Hello everyone!
This Book List is so late I know!!! (Only by a week but I feel like a bad academic for not meeting my deadline ^^”) I hope everyone survived Summer 2020! And for those of you out there going back to school, especially if you’re in the depressed states of America, please wear masks, social distance, and wash your hands!! This will be my last semester for the MBA program and I cannot wait to be finished!! \^0^/
So far, I have read 60 Books for 2020 out of my goal of 85 and I really hope everyone else is reaching their goals and finding great new books to read!

August Book List

  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt
bibliophile, Q, and bookaholic image Image by 에릭
This is the book the Dark Academia Book Club and I are currently reading! I have heard so much about this book, and I’m honestly ready for the worst? It’s so popular among Dark Academia circles and over-hyped I’m honestly wondering how much I’ll like it. But! It’s always good to try and see what all the excitement is about! Also, if you want to join the Dark Academia Book Club send me a message and I’ll send you the Discord link!
  • Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Kimmerer
indian, native american, and peaceful protest image clouds, landscape, and montana image
I’m finally reading a nonfiction book again~ And this one isn’t Euro-centric! It focuses on indigenous and native knowledge about nature and science and I’m so excited to learn more about it since, as you ought to know, indigenous people are best at keeping the planet alive and all. If I remember the statistics, they’re able to take care of 80% of the world’s environment by themselves without the need of fancy new-age technology or gene-splicing science. Just, their knowledge of the land and how to use it and care for it. I can’t wait to learn~
  • The Lost Girls of Paris by Jam Jenoff
paris, travel, and city image color, fashion, and found image
My father got me this book while he was traveling, and I’ve been meaning to read it ever since, so now seems a good a time as ever! I’m anxiously waiting to get to this book, because it isn’t really the sort of genre I usually indulge in. Which is great because I totally believe in reading outside of your comfort zones!! But also… my comfort zone is so comfy… Haha~ I’m sure it’ll be good! It was second on the New York Times Best Seller list when my father got it~ In first place was…. (continue reading)
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
books, where the crawdads sing, and ergodebooks image fog, mist, and water image
First place on the New York Times Best Seller list! This book was soooo popular among critics, I remember my library ordering a whole shelf-full of them and they all went on hold within the first day lol. Even my dad read the first chapter blurb and was hooked! It took me a while to get to it because I don’t really like reading books during their hype stage? If I disagree with parts of it then I don’t want to get into arguments, so it’s safer to read it after the hype is said and done. But then again, it isn’t often that so many people are enthralled by a murder-mystery crime book, so this ought to be a refreshing take on the genre!
  • Dissolving Classroom by Junji Ito
aesthetic, gore, and horror image dark, horror, and quotes image
This summer has been full of Junji Ito for me because I’ve been buying book after book for my sister! She’s going through his collection of works super crazy fast, and now I’m just trying to catch up and read all the books I’ve bought for her. He’s such a good scary story author, and his characters are always so weird, this is bound to be a treat!

Wish Me Luck~

That makes a total of 5 Books for August!
It's going to be my birthday soon!! I try not to get too excited for it since we never do much unless I take care of everything, so this year I'm taking home some tea party snacks and hosting a DnD session~ I think it'll be fun!

If you'd like to discuss any of the books for this month feel free to send me a message or talk to me on Goodreads!
https://www.goodreads.com/JinxLirin

All of my other Monthly Book Lists will be kept in this collection.