Reading Wrap Up:

Reading Wrap Up August

I do realize that it is the end of the year and I am just now posting a wrap up for August and September. I was debating about whether I should even bother and not sure if anyone really cares or not but I figure might as well since I already took the photos.

August Wrap Up                   

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

August September Wrap up

  • 5 Stars
  • I love reading celebrity gossip and this book filled that love
  • It was nice to see what goes on behind the scenes like contract relationships and how cut-throat the business is
  • Great writing and interesting characters

The Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy by Jenny Han

August September Wrap up

  • 2 Stars
  • I think maybe if I was younger I would have enjoyed it more
  • I thought Belly was very immature and I found her annoying
  • Overall, it was meh

Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica

  • 5 Stars
  • Listened to the audiobook
  • Mary Kubica is an expert at slowly unraveling a story to reveal a shocking twist that I never see coming

Addicted to You by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie

  • 1 star
  • Predictable
  • Was bored and ended up skimming the last part of the book just to be done with it

The Lost Girls by Heather Young

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The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova

  • 3 stars
  • Couldn’t help but being disappointed by this
  • Parts of the book were boring
  • Enjoyed the perspective of Stoyan Lazarov and wished there was more of them
  • Overall, I was hoping for something similar to The Historian by Kostova and this was not it.

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

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  • 3.5 Stars
  • Expecting to love this book and am a little disappointed that I didn’t
  • Liked the dual timeline
  • The different POV’s were done well
  • Preferred Eve’s time line best from her time as a spy in WWI

September Wrap Up                       

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

  • 2.5 Stars
  • Another case of I think I am just to old to enjoy this book
  • Didn’t connect with main character
  • Felt like the conflict with her ex-boyfriend and ex-bestfriend were resolved to easily
  • I  did cry in the end, even though I didn’t connect with the characters , it is just so sad and I am a cry-baby

August September Wrap up

That Night by Chevy Stevens

  • 5 Stars
  • Listened to audiobook
  • Couldn’t stop listening, had to find out what happened that night
  • Makes you think about the justice system
  • A great suspense thriller

The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

  • 4 Stars
  • Loved this premise of the two realities, where in one world main character is Katharyn and has a loving husband and is a stay at home mom with three kids and the other she is Kitty a bookstore owner with bestfriend, is single and has a cat
  • Listened to audiobook
  • Loved trying to figure out which reality is real and how it gets revealed in the end.


The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

  • 5 Stars
  • Loved the beautiful writing
  • Enjoyed reading about a historical figure I never heard about
  • Powerful and moving story

China Dolls by Lisa See

  • 4.5 Stars
  • Huge fan of Lisa See novels and really enjoyed this one
  • Love the dynamics between the three girls and their complicated friendship
  • Was surprised by the betrayal

August September Wrap up

The Last Camellia by Sarah Jio

  • 4 Stars
  • Atmospheric and mysterious
  • Didn’t really care for Addison timeline and what happened in her past
  • Couldn’t get enough of Flora’s perspective
  • Felt like there was no consequences to what Addison did in her past

Hope you enjoyed this late August and September reading wrap up. I will be doing a reading wrap for October and November, so look for that post coming soon. My New Years resolution is to be better at this blogging thing. I think I might just do a weekly wrap rather than a monthly wrap up.

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