. As I said, I’ve got the link for my review up above, so if you want to read more of my thoughts and opinions of A Study In Charlotte, you can check that out.
2. One by Sarah Crossan
Rating: 3 Stars
I read this book, and while I liked it, it wasn’t the best. I think the writing ruined it for me, because it’s written in a poetic kind of way, but it made the story very detached, and made me not feel anything for the characters. This was my first experience reading a book like this and I don’t think this type of writing is necessarily for me.
3. Illegal by Eoin Colfer
Rating: 4 Stars
I read this book in a day (I think) and it was so good. It was real and brutal and quite sad. It had a happy ending, but Ebo – the main character – had to give up a lot to get there. I want everyone to read this book because it’s about a very important topic and while it is fiction, all of the stuff said in this book does happen in real life. At the end of this book there was a short comic about a woman’s real life experiences, and I thought that it was a nice touch to the book.
4. The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill
Rating: 1 Star
I think it’s safe to say that I hated this book. It was just so bad. I hated all of the characters and the ending was absolutely awful. Literally the only good thing about this book, the thing that made me give it a star, was the sea witch, Ceto. She was the best thing about this book, and I pretty much hated everything else. I have a review of this book as well, so if you want to see that, click here.
5. Darcy Swipes Left by Courtney Carbone
Rating: 2 Stars
This book was kinda funny, but I mostly didn’t like it. When I finished reading it I felt like it had slightly ruined Pride and Prejudice for me. That feeling is gone now (phew!) but I still don’t like this book. Sometimes the texting format was cool, like when Mr. Collins sends an invitation to the Bennets saying “I’m Invited!”, but I mostly thought it wasn’t right. I think the author should’ve just left Pride and Prejudice alone, and left it as it is, but that’s just my opinion.
6. I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin
Rating: 3 Stars
This was a good book. It was very quick to read because it’s in epistolary format, and I liked how it was written that way. I liked Ava and Gen’s friendship and I loved how they stayed friends after this book has ended. One of the things I didn’t like in this book was that Ava seemed like she thought people could only be gay or straight, with no in betweens.
7. Emotions Explained With Buff Dudes by Andrew Tsyaston
Rating: 3 Stars
I quickly read this Netgalley graphic novel at the end of the month and I liked it. It didn’t knock my socks off or anything, but there were a few comic strips that were funny and some that were inspiring. I think this is the perfect coffee table book, or something you’d expect in a waiting room. I do recommend you picking this book up when it comes out because it was funny, but don’t ready yourself for the best book in the world.
So those are the seven books I got to this month. I’m still amazed by the fact that I got to seven books. Like, what. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this wrap up! Please comment down below what books you read last month and I’ll see you soon with a new post. Bye!