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FAVORITE READS OF THE MONTH: August

Happy September! Summer is over, but Fall is here. And we are ready for all the spooky & cozy reads that come with it! 

We consume so many books in a month, that we don’t always get the chance to talk about all of our favorites. So, we’ve decide to set aside a monthly post specifically for talking about our favorite reads that would have otherwise flown under the radar.


Bree:

I read so many good books this month that I honestly don’t know which to talk about! This will just have to be a month where I just mention all of the reads I enjoyed, in an effort to get y’all to pick up all of them. So to start off, I read my muchly-anticipated Husband Material by Alexis Hall, and the dose of chaotic wellbeing Luc & Oliver gave me might last until Christmas. The humor Alexis infuses into his books just tears me up every time. Absolutely cannot wait until 2024 for Father Material. *ugly cries* To recover from the whirlwind that is Luc & Oliver, I binged I bunch of graphic media including: many issues of the She-Hulk comics (I blame my love of Tatiana Mansley), Chef’s Kiss (a really cute post-graduation graphic novel, in which the kid with an English degree starts working at a bizarre restaurant because he can’t get hired in his chosen field), and Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe (a memoir graphic novel about growing up nonbinary and asexual). I don’t know what it is about graphic works, but the pretty art is just so soothing to my brain. Lastly, I finished up my month with a reread of The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, in preparation for the release of book three, The Final Gambit (out now). I just have to reread book two now, but I must wait for my library loan to come through. Ah, the reader’s eternal crux…


Tree:

Not going to lie, but August reading was rocky. Even though I finished a fair amount of books (I’m writing this prior to the 31st so who knows exactly how many that will be). But, a lot of them did not stick with me, even though I enjoyed most of them. I read outside the romance genre more than usual, read some books that had been on my TBR forever, read an American Girl book, but almost fell into a book slump three times so idk what to tell you. If I have to pick one, the book that has stuck with me most this most is Paris Daillencourt is About to CrumbleWe’re big Alexis Hall fans here at Words About Words. I do want to say that this is not a romance (there is a big romantic plot), but it’s about Paris and his journey towards dealing with his anxiety. This book is hard to read and I cried a lot while reading it!! Here is my Goodreads review if you want to see more of my thoughts. If you have anxiety, please read this one when you’re in a good headspace. I also do want to mention I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy because wow that was a powerful memoir (please check trigger warnings before reading, major triggers for all types of abuse and disordered eating). 


What was your favorite read of August? 

xoxo, Bree & Tree

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