Monthly Wrap Up

Monthly wrap up : Books read in August 2021

Hello readers! I hope you all are well and had amazing August. This month we had lots of gathering and family time, also did shopping and for the first time I received physical review copies from Indian publisher. I hope that isn’t just one time thing!

In terms of reading, I read 8 books. I had hard time getting into most of books I read this month but thankfully by the end of them month I picked books as per my mood and from my go to genre that improved overall feeling I also buddy read book for the first time and I had fun discussing book.

Here is stats and books I read-

Reading Stats –

Books read – 8
Pages read – 2991

Blog Stats –

Books Read in August

(Click on title to read full review)

5 stars ★★★★★

The Barrister and the Letter of Marque

Regency era novel

The Barrister and the Letter of Marque was intriguing, gripping, and well written legal historical fiction with complex plot and interesting characters. It revolved around barrister William Snopes defending the case of piracy and the mystery of Letter of Marque.

Best part of the book was court room drama, William and his team’s investigation, and villains’ plan.

I highly recommend this if you like,
courtroom drama
early 1800s regency era
Well written main character
complex plot

Curses by Lish McBride

Curses was entertaining, adventurous, and very well written well executed Beauty and Beast retelling with lots of characters, good message and lovely romance.

I highly recommend this if you love,
Fantasy with less worldbuilding
more character driven
classic feel
rogue hero and kickass heroine
slow burn romance
balls and gowns
Less drama
No usual romance tropes
witty characters and dialogues

Every Day in December by Kitty Wilson

Christmas read

Every Day in December was refreshing, feel good, heart-warming contemporary romance with lots of Christmassy spirit.

I highly recommend this if you like,
friends-to lovers arc
Slow burn romance
Clean adult romance
dysfunctional family trope
Christmas spirit

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) by Leigh Bardugo (review will be up tomorrow)

Six of Crows

Six of Crows was mind-blowing, thrilling, adventurous fantasy with so many twists and turns, amazing characters, and brilliant plot. It was the best book I read this whole year.

I highly recommend this if you love,
Author’s writing
If you liked Shadow and Bone trilogy or show
Ocean 11 movie
Nonstop action and adventure
Amazing characters and back story
Complex plot
Brilliant twist and turns

4 stars ★★★★

The Sister Surprise by Abigail Mann

great Scottish getaway

The Sister Surprise was refreshing, uplifting, and entertaining chick-lit was great plot, characters and setting.

I recommend this if you like,
City girl to farm life arc
Scottish getaway
countryside small town setting
Good sister relationship
Light romance but not centre of the story
fun and hilarious moments and dialogues

Lord Seeks Wife by Heather Barnett

humorous fiction

Lord Seeks Wife was refreshing, fun, and humorous fiction with eccentric characters.

I recommend this if you enjoy,
eccentric characters
quintessential village
hilarious scenes
Something to take your mind off the reality
uplifting read
close-knit community

3.5 stars ★★★1/2

Tia Lugo Speaks No Evil by Danette Vigilante

middle grade mystery

Tia Lugo Speaks No Evil was unique and enjoyable middle grade mystery with well written cultural aspect.

You will enjoy this if you like,
Latinx culture
middle grade murder mystery
good message for young readers
Atmospheric plotline

Love Life by Nancy Peach

heart-warming women’s fiction

Love Life was touching, emotive, and enjoyable women’s fiction and romance with some interesting and realistic aspect.

I recommend this if you like,
character with eating disorder
good character development
Hospice setting
will-they-won’t-they arc
theme of self-love and fighting inner voice
great supporting characters

Best book of the month

Six of Crows

Nothing is going to come close to this book for long time.

Discussion Posts

Thank you for reading! Let’s chat…

Have you read any of these books or added to TBR? How was your month in reading? What are you planning to read in September?


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Hi, I'm Yesha, an Indian book blogger. Avid and eclectic reader who loves to read with a cup of tea. Not born reader but I don't think I’m going to stop reading books in this life. “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”


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