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August 2021 Wrap Up and TBR

Good morning friends and fellow book readers! I can’t believe summer is almost over and the month of August has come to its end. I am officially off probation from my job this week (yay!) and hope the busyness at work will go down a little so I can enjoy some more time to read and relax after hours.

With the end of August comes school again, and I wonder how the school year would look this time. I don’t know where you live but here at least, it’s hopefully going still be done safely while balancing kids’ educations and experience.

How have your summers been? Did you have a good month of reading? Because of my work, I haven’t had as much time to read this month but I did manage to read a number nonetheless while juggling weddings and catching up with friends on a patio. Let’s begin, shall we?

What did I read this month?

3.5+ Potions

A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen (review here)

  • A take on a baking competition doubled as a dating competition for time spent with the protagonist as part of the prize in this Asian, own-voices story featuring Taiwanese culture and food.

3 Potions

Made in Korea by Sarah Suk (review here)

  • Two student-led businesses compete to be the best during senior year in order to secure money for both students’ personal aspirations in this novel filled with K-pop and Korean beauty products.

You’re So Dead by Ash Parsons

  • A satire on the Fyre Festival mixed with murder as influencers are invited to an island for a festival only to find themselves at the mercy of a killer – who is one of them.

Sunkissed by Kasie West

  • Shy, peacemaker Avery goes a summer without internet at camp with her family and meets a cute counsellor who may just challenge her to step out of the comfortable box she has put herself in.

Someone We Know by Shari Lapena

  • When a neighbour is found murdered not far away, a small suburban neighbourhood has their secrets unfolding as detectives dig into their lives, where nothing and no one is exactly as they seem.

1-2 Potions

All These Bodies by Kendare Blake (review here)

  • A paranormal horror (initially thought as a murder mystery) that follows the sheriff’s son as the supposed spree of a serial killer has come to an end in their town – in the form of a teenage girl covered in blood at the last crime scene.

Current reading list

  • I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo
  • Witchshadow by Susan Dennard

TBR list

  • So We Meet Again by Suzanne Park
  • Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles
  • From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I hope everyone had a great summer (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere). Here’s to looking forward to fall and the coming of vibrant colours (and pumpkin spice lattes!).

6 thoughts on “August 2021 Wrap Up and TBR”

  1. Congrats on getting through your probation at work! Good luck with Septembers reading. From Blood and Ash is a great series, hopefully you’ll get along with it! The writing style and world building is a bit all over the place and Armentrout loves to repeat her jokes and one liners a lot but if you get past that it is a really good fantasy!

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