August flew by! I didn’t think I had read much, but when I looked back, it was a great reading month, with my average of one book a week! I’m continuing to mostly read on weekends as way to force myself to relax. And this month, with getting ready for school to start and working a ton, I needed this habit to help me recharge.
Here’s what I read in August (as an Amazon Affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases):
The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline (4.5/5) — This was a backlist book that’s been sitting on my shelf for a while, and I’m so glad I picked it up in August. It was a quick but touching read with two strong female characters. I love a good historical fiction book and enjoyed learning about this time in history so close to my own home in the midwest.
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (5/5) — This was one of those books I missed when it was over. I originally gave it a 4.5/5 because it started and ended a little slow for me, but the amount I thought about this book afterward then warranted the 5/5 I’m giving it here.
The Lazy Genius by Kendra Adachi (4/5) — This book, all about prioritizing and creating efficiencies where it matters most to you, was the perfect thing to read as I started this crazy school year.
American Royals by Katherine McGee (4.5/5) — I wasn’t expecting to love this one after a couple other recent royal reads, but this one caught my attention much more and that ending! I can’t wait for the next one, which comes out next week!
You can find everything I’ve read this year, along with reviews and direct links, on my Book Recommendations page.
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