Monthly Book Wrap-Up | August

Hello bookworms and welcome back to Josie’s Book Corner! We are now in our third day of September, and I think it’s about time that I wrap up August and tell you all about the books I read this month! 
I’m ashamed to say that I only read three books this month! Ah! It was a challenging and overwhelming month for me, to the point where I couldn’t read as much as I hoped to. However, the books that I DID read were high-quality and AMAZING. So let’s jump right in, shall we?

How many books did I read from my TBR?

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Yes… I only read three books, but I managed to get half of my TBR for August complete! I’m going to look at this situation with the glass half-full. I am very happy that I stuck to my TBR and completed three very amazing books. I’m currently reading The Assassin’s Blade right now, and will be starting Mistborn soon, hopefully! 

But wait… you want to know what I thought about these books I finished? Keep reading! 


The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

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The Knife of Never Letting Go blew me away with it’s unique story and world and the amazing plight of a young 12-year-old boy named Todd. After reading A Monster Calls, I knew I had to pick up more of Ness’s work. I picked this one and gosh darn I’m happy I picked this one. 

The Knife of Never Letting Go is a sci-fi, futuristic, coming-of-age novel that will make you laugh, make you cry and make you gasp with shock. 

I gave this book: ☆☆☆☆☆ stars!

Click here to see my review, where I go into further depth about my love for this fantastic novel. 



Everything Everything
by Nicola Yoon

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I received this as an arc from Netgalley, and gosh I am so glad that I did. Everything Everything is the story of a teenage girl by the name of Madeline, who has a disease that causes her to be allergic to everything outside. 

It’s very unique with beautiful writing and an adorable romance. However, it does not just focus on romance. It highlights themes of life, family love and loss. I believe it’s a must read for everyone, and you must try it at least once! 

I gave this book: ☆☆☆☆☆ stars

Click here to see my review!



The Wrath and the Dawn
 by Renee Ahdieh 

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The Wrath and the Dawn is an electric, whimsically written re-telling of A Thousand and One Nights. It’s a romance-orientated novel with a strong female protagonist and a swoon-worthy, brooding and troubles male protagonist. 

And not only that, it’s got incredible pacing, awesome side characters and the most suspenseful ending that will leave you screaming for the next book! Can you tell that I adored this book?

I gave this book: ☆☆☆☆☆ stars

Click here to see my review, where I ramble and express the love I have for the characters, especially Khalid! 


That’s it for this month’s wrap up! Despite reading only three books, they were some of the three best books I’ve read all year! So, I’d say reading three great books is better than 20 mediocre books, don’t you think?!

How many books did you read this month?

What was your favourite book this month?

Did you read any of the books I read?

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50 responses to “Monthly Book Wrap-Up | August”

  1. […] going on?! September just came and went in a flash! It felt like only a week ago that I put up my August Wrap Up and my September TBR! And yet, here we are once again with another round of Monthly Wrap Up posts! […]

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  2. It’s good of you to look at it with the glass half-full 🙂 I have The Knife of Never Letting Go on my shelf, so I must read it soon!

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    1. Yes, of course! 😊
      I hope you read it soon, I’d love to hear your thoughts! 💋

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  3. […] do not have a favourite book of the month, because I loved them all so very much, so click here to go to my book wrap up post for the month of […]

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  4. I wanted to read Everything, Everything but I am afraid I’ll get depressed. Great post Josie~

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    1. No no, it won’t depress you at all! It will make you smile! 😊
      Thank you! xoxo 💋

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      1. Oh that’s good to know then! Thanks Josie~

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  5. Awesome month you had! I just tagged you for “The Reading Habits Tag”

    https://rabbitearsblog.wordpress.com/2015/09/05/the-reading-habits-tag/

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    Wesaun @ Oreos and Books

    Good for you! My favorite book in August has to be A Monster Calls. I read…I don’t remember? But you saw my wrap up!!! I hope this month is better for you, Josephine. Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

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    1. A Monster Calls is a wonderful book, one of my favourites all year!
      Yes, I sure did see your wrap up. 🙂
      No problem, thank you for your lovely comment! 😊

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  7. The second book in the Chaos Walking trilogy is my favourite, so I hope you enjoy that just as much!

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    1. I just bought that one, so I’m excited to read it soon! Thank you! 💋

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      1. Hooray! All three books are so good but the second I felt was a sort of like a parallel history, which I really enjoyed.

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  8. I have to read The Knife of Never Letting Go! It’s been on my list forever and everyone seems to love it

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    1. Yes! You HAVE to read The Knife of Never Letting Go! It’s amazing and so worth the read. 😊

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  9. I will sit in this corner and wait for you to hopefully explode with feels after Aat Answer. ;)!

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    1. Oh gosh, get read for a massive explosion of feels. 😁

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  10. Only three books maybe, but they all seem really, really great! I really need to get The Knife Of Never Letting Go…when I’ll have some money 😦
    Great wrap-up! 🙂

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    1. Yes yes, they were all fantastic, thank goodness! 😊
      You must pick it up as soon as you can! Thank you! xoxo 💋

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  11. I am desperate to read Everything Everything! It is at the top of my TBR for September.

    Patrick Ness is amazing. The Knife of Never Letting Go is so heartbreaking though! His latest book, The Rest of Us Just Live Here is so great. It’s all about what the other high school students are doing while the ‘chosen ones’ are saving the world. He sends up the structure of so much YA fiction in a really beautiful (and loving, lol) way. I really recommend it.

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    1. You must read it ASAP! It’s so worth the read. I really need to read The Rest Of Us Just Live Here! I need more Patrick Ness in my life! Thank you for the recommendation, I will definitely pick it up as soon as I can.
      xoxo 🙂

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  12. Looks like you had a really great reading month as well. 3/3 of the books you loved!!! I was all over the board LOL

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    1. Thank you, it was an okay reading month! Great quality books though! 🙂
      Oh gosh, well hopefully September gives you some great books!
      xoxo

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  13. Great Wrap up! Even if you had read only three books in a month it’s enough if they are amazing ones. I think you’ll definitely enjoy reading Unravel Me. I hope you like Assassin’s blade too. I’m planning to read Mistborn around next week. 😀

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    1. Thank you! 🙂
      I have a feeling I’ll love Unravel Me and The Assassin’s Blade – I’m past half-way through with The Assassin’s Blade so hopefully I finish it this weekend. 😀
      xoxo

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  14. Great wrap up post and I love the way you have it formatted! 🙂
    You already know I love The Knife of Never Letting Go!
    I ended up buying the e-book versions of the series last night, lol.
    Everything, Everything was an amazing book as well!
    I am impatiently waiting for my hardcover copy, so I can reread it!

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    1. Thank you! I really appreciate the feedback! 😊
      Yes yes I do know! 😆 Oh wow! I just bought the second book in the series a few hours ago, so in a week or two I’ll have it! Yay!
      I’m so glad you loved Everything Everything. I need to order it soon! I need to see the gorgeous writing formats within AND the illustrations that I missed out on when reading the e-ARC!
      xoxo 💋

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  15. I am dying to dive into the Wrath and the Dawn, I’ve heard so many great things about it and now it’s at the top of my TBR pile!

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    1. It’s a must read! I hope you get around to it soon! 😀
      xoxo

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  16. Yes, 3 amazing ones are better than any number of mediocre one 😉 I’m so glad you enjoyed your reading month, I really want to read Everything Everything and I think I’ll have to check The Knife of Never Letting Go out 🙂

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    1. You have to read both of those books, they are worth the read! 😀
      And thank you, I totally agree. 😉

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      1. Everything Everything I was already planning to read. The other one I was not, mainly because I saw it once on the bookstore and the book is huge… lol. But I’ve been reading raving reviews, so I’ll check it out sometime

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  17. You still had a great month, regardless how many you read! I would have loved to have 3 5-star reads for the month – my reading in August was so blah. I need to read these books – maybe I’ll have a better month. 🙂 In fact, I’m going to buy Everything, Everything right now. Everyone says it’s a must read.

    I love your reviews. Thanks for posting about these books and convincing me to try them! I hope you have a great reading month in September. 🙂 xoxo

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    1. Oh thank you! Indeed, quality over quantity! 🙂
      Yes yes, I am so happy to hear you say you’re buying Everything Everything! Do it! 😀
      Thank you so much, I really appreciate your kind words, they really made my day that much brighter!
      xoxo

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  18. Yay for half of your August TBR read!! Guess how many I actually read from my TBR last month? Only 1 book. All the others I just decided to read on a whim or I had to read for review… how sad 😛

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    1. Ah yes, I saw that! At least you read 1. 😉
      But being spontaneous is great! Especially when the books that are on your TBR aren’t books you need to read for review.

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      1. Yeah I like to keep my months open and free! 😛

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  19. I”m reading “The Knife of Never Letting Go” now, and it IS awesome. Fully agree with you.

    I see a Mistborn book is on your list. The first Mistborn was AWESOME! The second one was good. The third one…eh, I’ve heard enough about it that I’m not eager to read it because I don’t want the series ruined for me.

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    1. I’m so glad that you are loving The Knife of Never Letting Go! Patrick Ness seriously did an amazing job with that one.
      I’m going to be reading it this month for the read along I’m hosting! Thank you for your feedback, I’ve got all three books so hopefully I enjoy them! 🙂
      xoxo

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      1. Its one I blogged about because I never would have seen it if I hadn’t reassured the librarian that I didn’t care if a book came from the teen section. Seriously, the poor woman whispered teen section to me like it was a word forbidden to say to people over 18 years old.

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