August 2021 Wrap-Up
I'm only 3 days late in wrapping up my August reads, namely because I was so keen to include Malibu Rising which was the perfect summer read. August has been a lovely month for us. We had a lovely break at the seaside visiting my sister, a new addition to the family arrived, we sold a house and bought a house, and celebrated the wedding of a couple of our dearest friends, which involved a weekend away. Wow! looking at that, I make no wonder we are shattered.
Reading wise, I was all over the summer reads, there was no crime this month (as in reading it, not committing it!) and I finally got my 5 ⭐️ paddle out. It had been a long time coming. So without further ado, let's wrap up this month.
Books Read and Reviewed in August
- The Courage to be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitaka Koga
- The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley
- The Secret Path by Karen Swan
- Chasing the Italian Dream by Jo Thomas
- The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan
- At Home in Thrush Green by Miss Read
- Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Other Posts of Note
Most Popular Post
I though this may be a handy addition to the wrap-ups. Clearly a lot of you were feeling the Taylor Jenkins Reid love and so the most popular post was:
5 Star Reads
Just one this month, Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Read, this writer can do no wrong in my eyes at the moment.
Big Read Challenge
Oh yes? Do you remember I do this? Nope I don't either evidently!. No change from last month. 15/100 re-read of the books on the list of the BBC Big Reads. To find out all about this challenge, check out the link below.
Find out about the BBC Big Read Re-Read
I've read 63/100 books so far this year. Trucking along nicely.
To Be Read
I've finally had a count-up and I have 33 books on my To Be Read pile. My updated TBR post is coming next week!!!
Looking Forward to
In a word, AUTUMN! Summer has been a wash-out in the UK, although not as awful as for other people around the world at the moment. Bring me crisp mornings and comfy jumpers. I am ready to dive in.
Also, I am looking forward to starting to pack up our house. We haven't a moving date yet, but are already getting excited!
I hope you have had a good month and September has started well for you so far. I'll be back next week with that long promised To Be Read post and a review of a crime novel that rivals Richard Osman's Thursday Murder Club. Have a great weekend xx