August Wrap-up & September TBR

Welcome to another monthly wrap-up and TBR post!

I’ve had a busy and pretty satisfying reading month. You’ll see lots of four star ratings below, and a few five star ratings that I cannot recommend strongly enough.
All hyperlinks in book titles will lead to my reviews!


Books I read in August…

  1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  2. The Dinner List, by Rebecca Serle
    (ARC – review to come Sept. 10th)
  3. On Burning Mirrors, by Jamie Klinger-Krebs ⭐⭐⭐
  4. Goodbye, Paris, by Anstey Harris ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  5. The Book of Speculation, by Erika Swyler ⭐⭐⭐
  6. One of Us Is Lying, by Karen McManus ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  7. Hunger, Roxane Gay
  8. The Grownup, Gillian Flynn ⭐⭐⭐
  9. Nightingale, Amy Lukavics
    (ARC – review to come Sept. 25th)
  10. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  11. Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert⭐⭐⭐⭐
  12. The Book of Essie, Meghan Maclean Weir ⭐⭐⭐
  13. An Untamed State, Roxane Gay ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  14. Tin Man, Sarah Winman ⭐⭐⭐
  15. No One Cares About Crazy People, Ron Powers ⭐⭐
  16. The Psychology of Time Travel, Kate Mascarenhas
    (ARC- review to come Feb. 2019)
  17. Sometimes I Lie, Alice Feeney ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  18. Sing, Unburied, Sing, Jesmyn Ward ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  19. The Witch of Willow Hall, Hester Fox
    (ARC – review to come Oct. 2nd)
  20. Rust & Stardust, T. Greenwood ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  21. The Woman in the Window, A. J. Finn
    (review to come ASAP)

Rust & Stardust and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo were definitely the standout books of this month. (I guess I’m on a historical fiction kick right now?) Both had outstanding characterization and handled sensitive topics with great love and care.

And now on to September…

I’m still making it my mission to catch up on my Book of the Month selections, but other books keep getting in the way. Here’s what I still have:

Ghosted, by Rosie Walsh
Spinning Silver, by Naomi Novik
The Air You Breathe, by Frances De Pontes Feebles

I’m also working my way through a couple of novels that were sent to me by the authors:

The Things We Learn When We’re Dead, by Charlie Laidlaw
Silent All These Years, by T. A. Massa

That’s it for today. Thanks for reading! What was your favorite book that you read in August? Is there anything you’re most looking forward to reading in September? Share in the comments!


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