I ended up having a really good reading month in August, and read a total of six books! I’m generally very happy with what I read, so here’s the full list:
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, by Mackenzi Lee
Perhaps this wasn’t the best book I’ve ever read, and for the most part I would probably have rated it a three feathers. However, it was a funny and entertaining read, which is what earned it that extra feather.
Traitor to the Throne, by Alwyn Hamilton
4.5 feathers | Review here
As you may have seen in my review and in my last wrap-up, this series surprised me with how much I ended up enjoying it. I like the characters, their friendship and their sass. I did like the desert setting of the first book better than the palace setting of this one, though.
Hero at the Fall, by Alwyn Hamilton
Hero at the Fall didn’t pull me in as quickly as the other two books in the series did, but I think that that might have something to do with me moving back home after spending the summer working in the village where we have our cottage. Anyway, I don’t have very much to say about this one that I haven’t already said about the other two, except that I’m still torn up about Sam ❤ .
Safe Haven, by Nicholas Sparks
I was in the mood for a contemporary and Safe Haven has been standing on my shelf for several years, so I decided to pick it up. It wasn’t as good as I thought it would be, but I can’t pin down exactly what it is that made me not enjoy it as much as I thought. I guess I was in the mood for something lighter, but I knew going in that this wasn’t going to be super fluffy; I’ve watched the movie twice. There was just something about it that left me wanting a bit more.
The Girl You Left Behind, by Jojo Moyes
Three feathers | Review here
This was another one of those contemporaries that I found myself a little bit disappointed in. In this case, it was because I had expected more of a love story and then this entire court process around the painting got in the way. The court thing could have been toned down in favour of the love story. The parts I enjoyed the most were the flashbacks to WWI France and the bit where Liv and Paul had just met.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, by Jenny Han
Three feathers | Review to come
The problem here is that I watched the movie first, and the movie has condensed the entirety of book one + a good chunk of book two, so I kind of wish I’d read the books first because I ended up being disappointed when things where missing from the book. Also, I loved film Kavinsky, but he’s much more of a douche in the book and I didn’t like him at all as much. Lara Jean was so relatable, though, especially in how she doesn’t like to drive ^.^’
That’s it, guys! I probably won’t have as much time to read in September since classes start on Monday, but I will do my very best since I’m in such a flow right now.