August Wrap-Up | Monthly Wrap-Up

Though I didn’t read much this month, what I did read was all enjoyable. I didn’t read a single book I disliked this month, which I consider a win, for sure! So, all in all, I think I had a pretty successful month.

What I Read:

My Basmati Bat Mitzvah | Paula J. Freedman

Pages: 256

Format: Hardback (Library copy)

Rating: Definitely Worth the Read

This was a really fun book. I read it for the “Reading Women 2021 Challenge,” for the biracial protagonist prompt. Tara is Jewish-Indian and the much of the book is about her dealing with the differences between her two cultures and planning her Bat Mitzvah. It’s a really fun, engaging middle grade.

Not Here to Be Liked | Michelle Quach

Pages: 384

Format: E-Book (ARC)

Rating: Definitely Worth the Read

This was a really fun read! I enjoyed the feminist activism alongside the romance. The characters are really dynamic and they really make the story. This was actually a bit of a page-turner for me. The pacing is great, I wanted to just keep reading. If you’re interested in enemies-to-lovers, diverse casts, and smashing the patriarchy, definitely pick this book up.

Fire With Fire | Destiny Soria

Pages: 432

Format: Hardcover (Library copy)

Rating: Definitely Worth the Read

This is the second book I’ve read by Soria and I really enjoyed it! She really knows how to write strong female characters. This story is full of action, a nuanced look at dragons and sorcerers, and has a bit of a Buffy the Vampire Slayer vibe. It takes a little time to get going, but after the first fifty pages, it really gets going.

Sabriel | Garth Nix

Pages: 491

Format: Audiobook (Personal copy)

Rating: Definitely Worth the Read

This is my second time reading this book, and I enjoyed it just as much as the first time. I love Nix’s writing and the worlds he builds. I listened to the audiobook this time around, read by the wonderful Tim Curry (yes, that Tim Curry), and he did an excellent job, as always. If you haven’t read this book (or series) before, definitely check it out if you’re a fantasy fan, it’s just so good!

Unbossed and Unbought | Shirley Chisholm

Pages: 177

Format: Hardback (Library copy)

Rating: Definitely Worth the Read

I read this book for the “Reading Women Challenge 2021,” for the woman in politics prompt. I think it should be a must-read for anyone looking to get into politics, because, despite being written in the 1970s, much of Chisholm’s observations about politics are still relevant today. She’s a fascinating figure and I really enjoyed reading this book, even though I don’t really enjoy politics at all.

📖 Total Pages: 1,740

📚 Total Books: 5

How about you?

How was your month of reading? Did you meet any of your goals? What was your favorite book you read this month? Least favorite? Let me know in the comments!

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