August was a hard month to say the least.
To start off, I was in a slump both reading and mental health wise in July which continued to the beginning of August. I planned to try and get out of it and read loads but that didn’t go to plan. I was trying to find uni accommodation, which was stressful, then I finally found somewhere and had to sort all that out. I also went into a blogging slump, especially after the new WordPress editor update… Anyone else bloody hate it?
I basically felt like doing nothing, all throughout August. So I decided to just stop forcing myself to read. The month picked up towards the end, mood wise, so I thought. I went on a date, it was great, my mood picked up and I was feeling better. Then my elderly dog, Brandy, started to get more and more frail. My mother made the decision it was time to let him go. I’d had him my practically my whole life, we got him when I was 5 years old and I’m 23 now. Brandy was my best friend for almost 18 years and it absolutely destroyed me to let him go.
I only managed two books for August.
Firstly, I finished my reread of The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E Pearson
I enjoyed rereading this series so much. I loved being back in this world and revisiting these characters. Lia is one of my favourite heroines of all time.
I have a series review and a series discussion (spoilers) up for this, feel free to read those if you want to know my in depth thoughts.
Next, I listened to the audiobook of Pride by Ibi Zoboi
I’m really sad to say this book disappointed me 😦
I didn’t really know much about this other than it was a Pride and Prejudice retelling, which is one of my favourite classics, so I was sold! Ultimately, it was just meh. There wasn’t much P&P going on, it was a stretch to call it a retelling. I didn’t really like any of the characters and the romance wasn’t enjoyable.
Hope you are all doing well!
I’ll be back with some new posts soon (once I get the hang of this new editor. It’s taking me forever to write!)