August 2021 Bookish Recap

September 01, 2021

How is it that summer is already over? My children are days away from school and August was all about reading what I love and back-to-school shopping. With my eldest going into her second year of university, my middle going into her 11th year of high school, and my youngest starting junior high, my hands are full! I am definitely looking forward to whatever September brings and I wish for all of you to be blessed and find some awesome reads :)

So let's get down to what all I did in August...

Best Books of August

August was a great reading month for me. So great that it's hard for me to nail down the best book because after starting the Pure/Dark Ones series by Aja James... all of those books deserve the glory! So I'll just share with you all of the amazing reads I got to enjoy this month...

Gen Pop by Lani Lynn Vale - 4 stars
Pure Healing by Aja James - 5 stars
Dark Longing by Aja James - 5 stars
Dark Desires by Aja James - 5 stars
Dark Pleasures by Aja James - 5 stars
Pure Rapture by Aja James - 5 stars
Dark Redemption by Aja James - 5 stars
Pure Awakening by Aja James - 4 stars
Pure Ecstasy by Aja James - 5 stars
Dark Obsession by Aja James - 5 stars
Pure Providence by Aja James - 5 stars
Pure Magnetism by Aja James - 5 stars
Pure Surrender by Aja James - 5 stars
Pure Darkness by Aja James - 5 stars
Bond of Destiny by Larissa Ione - 4 stars
Dark Possession by Aja James - 5 stars

Aja James is a hidden gem. I'm not sure why because her gift with words is outstanding! She has definitely made a place for herself on my must-buy list.

Book Haul

Physical Books:


Added to my tbr

I did pretty awesome with not adding too much to my list. One day, it will be zero so I can actually get through my dang TBR.

Reading Stats

I read a total of 4246 pages across 16 books. Most of these came from this fabulous series I found (Pure/Dark Ones by Aja James), although I did find some amazing ARCs as well. Not a whole lot of variety here :)

What Else?

Once again, I've got nothing. I'm looking forward to continuing the Pure/Dark Ones series. I love paranormal romance, especially when it's done to this caliber of excellence. I don't want it to end, but I can't stop now. If you happen to know any great paranormal or fantasy romance books that you think I'd enjoy, especially if they're hot without the mess of menage, please let me know!

What are you looking forward to for September? I hope it's as incredible as we deserve it to be!

Talk soon,

xo, Natalie


  1. Look at that Aja James binge! That's impressive without burning out! I'm currently binging CM Owens's Sterling Shores series.

    1. I have a bunch of CM Owen's books on my kindle. I need to get to those sometime. I hope you are also loving the heck out of your binge!!

  2. I'm always a little bit jealous of how much reading you do each month. I hope September is great for the both of us!


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