Bookish Recap (August)


School started back for me which means that with class and work I have less time to blog. While I don’t feel like my reading time was infringed upon terribly (I tend to read more often during the school year), I still had a horrible reading month. I only managed to read two books. I tend to read multiple books at a time, so I was expecting to finish the ones I was reading as well as the ones I started. Haha, not so.

Bad writing in one book has made it a drag to read, but I’m determined to finish it due to its popularity and how it changed the genre. In the other book, a generic plot twist has made a unique story incredibly droll from the twist onwards. I still plan on reviewing those books at some point.

In the mean time, you can check out what I did manage to read this month:

The Maze Runner (James Dashner; 3 stars)

Fascinate (Sally Hogshead; 4 stars; Review on Goodreads only)

The fastest way for me to get into a reading slump is to read bad/mediocre books, especially in a row. I had already read The Maze Runner which was a bummer for me (although it did have some very strong elements). Add on my two other current reads and…well you got a pretty bummed out reader! Right when I was fearing I was headed into exile in the land of reading slumps, I came across Fascinate by Sally Hogshead. It’s a really fascinating interesting book, and even if you aren’t into business or marketing, I think most anyone can get something out of it thanks to the psychological roots. Not to mention that marketing is something that impacts us all.

By no means was this a good reading month for me but regardless, I managed to read and finish two books and I have some fantastic ARCs to look forward to next month. Hopefully I’ll be able to power through my current reads as well and September will blow me away reading wise.


2 Replies to “Bookish Recap (August)”

  1. After you mentioned you were reading Maze Runner, I decided to do the same. I’ve been meaning to for awhile now. A lot of the stuff that bothered you didn’t really bother me, but I felt similarly to the series as I did to the Hunger Games…I liked the first two much better than the last one.

    Any change you’ll let us know what the two not-so-great books are? I have a vacation coming up and I plan on binge-reading the whole time. And I don’t want to waste any time on bad books. BTW, the The Fire Rose is on my list. So is The Name of the Wind (don’t know if you have any experience with that one).


    1. The Fire Rose is one of my favorites!! Hope you enjoy it!

      I’d rather not say. I’d rather share my full thoughts (with examples of why) instead of just saying “avoid this book.” I feel like reviews are more helpful all around too. Those reviews will be posted soon though, and if not on here, on Goodreads at the very least. Like this month, it’ll be linked in the Bookish Recap. Also if you follow me on Goodreads you can keep up with all the books I’m reading (and my comments on them-I pretty much live blog my reading on there, you can find my Goodreads in the Contact section).

      I haven’t read The Name of the Wind yet, but it’s one of my TBRs. It comes highly recommended. I really love Terry Brooks and people who like his books tend to like The Name of the Wind. Maybe you’ll want to check out some of Brooks’ books too? I’d start with The Sword of Shannara if you decide to try him.
      Either way, hope you get tons of reading done and enjoy all the books you plan to read! Hope you have a great vacation! 😀


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