This week I managed one more novel compared to last week as my total was eight. Unfortunately, I do not have as much time to read as I want compared to earlier in the year. Luckily, I still have enough to get through a few novels as I think I might get a little anxious without any reading. This past time is a great way to relax and escape into multiple different stories, which help balance the many stresses in life. Since fantasy and romances are my top two genres, I try to balance my reading between them.
I still need to try out Mr. Malcom’s List as I have heard mixed reviews. Since I enjoyed the audiobook for Miss Lattimore’s Letter by the same author, I might try to circle back to try the other novel. Another audiobook I finished was These Hollow Vows which is the first novel in the series of the same name. While this one may not have been a favorite when I finished it, the novel somehow still sticks with me so I most likely will give this a re-read and re-review when the second novel is available. My opinions may stay the same or they may differ, but I am willing to hope I end up loving it. My final audiobook was A Deadly Education. Since I received the sequel in the trilogy, I decided to give the audiobook a try. The novel had a lot of positives and there is potential there, but I am not sure how anxious I would be to re-read it.
Right after finishing A Deadly Education, I moved on to the ARC for The Last Graduate. There are some readers who prefer the first novel, but, for me, I loved the second one a lot more. Both are still great reads and the ending of the sequel ends on an incredible cliffhanger and I cannot wait for the final novel! Before reading either novel, I somehow got it into my head that The Scholomance was a duology, but actually found out that it is a trilogy. Since the second novel, The Last Graduate, ends with a cliffhanger, I am glad that there will be more to the series; however, I am disappointed that I now have to wait until next year to read it. My other ARC read was A Rake Like You, which is the follow-up to Lady August in the Linfield Hall series. Each novel within the series features a new couple in the same group of characters. I loved this sequel as it gave a prominent background character from the first novel a chance to show the readers his good side as he did not come across well in the first novel.
I completed three book blog tours where two of them worked out really well for me and one was just okay. One Last Kiss has incredible potential, but, unfortunately there is a large age difference between the characters. I am completely for an age difference, but I am not quite on board with the younger half of the couple being 19 as I am not quite sure the majority of 19 year olds would know exactly what they want in a relationship and the couple would last in the long run. The other two novels, Lil’s Bus Trip and Love on Location were excellent reads and I would easily read more from both authors.
Next week, I have multiple book blog tours and I also have a few ARCs that I want to try and read. Aside from the book blog novels, I am not sure how many I will get to, but I will wing it and see what happens.
~ My Reviews ~
A Rake Like You (Linfield Hall #2)
These Hollow Vows (These Hollow Vows #1)
Lil’s Bus Trip
One Last Kiss (Love at Last #3)
Love on Location
Miss Lattimore’s Letter
A Deadly Education (The Scholomance #1)
The Last Graduate (The Scholomance #2)
~ My Other Posts ~
- Weekly Wrap-up #34
- Six for Sunday – Gorgeous 2021 Covers
- Goodreads Monday – The Last Graduate
- Top Ten Tuesday – Book Crushes
- August Monthly Wrap-up
- Spell the Month in Books – September
- One Year Blog-iversary
- Last Year I Was Reading – #14
- First Lines Friday – #14
- Book Blogger Hop – Bookmarks
This week four of the novels that I recently read and reviewed were published. Forestborn (Forestborn #1), The Witch Haven, and Rake Like You (Linfield Hall #2) were all published on August 31st. The Meeting Point was published on September 2nd.
Thank you for reading my wrap-up! Happy 1st Saturday of September! How was your week? Did you read or do anything good?