I read 5 books in August! Not a record but I’m pleased as pie. Before working a full time job I was knocking out eight to ten books a month. Now I see how INSANE that is. Believe me. I’m super pumped when I hit four books a month.
So, this month my favorite book was probably between The Girl with all the Gifts and Red Queen. Very different books, but both so good. The Girl with all the Gifts took a thriller book to another level by allowing the POV to be a young, creepy girl. I have never read a book with an ending like that. Ever. So exciting. Red Queen was a Hunger Games-esque, dystopian, YA novel. Honestly, it was gripping and I can’t wait for the next book! Strong heroine and interesting world building. Another top contender was The Secret Life of Bees. I finally read it after having it in my possession for over ten years. I talk about all of them in the video below EXCEPT for the secret life of bees because apparently my brain is elsewhere these days.
I really enjoyed the themes in Secret Life of Bees. With racism still so prevalent today, it was so interesting to read a book based in the 1960s when the Civil Rights Act had just been passed. But among that, they also touched on depression and feminism. Did not expect depression to make an appearance in the book, but so so glad it did. Through the eyes of a young, teenage girl no less. If you haven’t read it yet, take the plunge! It is a must read.