I can’t quite believe it that August is almost over. August seems to have flown by and I have done an awful lot this month, including a lot of reading. When this post goes live I will be on holiday in Sicily and hopefully reading even more books (I am going to do a separate wrap up about my reading there soon!). Here is what I read in August!
Heartstopper Volume Two by Alice Oseman
“Nick and Charlie are best friends. Nick knows Charlie’s gay, and Charlie is sure that Nick isn’t.
But love works in surprising ways, and Nick is discovering all kinds of things about his friends, his family … and himself.”
I love this book and Nick and Charlie so much! I speed right through this book in a less than an hour because of how wonderful it all is. I cannot wait for volume three to be released!
There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon
“Ashish Patel didn’t know love could be so…sucky. After being dumped by his ex-girlfriend, his mojo goes AWOL. Even worse, his parents are annoyingly, smugly confident they could find him a better match. So, in a moment of weakness, Ash challenges them to set him up.
The Patels insist that Ashish date an Indian-American girl—under contract. Per subclause 1(a), he’ll be taking his date on “fun” excursions like visiting the Hindu temple and his eccentric Gita Auntie. Kill him now. How is this ever going to work?
Sweetie Nair is many things: a formidable track athlete who can outrun most people in California, a loyal friend, a shower-singing champion. Oh, and she’s also fat. To Sweetie’s traditional parents, this last detail is the kiss of death.
Sweetie loves her parents, but she’s so tired of being told she’s lacking because she’s fat. She decides it’s time to kick off the Sassy Sweetie Project, where she’ll show the world (and herself) what she’s really made of.
Ashish and Sweetie both have something to prove. But with each date they realize there’s an unexpected magic growing between them. Can they find their true selves without losing each other?”
I have been wanting to read this book for a long time, so when it arrived in the library I work at, I took it out immediately. It is cute, fast-paced book that I couldn’t put down. I want to hear even more from these characters in the future!
Gmorning, Gnight: Little Pep Talks for Me & You by Lin Manual Miranda and Jonny Son
“Before he inspired the world with Hamilton and was catapulted to international fame, Lin-Manuel Miranda was inspiring his Twitter followers with words of encouragement at the beginning and end of each day. He wrote these original sayings, aphorisms, and poetry for himself as much as for others. But as Miranda’s audience grew, these messages took on a life on their own. Now, at the request of countless fans, Miranda has gathered the best of his daily greetings into a beautiful collection illustrated by acclaimed artist (and fellow Twitter favourite) Jonny Sun.”
I have been meaning to read this one for a long time. I am a huge fan of Lin and his little pep talks on Twitter cheer me up a lot. When I saw my friend Sarah with a copy of this book I knew I had to borrow it. I flew throughout this one quickly and even took pictures of a few pep talks to refer to in the future!
Trinkets by Kirsten Smith
“Sixteen-year-old Moe’s Shoplifters Anonymous meetings are usually punctuated by the snores of an old man and the whining of the world’s unhappiest housewife. Until the day that Tabitha Foster and Elodie Shaw walk in. Tabitha has just about everything she wants: money, friends, popularity, a hot boyfriend who worships her…and clearly a yen for stealing. So does Elodie, who, despite her goodie-two-shoes attitude pretty much has “klepto” written across her forehead in indelible marker. But both of them are nothing compared to Moe, a bad girl with an even worse reputation.
Tabitha, Elodie, and Moe: a beauty queen, a wallflower, and a burnout-a more unlikely trio high school has rarely seen. And yet, when Tabitha challenges them to a steal-off, so begins a strange alliance linked by the thrill of stealing and the reasons that spawn it.”
This is another fast-paced, fun and exciting book that I enjoyed reading. I have written a full review of this book which you can find here!
Night Owls by Jenn Bennett
“Artist Beatrix Adams knows exactly how she’s spending the summer before her senior year. Determined to follow in Da Vinci’s footsteps, she’s ready to tackle the one thing that will give her an advantage in a museum-sponsored scholarship contest: drawing actual cadavers. But when she tries to sneak her way into the hospital’s Willed Body program and misses the last metro train home, she meets a boy who turns her summer plans upside down.”
I picked this book up from my TBR pile after it had been there from many years randomly one night in August and immediately loved the story. I flew right the way through it and cannot wait to read more Jenn Bennett books in the future!
Those are all of the books I have read in August! What have you read this month? What are you going to be reading next month? Let me know in the comments!