August Wrap Up

The month where I read from a bunch of old favorites

Total Number of Books: 13
Total Number of Pages: 4,562
Physical: 3
eBooks: 8
Audiobooks: 2
Favorite (New) Reads of the MonthThe Summer of Broken Rules by K. L. Walther AND Breathless by Jennifer Niven

Physical:

The Summer of Broken Rules by K. L. Walther – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Breathless by Jennifer Niven – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Love & Olives by Jenna Evans Welch – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Don’t you love when your favorites of the month are books you already own? I absolutely LOVED The Summer of Broken Rules. The big family, summer camp vibes, insta-love that didn’t feel like insta-love. New favorite summer romance? I feel like the latest Jennifer Niven book, Breathless, really flew under the radar and I think it’s probably my favorite of her previous work—more mature and emotional writing. I love how Jenna Evans Welch weaves dramatic familial stories and heartwarming romance in her “Love &…” series. She brings the summer romance trope some depth and elevates it to a new level.

eBooks:

Can’t Say it Went to Plan by Gabrielle Tozer – ⭐️⭐️⭐️
This Is Why We Lie by Gabriella Lepore – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
Before We Were Blue by E.J. Schwartz – ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Sick Girl Secrets by Anna Russell – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Lies Like Wildfire by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
Wait For It by Jenn McKinlay – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.75
You’d Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Never Saw You Coming by Erin Hahn – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A lot of these were extremely mediocre—only the three real standouts. A novel-in-verse, I finished Sick Girl Secrets in a half hour. Following a girl with chronic pain, I really wish it was a lot longer because what was there was really great, I can’t even imagine how incredible it could have been expanded, both before and after diagnosis. Never Saw You Coming is a look at religion in a really interesting way—questioning everything you have thought was true and was told you’re entire life. I felt a whole lot of anxiety when reading You’d Be Home Now. I was just waiting for something horrible to happen and I felt so heartbroken for our main character Emory. She was trying so hard to keep it all together for her family, that she didn’t take care of herself.

Audiobook:

You’ll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

So much fun to listen to, especially by Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. Their audiobook felt so organic as they banter back and forth, finishing each other’s sentences.

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