Reading Wrap-Up for August 2018

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I missed the first of September for my wrap-up but with finalising book club lists, footy finals, an 18th and Father’s Day all since the end of August I think I’ve done pretty well to be sitting here already. And it certainly can’t be any worse than the month that was almost halfway through….

Thanks to Bree at 1girl2manybooks for the original inspiration to start writing wrap-ups, I do like looking at it all together. Some months don’t look nearly as good as others but I need to celebrate what I can do rather than pressure myself about what I can’t.

August wasn’t a great reading month but there was a lot going on and 7 books in a month is certainly nothing to sneeze at.

Total Books I read in August: 7
6 Female authors/ 1 Male author
6 Adult/1 Children’s
6 Fiction novels
7 print/ 0 digital
Books in  series: 1
5 stars on Goodreads: 3
4 stars on Goodreads: 4
Books that qualify for AWW2018:  3
Books for B&L Book Club: 7

Talking about what I’ve read in a month is sometimes tricky for me looking back because I have been so lucky in getting my hands on such great books that I enjoy.

Standouts for August would have to be Whitsunday Dawn and The Lost Valley, I love the ecological elements Seaton and Scoullar add to their writing and their settings add such a wanderlust type element to the reading. A sense of seeing new places.

Sea Life is a book that was a great addition and I know that all the children who now have this book in their life are loving it. My little two sure do.

August was a disappointing month for me because we had so many great books lined up for book club, and reading member reviews tell me they were definitely worth the read, but I just didn’t have the time. I hope to get back to them sometime in the near future.

September we have a great list of books lined up and I’m hoping to get through a lot more of them. This is what we’re looking forward to:

On that note I’m going to sign off and find some lunch, then have an inner debate about whether I read or write my first September review.

Happy Reading!

What did you read and love in August?

Here are my August reads with review links:

Alphaprints Sea Life
Give Me Your Hand
The Lost Valley
Whitsunday Dawn
The Party
The Right Place

3 thoughts on “Reading Wrap-Up for August 2018

  1. Just finished reading Mine by debut author Suzi Fox – fabulous book which I would highly recommend, have been listening to The Girl from MUnich on audiobook which I am enjoying too. I loved The Baby Doctor by Fiona McArthur too – read it one cold Sunday in one sitting!

  2. Great wrap up Michelle. I think my favourite read for August was Wild Fire by Ann Cleeves. It was an easy read, as in the story was gripping and flowed well, with a great mystery plot. I will be on the lookout for more Ann Cleeves stories.

  3. I still cannot fathom how you read so many books with a family in tow and do it all.

    My favourite book for August was the Whitsunday Dawn. It was great in that as I read along, I was actually recounting my steps on Hamilton Island and the Whitsundays. I’ve only just finished it.

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