August Wrap-Up

Most successful reading month of the year! Thirteen books, baby!

I’m currently writing this 200 miles away from home due to Hurricane Dorian. Being stuck in a hotel room with my cat really isn’t too bad. Let’s just hope that nothing happens to my house.

Back to books: I was on a roll this month! I read seven books before I had even made it to the middle of the month. It made me feel so accomplished, especially because most were ARCs for #ARCAugust.

Audiobook:

Technically You Started It by Lara Wood Johnson ♥♥♥♥
Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough ♥♥♥♥♥
My Squirrel Days by Ellie Kemper ♥♥♥♥
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple ♥♥♥♥ 

When I’m not reading a memoir or a collection of short stories on audiobook, I also find reading books written in verse or just any kind of epistolary format: emails, letters, or like in Technically You Started It, text messages. These formats take a simple story and flips the script.

EARCs:

It’s a Whole Spiel edited by Katherine Locke and Laura Silverman ♥♥♥♥
Trapeze by Leigh Ansell ♥♥♥
Color Me In by Natasha Diaz ♥♥♥♥
Campusland by Scott Johnston ♥♥♥♥
The Silence Between Us by Alison Gervais ♥♥♥♥
All the Water in the World by Karen Raney ♥♥♥
Who Put This Song On by Morgan Parker ♥♥♥♥♥

Look at all them ARCs! I’m so proud of myself for keeping to the goal and the TBR list, only adding a few things here and there. These all have separate review posts linked by their name or reviews-to-come. But they were pretty much all really great books. Just had a fantastic reading month.

Physical Books:

Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi ♥♥♥♥♥
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo ♥♥♥♥♥

Saved my two favorites of the month for last! I started listening to With the Fire on High one night on audiobook and then that same night I ended up reading the physical copy in one sitting. Acevedo’s writing is so beautiful and captivating, you can’t put it down. Don’t even get me started on Permanent Record. I have a whole post ranting and raving over how much I love this book. these two could find their way onto my end of the year list…

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