Hello everyone! Happy September!
I hope you all have a lovely August! I started a new library job- which has been both exciting and terrifying. It’s such a big position, and it’s definitely a lot of work. But I get to work with books and kids which is wonderful!
In August I Read
- 11 Books Total
- 2 Physical Books
- 1 ebook
- 8 Audiobooks
I read 6 of the 8 books on my monthly TBR, which I decided to count as a win 😅
Most Stunning Fantasy: Redemptor
Will Stick with Me the Longest: Hum if you Don’t Know the Words
Most Addictive: The Last True Poets of the Sea
The Books I Read Were
Title: I Kissed a Girl
Author: Jennet Alexander
Rating: 2.5 ⭐️⭐️💫 (Concept was 3.5⭐️⭐️⭐️💫)
Blurb: Lilah is an actress hoping for her big break, so when she gets a lead role in a horror film, she is ready for her chance of fame. After getting a job as a makeup artist for a real horror film, Noa accepts the opportunity and drops out of school to pursue her dream. When the two girls meet for the first time, there is an instant connection between them- even though neither of them can find the right things to say.
Title: Love Her or Lose Her
Author: Tessa Bailey
Rating: 3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Blurb: Rosie and Dominic fell in love in high school, but now, years later, their marriage is falling apart. Rosie is unhappy and feels ignored, and Dominic is overcome by feelings of unworthiness after returning from the military. Despite their raw attraction, they need to fight to stay in each other’s lives and learn to love again.
Title: To Love and to Loathe
Author: Martha Waters
Blurb: Diana and Jeremy have always had chemistry, but it has always come out as sharp- tongued bickering. Then they make two deals. Diana bets that Jeremy will be married within the year, and Jeremy proposes that they partner in the bedroom to challenge his performance. So begins a battle of wills, delights, and passions.
Title: She Who Became the Sun
Author: Shelley Parker-Chan
Blurb: As a famine rushes through the empire, two children receive their fates. The boy shall have greatness, and the girl is nothing. But when the boy dies, his sister steps into his role as Zhu in an attempt to possess his fate of greatness. She will do anything it takes to not slip into nothingness.
Title: Cinderella is Dead
Author: Kalynn Bayron
Blurb: Although Cinderella’s fairytale ended 200 years ago, the King still forces girls to attend an annual ball where men select their wives. This ball is the most important part of a woman’s life, along with obeying her husband and taking care of the house. When it’s Sophia’s turn to attend the ball, she is angry because she would rather marry her best friend, Erin. Torn between trying to flee the ball and honoring her parents, Sophia accidentally uncovers the truth behind the Cinderella story- a mystery that will shake the world around her.
Title: It Had to be You
Author: Georgia Clark
Blurb: This book tells the story of a wedding planner, Liv, her unexpected business partner, Savannah, and the people they work with. Switching between the many points of view, these stories follow the characters as they find love, fight through challenges, and stand up for themselves and their identities.
Title: Lost in the Never Woods
Author: Aiden Thomas
Blurb: Five years ago, Wendy and her brothers went missing in the woods, but only Wendy returned six months later. Now, children are going missing again and Wendy is surprised to find Peter, a boy she thought was only real in her stories and imagination. To find the missing kids, Wendy must uncover her forgotten memories and face her past in the woods.
Title: The Soulmate Equation
Author: Christina Lauren
Blurb: Jess is a single mom and a data wizard. When she and her friend, Fizzy learn about a new app called GeneticAlly, a DNA-based matchmaking company, they decide to submit their spit for analysis. Not expecting a result, Jess is shocked to find she has an incredibly strong match with someone she barely knows, Dr. River Pena, co founder of GeneticAlly.
Author: Jordan Ifueko
Blurb: In this marvelous conclusion to the Raybearer duology, Tarisai and her brothers and sisters face many challenges to keep the world in balance and out of war.
Title: Hum if you Don’t Know the Words
Author: Bianca Marais
Blurb: Life is challenging in 1970s South Africa, and this book discusses race, inequality, and the issues faced during this time. Switching between the point of view of Robin, a ten-year old white girl, and Beauty, a middle age black woman, this story tells valuable messages about determination, love, and consequences.
Title: The Last True Poets of the Sea
Author: Julia Drake
Blurb: The Larkin family has passed down a story of perseverance through their generations. Sam has struggled with mental health for many years, so when he attempts suicide, he is sent to a hospital to be taken care of. He leaves behind Violet, who has started to slip down a slippery slope of alcohol, sex, and partying. When Violet is sent to her family’s hometown in the middle of nowhere Maine, she is not prepared to find friends and a mystery.
- Witches Steeped in Gold
- Fire with Fire
- Half Sick of Shadows
- Gods & Monsters
- The Dating Dare
- A Thousand Ships
- Sunrise at Butterfly Cove
What did you read this past month? Did we read any of the same books?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments!
Be safe, Stay strong, and Change the world!! ❤️🏳️🌈✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻🏳️🌈❤️