August Reading List
It’s that time of the month where I give my reviews on the books I’ve read the past month. I read 6 books and I thought most of them were great reads with a few duds. Read on for my picks.
The Child || A baby skeleton is discovered and Kate, a reporter, believes this story is big and she’ll be able to make a name for herself. She meets 2 women, each claiming the remains are theirs. I enjoyed Fiona Barton’s first book, The Widow, and have been anticipating this novel and it did not disappoint!
Hello, Sunshine || Sunshine Mackenzie is an Internet culinary star. She gets hacked and her secrets are exposed, the biggest that she’s not from a small farming background as the world knows her to be. Basically, this book is about her fall from grace and her attempts at rebuilding her life, this time being her true self, in the world of social media where everyone shows the best side of themselves, and not necessarily reality. I read this on vacation and it was a quick, enjoyable read.
The Light We Lost || There are so many great reviews on this book. The book is easy to read but I had a difficult time identifying with the main character. It’s told from the girl’s perspective and as I got to know her story, she just really started to get on my nerves! She’s constantly reminiscing about her first love, the guy that basically threw her away so he could pursue his own career dreams. She eventually meets a nice man, marries him and has 2 children. Even then, the poor guy is living in her first love’s shadow.
Since We Fell || Ok, where to begin with this one. It felt like I was reading 2 entirely different books. The first half focuses on Rachel, a TV journalist, and her seclusion from life after her melt-down on TV. The second half turns into a thriller where she’s deceived and her life turns violent. It was a good read when I wasn’t feeling confused…ha!
The Memory Watcher || This is a psychological thriller with a social media relevancy that was interesting. It brings to light how people try to spin things a certain way online, making things ‘prettier’ than life really is.
It’s Always The Husband || This book received so many ratings on goodreads.com but I couldn’t finish it. I tried to skim through it and that was painful as well. Maybe you’ll like it better than me.
That wraps up August’s book review. Can you believe it’s September?! Please share your recommendations, I’m always on the hunt for a good book! Have a good one and thank you for visiting.