August 2020 Recap & September TBR

Friday, September 4, 2020

Hi, all!

I hope everyone is being safe and healthy. My August like it was very busy. I was spending most of my time prepping for my candidacy exam. I was mostly stressed, but thankfully, everything went well. Other than that, I've mostly been cross-stitching. Here's my first ever completed project.


I had a ton of fun cross-stitching this llama and may have gone a bit overboard making more purchases for my next few projects. I'm excited to have found a new hobby, however!

Anyways, let's get to my reading updates!

All The Books Read In August

The Midnight Lie (The Midnight Lie, #1) Don't Look for Me How To Fail at Flirting You Should See Me in a Crown Always Only You (Bergman Brothers, #2) Can't Help Falling (Forever Yours #2) Star Daughter Here to Stay All Your Twisted Secrets Things We Never Said (Hart's Boardwalk, #3) The Truest Thing (Hart's Boardwalk, #4) Today Tonight Tomorrow Moment of Truth (Love, Life, and the List, #3) Raybearer (Raybearer, #1) Simmer Down Collision Course (Clarke Brothers, #1) Murder on Cold Street (Lady Sherlock, #5)

The Stats

Total Books: 17
Average Rating: 3.9 stars
Sources: 10 ARCs, 6 Library Borrows, 1 Kindle Unlimited
Genre: 11 Contemporary, 3 Mystery, 3 Fantasy
Age Group: 10 Adult, 7 YA

Some Highlights

My Favorite Of The Month
Always Only You (Bergman Brothers, #2)

A Book That That Left Me Feeling Meh
All Your Twisted Secrets

A Book That Was So Stunning I Could Cry
Raybearer (Raybearer, #1)

Book Haul


Many thanks to Sourcebooks, St. Martin's Press, & Berkley for the review copies.

August Blog Posts Recap


Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews
Paradise Cove by Jenny Holiday
You Lucky Dog by Julia London
Go Deep by Rilzy Adams
You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria
By the Book by Amanda Sellet
The Legal Affair by Nisha Sharma
The Truest Thing by Samantha Young
Here to Stay by Adriana Herrera
Only When It's Us by Chloe Liese
Always Only You by Chloe Liese
You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson

Discussion & Personal Posts

My Favorite Loved-Up Cover Couples
Books I Read & Loved In 2020 That I Haven't Reviewed

Also, check out my fun macaron thread on Twitter!

Planned September TBR

  Beautiful & Dirty (The Family #1) 

That's it for my recap! How was your month in reading? Read anything great I should definitely check out?
Let me know in the comments below!