August is here and I am actually shook. Where has the summer gone I feel cheated. I read 18 “books” (on Goodreads) but they make up both novels and novellas. It was an insane reading month and at one point I was reading a book and a half a day. However, this is where it ends – I really don’t want to be reading this much fiction, and I’m going to be focusing more of my time on reading non-fiction
or procrastinating reading non-fiction or trying to win (but consistently losing) at Monopoly.
Favourite of the Month
The Prodigal Daughter is by far my favourite of the month. I absolutely loved the combination of politics, business and female badassery. I admired Florentyna’s work ethic and how she built her way to the top. I also enjoyed how the author didn’t seem to have spared much of the details when it came to the technicalities of the business side of this book, and I found it really interesting (and tried my best to understand everything).
Most Disappointing of the Month
Carnegie’s Maid was the most disappointing of the month. It felt like a very bad version of Jane Eyre.
I think we can all agree The Lost Girls of Paris has the most gorgeous cover. Literally everything about that cover screams amazingness, and although it is dangerous to judge a book by its cover because it can end you feeling very misled at the end of the book.
Bad But I Read It Anyway
Basically the entire The Selection series lol. All I can say is that week I was extremely bored and so kind of just forced my way through the series. It wasn’t all bad, I was entertained when I wasn’t cringing, and that’s something. I wouldn’t recommend it, though.
How did your July reading go? Did you read any of these books and how did you find them?