August Reading Recap

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My August reading was somewhat erratic. I had a bit of a book hangover after reading Win, which was made worse by my bemoaning the fact of having to wait for the next book in The Atlantis Grail series to be written. Then I was approved for two additional ARCs that I wanted to read and review earlier rather than later. And finally, I completed an ARC and wrote a review before discovering its publication date was being pushed back! In the end, there were eight books that I reviewed on the blog this month.

Ready to see the list?

Books I read and reviewed:

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I had mixed feelings about All the Wicked Girls; although the writing style wasn’t for me, there is definitely an audience for this book. (Even though this isn’t horror or science fiction, I strongly feel that anyone who’s a fan of Stephen King’s Under the Dome will like this.)

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Win is book three in The Atlantis Grail series, which I just love so much!

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Dark Matter was a wildly entertaining and thought provoking science fiction thriller.

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The blurb for The Visitors was somewhat misleading, but I still found it to be a suspenseful and fascinating story.

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Don’t Let Go was a riveting read that I’d recommend to anyone looking for a solid crime thriller.

The Art of Hiding, by Amanda Prowse

The Art of Hiding is women’s fiction that deals with themes of loss, grief, love, and finding oneself.

Fairest, by Marissa Meyer

Fairest was an enjoyable recounting of Levana’s backstory.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine was very entertaining, poignant, and endearing.

On the stack for next month:

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My September TBR is heavier on the ARCs than usual; in an effort to keep my Netgalley rating up I’m trying to get through all the books I’ve been approved for before requesting more. So far my willpower hasn’t proven to be strong enough – all the books just look so good! (I did a major happy dance when I got the approval for Artemis since I LOVED The Martian!) Not entirely sure why, but these feel like a good list of books for the transition from summer to fall, and I’m pumped to read them.

What are you reading or planning on reading next?

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4 thoughts on “August Reading Recap

    • nicolechinnici says:

      I felt the same way when I saw the cover. It was definitely creepy, just a slower pace than I think the blurb implies – the inciting incident mentioned in the blurb doesn’t happen until about three quarters of the way through the book.

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