August 2015 Wrap-Up

Vacation was good for me. It got me out of my blogging slump by forcing me to queue up posts. It also got me out of my reading slump by giving me plenty of time to read. Even with a bunch of flights and an interview at the end of the month (still waiting to hear back, wish me luck!), I still managed to read seven books in August, which is up from my measly five in July.

902 Title: Love Water Memory
Author: Jennie Shortridge
Date finished: August 10, 2015
My rating: ☆☆☆ (Three stars)
Review: Probably not.
Notes: I thought this would be creepy. It was an okay book, but not creepy.

Title: Fangirl
Author:  Rainbow Rowell
Date finished:  August 12, 2015
My rating: ☆☆☆ (Three stars)
Review: Maybe.
Notes: I wanted to like this book because I’m part of the fandom generation, but I didn’t think it really reflected that experience.

Title: Crown of Midnight
Author:  Sarah J. Maas
Date finished:  August 15, 2015
My rating: ☆☆☆ (Three stars)
Review: Probably.
Notes: I’m still not nuts about this series, but it’s enjoyable enough for me to continue with the next book.

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Title: The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly
Author:  Stephanie Oakes
Date finished:  August 18, 2015
My rating: ☆☆☆☆ (Four stars)
Review: I definitely plan on reviewing this!
Notes: Love love love love love. I LOVED this one. I’m forcing all of my friends to read it now.

Title: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
Author:  Catherynne M. Valente
Date finished:  August 23, 2015
My rating: ☆☆☆☆☆ (Five stars)
Review: Also a definite.
Notes: Another love love love book. I’ve already given it to my roommate to read.

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Title: Sisters Red
Author: Jackson Pearce
Date finished: August 24, 2015
My rating: ☆☆☆ (Three stars)
Review: Maybe.
Notes: It was okay. I liked the concept well enough, but the romance was totally unnecessary and the writing wasn’t great.

Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Date finished: August 30, 2015
My rating: ☆☆☆½ (Three and a half stars)
Review: Probably.
Notes: I definitely liked this better than either of the Throne of Glass books I’ve read, but there were still some things that bugged me. It was a little Twilight-y at times. I’m torn between 3 and 4 stars.

Sorry for being super vague about what books I’ll be reviewing. I want to review a lot of them, but I’m super behind. I have books I read in May that I still haven’t reviewed! I might try doing shorter reviews in an attempt to catch up. We’ll see. In the meantime, tell me what books you’ve read this month or what books I should read in September!

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