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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!]

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2020


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.)

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2019

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.

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2018

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.

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2017

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!

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2016

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.

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2015

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.

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2014

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!

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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…

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2010

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.

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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!

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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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