As the end of summer is upon us, so are my powers coming back to me.

Autumn people such as myself can not help but grin crookedly when the first gust of wind whispers at the end of August. Yes Halloween season is a state of mind and I have pumpkin decorations up all year long but still. Excitement builds nevertheless as the melancholy time period threads in.

PLUS SPEED ROUND OF ALL THE MANY BOOKS I’VE ENJOYED.

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Gentleman’s Gue to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee : This was a truly disappointing one. The whole romance was based of miscommunication and it made it all the more annoying. Also why does it have to be so WEIRD about disability???

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Celtic Tales: Fairy Tales and Stories of Enchantment from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales : This was wonderful and weird and full of magic. My new shinies added to the favourite fairy tales shelf are:

  • Teig O’Kane and The Corpse
  • The Witch of Lok Island
  • The Witch of Fife
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Goblin Market and other poems by Christina Rossetti : DELIGHTFUL.

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Letter to my daughter by Maya Angleou : As I strive to read more prolific feminists and activists of all backgrounds, here’s my first stop at Maya Angelou’s doorstep. While hopeful and quick to read, I felt that some of them were a bit face value or too simplistic.

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Adela by Garabet Ibraileanu : I like this book more than I wish to like it. It’s about a romance with a 20 year age gap – not a cute look. But the prose is so beautiful and so clean it tricked me into more than loving it accidentally.

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The Importance of being Ernest by Oscar Wilde : A dramatic masterpice. Never laughed this much at a book ever.

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Adam si Eva (eng: Adam and Eve) by Liviu Rebreanu : Exquisite writing style (as Rebreanu’s always is), bad story (as Rebreanu’s always are). Romance and reincarnation? Indeed. One of the most famous AO3 fanfic tropes. The crazy medieval monk apocalypse cult chapter though holds a special place in my hear though.

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The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the best burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding : An ok contemporary but that doesn’t say much. Still depth-less, and still childish.

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Again, but better by Christine Riccio : … *snooze*.

Ok no but really, this was a waste of my time and I only read the first 11 chapters before DNF-ing. It’s the most puerile writing style I’ve seen, especially taking into consideration the characters’ ages.

A last hurrah of books before I start school. Which is where I should be running to no so BYE.

What was your favourite book you’ve read this month?

Let me know.

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10 thoughts on “#Allthereads of August

  1. All the BOOKS!! I LOVED Radio Silence by Alice Oseman, and also The Darkest Legacy by Alexandra Bracken ๐Ÿ™‚ I would say the obvious read that you KNOW but like I read it in September so it doesn’t count…

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  2. oooh, you’re read a lot of interesting sounding books that i’ve NEVER heard of lol. i’ve read tons of mixed reviews on the gentlement’s guide and im really hesitant to pick it up bc most of my friends have loved it but then there are some reviews that make it sound like i’d HATE it if i read it and here i am, conflicted lol

    i have to agree, again but better was so…….bad im sorry the writing style and characters and the entire plot, it was just too much to handle. great wrap up & i hope youre having a great september!

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    1. Interesting books no one has heard of is what I strive my reading to be so thank you!!! ehHHhh Gentleman’s Guide is….so weird. Idk. Not anything I expected. But there is so much hype around it ๐Ÿ˜….

      September will be great because it’s AUTUMN so it can never go wrong. Hope your September is great as well!!

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  3. Ugh, I don’t like it when romances are based on miscommunication, it gets SO OLD.
    The Importance of Being Earnest is HILARIOUS. It’s such a witty, well crafted story.
    My favorite read of August was probably House Arrest, a MG novel by K.A. Holt written in verse. It was so beautiful.
    By the way, I tagged you!

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