August Wrap Up

Just a few days late with my wrap up! 😆

So August was not my personal best because life has a way of sucking sometimes!

What I didn’t read in quantity though, was totally made up for in quality!

My top 5 for August were:
✨The Lost Vintage
✨America For Beginners
✨Thirteen
✨Class Mom
✨Otherwise Engaged

I honestly really enjoyed them all!


August 2019 Reads:

Audiobooks 0  |  EBooks 1  |  Print 9


Class Mom and You’ve Been Volunteered by Laurie Gelman

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I’m not a mom, so I really didn’t think I’d connect to this. What I read was HILARIOUS. Such fun books that literally made me laugh out loud!

Check out my reviews here!

 


Otherwise Engaged by Lindsey J. Palmer

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This was a novel about love, relationships, jealousy and SO much more. Molly and Gabe have been dating for 2 years and Molly has been holding her breath waiting for that shiny ring. When Gabe sells his first novel, there’s a whirlwind engagement and then chaos ensues. A book tour, wedding planning, and Gabe’s sultry ex returns… what could go wrong?

The story is unique in that we get to actually read a lot of Gabe’s book throughout the story – which just happens to kind of be all about his ex! Whoopsie!


The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah

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Fans of The Nightingale will LOVE this novel about a woman who returns to her family’s ancestral vineyard in Burgundy and unexpectedly uncovers a lost diary, an unknown relative, and a secret her family has been keeping since World War II.

LOVED it. Read my full review here.


The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

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A book about a finger. Say what?!? I had reservations going into this one  and it took me a while to read it. Not because it was hard to get through – it just kept getting pushed for no good reason.

Ji Lin is a young girl kind of feeling stuck in life. Not sure what she wants to do or who she wants to be. When a dance partner leaves behind a gruesome souvenir, she’s excited to figure out the mystery behind it!

There’s a lot of superstition and modern idealism, in this one. But not too heavy – just the right amount in my opinion. I particularly liked the coming-of-age part and the storyline of forbidden love. So unique!


TH1RT3EN by Steve Cavanagh

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What do you do when a serial killer is ON the jury of the murder case he committed?! Well, obviously no one knows that yet, but holy heck is that a great set up or what? This book was FASCINATING.

Read my full review here.

 


The Escape Room by Megan Goldin

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Vincent, Jules, Sylvie, and Sam all work together in Wall Street finance  where getting rich is all that matters, and they will do whatever it takes to be the best. And when they’re all thrown into a ruthless team building challenge – that involves being locked in an elevator – dark secrets and deceptions are exposed and it no longer feels like a game anymore. It starts to feel like a game of survival.

This one was a really interesting story. It was really thrilling and tore through it to find out what would happen. While it wasn’t the book I thought it was going to be, I still enjoyed it!


The Whisper Man by Alex North

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Totally creeptastic!

It takes a LOT to scare me. I’m a ‘read alone with the lights turned low’ kinda thriller reader. A ‘get the house as dark as possible and make sure no-one’s home’ kind of scary movie watcher. I LOVE being scared. While this one didn’t “scare” me as I had hoped – it sure did give me ALL the delicious creeps. AND it’s going to be a movie!

Read this one for menacing and ominous narrative. For a haunting and perplexing murder case, that’s equal parts vile and unsettling. And DEFINITELY read it for that very last scene! Check out my Instagram post.


America for Beginners by Leah Franqui

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Loved this one.

So unique.

My full review is here.

 


Molly by Colin Butcher

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Molly is half of the UK Pet Detective Agency, the other half being former Police Officer Colin Butcher and let’s make this very clear… this is no goofy Ace Ventura story. Although Jim Carrey is hysterical, this duo is much more professional and adorable.

A very cute story! Check out my Instagram post!


 

Did I read any of your favorites? See anything on your TBR here?

 

Happy (almost) Fall Ya’ll!! Hope your September is full of fun reading!

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