Sunday, September 1, 2019

August ReCap

What a reading month it's been this month.  I had two books that are now among my all-time favorites.  With Skyward and The First Girl Child, added to Daisy Jones and the Six from this past May and these are so far my top three reads of this year.  I also had a couple other stand-out reads, including Dev1at3, and Where the Crawdad's Sing.  Also, The Accidental Bad Girl, Impact, Immunity and The Murders of Molly Southbourne were fairly good too.  So, yeah, overall a very good reading/listening month.

My Monthly Reading Re-Cap


(Audiobook) DEV1AT3 by Jay Kristoff

FEATURING⇢

Crazy Good Action Scenes
Lots of Lemon Fresh
Dystopian Earth
Futuristic Techy With Bots & Such
What It Means To Be Human and/or Different Themes
Book #1 Rating:  ☆5☆
With Audio Performed by Erin Spencer

Finish Date:  08/01
MY RATING⇢ ☆5☆ Neo-Meat™ STARS - GRADE= A+





(Audiobook) Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

FEATURING⇢

Fighter Pilot Training
Distant Planets & Mystery Aliens
Artificial Intelligence
Fantastic World Building
Overcoming Adversity
With Audio Performed by Suzy Jackson

Finish Date:  08/06
MY RATING⇢ ☆5+☆STARS - GRADE= A++







(Kindle eBook) Impact by Haley Jenner

FEATURING⇢

Aftermath of Rape
Book Club
Contemporary Romance
Moving On With Life

Finish Date:  08/08
MY RATING⇢ ☆4.2☆STARS - GRADE= B+





(Audiobook) Stronger Than the Bronze Dragon by Mary Fan

FEATURING⇢

Asian Inspired Fantasy
A Magic System
Steampunk-ish
Iron Dragons
Splash of Romance
Stand-Alone
With Audio Performed by Emily Woo Zeller

Finish Date:  08/11
MY RATING⇢ 2.5 STARS | GRADE D+





(Audiobook) Immunity by Erin Bowman

FEATURING⇢

Duology
Deadly Virus With Some Being Immune-ish
Telepathy & Super Human Strength
Tween Romance
Deep Space
Interstellar Traveling
Book #1 Rating 5 STARS
With Audio Performed by Amy McFadden

Finish Date:  08/15
MY RATING⇢ 4 STARS | GRADE B+





(Audiobook) Where the Crawdad's Sing by Delia Owens

FEATURING⇢

Surviving A Life Lived Alone
Coming Of Age
Two Timelines in the '50s & '60s
Literary
Murder Mystery
Splash of Romance
With Audio Performed by Cassandra Campbell

Finish Date:  08/19
MY RATING⇢ 4.5 STARS | GRADE A-






(Audiobook) The Girl With A Clock For A Heart by Peter Swanson

FEATURING⇢

Twisted Scheming
Switching Identities
Blah Characters
With Audio Performed by Paul Boehmer

Finish Date:  08/22
MY RATING⇢ 3 STARS | GRADE C






(Audiobook) The First Girl Child by Amy Harmon

FEATURING⇢

A New Favorite
Nordic Inspired Fantasy
With A Historical Feel
Rune Magic
Secrets, Lies & Betrayals
Love With Some Romance
With Audio Performed by Rob Shapiro

Finish Date:  08/24
MY RATING⇢ 5+ STARS | GRADE A++






(Kindle eBook) Losing Leah by Tiffany King

FEATURING⇢

Child Kidnapping
Aftermath Of Her Kidnapping
Twisted and Twisty
Mental Illness
High School Bullying
Overwhelmingly Sad

Finish Date:  08/25
MY RATING⇢ 3 STARS | GRADE C






(Kindle eBook) The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson

FEATURING⇢

Creep-tastic & Weird AF
WTF did I just read?
First Half of A Complete Story
Duology (of Short Stories)
Horror-if-ic
Sort of Science Fiction &
Sort of Fantasy

Finish Date:  08/27
MY RATING⇢ 4 STARS | GRADE B+






(Audiobook) The Accidental Bad Girl by Maxine Kaplan
FEATURING⇢

High School Drama
Date Rape
Slut-Shaming
Drug Dealers
Social Media Mystery
and eventually...
Owning Your Mistakes & Your Accomplishments
Real Friendship
Undercover Cops & Take Downs
With Audio Performed by Julia Knippen

Finish Date: 08/29
MY RATING⇢ 4 STARS | GRADE B+






(Audiobook Novella) Sidebarred by Emma Chase

FEATURING⇢

Recap of Series
Lol
And Baby makes 7

Finish Date:  08/31
MY RATING⇢ 4.5 STARS | GRADE A-









(Audiobook) My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

FEATURING⇢

Novella Length
Dead Bodies
Familial/Sister Bonds
Is Blood Thicker Than Water?
Nigeria Setting
With Audio Performed by Adepero Oduye

Finish Date:  08/31
MY RATING⇢ 3 STARS | GRADE C





13 Books total, 10 Audiobooks, & 3 Kindle eBooks.  3 of which were novella length.
With a total # of pages read (including Audio's) is at 4,244 and my total for the year so far is 33,497.

The best cover for the month of August goes to...

I liked a few this month...including The Accidental Bad Girl and The First Girl Child but I really loved this one:



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