Saturday, August 31, 2019

August Confessions

Can you hear me crying from over here? *sob* I can't believe summer is over. Yeah, I know, technically we have till mid-September, but with school back in session, it's hard for it to feel very summer-like. What a summer it has been though!  I didn't get to read as many books as I hoped this August, but I like to think that is because I've been out and about.   

Books Read in August:
1.  The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt by Andrea Bobotis (Adult Historical Fiction) - 3.5 out of 5 stars
2.  Polly and Buster by Sally Rippin (Middle Grade) - 3.5 out of 5 stars
3.  Tidlelands by Philippa Gregory (Adult Historical Fiction) - 4 out of 5 stars
4.  Start Here by Trish Doller (YA Realistic Fiction) - 3.5 out of 5 stars - Review to come
5.  Life and Other Inconveniences by Kristan Higgins (Adult Fiction) - 4 out of 5 stars - Review to come

Did Not Finish:
Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett (Audio Book)

1.  Favorite Book: I really enjoyed Tidelands by Philippa Gregory. Yes, it had a very, very slow start, but once things started to get going, it became a really compelling story with an atmospheric setting. I like that Gregory is focusing on ordinary people in this new series as opposed to famous historical figures.

2.  Biggest Surprise:  Life and Other Inconveniences is my biggest surprise. I have only read one other Higgins novel and thought it was decent, but this one really made me feel all the emotions. Even though it was a bit darker than I like my beach reads, it was still a good story filled with interesting family dynamics.

Biggest Disappointment: The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt was my most disappointing novel. Don't get me wrong, I liked it, but I didn't love it. I wasn't as hooked to the story as I thought I would be, especially since it's a southern mystery. 

4.  Favorite Post:  Books on the Big Screen 

5.  Favorite Part of August:  We took a mini-vacation to the shore this month and it was so much fun to go on adventures with my little guys. Now that my youngest is three, we are having a lot more fun exploring the sights, taking him on rides at the boardwalk, and of course, the beach!

What was your favorite book you read this month? Which one was disappointing? Let me know your thoughts! 


  1. I feel like you're the only person I know in the world who takes advantage of Summer as much as you're able to. I'm kinda jealous. We live in the middle of Canada so the coasts are so far away from us. We do have lakes here but they're cold as heck. Anyway, I'm kinda sad too that Summer is drawing to a close. Kids go back to school on Wednesday and Fall is upon us--which means, Winter is not too far behind. Sigh.

    Have a great month, Christina!

    1. Thanks so much! I feel like we tried to take advantage of every last drop of summer--it goes by too quickly! I am sad it is drawing to a close as well. Schools starts tomorrow for us as well. I hope you have a great month, too. Thanks for visiting!


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