August was not the best reading month for me. At the beginning of the month, I was so motivated to get a lot of reading done but as the month went on, I found myself in somewhat of a reading slump. Despite this, I still read five books and found some really incredible books.

Midnight Sun (The Twilight Saga #5)
by Stephenie Meyer

R A T I N G :

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

I finished this book about over a week ago and even though I enjoyed it, I am glad to be done with the series. To be honest, I did not love it as much as I thought I would. I truly loved getting to know more about the Cullens and what they were doing “behind the scenes” but not only did it feel like Edward’s inner monologue went on forever, it was really creepy.

To avoid giving a spoiler by accident, I do not want to get into too many detail but the two things that truly bothered me most was the stalking, obsessive and creepy behaviour of Edward and how unnecessarily long the book was. It felt as if the same things were written over and over and his thoughts got quite tiring to me.

Empty Bottles Full of Stories
by R.H. Sin & Robert M. Drake

R A T I N G :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Ever since I discovered R.H. Sin through Instagram many years ago, I have fallen in love with his words. I have been wanting to read this poetry book since it released and am glad I finally got to it. I found quite a few poems I really relate to and a few words and phrases that I want to remember for a long time.

I think it was well written and definitely want to read more from both poets.

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
by Reni Eddo-Lodge

R A T I N G :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I have been wanting to get my hands on a copy for such a long time and finally got to it a few days ago. This book is one I am so happy to have read. I learned so much and thought it was so well written. It is the kind of book that I will constantly be rereading in the future and is one I will be recommend to everyone I know.

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
by Trevor Noah

R A T I N G :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

To put it lightly, I absolutely loved this book. It was…exceptional. I listened to the audiobook and loved hearing the author’s story being told by him. It was so well narrated and the different voices he used was spot on. I was thoroughly entertained and could not stop listening.

The way he described things was so vivid and I could see the stories in my head as I listened. I laughed at his jokes and cried at the difficulties he faced. It is the kind of book that makes you stop and truly listen. It is educational and impactful and it is the kind of book I want everyone to read. I highly recommend!

Crowning Soul (Heart of Noorenia #1)
by Sahira Javaid

R A T I N G :

I got accepted for the blog tour of this books, which I am so grateful for. As I still have to finish the rest of the book when this blog post is up, I will update my thoughts and rating later on if you are interested in seeing what I thought of it.

If you would like to see what my thoughts are on the books I will be reading as I read them during the month, be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

Keep reading, stay safe and never stop telling stories.

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