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August Wrap-Up

Here are the books I read in August! I hope y’all enjoy seeing all the books I read!

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1. Cradle and All by James Patterson

Rating: 4/5 stars

I don’t really read a ton of thriller books, but I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I liked the twist at the end of this book and this makes me want to read more of his books. I just loved how different this book was and it really managed to pull me completely into the story. If you want to read my review click here! 🙂

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2. Take Me To The Cat by Bryant A. Loney

Rating: 2/5 stars

I have a review up for this already so I won’t say too much here. I didn’t really like this book as much as I tried. I kept an open mind throughout the novel, but I just couldn’t get into it. The writing was alright I just didn’t enjoy the story. Check out my full review to see why I didn’t like this book too much just click here.

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3. There Is No Dog by Meg Rosoff

Rating: 2/5 stars

I really didn’t enjoy this book, but I’m not surprised. It was a cover buy and it was on sale so I didn’t really care. Plus, I saw that it didn’t have the best reviews. Anyway, I kept an open mind about this book because I am someone who is religious. I wasn’t offended by this book….just disappointed. It was boring, confusing, and had no point to it. However, just because I didn’t like the writing, characters, or plot doesn’t mean you’re the same. So, give it a try if you want! 🙂

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4. Exodus In Confluence by Bryant A. Loney

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

As y’all know I wasn’t the biggest fan of Take Me To The Cat and Verona Publishing was nice enough to send me a PDF of Loney’s short story. This one definitely worked with me better. I enjoyed it more and I just loved the symbolism and the message portrayed. Y’all can read my review for it here!

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5. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Rating: 5/5 stars

I really loved this graphic novel! The artwork is absolutely amazing and the story is just beautifully done! I fell in love with this so easily because the characters are just so different and amazing on their own. I love seeing the evil villain’s point of view rather than the hero’s point of view. Plus, Nimona is such a hyper and fun character you can’t help but love her.

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6. The Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Rating: 3/5 stars

I don’t really read classics on my own. I’ve only ever read classics for school so when I saw a sale for 3 classic novels for $10 I couldn’t help but pick up a few. I picked this one up because of how short it was since I decided I didn’t want to start off with the really big classics. I ended up listening to the audio-book of this because I was tired haha. Anyway, I enjoyed the story of the book and despite classics usually confusing me I found this one to be pretty interesting and obviously the writing was great.

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7. Animal Farm by George Orwell

Rating: 4/5 stars

I really liked this book. It was another read for the 7 in 7 Readathon and it was pretty good. I listened to the audio-book of this one as well. When it comes to classics I prefer the audio-books. Anyway, I really love the story of this book and it being told by animals in comparison to the revolution. It’s pretty creative and I can understand why it’s a classic.

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8. Power Play by Eric Walters

Rating: 4/5 stars

I loved this book soooooo much! I think everyone should read it even if they aren’t exactly a sports/hockey fan, because this book is about so much more! This book deals with some tougher subjects such as molesting/sexual assault. There aren’t too many books like this so I think it’s important for others to know about it and hopefully read it! Anyway, I have a review up so I won’t say too much.

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9. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Rating: 3/5 stars

Classics can be tough for me and I’m not afraid to say that. This classic was kind of difficult for me to understand and follow, but I still liked the story and I wouldn’t mind re-reading it when I’m not rushing it.

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10. The Body Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

So, I know this is a short story but that still counts, right? I didn’t realize that the version of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde I bought actually had a few of Stevenson’s short stories. Also, because I can’t fin the same version I have on Goodreads I’m just counting each story as a separate thing. I don’t know why I’m justifying this to y’all because I don’t have to justify it haha. Anyway, this short story was pretty interesting…wouldn’t say scary or really even creepy but it was good. A little difficult to understand but I liked it still.

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11. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Rating: 4/5 stars

I don’t read much poetry and the poetry I have read was old and for a class in school. However, I heard so many great things about this particular book of poetry that I just had to get it! I was very pleasantly surprised. I really loved this book and I’ve heard that Kaur is writing another book of poetry! I just loved her style and the way it flowed so perfectly along with the powerful messages in each poem.

I hope y’all enjoyed reading this! I hope y’all had a good reading month as well! Thank’s for reading! Have a great day!

If you would like to purchase a copy of any of these books just click on their pictures! 🙂

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