August 31, 2018
August Wrap Up
Zero books were rated 5 star reads this month, but The Map of Salt and Stars came close and I consider it my best read of the month.
These Wrap Up posts are published with some trepidation because I’m concerned you might think that I’m recommending all these books. Please carefully notice my Star Ratings. Generally, I can confidently recommend 4 or 5 star reads, and I usually consider 3 star reads OK.
I’ve listed my August reads in order by my Star Ranking and my level of enjoyment. Titles are Amazon affiliate links and review links (blog or Goodreads) are also provided.
As always it’s OK to disagree! You might see a favorite that I’ve awarded 2 Stars or I might have rated a book high that you disliked…..Reading is a personal experience and each book makes a unique connection with the reader. Take my star ratings as simply one opinion.
The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhader
(best read of the month)
Full Review Here
The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan
Happy Reading Bookworms!
“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke
“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes
“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection!
Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text
My Summer TBR
I’ll be updating my Summer TBR list as I complete each read, so check this link often!
(So far I’ve read a good portion of the list (crossing off one more next week), some I’ve been more thrilled with than others, and I’ve only abandoned one)
Next Friday, I hope to bring you a review of Anne Tyler’s Clock Dance.
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What were your best reads of the month?
Are you looking ahead to fall reading? I have compiled a fall TBR list that I’m eager to share with you in September!
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Unless explicitly stated that they are free, all books that I review have been purchased by me or borrowed from the library.
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