yes, i am well aware of how extremely behind i am in my wrap ups. no, i have no reason. but i have decided to finally do one, so there’s that.
i haven’t done a wrap up in so long and i’ve only been putting this off because i have so many books to wrap up (i just counted them and i– yeah). since this is probably going to be a long ass post, i would recommend you sit back, relax, grab some popcorn if you have any and let’s just have a nice talk about the 26 books i have read in june, july and august:
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- Heartstopper Vol. 1, by alice oseman: this was such a breath of fresh and an escape from life (which was hard at that time). i think it’s more the timing of reading this story than the story itself that did it for me concerning Heartstopper.
- You Should See Me in a Crown, by leah johnson: this! was! so! cute! i don’t know if i ever talked about this book before on here but i ended up loving it so much! it’s weird because the whole time i read it, i thought it was going to be a 3-stars but at the end i was so overwhelmed with positive feelings that i gave it four.
- I Want to Eat Your Pancreas Vol. 1 + 2: CONFESSION: this was my first manga ever. i have watched animes before but i had never read a manga and i feel like this one was a great start! it was so cute and emotional and sad and i fought the urge to cry.
- Not Your Sidekick (Sidekick Squad #1), by c. b. lee: this was actually a very fun experience. i didn’t expect to love it because i couldn’t care less about superheroes but this had a powerful message and it was so cute so definitely give it a go! i also feel like the audiobook enhanced my experience so i highly recommend it!
- Get a Life, Chloe Brown (The Brown Sisters #1), by talia hibbert: THIS BOOK. it was absolutely amazing. talia hibbert delievered a strong beautiful romance (as usual) that left me giddy with feelings and eager for more.
- Something to Talk About, by meryl wilsner: mmmm…no. this was just sooo anoying and had my absolute worst pet peeve in romance: problems of miscommunication. the entire book is literally built on that. i just want to forget i have read this book
- Can’t Escape Love (Reluctant Royals #2.6), by alyssa cole: i listened to the audiobook of this one on a whim and i don’t regret it! it was the exact boost of serotonin i needed at that time.
- All Boys Aren’t Blue, by george m. johnson: this book is…phenomenal. amazing. wonderful. words cannot do it justice. i was left speechless after finishing it because it was just so powerful. normally i don’t give memoirs a star-rating but this one was so impactful that i had to.
- Meet Cute Club, by jack harbon: this was soooo lovely and cute! highly recommend it if you’re looking for a fluffy story with a bit sexy times.
- The Black Flamingo, by dean atta: this book was so impactful because it tackles so many issues, yet gives each one its time. written in verse, it’s also very short and easy to get through. i finished it in one sitting!
- The Henna Wars, by adiba jaigirdar: aahhh this book. i can’t begin to express how much i loved it. it was so cute and beautiful and just talking about it makes me want to reread it again because aaaahhh!!
- Rafe, A Buff Male Nanny (Loose Ends #1), by rebekah weatherspoon: this was my first rebekah weatherspoon novel and i must say, i was pleasantly surprised. this was so cute yet so hot and i had a blast reading it!
- In The Neighborhood of True , by susan kaplan carlton: a classic it’s not you, it’s me. there was nothing visibly wrong with this book, but for some reason i just couldn’t get into it and couldn’t enjoy it.
- Girls of Paper and Fire (Girls of Paper and Fire #1), by natasha ngan: i have very mixed feelings about this one. while the first half was intriguing and captivating, i found the second half to be lacking plot-wise and by the end i had lost interest (still want to know what happens next though).
- Xeni (Loose Ends #2), by rebekah weatherspoon: i loved this book just as much as i loved Rafe, if not a little more. so so so good! read it!!!
- I’ll Be the One, by lyla lee: i know i said this before on the blog but this book is the perfect mood lifter. i loved it so so much, and i’m glad i picked it up when i wasn’t in my best mood because i felt so much better afterwards!!
- Cherish Hard (Hard Play #1), by nalini singh: while this book was one i enjoyed a lot, i felt like it streched for way too long and would’ve liked if there was less miscommunication problems.
- Amazing Muslims Who Changed the World, edited by burhana islam: this also was a book i read in one sitting and i am so glad i did! i highly recommend it for Muslim and non-Muslim people, because it is easy to get through and very informative.
- The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1), by r. f. kuang: no words. wonderful. amazing. clever. genius. i just– i was left speechless. after reading this book, i was officially obsessed with kuang and her world. and i wanted more.
- Court of Lions (Mirage #1), by somaiya daud: i have waited months for this book and it did not disappoint at all. i loved it so so much, it was the perfect conclusion to the duology and everything i could ask for in a sequel. *hugs the book*
- Say Yes to the Marquess (Castles Ever After #2), by tessa dare: this was actually way better than i expected! it was fun, light-headed and very good! i was rooting for the characters to get together.
- Take a Hint, Dani Brown (The Brown Sisters #2), by talia hibbert: this book, guys. THIS FUCKING BOOK. it’s everything i love in a romance and more. i adored it. the two main characters can have my heart for all i care.
- Go Deep (Unexpected Lovers #1), by rilzy adams: i went into this book with zero expectations and my my! i was so pleasantly surprised! this friends-to-lovers wonderful novella is definitely one that you should pick up!
- The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War #2), by r. f. kuang: even better than the first book. i am in complete awe of this world, this story, these characters. i just…*screams*.
- Heartstopper Vol.2 + 3, by alice oseman: again, i picked these because i was feeling down and i don’t regret it at all. this story put me in a better mood because it’s so soft.
- Room for Three? (Erotic Accomodations #1), by katrina jackson: the smut, the writing, the hotness… this was just what i expected diving into this story and i don’t regret picking it up at all. it is SO GOOD.
- Neighborly (Erotic Accomodations #2), by katrina jackson: while this was a complete different story from Room for Three, i still loved this one, maybe a little more than the previous book. i am so excited to read more of this author’s works!
- The Roommate, by rosie danan this was one of my most anticipated reads of the year, and while the book was AMAZING, i feel like it lacked closure and the last 25% were very rushed and not satisfying enough for me.
aaaaand these are all the books i have read in the past three months. i am actually very proud of the amount and quality of the books i have read this summer, and hope that the next months will be great as well!