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.
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…
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 Crumble. We’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