What I Read This Month – August 2018 Edition

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What I Read This Month

In keeping up with my year of reading, here are my August 2018 reads:

~The High Season (Judy Blundell) (Library): I felt like the characters were well-developed and although this book had a lot going on, I didn’t find it at all hard to follow.  It was a fun summer read, but wasn’t too light.
~Marriage Vacation (Pauline Brooks) (Amazon): What on earth did I just read? I don’t watch the TV Land series Younger, which I guess somehow ties into this book, but I don’t think it would have mattered.  I don’t want to wreck this book if you decide to read it, but this woman didn’t just take a marriage vacation, she took a life vacation.  Some of the reviews say that its relatable to them as a mom, but I was like nope, no way!
Sweet Little Lies (Caz Frear) (Book of the Month): This one was not a light read by any means, but it was a good read!  There were so many twists and turns in this book that I had no idea where it would end up.  And the ending was even more surprising than I could have ever imagined!
~Baby Teeth (Zoje Stage) (Library): This.book.  Very disturbing in a can’t put this book down kind of way.  I hated the ending, but it makes me hopeful there will be a follow up to this book.
~The Breakdown (B.A. Paris) (Library): Wow.  Without giving too much away I’ll just say that I am not sure I would have believed anything the main character was thinking either.  This book did NOT disappoint.
~Everything I Never Told You (Celeste Ng) (Library): I loved Little Fires Everywhere (also written by Celeste Ng) and this one gets great reviews on Amazon, so I figured I’d love this too.  I did not.  I felt like it was repetitive and I just couldn’t get into it. I guess you can’t love them all!
Educated A Memior (Tara Westover) (Library): This book has been on basically every 2018 must-read book and although it’s not my normal type of book (I normally read fiction), I checked it out of the library. And I am so glad I did.  It’s a memoir about a girl from a survivalist family who never went to formal school and ended up getting a PHD from Cambridge.  Incredible.
~How Hard Can It Be (Allison Pearson): Not as good as some of her other books, but if you are looking for a light easy read with a satisying ending, this is it.
~Tell Me Lies (Carola Loveing): Now this book didn’t have the ending I was hoping for a few chapters in, but that is a good thing.  It just goes to show that our first loves may not be the ones for us.

What did you read in August?  Any recommendations for me for September?

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Amber M

    Thank you for this!! I’m always looking for a good book to read and I love the suggestions. I hope you keep doing these.

  2. Chandra

    1. Geekerella(Starfield #1) by Ashley Poston, 2. Rhythm, Chord & Malykhin by Mariana Zapata, 3. The Secret, Book and Scone Society (Miracle Springs, North Carolina #1) by Ellery Adams are the 3 I listened to this month. Geekerella was a Cinderella retelling YA novel. It was cute. Rhythm, Chord, and Malykin was really good. I love Mariana Zapata she is a master of the slow burn so the build up was great as usual. Not my fav M. Zapata book but it was a good listen. The Scone Society was okay alittle slow to listen to I had to speed it up but it kept my interset but not enough to keep reading the series.

  3. Kimm Jones Furlotte

    I watch and love “Younger”, even my husband watches even though he will never admit it to others..lol… you should check out season 1 episode 1 and see if it hooks ya! 🙂

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