Reading Wrap-Up: August 2019

Well August has been and gone (seriously how fast is time going this year?) August was another good reading month despite it being summer holidays (boy am I happy schools back on and routine is king.)

Here’s what I read this month –

Deserve to die by Miranda Rijks

Clear My Name by Paula Daly

Magician by Raymond Feist

The Extinction Agenda by Micheal Laurence

Pan’s Labyrinth by Guillermo Del Toro & Cornelia Funke

My Name is Leon by Kit De Waal

Roam by Erik Therme

This Little Dark Place by A.S. Hatch

Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

After The Flood by Kassandra Montag

Coral by Sara Ella

Normal People by Sally Rooney


The most heartwrenching read of the month goes to After The Flood by Kassandra Montag. It’s harsh, its dark and utterly destroying. One of the best dystopian novels I have ever read. It’s the tale of a strong feminist character that protects her family no matter the cost. 5/5


I had a couple of disappointing books this month. Coral by Sara Ella was one I was really looking forward to but it really fell flat for me. The author tackled a very difficult topic – Mental Health. The author ended up writing the characters in a way that suggested that the only thing about them was the issue of their mental health, they came across wooden and 2D. Please, please don’t make your characters all about mental health, give them personalities too!

What did you read this month? Did you have many DNF’s or disappointing reads? Let me know in the comments.

10 thoughts on “Reading Wrap-Up: August 2019

  1. Looks like you got some great reading done this month!
    I managed to get to all of the books I wanted to read during August actually which I never though I would so that is great. Fave of them hmm Songs About A Girl or Spin The Dawn. But no dissapointed reads this month!

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