August is almost over, which means it’s time for my August Wrap up. With school starting this month I’ve had a hard time keeping up with my reading and writing schedule. All things considered I got through a pretty good chunk of my TBR list for this month.
Here’s what I read this month:
1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
I’m super behind in my Harry Potter re-read, but I’m still trudging along. I’d actually forgotten how much I like this book compared to the rest of the series.
2. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
I’d heard so many wonderful things about this book, and it honestly lived up to all the hype. It’s such a beautiful, moving story. I ate it up in a day.
3. Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
I’ve already posted my review of Daughter of the Pirate King on the blog, but suffice it to say that I really loved it. I don’t even really like pirates, but I loved Levenseller’s unique take on the classic tropes.
4. Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
This contemporary romance was pretty much impossible to put down. Another book that fulfilled all of my expectations. An adorable romance with an irresistible mystery to boot.
5. Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
This was the first book I’ve ever read with a gender fluid main character, and I really loved how Garvin told Riley’s story. I can’t really speak for the gender fluid community, but I would personally recommend it as a great LGBT+ rep.
6. What To Say Next by Julie Buxbaum
I loved Tell Me Three Things so when I had a chance to get my hands on a free copy of Julie’s new book I jumped at the chance. While I didn’t love the book as much as Tell Me Three Things, it was still a really enjoyable story.
7. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
While I did enjoy Anna and the French Kiss, I didn’t feel like it lived up to all the hype. There were some aspects of the romance that I just couldn’t get behind. Overall it was a cute story.
8. Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Farris
As an aspiring middle grade author I try to read at least one middle grade book a month. This month I actually re-read a novel that I loved the first time I read it back in second grade. Once Upon a Marigold is a wonderful, hilarious, romantic story about an unlikely friendship between a boy who lives in cave, and a lonely princess.
9. The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones
The Hearts We Sold was the best book I read this month. If you want to find out exactly why I loved it so much, then keep an eye out for the next Young Adults post on the Barnes and Noble teen blog.