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?