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Fangirl Friday: Best of the Decade, August Edition

Last year, I saw a great bunch of posts about what book bloggers were reading the year before, and it got me curious. What was I reading this time last year—and the year before that, and the year before that? Never one to do things halfway, here’s everything I read during every August of 2010-2020—and which ones come out on top!

[Click for January’s, February’s, March’s, April’s, May’s, June’s, and July’s!]



Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
The Twilight Graphic Novels by Stephenie Meyer and Young Kim
Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer
A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris
Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

I forgot that August 2020 was the Twilight renaissance! Look, I’m very tempted to give it the win; but I try to avoid giving the win to old, nostalgic favourites, and The Unhoneymooners is also SUCH a deserving win it’s in the ranking for Ultimate August Read, so I feel no sadness giving the win to that instead! (Say ‘win’ one more time.)



Snow Falling ‘by’ Jane Gloriana Villanueva
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Oof, this is hard! Last month, I gave the win to a Hunger Games book (specifically Catching Fire), so I don’t feel too bad taking Mockingjay out of the ranking for this month. I think I’m going to give the win to City of Lost Souls, for being my favourite in that part of the series.



P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

I have no idea how there are some months where I read a long list, and some where I only read one book–but I don’t mind in the slightest that this gets the automatic win.



Grim edited by Christine Johnson
Boys of Summer by Jessica Brody
Final Girls by Riley Sager
There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

I love a short story collection–especially one that involves fairy tales twisted into ‘Beauty and the Chad’. Grim wins!



Mothership by Martin Leicht and Isla Neal
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany, Jack Thorne, and J.K. Rowling
Harley Quinn, Vol. 3: Kiss Kiss Bang Stab by Amanda Conner

Imagine giving this win to Cursed Child? I loved the Harley comics, but Mothership is basically the only sci-fi I’ve ever managed to enjoy, so I’m giving that the win.



Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter
Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter
Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Poison by Chris Wooding
Suicide Squad, Volume 5: Walled In by Matt Kindt, Sean Ryan, Jim Zub, et al.
Suicide Squad, Volume 4: Discipline and Punish by Aleš Kot, Matt Kindt, et al.
Shade by Jeri-Smith Ready
Phantom by L.J. Smith
Moonsong by L.J. Smith

This is exactly what I meant earlier, about reading all or nothing. To cut a long process short: I spoke here and here about why I love Poison so much, and I can’t not give it this win.



Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Frostbite by Richelle Mead
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Starters by Lissa Price

This was a really solid reading month! To pick a very difficult winner… I can’t think about If I Stay without choking up, so it seems deserving!


Apparently I’m missing 2013, 2012, and 2011 (can you tell I hadn’t started tracking my reading on Goodreads, and gave up back-tracking it?), so moving to…



White Cat by Holly Black
Beige by Cecil Castellucci 

I loved both of these, but out of long-term wanting-to-reread guilt… I’m giving the win to White Cat.


So which August book takes the top prize as my Ultimate August Read?

Drum roll…

The Unhoneymooners!

Look, Poison had to be sacrificed for the No Nostalgia rule, and P.S. I Still Love You was a reread–I regret nothing!


Do you agree? Which of these would be your favourite–or what’s your favourite ever August read?

(September’s best coming soon!)
(Where has this year gone?!)

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