Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Recent Reads

This was a slower reading month for me, but I'm happy that I'm keeping up the practice of reading a little bit even if I'm not zipping through books like I was earlier this summer. Plus, Majesty, the sequel to American Royals, comes out today, so I have a new book that I'm really excited to read!

Here's what I read over the last month.


The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana
I really love mythology, and this book is based around a fictional mythology, so I really enjoyed that. It's a bit of a mystery and a bit of a romance, set it a fictional country in a fictional past. I did wish that there was more to the story at the end, but while I was reading I was really drawn into the whole universe of the book.


Pew by Catherine Lacey
If you, like me, read The Lottery in high school, you'll understand what I mean when I say that the whole time I was reading this book, I could tell that there was just something off. It also reminded me a little bit of the Stepford Wives - everything seemed so perfect that I kept reading to figure out what was going on underneath. It's called Pew because the story starts with a person who is found sleeping on a church pew, and no one knows who they are or where they come from. This is another book where the story ended and I still had lots of questions unanswered.


Pretty Things by Janelle Brown
This was a fun read about a con artist who is trying to steal family money from a wealthy influencer. But of course, there's more to the story hidden beneath the surface, and you're constantly wondering who is really conning who. It's a nice reminder that the lives we show on Instagram are not necessarily exactly honest.


Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer
My friends and I were all OBSESSED with the Twilight books when we were younger, so of course I had to read Midnight Sun when it was released. It's basically the first book of the Twilight series but told through Edward's point of view. It's pretty long, and it tends to drag at some points... but it brought back so many nostalgic feelings about reading the series for the first time!

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