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August Wrap Up!

Hello lovelies!

I can’t believe we’re in September already! This year has been pure chaos and the month of August certainly lived up to that. Let’s dive into my wrap-up!

August was my best reading month ever!! I had the time of my life. I read so many amazing, diverse and interesting books. I highly recommend all of them! (Except the one I gave two stars to).

August statistics

Books read: 11
Total pages: 3654

5 Stars ★★★★★

Beach Read – Emily Henry. This is one of the best romance books I’ve ever read and it was the perfect summer read. It dealt with so many topics and had so much depth and I might never recover. You can see my full review here.

Take A Hint, Dani Brown – Talia Hibbert. This was so so cute and Zaf and Dani live in my mind rent free. I cannot recommend this book enough. You can see my full review here.

Bérénice – Racine. This is a French Classic and my friend recommended it to me and it was one of the best plays I’ve ever read. I would love to see it live.

Queen of Shadows – Sarah J. Maas. WORTH THE HYPE. It’s my favourite of the series so far.

4 Stars ★★★★

Party of Two – Jasmine Guillory. It feels like the author looked inside my head, saw exactly what I wanted and needed to read and wrote it.

Get A Life, Chloe Brown – Talia Hibbert. This was one of the steamiest, funniest, healthiest and cutest books ever written. It tackled so many subjects and Talia Hibbert handles them with care and love.

The Hunter and the Mage – Kaitlyn Davis. I received this ARC for the second book in The Raven and the Dove series and I think I even liked it more than the first book. Full review to come.

Shatter Me – Tahereh Mafi. This is a beloved books in the book community and my sister’s favourite series so I just had to read it. I think the beginning was too slow-paced for me but once it picked up I couldn’t put it down. I really can’t wait to read the second book in the series since it is a lot of people’s favourite and we get to see Warner a lot more so there’s that too.

3.5/5 Stars ★★★

This book. Phew. I had such a great time reading this book because it was a historical romance with a Black main character!! How haven’t I read this sooner? Since it dealt with the Civil War, the topic of slavery and racism were dealt with but it was more triggering to me than I thought so I can’t give it more stars but the romance is definitely 10/10.

2 Stars ★★

I had so many expectations for this book but it was so bad it nearly made me angry. This is quite sad because I love The Selection series by the author.

Favourite posts by fellow bloggers

I loved the format of this book recommendations! And Sofi has impeccable taste so I cannot recommend this post enough.

5 Reasons I Love Audiobooks by Liza @ The Inharmonious heroine
I'l a fervent defender of audiobooks and Liza summed up perfectly why you should like audiobooks too!

Blue chocolate chip cookies for the best character ever – Happy Birthday Percy Jackson 💙 by erin @ Reading On A Star
This is one of the cutest and heartwarming posts I've ever read! I love that people get attached to characters so much that they feel like our close friends, even if they are fictional; and this post celebrates this.

6 books that feel like a hug by Margaret @ Weird Zeal
Let's be real here, we all need a hug right now. 

September is Snatching my Check ~ My 10 Most Anticipated Book Releases BY: Rachelle Saint Louis
Rae just shared so many incredible books that are coming out this month and I love how she puts forth diverse books!

August was so weird because there were really good moments but also very bad ones so I really don’t know how I feel. I’m really grateful for the escapism books offered so it wasn’t so bad.

I am also under a lot of stress because I am moving to Paris on Saturday and it’s what I’ve always wanted but it is also intimidating and scary since we’re in the middle of a global pandemic.

I’m still very hopeful because I’m going to meet so many new people and start my master’s degree and I missed going to class. This new chapter is so exciting!! I’m going to send positivity into the world and pray for the best.

I have mostly watched dance movies for some unknown reason and I loved it! My personal favourite was Work It because the chemistry between Sabrina Carpenter and Jordan Fisher was off the charts! It wasn’t perfect but I had a good time. Also is there anything Jordan Fisher cannot do?? Feel the Beat was good too and I loved the representation! But the romance wasn’t very convincing even if the actors had chemistry. My sister recommended Battle to be because there’s Lisa Teige and she also stars in Skam but it was quite disappointing and the ending was quite abrupt and so many questions.

I also watched Ghost for the first time ever and it is now one of my favourite movies!! The cast and their acting was phenomenal and the plot was so interesting and clever! I loved it.

Spot some of your favourites? What were some of yours? Let me know in the comments! Karla xx

18 thoughts on “August Wrap Up!

  1. It sounds like you had a pretty good August! 11 books! Damn girl, look at you go! I’m glad to see that most of them were really good reads! Yes… I still need to read Get a Life Chloe Brown… one day!!! I want to finish the 3 library books I have and then I’ll go back to the books I own – look at me and my excuses 😅
    Good luck with your move! I hope everything goes smoothly! ❤️
    Happy September! 😊

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      1. You’re welcome! 😊
        Hehe, glad you know the feeling! I’m telling myself I have 2 more library books then I’m going to read it… I’ve written it down so now I have to hold myself accountable! 😅


  2. Talia Hibbert’s characters live rent free in my head too 😀

    Thank you so much for tagging my post! That means a lot to me 🙂

    Good luck on the move to Paris! That sounds so exciting and I’ve heard they’re handling things really well over there

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  3. Great wrap-up!! Looks like you had quite an excellent reading month! I love The Wedding Date series but I still need to read The Royal Holiday and Party of Two! And the Brown Sisters series is so much fun! I can’t wait for Eve’s books! I hope everything goes smoothly on your move to Paris!

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    1. Thank you! 💕 I love Jasmine Guillory’s romances and I hope you enjoy Party Of Two!! And 2021 cannot come soon enough for Eve’s book! The premise sounds very interesting 🥰

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  4. Wow, congrats on reading so many books this month!! They honestly all look like really great titles, I’ll have to check them out. 😍 I’m so glad you had such a good month! Thank you for the shoutout – you’re the sweetest~ 💗💗

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  5. I just read Take a Hint Dani Brown too and it was perfect! 😀 I love Talia Hibbert’s writing. And so glad to hear you enjoyed Beach Read too, since that’s one I’ve had my eye on.

    Thanks so much for sharing my post! ❤ And good luck with your upcoming move!

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    1. I love Talia Hibbert’s writing too! She does it like no other! And I rellay hope you enjoy Beach Read!! 🥰 And of course!! I loved your post! Thank you so much! 💕


  6. I read Beach Read in August too, and I really enjoyed it. I gave it four stars because the ending was a bit too rushed for me, but it was great overall. I loved how the writing was light-hearted, but not cutesy. I’ll definitely be rereading it at some point 🙂

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    1. Exactly! The book was so much more than simply a romance. And I get what you mean about the ending! I think it wrapped up nicely but a few more pages wouldn’t have hurt 🥰


  7. Omg! That’s awesome you’re moving to Paris. It sucks about the pandemic and all but I hope you still get to really enjoy and celebrate this moment of doing something you’ve always wanted to do. Best of luck with the move and grad school.


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