Fall is almost here, y’all, and I’m soooo excited! Fall is my favorite season of the year: the cooler temperatures and crisp air does my body good – as long as that sun keeps shining, anyway. Gotta have my sunshine, y’all. Despite the hot, hot summer we had here in Nebraska, August was surprisingly mild as far as temperatures went – most days were in the 80’s or even below. If we have to have Summer, that’s the kind of weather I like. Because of the cooler temps I was able to spend more time outside reading on my porch – one of my fave places to read.
It was a CRAZY month, though, y’all. I participated in the Bout of Books 20 Readathon, which was so much fun. Unfortunately, right smack in the middle of the readathon I wound up on the hospital’s ICU ward for two days! I was in the hospital for a total of four days, which really cramped my reading style – but I didn’t let it keep me down. I finished out the readathon, anyway. Books for the win, y’all!!
I found some great books in August, I’ll tell you what. Twenty-one of them, to be exact. Let’s take a look:
- The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
- Moloka’i by Alan Brennert
- The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
- City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson
- The Seven Rules of Elvira Carr by Frances Maynard
- Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett
- The Essence of Malice by Ashley Weaver
- Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips
- Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
- All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan
- Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown
- The Life She Was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman
- How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry
- The Lost Ones by Sheena Kamal
- The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman
- A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
- A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn
- This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
- It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
- Last Breath by Karin Slaughter
- One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
So many of these books were winners, y’all, but one stood out by a long shot. The Seven Rules of Elvira Carr by Frances Maynard will definitely be included in my top books of 2017. It was beautiful and sweet and funny and sad, and Elvira Carr stole my heart almost as soon as I opened the book. It is a must-read, and I expect a full report from each of you!!
It’s another mild Summer day today, y’all, and I’m off to read on my porch again while Poppie and The Boy gorge themselves on Saturday college football (ugh). I hope you have a wonderful September and until I see you again, Happy Reading!!
What was your fave read in August?