Sunday, September 2, 2018

August Wrap-Up 2018

It has been a while since I have done a wrap-up since I have not been reading a ton lately. This month I read 6 books which is the most I have read in awhile. I read one book for school, one audiobook, and 5 physical books. I also DNFed a book that was also required reading since I only was required to read up to chapter 14. That book is The Jungle and I hated it and I will not be talking about it later.

The book I read for school is All Souls: A Family Story from Southie by Michael Patrick Macdonald. I did not like this book that much which is very disappointing. Maybe it is because I was required to write a paper on it. I usually do not like required reading because I like to choose what I read. Onto the more fun books.

Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King, #1)The first book I finished for fun in a long time is Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller. I love this book and gave it 4 stars. I think I enjoyed this book as much as I did because of the timing that I read it. I love the main character Alosa and how strong and smart she is. I did like the Romance in this book which is a rare thing I say. If you like pirates you will probably enjoy this book. I did predict some things that happen but it did not affect my enjoyment of the book. I will be reading the sequel and I am so happy I picked this one up and I wish I read it sooner. Highly recommend this story and it is an underhyped book.

The Hating Game
The next book I read as the Hating Game by Sally Thorne which I gave 3/5 stars. I did enjoy this book but it was not my favorite book I read. This is an adult romance book which is a genre I usually will not reach for but I heard great things about it and I love a good hate to love romance. One thing I wished from this book was that we also got the character Josh's POV and not just Lucy's. I did like it and I would recommend the book. I just do not have that much to say. I did like the characters but they were not my favorite.

Save the DateAnother book I read is one of my most anticipated 2018 releases and that is Save the Date by Morgan Matson. I gave this book 4 stars. This was the perfect summer read and I absolutely love the characters and how important family was in the book. Charlie, the main character's, mom is a comic strip artist of the comic strip Grant's Central Station. I really wished we got to see more of the comic strips throughout the story. This book takes place within a few days and Charlie's older sister is getting married. Everything that could possibly go wrong goes wrong during the wedding. I honestly felt so bad for them but at the same time it made the story more entertaining.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
I also reread Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on audio. I usually do not like audiobooks because I am so picky about the narrator but I actually really like the narrator for the Harry Potter books. As most of you know this is the seventh Harry Potter book and I highly recommend this series. Rereading it again was so much fun and brought back so many fun memories. Still not over some deaths though.

City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)The final book I read in August was another reread and that is City of Glass by Cassandra Clare the third book in The Mortal Instruments series. I gave this book 4.5 stars. I did lower my rating by .5 stars since I did not enjoy this reread as much as the first time. Clary was more annoying in this book than I remember. The Mortal Instruments series is my least favorite out of the shadowhunter series and Clary has a lot to do with it. I still love Izzy, Alec, and Simon and they are my favorites in the series. I do hope to finish my reread of all the shadowhunter books before Queen of Air and Darkness comes out.

That is it for my August wrap-up! What is your favorite book you read this August? Thank you for reading and I will hopefully see you in my next post.


  1. I'm currently reading HP, and hope to read book 6 very soon! I'm glad you also liked to re-read :)

  2. I really need to read The Daughter of the Pirate King sometime this year, glad you liked it!!