Recap|| August.


HEY! 🙂

What happened to this year? I can’t believe how fast this year is going by. I feel like I have not accomplished a lot (in both blogging and my personal life) like I wanted. I have just a few months left to get a move on with things, yikes! I am financially not ready for this holiday season that is creeping up on us…but I am also SO STOKED about it! 😛 It’s my favorite time of the year. As far as reading goes for August, I think I had a decent reading month considering I was slumping the majority of the time and being so slow with reading and finishing books.

I read six books and listened to two audiobooks. Keep reading to to see all the books that I read this month! You can find a full list of these books and the other books I read this year over here. All will be linked to Goodreads below and I will also link to individual blog posts for them if I did a review.

Physically Read Books:
These are the books that I read by myself (not audiobooks) throughout the month of August.


it ends with us by colleen hoover – REVIEW. – 4 out of 5 stars.
CoHo never disappoints! I loved this book as I have loved all of her other books as well. It was a really powerful and important book. I think that everyone should pick this one up. It tore me to pieces, but CoHo is good with doing that to me. It wasn’t my favorite book of hers, but it was still so so good and I loved it. Feel free to check out my review for more!

harry potter and the cursed child by j.k. rowling – REVIEW. – 5 out of 5 stars.
I LOVED the Cursed Child so much. I loved the story and I was so happy to be back into this magical world again. I know there were a ton of mixed reviews, but I personally loved it. I loved getting to connect again with some old favorites and meet some new favorites! I flew through this book in a day. Feel free to check out my review for more!

with malice by eileen cook – REVIEW. – 2.5 out of 5 stars.
Sadly, this book was just not for me. I ended up finding it really boring and I felt like not much happened. The big reveal of what happened to the characters and the death of her friend was not as shocking as I had hoped. I expected more from it, but it fell flat for me. Feel free to check out my review for more!


ruin and rising by leigh bardugo – 4.5 out of 5 stars.
I am so happy with the way that the series ended and I thought Ruin and Rising was so much better than Siege and Storm. It was a step up, which is exactly what I was hoping for since I didn’t quite enjoy S&S as much as I had hoped. I felt like R&R was really action packed and I flew through it! I am so sad that the series ended, but I am so glad I was able to be read it. Now I need to finally pick up Six of Crows!

stealing snow by danielle paige – REVIEW. – 2 out of 5 stars.
I wanted to love this book so much, but I just could not get into it. I felt a disconnect the entire time while reading this book. A disconnect with the story and especially the characters. I’m so sad that I didn’t love this book, because I love Paige’s Dorothy Must Die series. Feel free to check out my review for more!

slammed by colleen hoover – 4.5 out of 5 stars.
CoHo has done it again. You know where you read her book and she completely crushes you, but you still love her anyway. I loved Slammed SO much. I loved the characters, the story, and I cried quite a bit. I wouldn’t expect anything less though. I am never let down with any of her books. I loved all of the poetry in this book as well. I can’t wait to pick up the rest of the series. I even loved it more than her most recent book; It Ends with Us.

These are the books that I listened to the audio versions throughout the month of August.


every exquisite thing by matthew quick – REVIEW. – 4 out of 5 stars.
It’s been a good few weeks since I read this one and I still can’t fully put my thoughts and feelings together on it. It was so hard for me to even write the review that I did, but overall I enjoyed this book. I highly recommend it. It had my laughing like crazy and I also cried quite a bit as well. There were a few times that I wasn’t sure how I felt about the book, but I ended up really enjoying it and glad I kept reading. It’s a really important book with a really important message. Feel free to check out my review for more!

the last star by rick yancey – 2.5 out of 5 stars.
All I can say is NOOOOOOOO! I am so sad that this book was not that good. I loved the 5th Wave and I loved the Infinite Sea. I felt like they were solid books and very enjoyable, I don’t know what happened with the Last Star though. I felt like it was very boring and there was really not a lot going on. There were a few interesting parts, but very few. I was so disappointed with the way this series ended.

Have you read any of these books? What books did you read in August? Feel free to link me to your recap/wrap up posts!

In case you missed it;
Book Haul|| August.

I hope you have a great day!


6 thoughts on “Recap|| August.

    • Thanks! 🙂 I am glad I was able to read so much even going through a bit of a slump. I am still so sad about The Last Star! I really enjoyed the other books, so having a horrible finish to the series sucked.

  1. Aww, too bad Stealing Snow didn’t work out for you 😦 I’m going to read it soon, and just from skimming the first few pages, I’m not sure if it’s my kind of book either. I guess we’ll see. And YESSSS for Leigh Bardugo! I hope you read Six of Crows soon; it’s my favorite by Leigh and it’s seriously such an amazing read. If you like the action more in her stories, I’m not sure how much you’ll enjoy the beginning, but it kept me interested the whole time.

    – Eli @ The Silver Words

    • I hope that you like Stealing Snow better than I did. It was just so hard to connect with the characters, which then made it even harder to really enjoy the story. Not a lot happened, but I think if I actually connected with the characters, then it would have made enjoying the story (even with the lack of excitement) better. I’m glad to hear that you loved Six of Crows! I am so happy with the Grisha trilogy, so I am stoked to see what Six of Crows is all about! Good to know that the beginning is a bit slow. I’ll have to keep that in mind when I pick it up.

  2. Glad you enjoyed Harry Potter, I loved it as well, even if the play aspect of the story frustrated me a bit, at times, ahah.
    I’m sad to hear The Last Star was so disappointing :/ I have to say, I found this series was going a bit down-hill, I liked the first book, and enjoyed a bit less the second one…I’m curious to see how everything wraps up in the last book.
    Happy September Ashley! ❤

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