Hi everyone, hope you are okay. Today I bring you my slightly late August Wrap-Up, sorry! I’ve just started a new job today and I’ve been feeling super anxious about it for a while so haven’t been focusing on much. But that’s out of the way so let’s talk books. So this month I was definitely in a romance mood because that was all I read (apart from the graphic novel). Also I didn’t read any YA books this month, which is really weird for me but overall it’s been successful!
*Also I’m sorry I forgot to take a pic of my wrap up – please forgive me!*
Bring Down the Stars – Emma Scott | Goodreads|
I bought this right after I read The Butterfly Project by Emma Scott and it did not disappoint. Emma Scott is becoming one of my favourite romance authors and I will definitely be buying all her other books. This was different to what I was expecting but I ended up loving it. If you want a full synopsis I recommend looking at the Goodreads description because I really don’t think I’d be able to explain tit very well. This book starts off as a college romance and there is a love triangle (warning for any of you that hate that trope) but ends up being more of an ‘army romance’. The mood of the book changes so much in the last 50 pages and then the sequel is dealing with the aftermath of the two guys from this book being in the army. What started off as a lighthearted romance turned into quite an emotional book but it was still really enjoyable.
Long Live the Beautiful Hearts – Emma Scott |Goodreads |
So this is the sequel to Bring Down the Stars and like I said it’s a lot more emotional and serious. It deals with PTSD and disability following an injury and I think the representation was really good. There is still romance in this one and I enjoyed it the same as the first one.
I Owe You One – Sophie Kinsella | Goodreads |
Rating: ⭐⭐ 1/2
This was the first Sophie Kinsella book that I didn’t love 😦 I thought the premise sounded so good and just like her others but for some reason I just wasn’t into this one. The romance felt really forced to me and it didn’t have the cuteness of the others. There was no build up to it so one minute the guy is dating someone else and then when she dumps him, LITERALLY 2 seconds later, he asks out the main character. It was just a bit disappointing.
Our Stop – Laura Jane Williams |Goodreads |
This book was so cute! I had never heard of it before but when I read the synopsis I was sold. I knew I would like this. It’s all about near misses and newspaper ads and it’s so adorable. Although it doesn’t get 5 stars because at times it did get a tad ridiculous, even for me. But it still was a really cute story and it would make a great movie.
Saga Vol. 1
This graphic novel is 100% worth the hype. I have had it about a year and just thought it was about time I picked it up. I loved the story and can’t wait to read volume 2. It was also quite funny, which I wasn’t really expecting.
So that was my August wrap up! For me this was a really good reading month so hopefully I can continue like this for the rest of the year. Im only 4 away from reaching my Goodreads goal which is exciting but I’m definitely going to try for more. Maybe 50? 🙂
Let me know what your favourite read was this month!
Thanks for reading 🙂