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August Wrap-Up

Posted in Books, Wrap Up, YA
on September 1, 2018
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It’s September!

Yay for cooler weather, cozy jumpers, and sitting in front of the fire with a book and a mug of hot chocolate filled to the brim with marshmallows! That is my idea of perfection. I love autumn and everything about it.

This month wasn’t the best for reading – I only managed to finish four books, which I guess isn’t too shabby.

Unintentionally, I had a bit of a red theme going on with these!

SCYTHE

By Neal Shusterman

scythe book neal shusterman

I LOVED this book! I can’t even begin to tell you just how much I loved it. Everything from the world, to the plot, to the characters. I can hands down say that this is up there as one of my favourite books! Don’t judge it by it’s cover – it’s spectacular.

ONE OF US IS LYING

By Karen M. McManus

one of us is lying, book, karen m mcmanus

What a surprising book! It had been on my TBR for a while, but there was always something that kept me from picking it up, so when it was recommended on Twitter by Emily over at Yes Whale, I picked it up and finished it within 16 hours. The characters truly made this, and Karen M. McManus knows just how to keep a reader needing more.

TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE

By Jenny Han

to all the boys i've loved before, talbilb, jenny han, book

I have to be honest… I hated this book. I really wanted to DNF this book, but I tend not to do that unless I really have to. The beginning, for me, was downright terrible. It was slow and boring. I didn’t connect to any of the characters. But I kept reading and I found the last quarter of the book wasn’t as bad as the beginning. I liked certain aspects of the plot. The premise was actually pretty good. I just thought the execution was poor.

CITY OF GHOSTS

By Victoria Schwab

city of ghosts, v e schwab, victoria schwab, book

A girl who can see ghosts, a best friend who is a ghost, an adventure they’ll never forget, and a heap of Harry Potter references… what more could I want? I really enjoyed reading this, it was well paced, well written, and didn’t give too much away too soon. My only problem was that, at 285 pages, it was too short!

And I’m currently reading:

THIS MORTAL COIL

By Emily Suvada

this mortal coil, emily suvada, book

I’m about ten chapters into this and absolutely loving it! I had such high hopes for this book from all the reviews I’ve read of it and it has not disappointed yet.

CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE

By Tomi Adeyemi

children of blood and bone, tomi adeyemi, book

I’ve just started reading this and I have no idea what to expect. The cover really drew me in, as did the synopsis. I’ve tried to steer clear of reviews because I know there are a lot of people who love it, so I’m trying not to know too much about it before reading it myself. I want to experience the same journey everyone else has through reading it. From what I’ve read so far, I know it’s going to be amazing!

So there we have it, these are all the books I’ve read in August, and the ones I’m starting September reading. I feel like September is starting off strong with these choices. Full reviews of everything will be up soon – I can’t wait to let you all know just what I thought of them.

How did you do in August? Are there any books on this list you’ve read or want to read?

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4 Comments

  • Bexa

    You have read so many books this month Kelly! I’m impressed! I’ve saw One Of Us Is Lying on Emily’s blog too and I really want to read it, both of you have written great reviews! It looks like September is off to a brilliant start with new books, Children Of Blood And Bone has a really eye catching and intriguing cover. Hope you enjoy your reads! Great post lovely, thanks for sharing and giving me some book inspiration 💖 xx

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    September 3, 2018 at 11:29 am Reply
    • paperbackadventures

      I’d definitely recommend One of Us is Lying – it’s not at all like you think it’ll be when going in to it. I hope you do get the chance to read it. The cover of Children of Blood and Bone is gorgeous and it feels amazing, which is such a huge selling point for me in the shop 😂 I am super excited for this months reads. Thank you so much for your lovely comment 💗

      September 3, 2018 at 7:18 pm Reply
  • Manon

    Great list!
    One of us is lying is still on my TBR. I loved Children of Blood and Bone! Hope you’ll enjoy it too!

    September 3, 2018 at 5:48 pm Reply
    • paperbackadventures

      Thank you!
      One of Us is Lying is one of my most surprising reads of this year. It’s one I’d recommend. I’m so excited to get through Children of Blood and Bone. I’ve already read part of the first chapter and it’s so good already, I have such a good feeling about it 💜

      September 3, 2018 at 7:20 pm Reply

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