August Wrap Up

So I read a total 9 books this month. The books at the top are from my personal TBR and I either own or I borrowed from the library. The books at the bottom are all ARCs or review copies sent to me from publishers.

Adrift: A True Story of Love, Loss and Survival at Sea by Tami Oldham Ashcraft 3/5 stars
Siege and Storm (Grisha Verse #2) by Leigh Bardugo 5/5 stars


-Star Touched Stories (The Star Touched Queen #2.5) by Roshani Chokski 4/5 stars
-Sons of Cain: A History of Serial Killers from the Stone Age to Present by Peter Vronsky 4/5 stars
-The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found by Bart van Es 4/5 stars
-Architects of Death: The Men Who Engineered the Holocaust by Karen Bartlett 4/5 stars
Mirage (Mirage #1) by Somaiya Duad 3/5 stars
The Burn Zone: A Memoir by Renee Linnell  4/5 stars
-Sadie by Courtney Summers 4/5 stars


My favorite books this month were definitely Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo and Sadie by Courtney Summers. I wish I had read the Shadow and Bone series earlier, but there are just so many books and not enough time. I am currently reading Ruin and Rising and can’t wait to see how it ends. Sadie was a fantastic story, hard to read at times, but I really enjoyed it. In the nonfiction genre, I really enjoyed Sons of Cain and Architects of Death, however they both dealt with some fairly heavy topics and were both very dense with information, but very interesting.

I don’t really have a TBR for September. I am currently reading Drums of Autumn and Ruin and Rising. Once I finish those, I have just 2-3 ARCs to finish, then I will probably finally read War Storm and A Reaper at the Gates. My TBR for this summer has gotten so off track because I have had so many ARCs. While I am super grateful for these, for the time being I am not requesting anything on NetGalley unless it’s something from one of my favorite authors. I have also turned down several requests for physical ARCs, as I really want to get back to my personal TBR. I own hundreds of unread books that I have been wanting to read for quite a while. What is on everyone’s TBR for September?

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