So, if you didn’t already know, I was on a cruise to the Bahamas the first week of September! My birthday was also on August 31, so between my birthday and being out of the country, I didn’t have time to write my August Wrap Up before I went out of town!
That all said, I’m back in town now and everything has settled, so despite the fact that we are more than a week into September, I’m posting my August Wrap Up now!
In the month of August, I read 21 books! Below I’ll list everything I read, and let you know which ones were my favorites!
For those of you who are unfamiliar, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week’s prompt is around books you struggled to get through/had a hard time with. I decided to feature 10 books that I rated one star on Goodreads. It feels weird writing a post that’s so negative, but regardless, check out my list below of books I didn’t like!
When Aila’s mother Juliet dies and her father is drafted for the war, she and her brother Miles pack up and move to the city of Sterling to stay with her mother’s best friend. Sterling is also the city her mother grew up in, and it’s full of mysteries.
Not long after arriving, Aila and Miles find out that in the city of Sterling something new disappears every 7 years. Things like reflections, scent, and the stars are gone, and there are rumors that Aila’s mother was the catalyst for the disappearances starting. Aila is determined to take her mother’s notes and solve the mystery of Sterling and its disappearances once and for all.
Teenager Dimple Shaw wants nothing to do with the Indian traditions her parents try and instill in her. Her passion is coding, and all she wants is to attend Insomnia Con, which will give her the opportunity to develop her own app as part of a competition. She’s beyond thrilled when her parents agreed to let her go. What she doesn’t know is that Rishi Patel will also be attending Insomnia Con, and that their parents have arranged for them to be married.
Rishi is excited about the prospect of an arranged marriage, and thinks tradition is an important part of his life, and he’s crushed when Dimple doesn’t feel the same way. Despite Dimple’s protests, she and Rishi are partnered together for their app project, and Dimple begins to see that there’s more to Rishi than she thought.
I’ve done a few of these mini reviews in the past, and I really enjoy them for books I don’t feel like writing a full review on, so today I bring you 5 mini reviews! This month, I’ve really been in the mood for some romance, so these mini reviews have some romance books as well as some thriller, and some young adult!