I haven’t post a wrap up since March and I didn’t even realize it has been that long. Between college, work and this damn virus, 2020 has been a tough crazy year. I’m hoping to be much more consistent in posting wrap ups.
Anyway, I read 11 books in August, which is a pretty good reading month to me.
Crave by Tracy Wolff – Check my ranty review here.
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare – 5 stars. I loved the first book in The Infernal Devices series. Tessa, Will and Jem are amazing characters and the story is so intriguing! It’s a page turner, that’s for sure. I can’t believe it took me so long to start this series. It was my favorite this month.
Rules for Dating Your Ex by Piper Rayne – Check my review here.
I participated in 2 readathons this month: Summerween and the N.E.W.T.s Magical Readathon (a readathon based on the exams that take place in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, check my post about the O.W.L.s, the first part of the Magical Readathon 2020, here). I only posted about Summerween because I’m not supporting you know who. I almost didn’t participate in the N.E.W.T.s but since it was part 2 in the Magical Readathon, I felt like I was leaving it incomplete and I wanted to complete my wizarding career: Curse Breaker. Eventually, I decided to participate but in a very, very low key way which meant I didn’t post during the readathon. G @ Book Roast has announced, here, that the Magical Readathon won’t be Harry Potter inspired anymore and, for that reason, I’ll definitely try to participate next year. Harry Potter will always have a very special place in my heart but I won’t be promoting it anymore. Without further ado, here’s the books I’ve read for each readathon and specific prompts.
The Rivals by Vi Keeland – Read it for one of the N.E.W.T.s prompts: “O in Ancient Runes: Love Rune – Read a Romance.” Check my review here.
Mack Daddy by Penelope Ward – Read it for one of the N.E.W.T.s prompts: “O in Arithmancy: Book that’s between 260-299 pages.” 4 stars. Mack Daddy was perfect for this prompt with 282 pages. I’ve started it in 2017 and I totally forgot about it after reading 12%. It was a very funny story, loved Frankie and Mack together. It did have a kind of insane family sequence of events that I wasn’t crazy about, however I did enjoy it.
The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska – Read it for one of the N.E.W.T.s prompts: “E in Defence Against the Dark Arts: Kappas – water demon! Book with demons or water theme.” Check my review here.
The One Night Stand Next Door by Emma Hart – Read it for one of the N.E.W.T.s prompts: “A in Charms: Cheering Charm – read a humorous book.” 5 stars. I loved this prequel to The Girl Next Door so much! Perfect banter! I was going to read The Girl Next Door for this prompt but I ended up not having the time to read it because I was trying to complete Summerween. I only managed to read the prequel to it.
The Outsider by Stephen King – Read it for the first challenge in the Summerween readathon: “Read a book with a creepy cover.” Check my mini-review here.
Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall – Read it for the second challenge in the Summerween readathon: “Read a paranormal/supernatural book.” Check my mini-review here.
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson – Read it for the third challenge in the Summerween readathon: “Read a book with a haunted house.” Check my mini-review here.
The Guest List by Lucy Foley – Read it for the fourth and fifth challenge in the Summerween readathon: “Read a book in the dark.” & “Read a book recommended by the hosts.” – Check my review here.
Overall, I read 2 5 stars, 5 4 stars, 1 3 stars and 3 2 stars. 3839 pages in total, with 1501 pages for Summerween and 959 pages for the N.E.W.Ts Magical Readathon 2020.
Readathons always make me read more and that’s so satisfying! Summerween was even more challenging because I was reading different genres that I don’t usually read much: Mystery/Horror. Even though I didn’t enjoy all of them, I realized I want to read more books from this genres and October is the perfect month to do it!
Have you read any of these books? Share your thoughts with me in the comments.