August Wrap Up

I’ve read 8 books in August, with a total of 3.324 pages. My average rating was 4.25 stars, apparently I’m enjoying almost  everything I’ve been reading in the last 3 months! August was also the month I read the less pages in 2021. Here’s what I read in August:

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One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston – 4 stars. Check my review here.

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner – 4 stars. The story was told from three POVs and two different timelines (present day and 1790s). I was intrigued by the events in the three women’s lives and I enjoyed how the author intertwined their stories. It was quite unique and a very atmospheric read. The pacing was slow at times, but it didn’t bother me much.

All Systems Red by Martha Wells – 4 stars. For such a short book, this was amazing! I loved it! Murderbot is an amazing character, the world was very intriguing – I wanted more for sure, but for a short book I was amazed by the fact we did get lots of info about the world-, and the plot kept me hooked. Martha Wells is a very talented writer. I’ll definitely keep reading this series.

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas – 5 stars. So many twists in the story that I didn’t saw coming. That ending wrecked me! I’m honestly surprised by how much I’m enjoying this series. Also, Manon is everything!

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People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry – 5 stars. I loved this one so much! The setting, the friendship, the characters, the slow burn, all of it kept me invested and I wanted to keep listening to it without stopping. The writing was great too and I enjoyed how Emily Henry told the story. The time jumps were really well done in my opinion. I need to read Beach Read YESTERDAY.

The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey – 3 stars. This was a very weird book. I loved the science fiction aspect of it and it seemed, at least to me, the topic was well researched. The concept was definitely unique and I was intrigued by where the story was going. I think that the fact I thought this was a thriller impacted my enjoyment, it didn’t really fit the genre in my opinion. That isn’t necessarily bad, but it did impact my enjoyment, while listening to it, considering that I kept expecting something to happen for it to become a thriller. If that makes sense. Anyway, this story is well written, has some mystery (not much though) and it kept me interested. The ending… wasn’t my favorite. Or maybe I missed the point. Overall, I enjoyed it for its uniqueness and it’s definitely an entertaining book. I just didn’t love it.

Shipped by Angie Hockman – 4 stars. It was a very fun book! I enjoyed the characters and the setting. There were plenty of funny moments. Don’t really think it was a enemies-to-lovers romance. I mean Henley seriously dislikes Graeme but Graeme clearly likes her and it’s obvious from the start. Anyway, it was a very entertaining, enjoyable, sweet story and I had fun listening to it.

Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson – 5 stars. I’m still emotionally raw after finishing this one. Still thinking about this trilogy and I don’t think I’ll ever forget it. I freaking loved it. I suffered through this, it’s not an easy ride, Brandon Sanderson made me love this characters so much that I cried and cried while reading some of the most emotional scenes EVER. The Mistborn trilogy is fantastic. There are no words to describe how amazing this ending was. I was shocked through most of this book and I’m in awe with Brandon Sanderson. He’s now definitely my favorite fantasy author. The level of detail in this, the magic system, the world building, the characters, the journey, the emotional conflict, absolutely astonishing. And now… my heart aches because I’ve read it and I wish I could read this three amazing books for the first time, again. When it comes to the rating… this whole trilogy deserves so much more than 5 stars. It was THAT good. If you like Fantasy stories, I highly recommend it: PLEASE read it.


My August TBR was a fail… As soon as I picked up The Hero of Ages, I didn’t want to pick up any other books. I savored it, loved it and I still think about it. My emotions were all over the place while reading it. I took my time reading it and I didn’t pick up any other books to read until I finished it. Basically, I blame Brandon Sanderson for completely derailing my TBR. I had 14 books on my August TBR and I read 6. Oh well, not that upset about it. I also picked up 2 books that weren’t on my TBR, because they were suddenly available on Libby.

Have you read any of these books? Share your thoughts with me in the comments.

Xoxo,

Andie

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  1. Ah, reading your thoughts on Hero of Ages actually makes me want to pick up Mistborn again and re-read it ASAP! I read it so long ago that details are so vague for me now but I do remember being so emotionally invested in the characters and then having Sanderson totally shred my feels… Welp! 😭 And yes, Murderbot, forever! Such a great series of novellas! Looks like you had a pretty great reading month despite the August TBR being a fail. Hope you’re enjoying your September reads, Andie!

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  2. Looks like a great reading month to me! I love the Throne of Glass series! Manon is definitely an awesome character! The wyverns are awesome, too! You definitely need to read Beach Read!! I loved People We Meet on Vacation, but I’d still rate Beach Read over it.

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