Monthly Book Blog Wrap-Up: August 2023

For what should feel like one of the longest months of the year, August went by relatively quickly. At least for me, I think this was because I had something going on every weekend, which made it feel like I didn’t have a lot of down time. And despite feeling like I didn’t read a lot, I ended with this month with 7 books read and a new milestone for my blog. I’ll take it! Onward to my monthly book blog wrap-up for August.

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On My Radar: August 2023

With just a couple of days left in the month it’s time for another On My Radar roundup of some posts I read during August. I decided to add a little more structure to these monthly posts. So now the linked posts are divided into three categories: reviews, discussions, and bookish miscellany. Check out what some of your fellow bloggers had to say in August!

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ARC Review: He Who Drowned the World by Shelley Parker-Chan

Today’s review is about HE WHO DROWNED THE WORLD by Shelley Parker-Chan. It’s the final book in The Radiant King duology. As such, my review contains spoilers for SHE WHO BECAME THE SUN. This is a brilliant and satisfying ending that explores the power of grief and sex as well as identity. It is much darker than the first book and contains elements that some may find triggering.

Author: Shelley Parker-Chan
Series: The Radiant Emperor #2
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Tor Books
Publish Date: August 22, 2023
Print Length: 496

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Book Blogger Hop: August 18-24

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

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