Can you guys believe that it is already September?! This year is flying by, and it’s crazy to think that we have officially been in quarantine for the majority of the year now!
This month I started taking more college classes and I’m hoping to start working soon, so I am definitely busier than I have been. But as of now I am still home and mostly isolated except for from my immediate family. August flew by, and I can’t wait for Fall to arrive!
What have you done in August? How has your month gone? I’d love to hear from you!
In August I Finished:
- 12 Books Total
- 3 physical copies
- 1 ebook
- 8 audiobooks
- I read 7 of the 10 books on my August TBR.
- Most Addictive: House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City Bk 1)
- Will Stick with Me the Longest: Queenie
- Funniest: Take a Hint, Dani Brown
- Honorable Mentions: Woven in Moonlight; and The Happy Ever After Playlist
The Books I Read Were:
Blurb: Queenie is a young Jamaican British woman in London who searches for meaning and affection in all the wrong places after she goes on a break with her long term boyfriend right before the holidays. This is a book about exploring your feelings, cares, and emotions in a raw and honest way.
Title: More Than Maybe
Rating: 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Blurb: Son of a famous punk rocker, Luke Greenly has everything he needs to make a name for himself, but all he wants to do is write music in private and finally talk to his crush, Vada. Vada has a plan to make it as a music blogger for Rolling Stone, and Luke is not in the picture- but then why can she not get him out of her head?
Title: More Than Just a Pretty Face
Rating: 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Blurb: Danyal is attractive and funny, but no one takes him seriously- especially since he wants to be a chef which isn’t a proper career for a young Muslim teen. When he is accidentally selected for his school’s intense Renaissance Man competition, Danyal enlists the help of his friend, Bisma, to write a stunning presentation and impress his longtime crush, Kaval.
Title: The Switch
Blurb: A year after the death of her sister, Leena has been dealing with the loss by overworking and not stopping. Leena’s grandma, Eileen, is tired of feeling old and wants to find a significant other after her tedious husband cheated on her. When the two ladies decide to switch lives for two months, Leena takes time away from the city to relax in her grandmother’s house and Eileen tries her luck at dating in London.
Title: Felix Ever After
Blurb: Felix Love has never been in love, and he sometimes feels like he will never find love because he has too many marginalizations- Black, Queer, transgender. This book is about Felix exploring his sexuality and personal image while fending off attacks from an anonymous student who posted pictures of Felix pre- transition along with his dead name.
Title: Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World
Blurb: Renowned author Henri Nouwen discusses the importance of understanding our place as God’s beloved children in the midst of our crazy and wonderful world.
Title: Take a Hint, Dani Brown
Blurb: Danika Brown is a smart, work-driven lady who does not have time for relationships, but she does like to have a no strings attached partner to help work off her stress. After the video of her colleague, Zaf, carrying Dani out of a building goes viral, the two agree to fake date to help advertise Zaf’s emotional health sports charity for kids.
Title: Woven in Moonlight
Blurb: The Condesa is the sole surviving Illustrian Royal after the Ilascans overthrew the government and took control of La Ciudad. After years in hiding, Ximena, Condesa’s decoy, is sent to infiltrate the palace as a potential bride and look for ways to take control of their city- the problem is that once inside, Ximena realizes that things aren’t as clear as she once thought.
Title: You Should See Me in a Crown
Blurb: Liz has always felt out of place in her small, wealthy hometown, so she can’t wait to escape. To afford college Liz decides to win the highly competitive race for prom queen and the scholarship that comes with the crown, but winning becomes even more complex due to Liz’s race and sexuality which comes to light when she begins to fall for the competition.
Title: The Happy Ever After Playlist
Blurb: Sloan’s life has been a mess since her fiance died in a motorcycle accident two years ago, but things begin to look up when a stray dog adopts Sloan. The problem is that the dog’s owner wants him back, and as the two begin talking about the dog, they form an instant connection they cannot ignore.
Title: One to Watch
Blurb: When Bea, a well-known plus-size fashion blogger, drunkingly calls out reality TV show, Main Squeeze, on their lack of body diversity on their show, she gets a call asking her to be their next main squeeze. As Bea enters the magical set and experiences of reality TV, she realizes that nothing is as easy as she expected and she might deserve her own real life fairytale.
Title: House of Earth and Blood
Blurb: Bryce is half human, half Fae with very little power, and she lives in the large city of Lunatheon with her powerful, werewolf friend, Danika. When events in their exciting life begin to spiral out of control, Bryce is forced into an investigation that might break her. (There is so much more to this book, but I went in with no spoilers and enjoyed it much more because of it!)
My September TBR
- Queen’s Peril
- A Heart So Fierce and Broken
- The Once and Future Witches
- Exciting Times
- I’ll be the One
- I’m Still Here
- Red Queen
- Bookish and the Beast
- Serpent & Dove
I hope you all have a wonderful September! What are you planning on doing and reading? I’d love to hear from you!
Be Safe, Stay Strong, and Change the World! ❤️🏳️🌈✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻🏳️🌈❤️