August was a really interesting reading month for me because without meaning to (at least at the beginning) I only read new-to-me authors, which was really exciting because I didn’t know what to expect, except for what other people had told me. Also, August was a very stressful month for me with uni stuff and things in my personal life, and when that happens I always end up reading contemporaries, both YA and NA. So that’s all I read this month (with one exception).
A recommendation before you read this wrap up: don't pay so much attention to my ratings and focus on what I said about the book, because I was really harsh with ratings this month. The things is, I read this amazing series recently and I'm so obssesed with it that it set the bar really high for contemporaries, both NA and YA. I'm just saying I was harsh with my rating this month.
Without further ado, here are the books I read this month:
Poems by Maya Angelou (3,7 stars)
I usually have a hard time with poetry, but this collection was so good. I'm not saying I 'got' all of it, but most of it I did get and I enjoyed it a lot. Really haunting and profund.
The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord (3,5 Stars)
I really enjoyed this; it was cute and funny, even if it didn't have anything that unique about it. Great female friendship and family relationships. Perfect to read when you are stressed or sad. Here's my review
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord (3 Stars)
I felt like there was something missing in this book; but there was still an amazing female friendship and the romance was good, even if it didn't blow me away. Here's my review.
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West (3,5 stars)
This was a book I was highly anticipating. I found the concept incredibly interesting and I really liked the romance. I will definetely read more Kasie West in the future.
Wait for You by J. Lynn (3 Stars)
I really liked Cam, the main male character, and his family. The romance was alright. I didn't particulary like the main female character, Avery, but she wasn't terrible. I actually don't have that much more to say about this, but I still want to read the next book. So I don't know how to feel about it.
I also read The Proposal by J.Lynn, which is twitter fiction about Cam and Avery and took place after Wait for You. (3 stars)
The Deal by Elle Kennedy (3,5 Stars)
I really liked the main characters in this book and the romance was so good. This book had something really unique about it and it's the fact that miscommunication wasn't used to creat drama. Also, hot and stemy scenes. Overall, I really enjoyed this and would recommend it to anyone who likes NA. Here's my review.
The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan ( 2,8 stars)
I don't entirely remember why this got such a low rating, but I think this was entertaining. I wouldn't say don't read it, it just that in a stream of books that were pretty similar, this wasn't my favorite.
Him by Sarina Bowen and Ellen Kennedy (3,2 Stars)
This book was so cute; Jamie and Wes were so perfect for each other. Also, it was really hot, like really, really hot. I loved how the LGBTQ aspect was handled, how it was discussed. YOU SHOULD READ THIS!
Smut by Karina Halle (2,8 Stars) This book had an interesting concept that could have been executed better, or I don't know if it was because I was expecting something different. A book about two characters writing erotica together, sounded really cool. But I thought it was gonna be more like, let's wirte a book that's good and that it happens to have sex in it, but it turn out to be let's make a bad book full of cliches so it sells. Aso, it was not as hot and stemy as I wanted it to be.
Chase me by Tessa Bailey (2,8 stars)
There was insta-love and there was only like 2 steamy scenes in the entire book. Also, it was really short, so there wasn't that much time to be invested in the characters lifes and the romance as I said was really inta-lovey, and because it was so short, it felt like this book ended really abruptly.
RockMyTBR: P.S I Like You, Maya Angelou's Poems (18/12)
Flights of Fantasy: This is so weird, but I didn't read fantasy this month ( 20/ 30 )
Backlist Books: Maya Angelou's Poems, Him, Wait for You, Open Road Summer, The Deal, The Start of Me and You (47/ 20)
Finishing the Series: -(2/3-6)
Have you read any of these books? Did you enjoy them? Leave me links to your August wrap up, I would love to check them out!