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Monthly Wrap-Up – August 2019

Time for the monthly wrap-up. Can’t believe eight months are already gone. Wasn’t it just new year? When did it get to be September? Ah, well, gotta move on. So, reading-wise, I managed to plow through 13 books. Looks like there’s some hope for me yet.

7 books by Sarah Dessen (The Rest of the Story, Just Listen, Saint Anything, Along for the Ride, That Summer, This Lullaby, The Moon and More)


I’m calling this month my Sarah Dessen month. I was in a YA contemporary mood and some were good, some not so good but they were fast reads. One thing that’s pretty awesome about Sarah Dessen’s books is the insightful writing, with deep meaningful sentences that made her words a pleasure to read.

Under Currents by Nora Roberts


Though I highly anticipated this book, it wasn’t as epic as I’d expected but it was pretty good.

A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan


I got approved for Turning Darkness Into Light – Marie Brennan on Netgalley so I wanted to read the books in the previous series, The Memoirs of Lady Trent. However, though I enjoyed the first half of book 1, A Natural History of Dragons, the second half just dragged too much and I got super annoyed at the main character.

The Kiss Quotient & The Bride Test by Helen Hoang 


I finally read these two much-hyped books. Though The Kiss Quotient was pretty good, I didn’t like the female lead character in The Bride Test.

Duncan’s Bride & Loving Evangeline by Linda Howard


Still in contemporary mode, I loved Duncan’s Bride but disliked Loving Evangeline.

Hidden Legacy (Burn for Me, White Hot, Wildfire) by Ilona Andrews


In anticipation of Ilona Andrews’ newest release in this series – Sapphire Flames, I read the previous books and oh my god, I can’t gush enough how good I still found these books.

On the blogging front, I wasn’t as productive as I should have been due to a personal upheaval but I managed to catch up on 3 reviews and I still have 3 more pending.

So, that’s it for August. Here’s to hoping September will be better.


I'm a die-hard Book Dragon and also an advanced introvert. My blog's about books, books and more books. (yep, that was easy) I might, from time to time, write about life and its vagaries. I like taking pictures of books and doing origami and cross-stitch.

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