Best of the Bunch – August 2015 Wrap-up

August 2015 was a month full of highs and lows. I read, perhaps, my personal worst but also some really good ones. I finished my ARC August Challenge but was only partially successful. I read all of the books I wanted to, but added eight more to my Netgalley queue so my percentage is still hovering at 70%. I had two reviews at 4.25 Stars, the high for the month, but picked We Never Asked For Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh as my Best of the Bunch (see my review here). This book was so nuanced and richly detailed, the story of a mother finally forced to raise her children was just a tiny step above the others. Check out all of my August reviews below then go check out the rest of Best of the Bunch at A Cocoon of Books.

The Piano Man Project – Kat French 4 Stars

Dragonbane – Sherrilyn Kenyon 4 Stars

How to Write a Novel – Melanie Sumner 2 Stars

We Never Asked for Wings – Vanessa Diffenbaugh 4.25 Stars

Never Always Sometimes – Adi Alsaid 4 Stars

Who Do You Love – Jennifer Weiner 4.25 Stars

Everything, Everything – Nicola Yoon 4 Stars

Everybody Rise – Stephanie Clifford 3 Stars

Goddess of Suburbia – Stephanie Kepke 3.75 Stars

Wake-Up Call – The Wake-Up Series – Amy Avanzino 4 Stars

The Bourbon Kings – J.R. Ward 4 Stars

The Replacement Wife – Rowena Wiseman 3 Stars

A Beginner’s Guide to Paradise – Alex Sheshunoff 3 Stars

The Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse – Daphne Lambe 4 Stars

Escape Points A Memoir – Michele Weldon 3 Stars  

Rating Report
Overall: zero-stars

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Posted August 31, 2015 by Laura in ARC August, Best of the Bunch Monthly Wrap-up / 8 Comments

8 responses to “Best of the Bunch – August 2015 Wrap-up

  1. I’m a little afraid to read this. I had 2 kids by age 18, worked, and graduated from college. My kids were my motivation to give them a better life! I may smack this woman!

    • Laura

      I know, I had my son a week before my 17th birthday. Finished high school and college and now am a CFO at 37. I was super frustrated with her, but realized through reading that her parents enabled her and never allowed her to parent. It’s a good story if you can get past the initial annoyance.