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?
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.
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.
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
- 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!).