August Wrap-Up

Hello, readers! It is the beginning of a new month so I thought that I would talk to y’all about all the books I read last month. It feels so weird posting this right now because I literally just posted my July Wrap-up.

This month was not my best reading month. I found myself in a little bit of a reading slump as my emotional well-being. I took a couple weeks off from reading because I just couldn’t get into anything, and I can still feel that I’m in it, but I am fighting through it.

I read five books, which is still pretty good considering that I didn’t really touch a book for two weeks. I gave one book five stars, two four stars, one three stars, and I’m still torn about the rating for the last one.

The Prince and The Dressmaker by Jen Wang

This book is about a prince named Sebastian who hates his life as a prince. He doesn’t feel like it represents him, and he’d much rather wear beautiful dresses so he hires a dressmaker to design dresses for him.

I really liked this book! It was really sweet and endearing while also discussing the very important topic of gender norms.

Rating: 4 stars

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This book is about a journalist named Monique who is picked by Evelyn Hugo to write the biography of her life. After retiring, the famous actress has since taken up a very private life and doesn’t share much with anyone. Half of the story is Monique’s life and her feelings about both Evelyn and her life while the other half is Evelyn’s story.

I was really torn for the longest time for what I was going to rate it, but I ultimately decided to give it five stars because I couldn’t stop thinking about it all month. I will say that I did not like the ending that much, but I feel like the fact that it had such a strong impact on me and I truly enjoyed reading most of the book was enough to give me five stars.

Rating: 5 stars

Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

I can’t say much because this is the second book in the Diviners series. But it’s about ghosts in 1920s New York.

I don’t think The Diviners series is my favorite. I felt pretty much the same about this one that I felt in the first one. It’s nothing that happened in this book specifically. I just have a really hard time getting into them.

Rating: 3 stars

You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson

This book is about a girl named Liz Lighty who decides to run for Prom Queen after her scholarship falls through, and she needs to win to go to her school because they give a scholarship to Prom Queen. Liz also falls in love with own of the girls she’s running against, which is a big deal in her small, Indiana town.

I do have a review for this book that actually came out a couple days ago so I don’t want to spoil that too much. I will say that I really liked this, and I highly recommend it if you are looking for something fun.

Rating: 4 stars

Check Please #1 by Ngozi Ukazu

This is about a gay hockey player who loves to bake and his college adventures.

I am not going to rate this year because I do wanna reread it before I take an official stance on it. I do remember being disappointed by it, but I think that has way more to do with my personal thoughts on reading than the actual book. I will update this when I do take an actual stance.

Rating: none yet

Posts That I’m Proud of:

Since I have so few books and posted more than in July. I decided to share some of the blog posts I really like that I did.

Those are all the books I read in August. What did you read? I’d love to chat with you down in the comments!

Published by alyssathebookvagabond

A 22-year-old college student with a restless heart and equally restless brain

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