The thing about rereading is you don’t realize how much of it you’ve done until you’re writing your wrap up. In related news, I read six books this month and only two of them were first time reads.
Was August a ridiculously long month for anyone else? I felt like it stretched on forever! I managed to do really well in the first half of the month, but my reading slowed down in the latter half.
Snap by Belinda Bauer // 4 stars // I kicked off my month with this mystery/thriller on audio. Snap wasn’t quite what I expected it to be, but it was still an enjoyable read nonetheless. The plot of this novel was smooth and well thought out, but, at times, dragged on more than necessary.
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell // 5 stars // I reread this as part of the Carry On Reading event on twitter. Needless to say, I loved it! I’m sure you saw me talking about this book nonstop if you follow me on Twitter. Somehow, I feel like Carry On gets sadder every time I reread it. This read-a-long really helped me get even more excited for the release of the second Simon Snow book.
Proxy by Alex London // 4 stars // This was another one of my rereads this month. Unfortunately, I ended up lowering my rating for Proxy. To see more of my thoughts, check out my full review.
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis // 5 stars // Although I have read this popular novel before, it was a bit of a new reading experience for me with the audiobook. In all honesty, I didn’t really prefer this version. Still, I did end up with strong feelings about the Female of the Species. I love the way Mindy McGinnis’s writing style mixes with the very serious topic of rape culture. It’s dark and it’s gritty, but it’s honest. Technically, this book is considered a contemporary, but I think that marketing it as a thriller would not be that much of a stretch.
Good as Gone by Amy Gentry // 3 stars // This was quite an interesting read! I was actually fairly surprised by the twists in this crime thriller. While the twists were well done, I did have a few issues with the story overall. It was very difficult to connect with the characters, and some of the twists left a lot of plot points unexplained.
Bonfire by Krysten Ritter // 5 stars // And here we have yet another reread! I picked up the audiobook of Bonfire for a second time this month. This is one of my all time favorite audiobooks for the narration alone, I find that Karissa Vacker knocks it out of the park. Realistically, I can except that this book may not truly be a 5 star book based on plot and writing, but it is in my heart.
On the Blog
I had a really fun time writing my blog posts this month! I especially loved the Top Ten Tuesday prompt I partook in (I mean, who doesn’t love talking about good tropes?).
It’s safe to say that August has been a pretty huge month for me in terms of life changes. You’ve probably already seen me talk about this, but I moved away from home to start my first semester of college. Things have been going way better than I ever could have expected! There’s, of course, been a change in how I’m living my life, but I’m pretty happy with how things have progressed so far.
There have been lots of new experiences for me this past month, and way more to come. Keeping up with reading and blogging has definitely become more of a struggle on top of my school work, but I’m still sticking with it. Honestly, if I read three books a month I’ll be more than pleased.
Until next time!