August has been a bit of a weird month for me, especially reading wise since I’ve only read 7 books whereas I usually read about 10-15 a month. The main reason for this was my anxiety, which demanded a lot of attention in August.
I haven’t said a lot about this online, but I went on holiday this month. It was only for one week, and only an hour away, but it was incredibly difficult for me because of my anxiety and agoraphobia. I usually can’t even go on a highway for 2 minutes without having a full blown panic attack, and now I had to do it for an hour? And then stay in a strange environment for a week? Yeah, I wasn’t too excited about that.
So yeah, because of all the anxiety I had to deal with before, while, and after we were away, I didn’t get a lot of reading done at all. But I’m still quite happy with what I did manage to read, because I expected to read a lot less.
And the holiday? Well, even though my brain had convinced me that it’d be horrible and that I’d be panicking the whole time, I had quite a lovely time. And I think that’s worth a lot.
The Rose and The Dagger by Renée Ahdieh (★★★★/5 stars) – I went in with low expectations because I didn’t really like the first book, but I actually really enjoyed this one!
Warcross by Marie Lu (★★★★★/5 stars) – SO GOOD. READ IT. YES. Here’s my review.
The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan (★★★★/5 stars) – It was a fun read but overall just a bit… meh? Very excited about the next book in the series, though!
De Aanslag by Harry Mulisch (★★★/5 stars) – Had to read this for school.
The Demigod Diaries by Rick Riordan (★★★/5 stars) – Quite fun, and a great distraction from my anxieties.
Lumberjanes Unicorn Power! by Mariko Tamaki (★★★★/5 stars) – It took me some time to get used to, because reading about my favorite girl squad in novel form is quite different than seeing them in a comic, but I still enjoyed it very much.
Superior by Jessica Lack (★★★★/5 stars) – I loved this, but I really wish it was longer.
I’m currently reading The Queen’s Game by Carla de Guzman, which I put down once I realized that I wasn’t in a romance mood at all. I’m definitely planning on picking it up later once I’m in the mood for it, though, because I’ve heard amazing things about it from friends.
I’m also listening to the audiobook for Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza, which I’m liking a lot more than I thought I would, and I’m reading the ARC of Girls Made of Snow and Glass. I adore this book and I only have about 90 pages to go, so I really hope I can finish it this weekend.
So, as you can see, August was probably my worst reading month of the year. I’m expecting September to be very different though, especially since I have so many ARCs I have to get to this month. But I also downloaded The Sims 4 yesterday and I’ve been having a lot of fun with that, so we’ll see what happens. I hope you’ve all had a great month!